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Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch:: A New Way to Get Around Your Projects

Let’s say you had someone ask if you wanted to try out the newest tool from Martha Stewart.  You’d say “yes” right?!?

Then you can believe I was super excited when I was asked!  Martha is always coming out with the latest and greatest and this tool is right there with the rest.

Let me introduce you to the Circle Edge Punch!

Martha Stewart will be on HSN on Nov. 13 to launch the Circle Edge Punch and its amazing features:

  • Punch a continuous, die-cut border in 7 different sizes for paper up to 12 inches

  • No pre-cutting of paper is necessary

  • Trims the paper while punching–one of my favorite features!

  • Great for creating paper crafts such as doilies, cards, decorations and placemats

  • Additional circle edge punch cartridges are available for a wide range of punch designs.  I can’t wait to see what they are!


The Circle Edge Punch will be available exclusively on HSN and HSN.com while supplies last
—and once they’re gone, the Circle Edge Punch won’t be available again until after the holidays. It’s not going to be available in stores anywhere, so you are going to want to watch Martha and order quick so you don’t miss out!

Of course I broke into the box and used my Circle Edge Punch as soon as I could get my crafty hands on it.  I have to admit, it was a little tricky for me to figure out, but I’m blaming that on the fact that I was trying to read the instructions, talking on the phone, and trying to take care of my 3 girls that all needed to see what I was doing.  (Slightly distracted?? I’d say yes!)

Once I got going I had a blast and had to stop myself from just punching anything I could.  My girls watched me in amazement to see how I could turn an ordinary piece of paper, into something fun and beautiful.  They have each since claimed several pieces I punch as their own.

Now if you’re excited about this new punch, let me sweeten the deal by offering you a 20% coupon code to MarthaStewartCrafts.com.  Just enter BLOG20 at checkout!  The Circle Edge Punch, is only available on HSN and HSN.com, so please head there if you want that.

One last thing….each Monday through 12/31, 5 lucky crafters will win a $100 MarthaStewartCrafts.com online shopping spree.

To enter, visit the “Crafty Mondays” Sweepstakes tab on the EK Success Brands Facebook Page for your chance to win!  (Head here if you are reading on a mobile device.)  Good luck!

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Stenciled Vintage Pyrex Dishes

I’ve fallen in love with vintage Pyrex dishes.  Have you seen these?  Fun colors and some with fun patterns and prints.  In one of my recent thrift store runs I picked up a couple dishes and just knew that something fun would be in store for them.  I received a challenge from Studio 5 to use a Martha Stewart stencil set  in a fun unique way.  My dishes came to mind and I was super excited.  

I wanted to make these dishes pop with color.  I got some fun, bright paint colors from the Martha Stewart paint line and carefully chose which stencils I wanted to place on each dish.  That was the hard part because the stencil set I got had so many fun stencils.

First off, I cut my stencil out so it would fit inside my dishes and taped it down.

 

I used the Martha Stewart sponge pouncers to apply the paint.  Be careful not to get too much paint because it will bleed underneath the stencil.  The best bet is to apply a few thin coats so that you can get a nice pattern.

 

If you want to layer colors then just wait for the first paint color to dry and then move the stencil and start again.

 

I just love the whimsy the stencil adds to the dishes.

Now just load these up with treats and you are all set.  I can’t wait to take these to some fun picnics this summer.  You might have to make sure no one takes your dish now. 😉

What fun things would you stencil?

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