I’m sure that everyone has noticed the new Punch Style that Stampin’ Up! has switched to.  They are designed to be space-saving with greater cutting precision and leverage.  With the new style some of the punches that we have had in the past have a new name.  And the terminology for large or small punch means something different with this new style.  So I thought I would take the time to explain and to give you the new names of the old punches (I’m still using the old names most of the time – I haven’t really learned the new ones yet).

First of all the new punches come in four sizes – the size Extra-Large, Large, Medium, and Small refer to the body of the punch not the punched image (used to it was the image – like large oval, small oval).

So in this picture I have all four sizes lined up for you to see side by side – the Two-Step Owl is an example of an Extra-Large Punch, the Bitty Bat is an example of a Large Punch, the 3/4″ x 15/16″ Oval (from the Holiday Mini) is an example of a Medium Punch, and the Itty Bitty Punches are considered Small punches.

Then there are Border and Corner punches – they look like this:

The Border punches have the “Wings” on the sides that have a guide to help you line up a row of them.  The Corner punches are designed so you can punch on the corner – you need to hold your paper in the corner guide – or on the edge of the paper – giving a unique punched effect.


So here is a list of the punches with their old names and their new names that had more of a change than just adding the size of the punch to the name :

  • Jumbo Snowflake became Snowflake Extra-Large
  • Scallop Edge became Scallop Edge Border
  • Spiral became Spiral Border
  • Scallop Circle became 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Extra-Large
  • 3/16″ Corner Rounder became 3/16″ Corner Small
  • Large Star became Star Extra-Large
  • Tag became Extra-Large Tag
  • Small Tag became Large Tag
  • Wide Oval became 2″ x 1-3/8″ Oval Extra-Large
  • Large Oval became 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Large
  • Small Oval became 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Large

I hope that is helpful information to you.

So it looks like a handful of people have 4 in row on Bingo so will today be the day that a winner emerges?

Let’s play for today ….

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 5 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 7.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the previous winners.

Here is piece #14  –the gift box from Family Accessories stamp set (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).