In the bottom left corner we used chipboard and how easily the lean mean cropping machine punches through it. I mentioned that a great use for the crop-a-dile is when you don't have enough holes in your leather belt, you can cut punch a hole in it like butter. Last but not least we used it to simply punch holes around the lower center square. We used the mat pack to draw our holes, you don't want to hold it in place and punch the hole as you will end up punching your mat pack. The eyelet holes on the mat pack are just a great guide for keeping all your holes centered.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Enjoy Page featuring the Crop-A-Dile
I have a fantastic group of women in my stamp club. One of the great things for me is being challenged to create. It helps me learn new things while being able to share what I have learned with others. So many of my group members own a Crop-A-Dile but were unsure of what you can do with it. So for our last get together we made two projects. One was an emergency tin and the other was this scrapbook page. In the top left square I showed them how to use the 3/16" hole punch and the large eyelet setter. In the square below it, I demonstrated how to use the eyelet setter to emboss dots on your paper. I also showed them how to use the backsop on the punches so that when you want to set a few eyelets in a row, they are all in line. We did this on the green square stamped with the word Enjoy.