Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Retiring Punches

Today is the big day - when Stampin' Up! announces the retiring stamps and accessories - and nine out of ten demo blogs will have that info for you.

I just want to give you a head up on punches - in case you don't have some of the retiring ones.

Spiral Punch - love it for it's intended purpose - makes great "film strips" - makes cleats for baseball and golf characters - you NEED this one

Bitty Bat - bye bye - won't really miss it

Cogs Double punch - bye bye - won't really miss it

Designer Label Punch - Perfect for skeleton skulls, I think I used it for lanterns too - can't remember much else -  you can survive without it unless you are a Halloween Freak (and then you might want the bat punch too)

1 3/8 x 5/8 oval- when I saw this I thought it was the new oval but girls - I think this is the "small oval" which is CRUCIAL for punch art.  If you don't have it ORDER TODAY  - NOW While supplies last!!!!!  I suspect it is used for 1/2 of my characters - this is a top drawer - easy reach - used ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo Corners Punch - used to make a "few" things.  And I like it for photo corners.  I recommend you get it while you can.  It is a keeper!

Star Punch - I don't use it for a lot of punch art but come on - we need a star punch for STARS!!!!  I recommend you buy this one too.

That is my 2 cents - whether you pay me or not!

5 comments:

I'm Krysta said...

Thanks for the heads up, so very appreciated!

Kim Score said...

Totally shocked about the small oval! What the heck???? I'm in the same boat with using it all the time for punch art.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Perhaps they are just making it into the new "slim" style only?? They can't be making that many bad choices, can they???? *sigh*

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

Ellen, I'm with you on your assessment of the retiring punches. I was SHOCKED to see the small oval retiring!! I use it for punch art and so for sentiments on cards. Of course, last year the small star retired and that was a real surprise, too. Another one you need when you need it!! And now we are also loosing the large star punch! I use the Designer Lable punch alot, too, and again am disappointed with SU for retiring it. Some decisions just defy understanging!!
Smiles, Laura

clare mcilhatton said...

thanks for the heads up ellen. one advantage of you guys getting in earlier than us aussies! i cna only presume then wiht the designer label going that the hodge podge hardware is changing too?