Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Miniature Book Bookmarks



I had the MOST FUN making these miniature book bookmarks.  These are days 78 and 79.  Both are available for sale.  If you are interested, please call me.


 I love the keyhole hardware on the larger book and the ribbon spine on the smaller book.  I am sure I will try all type of variations as I make a gazillion more of these....and I finally got to use my .....


CROP-A-DILE!!!
 
I love it.  Another tool I wonder how did I ever live with out it.  If you have ever set an eyelet with a hammer.....well, THIS IS THE TOOL to replace that!  Set any size eyelets with EASE.  Plus I love this lime green kit I got with a bunch of different-sized eyelet. 
 
It seems intimidating at first.  But do not let that stop you from purchasing if you are in the market for one of these, because it is as user friendly as it can get.  It took me a MINUTE to figure out and it came out perfect the first time.
 
The sides are the hole punches.  They punch through, tin, cds, heavy card stock, fabric as well as paper.  One side makes small holes and the other size is for larger holes.  Then there are dials on both sides where you can line it up and repeat hole punch and have them all line up perfectly on your project.  The top middle of this contraption is the eyelet setter.   Very very easy to use.  Doesn't take a lot of hand pressure to use either operation.  Plus, there are plenty of You Tube videos on line. 
 
If you have ever used the hammer method, you know how it just sometimes smashes the eyelet and makes your project look sloppy?  Not the Crop-A-Dile.  It blooms into a pleasing flower shape. 
There are different kits, different colors, or you can purchase alone, plenty of choices.  It is a GREAT addition to your tool stash if you do any eyelet setting at all.  Everything else it does is like cherries on top!  

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