Alex Peruzzi on his upcoming Today’s Special Value


Alex Peruzzi Hello crafters!

Hope you've been staying warm and cosy this winter? While the snow and ice storms battled it out here on the East coast of the US, I've been trying to stay in for some quality crafting time!

In fact, I've just finished my latest project – knitting the perfect red scarf for my little dog Lucy (see picture below). Lucy is only three and I think you'll all agree on how cute she looks!


Lucy in her new scarf

I'm also busy preparing for my next show on QVC at midnight this Friday. This one's going to be extra special since we'll be bringing you our most exciting Today's Special Value – the Punch All Over the Page set of punches from Martha Stewart. Finally, you can punch in the centre of your paper AND use the punched piece as well!

Make sure you tune in to see the amazing creations we've come up with using this handy tool. To leave you with a little crafting inspiration, here are a couple of projects that you can follow, using our Today's Special Value punches – enjoy!

See you all on Friday.


Hearts and Dots 'Punch All Over' card and bag

Heart 'All Over' punch project



What you'll need:

Martha Stewart All Over the Page Hearts and Dots punch (part of the Butterfly option in Friday's Today's Special Value set)
Martha Stewart Alphabets punch
Light and dark pink cardstock
Red cardstock
Red or pink striped cardstock
Glue stick
Adhesive foam dot
Paper treat bag
Clear acetate
Bone folder

How to make a Love Card:

1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock to 17.8cm x 30.5cm (7" x 12") then score and fold in half for a 17.8cm x 15.2cm (7" x 6") finished card.
2. Unfold the card and use the Heart and Dots All Over punch to create hearts on the front of the card as shown above, starting with the centre heart.
3. Prior to using the punch, it may be helpful to draw some guidelines on the back of the cardstock. When using the punch, align the corners of the punch so that the magnets snap together properly.
4. Punch the letters 'l-o-v-e' from light pink cardstock, using the Alphabet punch and punch four hearts from red cardstock.
5. Adhere the letters to one of the red punched hearts with glue, as shown in the above picture and use adhesive foam dots to adhere the four red hearts to the front of the card. Cut a piece of the striped paper to fit inside the card and adhere with glue or double-sided tape.

How to make a treat bag:

1. Slide the base of the punch into the treat bag and hold it in a centred position to the front of the bag.
2. Attach the front of the punch to the base from the outside of the treat bag and punch.


  1. Heather Blaber February 9, 2011 at 10:45 am -  Reply

    Hi Alex
    Great to see you back at QVC. I’ll be watching you at midnight so I don’t miss out on getting one of these amazing punches. I have about 25 in my collection now and love them all. Can I make a suggestion? Could you print the design name on the front of the punches because then it would be easier to identify them when I’m shopping around for more, just a thought.
    Thanks and Good Luck for Friday, not that you’ll need it as Martha Stewart is so popular in the UK.

  2. Amanda February 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Am so looking forward to the TSV, been waiting for your return for a long time. I’m a huge fan of all Martha’s Products and my family love what I create with them.
    Absolutely adore your doggie Lucy who looks very pretty in her scarf, she looks like she is the same breed as my little doggie Miss Ruby! She always tries to help me with crafting but usually ends up messy!
    Looking forward to the shows tomorrow

  3. Pauline Goulding. February 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alex.
    I have a little dog just like yours, his name is KAI. He is just coming up to 18 months old he is so comical. He knows his own mind. Hope to see you on QVC again soon.

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