Last year, I used it to decorate small, white coffee bags full of Russian tea mix to give to my Stephen Minister friends. This year, I used the same punch to make pseudo-bookmark ornaments for them!
I made thirteen of them with totally low-tech stuff. First, I punched the birds and branches from cherry cobbler and chocolate chip. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Memento dark cocoa and rounded the corners with the Corner Chomper 1/4" radius punch. Then, after punching a 1/8" circle, I set the brown eyelets using a mallet and eyelet setting tool...bam, bam, bam! Then, I glued the branches and added the birds and their wings with dimensionals.
Here's proof you don't need to spend a HUGE fortune to make pretty stuff. You just need, oh, about $50 of stuff (retail...less if you use coupons). And given how often I have used these very same tools over the years on different projects, they've definitely seen enough use to justify the expense.
These are pseudo-bookmarks because of the dimensionals used, but my son saw them and wanted me to make him one to use as a bookmark, so I did, using glue. It's definitely not as cool as the 3D version with dimensionals, but it will be a much better bookmark. Using a contrasting shade of card stock or designer paper for the wing would help the 2D version be more interesting.
stamps: Papertrey Signature Christmas
paper: Papertrey white, SU chocolate chip and cherry cobbler
accessories: SU bird punch, 1/8" circle punch, Corner Chomper, glue pen, dimensionals, eyelets, setter and mallet, embroidery thread