Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pick Punch Review and Giveaway

We are a musical family. I have been teaching myself and the kids piano for part of their music homeschool lessons and we all love to sing. Both my husband Brian and I played instruments in high school too. He played the tuba and I played the violin. I would also love to learn to play guitar someday.

We recently got my 10 year old son Jaedan a mandolin for his birthday and he has been loving learning on it so far. He has quickly been learning the chords and some easy songs that he plays by ear. I am going to be trying to find him some mandolin music, but in the meantime enjoy this little video of him strumming his first chords on it. This video was made the day after he received it.

I just cleaned out my purse and my husband cleaned out his wallet and we had a stack of old: credit cards, bank cards, gift cards, insurance cards, ID cards, gym passes, bus passes, and drivers licenses that needed either shredded or destroyed somehow. I saw this great product online for any stringed instrument played with a pick that recycled, reused and re-purposed the very stack of plastic I had at home for an ingenious purpose. I was then sent one to review for free.

The Pick Punch is a great tool for making your own picks. You can buy and use sheets of thin plastic that are made for the very purpose of crafting picks and other things or you can use your own thin plastic that is lying around the house no longer being used for its previous purpose. It is similar to craft punches for scrapbooking, but bigger for punching out guitar picks out of old credit cards, gift cards, plastic bottles, plastic lids, plastic place mats, and other thin plastics. I love how you can flip it over and precisely place the plastic where you want it and see exactly what you are about to punch out. I also love that it comes packaged with a 4 stage sanding block so you can shave the outer edges of the picks smooth if they come out a bit rough. Jaedan and my husband loved punching out picks for Jaedan's mandolin.

The Pick Punch is great for those that misplace picks a lot or just love making handcrafted picks for their instrument. You can get really creative making your own picks. I have seen some created using stamping, image embedding, stenciling, airbrushing, inkjet printing, spray painting, etc. The Pick Punch definitely rocks!

The Pick Punch is great for music lovers and enthusiasts. Wonderful for Father's Day too! It costs $24.95 and comes in two different sizes: standard 351 style picks and Jazz style which is smaller and pointier. You can also buy plastic sheeting, sanding blocks and Stazon ink and stamping products on the Pick Punch website.

Prize: Win a Pick Punch (351 style) of your very own.

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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Pick Punch for sending me product for free to review and one to give away for free. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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Cariann McCready said...

my youngest wants to learn to play guitar and this would be a fun to make our own picks and recycle stuff.

Christi said...

We have 5 kids and each has at least 1 guitar, with those and my husbands studio full of instruments, we are always looking for picks. This would be a great addition to our studio!

Lindsey said...

What a COOL gift idea for a musician! If I win I want to give it to my hubby for his birthday. :)

joanandriahsreviews said...

This would be a gift for my nephew as he is very musical and plays guitar. He is also in Air Force and this might give him something productive to do in his free time!

Beeb said...

I'd like to win this for myself because I need to get back into playing the guitar! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Rachel Hull said...

I think this would be great to craft our own pick for my daughter. @roasted_beanz

Faith Christine said...

My daughter is in love with this!! I want it for her! :)

Meridith Hart said...

Love this so much, I want to make picks!

MamaMunky said...

I would give this to my brother in law. He plays guitar in a heavy metal band. I've had my eye on one of these for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

LizaC said...

I'd like to win for A1 & A2 - they both play the guitar (really well) and I think they'd get a kick out of this!

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Meridith Hart said...

hi there, Have you picked a winner yet :) My daughter is hopeful we won :)