In great shape
With their extraordinary punching power and unique jam free mechanism, the next generation Simplicity punches set the new standard for craft punches when they were launched in 2011.
Earlier this year Tonic Studios expanded on this popular range and announced the launch of Simplicity Pattern Punches. Packed with all the features of regular Simplicity punches – power gearing that enables the crafter to effortlessly punch through 400gsm card, jam free mechanism and handy paper catcher – but now in beautiful repeatable pattern designs.
The second launch of this already popular range has recently been announced bringing the total number of Simplicity Pattern Punches to 19 including Scalloped Borders, Victorian Borders and Floral Strips.
Feedback on these punches has been extremely positive and they really have generated massive interest on the craft blogosphere – since the launch of the Simplicity Pattern Punches craft bloggers have been busy coming up with great ways to use them. Whether it's advanced techniques like using them to punch in a circle or even just pointing out the obvious but often ignored uses like punching through both the front and back of a folded card to ensure perfect line-up, the sheer power of the geared mechanism opens up so many possibilities.
For ideas on how to use Simplicity punches visit www.blogtonic.co.uk. These punches retail at £11.99, and paired with a minimum pack of four and Tonic Studios' generous minimum order quantity, an investment in these punches won't break the bank!
Tonic Studios, E: email@example.com.
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The 3 in 1 LED Handheld Magnifier is the ultimate tool for crafters working with small details. In the box you will find three great magnifiers, one suitable for every type of activity with varying strength of magnification and sizes. Crafters don't have to worry about interrupting their work to change lens, as the “Easy-Swap” system enables the maker to switch in seconds.
The perfect ergonomic design features a soft grip handle and a small stand, allowing the crafter to use it hands-free or direct the light and magnification exactly where it's needed. This light features Daylight LED Technology, renowned for its flicker-free, shadow-free properties, and it's effective elimination of glare.
The unrivalled bright white light, featured in all Daylight Lamps, reduces strained, tired eyes, enabling users to work for longer in optimal comfort. Users won't believe how much more they can see, with small details jumping out the page and contrasts instantly improved. They will also notice fewer mistakes in their creations, as users will become more able to see colours as they really are, matching them seamlessly throughout their work!
Daylight Company, T: +44 (0)20 8964 1200, W: www.daylightcompany.com
The revolutionary Rotary Blade Sharpener from TRUECUT ensures that patchworkers, quilters, and general crafters have a razor-sharp “new” blade to cut with every time they use a rotary cutter. Frayed and ragged edges will be no more!
All brands and sizes of rotary cutters and cutter blades can be sharpened, and the Sharpener itself is completely safe and secure to use: there is no need to remove the blade from the cutter, and non-slip feet prevent the Sharpener from moving when pressure is applied. A simple forward/backward movement along the Sharpener's hard-wearing stone – just the same as cutting through fabric or paper – sharpens the blade to produce an exceptionally sharp edge which allows even the oldest blades to cut again like new.
The Rotary Blade Sharpener prolongs a blade's life dramatically, and greatly reduces the need for blades to be replaced on every make of rotary cutter. A very simple concept, but completely effective, the Sharpener makes cutting with this most essential of tools easier and safer for everyone.
Groves, T: +44 (0)1844 258080, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, W: www.groves-banks.com
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