How many times have you bought tools and products because they were the next big thing, on sale or just a got to have item…and then placed them safely away in your studio without ever exploring what they really do? We all have them, we know they are there but then forget about them because they are safely tucked away. Keep those tools and products out in the open so they are easy to grab when you need them.
A Crop-a-Dile 11 BIG BITE is one of those must have tools yet if you have one where did you place it? Is it safely tucked away? You know you have it and it is something you will use but you safely tucked it away in the wonderful case that came with it when you brought it home and basically forgot about it. You remember you had it after you had tried many other ways to punch holes into different projects and then you think oh that’s right why didn’t I get out my Crop-a-Dile…well it’s time to get it out and actually place it on one of your work stations and find out just how great it is.
So Let’s Explore the Possibilities of the
“Crop-a-Dile 11 BIG BITE”
What an amazing tool this is…it can punch holes easily in paper, leather, fabric, CD’s, tin, chipboard, mat board, Makin’s No Bake Polymer Clay (www.makinsclay.com), book covers and more. It has a 6” depth so you can punch anywhere. Making holes as small as 1/8” and as large as 3/16”. In addition to punching holes it sets eyelets, snaps and grommets.
If you have your Crop-a-Dile 11 BIG BITE out on your work station you will always be reaching for it in your design work.
Thinking GREEN here are some quick projects to do by recycling some empty cans and lids. Pictured here is a “GIFT CAN” that can be filled with candy or a small gift with tissue paper coming out of the top. Start by painting the can (inside and out); next glue a piece of fabric on the front and spatter paint the can. Use the BIG BITE to easily punch 2 holes into the can, put wire through the holes for a handle and tied a scrap of fabric on.
Now instead of throwing away the lids of cans make a fun little Christmas ornament. Pictured here is a “GINGERBREAD MAN”. This was made by first painting the lid then adding face details and a fabric bow. Use the BIG BITE to punch two holes at the top and run wire through to form a hanger.
The Crop-a-Dile 11 BIG BITE punches like butter and makes quick work of making holes, setting eyelets, snaps and grommets. What were you thinking by keeping it in the box safely put away!
If you do not have a Crop-a-Dile BIG BITE check with your local craft store or in the Minneapolis area click here to find a JoAnn’s or Micheals store nearest to you.