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5.17.2012

Epiphany Crafts Review


 {Reported by: Mandy Starner}





I have to say that the owners of Epiphany Crafts are pure geniuses! They have developed the only(as far as I know)tool that can create a custom button in seconds! All you need is the punch, coordinating epoxy, and some paper to match your project. But you aren't limited to just buttons, they have many different shapes and sizes to choose from. And they are so easy to use! But just in case you are unsure how these tools work, there are video tutorials HERE and HERE.

What I liked:
- They cut nice and clean and it doesn't take your body weigh to punch through the paper.
-The shapes available are classic, universal shapes. Nothing too "theme y". They go with everything!
- Having one of these around, you'll never be stuck without that perfect color or pattern for embellishing your projects.

What I didn't like:
-I can't say that I have any complaints. However, I would like to see more shapes/sizes in the future.


What I made:

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full Card

Supplies used: Papers, stickers, and tag-Jillibean Soup, Punch and Epoxy stickers- Epiphany Crafts, Twine- Divine Twine




Hello Sunshine Card 

For this card, I skipped the epoxy step, and just used it as a punch. I used the banner shape to create the sun's rays.
 
 Supplies used: Papers- Crate Paper(wood, green), American Crafts(yellow stripe), We R Memory Keepers(clouds), Punches- Fiskars(circle), Epiphany Crafts(banner), Stickers- BasicGrey, Tapes- MT, Luv my tapes, Target


Spread the Love Shadow Box

I used my Silhouette SD to cut the candy box shape for this shadow box.

Supplies used: My Little Shoebox, American Crafts Amy Tangerine(clouds), Fabric Stickers- American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Punch and epoxy- Epiphany Crafts, Spray Ink- Tattered Angels, October Afternoon, Washi Tape and Photo Corners- Heidi Swapp, Twine- The Twinery


Where and how much:
Product Name: Shape Studio Tools, Accessories, and Embellishments
Manufacturer: Epiphany Crafts
MSRP: $4.99-$19.99
Available at: Scrapbook.com ,  Scrapbooking-warehouse.com,  acherryontop.com*

Bottom Line:
This was the first time I have tried out these punches and I have to say that I am impressed. I will certainly be adding some to my future purchases.

What do you think?
Do you own any Epiphany Crafts tools? Do you love them? Or maybe, you haven't jumped on the bandwagon(like me) but now, you're considering a purchase? We would love to hear your opinions!  Leave a comment by midnight EST Friday to be entered to win a prize pack from Epiphany Crafts! U.S. residents only.

30 comments:

cutiephinphin said...

I've heard about them but have not had the chance to try. They sure look like fun tools to have without having too much bulk.

Thanks for the review and for the chance to win.

Emily Todd said...

I have seen and heard of these punches, but haven't gotten around to looking at them seriously as a purchase. I watched the tutorials and have to say I am impressed with what one can do with the different styles etc. Thanks for sharing this review!

Veronica said...

I have always thought this was genius. Would love to win so I can finally try. Love the banner shape.

Diane S. said...

I have seen this but not tried it yet-would love to play with it-thanks for the review and the chance!

Patchi said...

I have been going back and forth on whether to buy the button maker. Now this banner maker is just so perfect I'm glad my birthday is coming up!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! The banners are so sweet and I just love how you used that shape to make the rays of the sun. So clever! I've been wanting to try these for a while, but there's always something else that rises to the top of the list, so I haven't sprung yet. Hoping I'll be the lucky winner!

Kelly Massman said...

I think those are really cool. I haven't tried them but would love to! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Vicki said...

I have had the banner maker on my wish list. It would be so awesome to have one. Thanks for the chance to win!

Susanmcl said...

Used one @a demo @ my LSS. Loved it! Thx for the chance to win!

Beverly said...

I haven't got to try any Epiphany Crafts tools yet and would love to have one to show off to all my friends. Love the cards and what inspiration to leave us to oo and awe over! Thanks for a chance to win.

Houses Built of Cards said...

I haven't seen these before - but must say I'm fascinated! Looks like fun!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Renee said...

I didn't know they came in different shapes other than circles.. I've always thought of it as a product I could live without but if I had an unlimited budget, than yeah, I'd definitely buy one :)
LOVE your cards, so very pretty!

Court said...

I have also heard about them but have not bought them due to the price point. I would love to try them and know if they are worth it! They look like they make a great product. I just haven't seen it in action!

ShoppingTamii said...

I've seen them at scrapbook expo, love the idea, but I was concerned with the cost of refills...

Jennifer Cowan said...

I have tried to ignore this nifty little thing.... I don't need more tools. But I have snuck a a peek and they are awesome for making your embelishments!

Yaritza said...

I have a couple of them and I love them! I love the button ones the best. Thanks for the chance.

rlovew said...

I have seen then online and tv and I plan to pick up 1 this weekend. It was nice to see you7 use the punch without the epoxy and see how that came out.

Joni Parker said...

Wow...this tool is awesome!! Love how the banners look w/the epoxy. I'm off to check out all the diff shapes they have!!! Your projects are goreous Mandy!!

Jennifer said...

Banner perfection! I love this!

Lisa P said...

So cool that they have a banner tool now! I have a button tool and I love it!

April said...

This looks fabulous! Love what you did with it...

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a nifty tool! I'd love to try it out!

Jean said...

Love how you used this! Looks like something I'd like to try!

debpaint16 said...

I have 2 of them & I love them!! They are so easy to use & cut so perfectly!!! One of my Favorite Craft items!! Thank you for the chance to win!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Sandra said...

Thank you for the review I have wondered about this product as I am a button fan. Your projects are beautiful btw. :)

Catherine said...

Oh my, your projects are adorable! I've been eyeing the Epiphany Crafts punches for a while, but wasn't sure. Your projects (and review) have sealed the deal for me - I want 'em! LOL
Thanks for the information, inspiration, and the chance to win!

Lisa said...

I have the 25 mm circle and the coordinating charms. I love them! I really want to try this pennant shape! Thanks for the great review!!

sharon g said...

I've been eyeing these for some time now. I love the different shapes, especially the flower button. I love that you can put whichever paper you want behind them.

Natasha G.P. said...

The banner shape is very cool/trendy. I really like it. I also like most of the other shapes, and can see myself using them very often on cards. They seem easy to use (I saw them in action at a show).

Erica Hettwer said...

I love the shape of this one!