It’s no secret that Soph and I are HUGE fans of Spellbinders Paper Arts, which is why we are absolutely thrilled to not only be able to review the Spellbinders Presto Punch, but thanks to Spellbinder’s….to give one away too!
Spellbinders Presto Punch In a Nutshell…….
Pros of the Presto Punch:
The Spellbinders Presto Punch is the first automatic punching and embossing machine of it’s kind. It uses punch templates which are similar in concept to the dies Spellbinders has become known for. There are currently somewhere around 22 different Presto Punch templates which come in different sizes and shapes of up to 2″ x 2″. The cost and space saving potential of the punch templates is HUGE compared to regular punches. In addition, you can use materials that you can’t normally use with a punch – things like foil and fun foam. It’s compact and lightweight and operates on AA batteries making it making it easy to transport and use for on-the go crafting (there is a power adaptor that can be purchased separately).
Although designed to work with the Presto Punch Templates – what really sold me on the machine is that it is compatible with the regular Spellbinders dies, as long as the size of the die is less than 2″ x 2″.
Cons of the Presto Punch:
There are a couple of cons we came across, although not enough to dampen our enthusiasm for the machine. First off, it’s quite loud – so forget crafting with it in the dead of night. Second, if you have a large volume of shapes you want to punch, it will take a lot more time than using a traditional punch (although of course with a traditional punch you do not get the additional embossing). Third, I do find that the magnetic mat in the punching envelope does get chewed up pretty quickly (way faster than the embossing envelope), so it’s a good idea to make sure you have some punching envelope replacements on hand so that you don’t get stalled in your punching if yours gets too chewed up.
Our overall assessment of the Presto Punch:
All in all, we’ve found that the Pros of the Presto punch, far outweight the cons, making it a product that definitely falls on our Paper Crafter’s Library Choice Recommended Product List.
For our full review of the Presto Punch – to see it’s features and exactly how it’s used, please watch the video below.
As we mentioned above, we’ve put together a free video tutorial with pdf handout on how I used the Presto Punch and Presto Punch Templates in the creation of this trendy square test tube treat holder. You can watch the Holiday Clear Square Trendy Craft Tube Treat Holder video and download the handout from HERE.
Okay, so now, details on how to enter our Freebie Friday Giveaway…..simple, all you have to do is enter a comment in the comment’s section of this post – tell us whether you use punches or not, and what your favorite punch shapes are. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 25th. Whoever that lucky person is, will only have 24 hours to email us to claim their prize, if we don’t hear from you, then someone else’s name will be selected!
Now, the winning comment for last week’s Freebie Friday post for the My Mind’s Eye 12 Days of Christmas Collection Kit:
Congratulations John! To claim your prize please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to put “12 Days of Christmas Collection Blog Winner”. In the body of your email please include your full mailing address and phone number.