I reviewed the Martha Stewart Crafts Pierce and Stitch Starter Kit on Craft Test Dummies!
Sewing has always been my craft of choice, and I incorporate stitching into everything from clothing and home décor to paper projects. So, when I got the opportunity to review the Martha Stewart Crafts Pierce and Stitch Starter Kit from EK Success Brands, I couldn’t wait to try out the specialized tools—especially the piercing mat and templates!
When I opened the package, I found that the kit contained everything I needed to do the actual piercing and stitching, so I only needed to pull some paper out of my stash and grab a pair of scissors and some scotch tape to get started. Per usual, I read the kit instructions completely, and then made my first four projects using the methods described on the box, trying out the suggested techniques and experimenting with paper in various weights. Then, once I was sure that I had a good feel for how the tools worked, I got a little wild and tried the same technique on a sheet of thin copper as well. As you can see in the photo above, I ended up with a fun collection of tags and paper embellishments that I’ll be able to use for making cards and wrapping gifts.
What I loved:
1. The tools and templates in the kit were simple and accessible, and I felt comfortable using them right away.
2. The piercing tool made it very easy to punch through the paper, and the piercing mat stopped the point of the piercing tool at just the right depth, avoiding both table damage and holes that were too large…
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