Monday, February 7, 2011

The favorite tool - Circle punch

By N Valentine Studio

This favorite tool is both small and affordable! I've been doing a lot of resin work lately and my circle punch has been getting a lot of use! I was trying to cut out circles by hand, and after a trip to Michaels I wondered why I was bothering? The circle punches are under 10.00 for the most part, add a 40 % off coupon, and you have an affordable tool that saves you a lot of time. I'd like one that is a bit sharper and easier to punch, my hands get cramped after punching for more than 10 minutes or so, but it is way easier and more efficient than cutting circles by hand. So there you have it, my favorite tool is not expensive or large, just a simple time saver.



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11 comments:

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

That is a nifty and economical way to get circles cut...thanks for sharing.

Ava said...

I too have tried cutting circles, an hole punches are definitely the way to go!

mcstoneworks said...

Cool little tool, Nicole.

Koolbraider said...

What do you use the circles for? I can never get good circles by hand.

Cat said...

That looks interesting :-)

BeadSire said...

I'm in agreeance here - definitely a great tool to have - I have a couple in different shapes for my resin work or glass tiles!

tjrjewellery said...

Useful tool tip!

DawninCal said...

Having tried cutting circles by hand a few months ago, I can certainly see why you like this nifty tool!

Ness said...

Great tip, Nicole. I'm slightly blown away that you use one of these, I wouldn't have known it was strong enough to cut metal.

Bonnie said...

I really like scrapbooking tools but have not looked at circle punches. I must check them out.

Jeanne said...

Yes these are nifty tools! The hard part about them is that they come in different shapes and sizes too, like hearts, diamonds, etc. Great crafty applications too! Thanks for sharing.