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Contests & Prizes : Maple Leaf Punch Around the Page Giveaway (contest expired)

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Halloween is nearly here and Thanksgiving's fast upon us.  We are deep into Autumn, so it's a great time to start using out Maple Leaf Punch Around the Page set.  They're available at Michaels, or win one here.  Leave a comment describing how you’ll use your new punches in 50 words or less, along with a valid e-mail address by 6 PM Friday. We’ll choose one commenter at random to win these Autumnal punches.

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  • How beautiful! My 3 year is becoming a little crafter I'm starting to let her use punches. It helps with her motor skills and she has instant gratification with a punch.

  • These are soooo cute :) I would start by using the punch to decorate our Thanksgiving table. Make some placemats, add some detail to the bottom of our napkins, etc.

  • Oh those little leaves are so cute! I've got a few friends with birthdays coming up. I would love to use the stamp to make them some autumn birthday cards!

  • I'd use my punch to make my House Party Martha Stewart's Craft invites. I would make little pumpkin name tags for each of my guests and tie them onto their little pumpkins at their place setting at the party tables. I am hosting a tea & craft's party on November 9th my first - most exciting.

  • Love these punches! So cute. Would make really cute place cards for the Thanksgiving table.

  • Wow, not only could I make the tags to my red pepper jelly with that punch (as gifts) but when we celebrate canada day every july not only can I make favors with that, the invites, with that, but the decorations too!! So cool!

  • Oh, I'd love to make some holiday placecards with these! Also, they'd look lovely as an edge to a notecard with an autumnal twist!

  • I love these punches! I would love to use it to make so fall cards or possibly a thanksgiving party invitation.

  • I will make label for bottles of maple syrup that I'm planning on giving as gifts. Love the looks you can get from this punch!!!

  • I would use the punches to make lovely, lovely stationery.

  • I am making place cards for Thanksgiving dinner and I would use this punch to outline the card and then use the cutouts for embellishment.

  • Fall is a very important time for my family. That's when my husband and I got married and both of our boys were born! I'm always on the look out for fall craft things to use for scrapbooking and cards!

  • I love that maple leaf punch! Being a Canadian, I would be especially delighted to win it! Thanks for the chance!

  • Super cute!

  • I would use my 'Maple Leaf Punch Around the Page' set with my niece to make cute name/place cards for my Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I would use this to help me make my fall wedding invitations for next year!

  • Hi there
    I LOVE punches.
    I would use the slick Atumnal punches to made place cards for Thanksgiving - I might even go and make darling napkin rings - how cute would that be??
    The corner leaf is sooo cute great confetti for the table. Thanks for the great giveaway
    Cheers
    Catie

  • I've just returned from a leaf hunt in Central Park (in the pouring rain no less) and would love to have the punches to make my own fall leaves any time in the comfort of my home :) today's rain dropped some of the most beautiful examples of leaves in pristine condition, making collecting them very easy. Now I'm using a silhouette guide to identify the trees. What an assortment!

  • Being Canadian I can use these year round not only in the fall. All my mailings would be from a proud Canadian

  • These are amazing! I'd love to use them for my place settings this Thanksgiving.

  • I'd love to make some place cards for Thanksgiving!

  • Fall is my absolute fave time of the year! The days are perfect for staying home and doing crafts and scrapbooking. I can't wait to make my Thanksgiving Dinner invites and place cards with these! Here's hoping I win!

  • This punch is so unique and useful!! I can use it on all-things-Thanksgiving for my table setting!

  • I use punches on anything and everything - cardmaking, scrapbooking - I even like putting a boarder on photographs. I would use this all of the time!

  • Adorable! I would use this to create a new banner for my blog - making a hard copy paper craft and then scanning the image into the computer.

  • I would use the hole-punch to add a little something extra to wedding invitations :)

  • We are hosting the family for Thanksgiving and I would make place mats or name cards using these great punches!

  • that is sooooo cute i want one!!!

  • Fall is my favorite season. I love to make thanksgiving cards for my family since I live so far away from them. This would be a great tool for this creative task.

  • Every year our community has a Community-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner that serves about 2000 needy people in our community. The children that I work with use crafts made at our after school program to decorate the church. The hole punches would make beautiful place mats for the dinner.

  • Those punches would be great for Thanksgiving table decorations. Name cards, napkin rings, votives, and lots of confetti.

  • I would use these to make name tags for my tables for Thanksgiving dinner. I have a 2 year old daughter so I am sure we would use them for arts and crafts too! What a great giveaway. Thanks

  • I love the punches! I'd use them to scrapbook pictures of the kids playing outside in the leaves! I'd also make some cards for friends with an autumn theme. Thanks!

  • I would love those to really "punch" up the table decorations at Thanksgiving!

  • Luv Luv the around the page punches. I'd make cards galore with the whole fall theme and party invitations.

  • Oh, I would use this adorable punch to make a stencil to decorate the tops of small loaves of pumpkin bread with powdered sugar. I would then use some of the leaves to decorate the containers that I use to wrap each loaf...to be given as Thanksgivng treats to friend and neighbors. I would use the rest of the little leave that fall out of the punch to scatter around my Thanksgiving table....each stamped with a tiny "Give Thanks".

  • Adorable!! I have been looking for a leaf die-cut for a while in a project idea I have!

  • You should put up samples using all the punches... I have such a hard time envisioning a project when I see a plain product. This is really really cute!

  • Wow! I love that punch. What an amazing project too. I've been wanting to do a family tree project and now I know exactly what to do. Thanks :)

  • I'd use the punch for new baby announcements.

  • I love the idea of using punches to make festive confetti for tables!

  • I've recently become addicted to the possibilities of punches. For our wedding I used two of Martha's butterfly punches to create a mobile made from love poems. THese would be perfect to create some autumnal mobiles and garland!

  • Yay! I love punches!

  • I'd use these to outline the pictures and pages in my scrapbook dedicated to growing up in Vermont!

  • cute! I would probably first let my mom use them in her classroom. Then I'd use them for making place-settings for Thanksgiving.

  • I love the punch around the page sets. I just got my first and it is awesome!

    I would use the Maple leaf punches to make place cards for the Thanksgiving table. I would also use them to make labels for my fall soaps.

  • I would use these punches to make holdiay cards. Great punches!!!

  • I love the pumpkin paper punch. I absolutely love it!

  • I would use them at my son's art's and crafts class, we have been using punches for all holidays, we would use them to decorate thier class room and door, they get a kick out of what comes out, i am not sure what they enjoy more, the positive space or the negative space, they are fascinated with both.

  • Love the punches. I would use them to make cards for our teachers and bus driver to go along with a loaf of homemade cranberry nut bread.

  • I love Martha's punches! I am a scrapbooker and a card maker, my young daughter as well, and we would have a lot of fun crafting for the holidays together. These punches are great for kids...not all of my punches are easy enough for her to use.

  • I'd use the punch to make place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner.

  • I'm a school librarian. I'd let the kids use the punch to make snazzy bookmarks out of colored paper.

  • Definitely use them for holiday cards and fall bookmarks for the kids to sell at the Applefest.
    I just found the loop set and was thrilled using it for the first time last night. The designs are so unique....so not ordinary.

  • I would use this punch to make place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. We're hosting for the first time this year!

  • A perfect punch to use in a 3rd grade classroom. Free prizes are what teachers love best!

  • I would use them to make placecards for my thanksgiving table.

    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  • I would use the craft punch to make place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. I would also use it to make cards for family that I will not be able to see during the holidays.

  • I would use them to decorate the cards I make for my family and friends. I see endless possibilities...

  • I am a school nurse & I decorated the office I am working in with leaves. A border done with the leaf punches would be awesome! I just bought the heart and snowflake sets (at the NYC Michael's / Martha book signing) for Winter & Valentine's day in the health office.

  • I am starting a craft night at our church and we are doing a Thanksgiving craft! It would be perfect for the evening!

  • Have been fasinated by Maple leaves since I was a small child. Did a report on Canada once because they have a Maple leaf to represent their country. They change into beautiful colors. I would love to duplicate their beauty with these stamps helping me. Cards and Scrapbooking watch out the leaves are falling!

  • I would use it for birthday party invitations. My husband and my mother's birthdays are in the fall and this would be so cute.

  • After creating some tags with the leaf border, I would love to use the discarded leaves as confetti on the table. I would use two of the larger corner leaves glued back to back over a toothpick for the appetizers.

  • Wow!! This would be fun to have at school in our art department! My students could use this for a variety of fall paper projects.

  • My first thought was to make placemats. And they'd look great in green for summer too.

  • These punches would be perfect for my foliage scrapbook pages as well as using them for fall themed invitations.

  • I will use your AWESOME punches to make all kinds of cards and scrapbook pages. I love your style and I must say EVERYTHING you make!

  • My kids and I would use them for Thanksgiving placeholders and thank you cards. I'd also like to make season trees with them.

  • I am just learning Origami and want to create crazy papers punched everywhere to treat my guests during Thanksgiving. As they open the leaves there will be little sweet treats at the bottom !

  • How lovely! I'm just starting to now work more with crafts dealing with paper - I've never used decorative punches before, and I'm raring to give it a try.

    So I think I'd use the punches for ATCs, handmade holiday cards or artist journal pages.

  • I would use these craft punches in my child's kindergarten class to make holiday projects. I would like to lead a "What I Am Thankful For" project for the children to bring home and share at their Thanksgiving dinner.

  • I would just flip over this punch set!!! I would love to make invites and place cards for Thanksgiving!

  • I love making greeting cards and gift tags, and this would be perfect for making card/tag sets for the bread I'm baking for friends and family for Thanksgiving!

  • I really like the maple leaf punch. I think it would be neat to do the family trees as Christmas presents.
    They look really nice.

  • I would make "Iam thankful for..." cards for each one of our family to fill out at our Thanksgiving dinner.

  • I love these punches! I would use them in our school to make signs for a fall extravaganza fundraiser we are having to send our 8th graders to washington d.c.! these would look great on our advertisement!!!

  • Pretty! It would be used for cards, page edges, limitless uses! hmmm...a tree book for my husband's garden journal.

  • I might just copy the family tree scrapbook page. It is beautiful. I would frame it and put it in my daughter's room.

  • I'm on a greeting card kick lately, so that's probably where I would first use them. Or maybe some Thanksgiving place setting decorations?

  • I'd love to make Thanksgiving place cards with them. And maybe even a paper table runner if I get ambitious.

  • This punch would be perfect for my Thanksgiving adult table placecards. I'll need the pumpkin punch for the kid's table! ;)

  • These punches would be the perfect accent for the homemade placemats (for our children's table) and place cards for the adult table this Thanksgiving. Keep the creativity coming!!!!

  • Oh my!! How fun are these punches??
    I just love the layout that was done with them - of course I will have to scraplift it!
    I would definately use these to make some beautiful Autumn cards! Birthday, Thanksgiving, etc!
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win these beautiful punches!

  • I'm a mom, cub scout leader as well as a girl scout leader and I'm always watching and checking out this website for ideas for the kids to do. This punch set has already got ideas roaming around in my head! Thanks for all the great ideas...Keep them coming!

  • I would use the leaf punch to make Thanksgiving greeting cards and Thanksgiving dinner placecards. How fun those punches are!

  • How wouldn't I use it? From cards to stationery, to scrapbooks, gift bags, tags, school projects, framing, etc.... the list goes on and on.

  • Ooh! Fun! These would make great placecards at Thanksgiving!

  • Autumn leaves are so beautiful! I would use the cutouts to decorate Thanksgiving invitations, and make fall decorations for my apartment.

  • We give a dinner every month for the elderly in our community, we make it special by individule invite, name cards etc. we know the time we spend is well worth it from the smiles they give us!

  • I would use these adorable punches to make metallic leaves (using the metallic scrapbook paper) and glue them on a wire tree. From that wire tree will be hung small seed bead ornaments thus I have a miniature tree to use for a Christmas decoration to place in a bookshelf, shelf, etc. I would also use it as confetti to decorate tablescapes using fall colors or spring greens. The confetti could also be used for card making and scrapbooking.

  • I'd love to use these punches to make multi-colored collections of leaf confetti for craft projects. I'd use them scattered around an Autumn centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table, punched out of plastic & floating in vases & sprinkled on the tops of cupcakes.

  • I would love to use these punches to make many differnt things. I am just getting started with using punches, but the Martha brand is so wonderfully easy to use. I have a 2 yr old that is facinated with leaves, so I envision many pages and items for the Grandparents using this punch.

  • Using clear Christmas balls, I plan to sprinkle in a few multi-color leaves from the leaf punch and mix in a little autumn colored glitter. Then, with some natural twine, hang above the Thanksgiving table at varied lengths. At our humble feast each year, we take turns writing down a few blessings and putting them under other guests' plates or saucers while they are otherwise occupied. I would love to customize the blessing cards with this punch!

  • I'd use the punches to create notecards, experimenting with using them to create stencils as well.

  • I have been wanting to make a family tree for each of my siblings for Christmas, this punch would be absolutely perfect! I love its size! Its has multiple uses throughout the year.

  • My passion is card-making. I love Martha's punches; my favorite products in her craft line. I would use these punches for my Thanksgiving cards. Thanks!

  • I would use my punch to create Halloween and Thanksgiving cards for family and friends! I would love to experiment with using glitter to accent the leaves and the cut-outs made with the punch.

  • oooh, how lovely it would be to punch thinly rolled air dry clay to adorn my fairy dolls!

  • I would use the hole puncher to decoupage the bottom of a clear glass serving platter with many colorful leaves. All you need is punch, paper, glass plate and Modge Podge! I'd like to win a punch to dress up my Thanksgivng table.

  • We just purchased a hard-bound Family Tree book that you fill in for your family heirloom collection. Would love to make the 'tree' come alive with cute leaf cut-outs around each page!

  • What beautiful pages. I can think of so many ways to use those....cards, place cards, scrapping the pictures of my girls in the fall leaves. The ideas just keep forming in my head, I could go on all day.

  • What a perfect punch. Being Canadian, I would love to use it at Thanksgiving, Canada Day events and year round. I would particularly like to use it to plan an autumn themed wedding for a friend. It just adds that special finesse.

  • I would use these punches on Japanese nori sheets to adorn my bento lunches with. They are perfect to decorate rice balls in packed lunches!

  • I will use the punch to make placecards for all the guests at Thanksgiving dinner.

  • The punches are so cute! I'd love to use them around my scrapbook pages.

  • The leaf punch would be great for decorating the grown-up and kids' table, card making and card confetti, in the classroom for crafts and scrapbooking too! I don't think I can do without it!!

  • I would like to have all my girlfriends over before the holiday spree begins. I would like to use this punch to make pretty invitations to a relaxing evening at my newly remodeled house!

  • i will make wonderful placemats and placecards with the punch

  • Wow, we are having a Thanksgiving luncheon and I would use the punch to decorate the invitations, placecards and placemats which will all be hand made. I would also save the punched out leaves to sprinkle aroud the plates, or under clear chargers as more decoration.

  • I would start with invitations to our annual family Thanksgiving feast and use the punches to make placemats and placecards for everyone. Then I would use them to decorate my scapbooking pages of the event!

  • I love these punches! I would use them to decorate my Thanksgiving table with place cards, placemats and confetti. I would also use them in shades of green to decorate my table for my annual summer cookout.

  • I would use these punches for arts/crafts with my daughter Autumn who is 6 years old. We homeschool and she enjoys making cards and artwork. Craft Punches are very useful for building fine motor skills in young children. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Blessings,
    Stacy

  • So cute!! LOVE the idea of doing a family tree with these, and I've just started getting into card making and could definitely put these to good use!

  • I wonder how well these punches work. I have the Doily Lace punch and it has ruined some expensive papers. I called EK Success for a replacement and was told it would take 4-6 weeks. How can I how know if these new, more intricate punches will be of better quality.

  • Those punches are beautiful! I would use them for making Thanksgiving placemats and/or placecards. Also, you could make some cool fall confetti!

  • I love these punches! I would use them to make Thanksgiving cards for my family this year.

  • The leaf punches are fantastic. I would love to make a family tree layout like the sample. It would make a wonderful Christmas gift if you put it in a frame. Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

  • I love these punches. I would make Thanksgiving cards for everyone in my family!

  • If I won these punches, I would just punch everything in the house. And when my professor asks me why my essay has an autumn motif around it, I would just explain that I'm proud to be Canadian...

  • I'd punch those leaves out of every autumn color imaginable and make a mini autumn forest for my amigurumi to play in all through the winter!

  • If I win this punch set I'll use it to make fall note cards and place cards for our holiday table. I have two MS edge punches and I love them!

  • It would make a very festive Canada Day!

  • My husband and I live all the way across the country from our families while he completes graduate school. I love to send homemade cards to them every now and then to update them on our lives!

  • I've got to send pics of my kids to all my family! I'd punch the cards and fill in the spaces with glitter!

  • My sisters all outdo me with Thanksgiving dishes at our family dinner. I'm better at crafting, so this punch would be perfect for making holiday placecards, the dinner invitation and posting the menu on our buffet table!

  • Every year I handmake greeting cards for Christmas to send to all my friends and family, particularly those who live in other states. This year I plan to make Thanksgiving Day greeting cards instead of Christmas cards, so thes punches would be perfect!

  • I would use this punch to make place mats with my Grandson for Thanksgiving dinner. He loves to do crafts and is very creative.

  • Since the school no longer allows candy to be given out during holiday parties, I would use this punch to make bookmarks for my daughter's class.

  • I would use the punches to make holiday cards and place cards for the whole family for dinner. our first holiday dinner with my sister, her husband and his 3 kids that he just won custody of.

  • So cute! I have a new pen pal that I love overly decorating her letters, and I have just started transforming my journals from just writing to paper art as well, I would use this punch to give both projects an Autumnal feel.

  • What a perfect punch!

  • I would make a family tree...and use the punch to make leaves.
    :o )

  • I would use the punches to make placecards for the Thanksgiving table. I would use paper that is the color of fall leaves such as orange and gold.

  • I just bought some more punches and Martha's preety paper, but was playing with a magazine I was going the throw out-
    The hearts from magazine covers came out pretty neat.....anoter way to recycle paper....

    b

  • I love these autumn punches! I would use them for so many things... my house decorations for fall, creative autumn cards, a festive bit of confetti, harvest party invitations, place cards for the Thanksgiving table, scrapbook embellishments, refrigerator art... you name it! Hope I win! :) Thanks for the great contest!

  • I love love love this punch! I have tried to buy this punch and its always sold out. Fall is my favorite time of year and I make fall cards all year long. This would be a number 1 favorite for me.
    Thanks for the contest, love it.

  • I love the punch! I'm getting married next fall, so I would love to use it for the save the dates and many other wedding projects. Thanks!

  • I love this! I would use it to make place cards for the Thanksgving table.

  • I say 3 nice things with my 4 years old daughter every night. Once I got the punch, I will let her punch 3 colorful leaves and drop them in the jar. By the end of the year, her nice things fill up the jar!!

  • Love those punches, we don´t have them in sweden. And if they do come in to some boutique, they will be doubbel expensive...
    I wish Martha Stewart could sell her tools in seden too - to a good price.
    An example. I bought a punch in us, for 9 dollar. But here in sweden if they getting sold, they will cost at least 18-20 dollar. Why?

  • PUNCH AROUND THE PAGE QUESTION: I was so captivated and excited by the June 2010 MS LIVING advertisement that I purchased four Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punch sets: Double Loops, Deco Fan, Scallop Three Dot, and Eyelet Lace. I am new to crafting but determined to make my own stationary, holiday gifts and my own Christmas cards this year. QUESTION: The directions enclosed with each of these punch sets shows "standard card sizes" of 3.25 inches X 5 inches and 6.75 inches X 12 inches with a chart showing sizes: 3.25 inches, 5 inches, 6.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 11.25 inches and 12 inches. Standard A6 Envelopes are 4.75 inches X 6.5 inches. For a flat card 3.25 inches would be too small and 5 inches would be too big. WHAT SIZE SHOULD I CUT MY CARD STOCK TO FIT THE ENVELOPE WITH 1/4 INCH TO 1/2 INCH CLEARANCE ... AND COME OUT EXACTLY ON TARGET WITH THE CORNER PUNCH? Thank you for anyone who can help. Kristy

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