Friday, February 22, 2008

My favorite crafting tool is my Crop-O-Dile Eyelet Setter & Punch. I bought this for myself for Christmas and have used it weekly since. It punches holes in everything. Usually I don't fall for scrapbooking specific tools. I guess I am a little like Alton Brown on the fact that my tools need to be multifunctional. Scrapbook tools are funny because they take ordinary tools, shrink them down and then coat the handle in a girly color and then charge you 3x what a hardware store would.

I'm doing some St. Patty's crafting and I used my Crop-O-Dile to punch through the thick felt. I punched through a CD just because it said it could... and it does.

My only complaint is that it can't reach further into paper. I think it only has a 1" reach. I wish it would extend miraculously to the middle of a 12x12 sheet.

I love St. Patricks Day and I don't know why. I don't love corned beef or cabbage and I don't drink beer. I do love Irish Punk and Folk music, though. I think my roommate at Ricks, Maryssa, got me started on St. Pattys. It is a holiday that normally gets lost between Valentines and Easter, but this year I'm making ornaments to decorate my sticks.


Tanya said...

That looks like a fun tool to use. I have to admit that I'm one of those people who likes tools just because they are small and have girly colored handles. I can't help it, I'm a sucker.

On another note...I love Alton Brown!

Anonymous said...

they do make a new crop a dile with a 6inch reach so it will reach to the middle of a 12x12 piece of paper--
good luck-and I love my croc too

tnjcook said...

Your very crafty Lori - I'm totally impressed! I love the picture of your family from the
80's! You're all so cute and little - especially Tim, he's tiny! It's fun to see you all grown up with a family of your own. Your son is SOOO cute!

Mandy said...

Oh, i've been eyeing those for a while. Now you've convinced me! :)

The Kamachi's said...

Hi! I love this blogging stuff. I have been in touch with so many people from the good 'ole days in St. A. Tell Lynds hello and maybe convince her to start up her own blog. p.s. cohen is adorable!!

AL&G said...

I was just thinking about that gadget earlier today. I am glad to know that you actually recommend it; you never know if these things are as good as people at the store make it sound.

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