Friday, February 22, 2013

Scrapbook Tool! A Must Have Tool!

I just bought this tool and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  I don't know how I went this long without it.

It's called the We Are Memory Keeper's Crop-O-Dile and it punches holes in thick materials, and helps you set eyelets, grommets (or grommlets), snaps and brads.  I was using another tool that had a hammer and I'd have to line up the item I was setting under an exacto mat, and pound away till it set right.  This was a problem if I was working late at night though, simply because the banging was just too noisy and I'd wake up everyone in the house.  In fact, not only did projects get put on hold and never completed, I was avoiding using the tool I had because it was just a pain to use!  Have you ever not completed something because you didn't have the right tool or you disliked what you had to work with?

Well, I started a Valentine Banner made out of cardboard pennants and really needed to punch holes in it.  The tool I had just wouldn't work for cardboard due to the thickness of what I was punching and I started searching for a product that would punch the cardboard I had used.  I'd seen the We R Memory Keepers Crop-O-Dile Tools before, but didn't really understand how to use it.  I went searching for a how to video on you tube to see if this was the tool I was looking for.  Once I understood how to use the Crop-O-Dile, then I realized I'd been doing things the hard way this whole time!

There's a Big Bite Crop-O-Dile II which is good for punching long reach holes.

There's also a regular size Crop-O-Dile too.  
If you don't need to use a long reach in any of your projects, the hand held Crop-O-Dile is fine.  

The We R Memory Keepers Crop-O-Dile cuts through papers, cardboard, metal, leather, acrylic, chipboard, fabric, wood, poly, and so much more!  This is the perfect tool to set your eyelets, snaps, brads, and so much more! 

 Here's a sample of a Crop-O-Dile Set , if you are just getting started.  

So anyhow, I ended up buying the Big Bite.  I punched the holes and added the grommets (8 of them!) within minutes.  I can now say this is an easy to use tool, doesn't make the loud noises I was avoiding, and now I'm using my brads, eyelets, grommets, and more all the time.  

It pays to have the right tools to get the job done.  This happens to be one of those tools that I am so happy I bought and I feel comfortable in recommending!

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