eyelets

13 posts / 0 new
Last post
captainswife's picture
Joined: 11/25/07
Posts: 2687
eyelets

can somebody please tell me how on earth eyelets work? I've seen so many types in stores, even some great ones in our dollar store....but they look like there is no way to attach them. lol...how do you apply them?? Thanks!

tialee's picture
Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 2779

"captainswife" wrote:

can somebody please tell me how on earth eyelets work? I've seen so many types in stores, even some great ones in our dollar store....but they look like there is no way to attach them. lol...how do you apply them?? Thanks!

you need an eyelet setter,a hammer and a hard surface if I get batteries I can post a vid for you.

captainswife's picture
Joined: 11/25/07
Posts: 2687

ahaha! okay clearly I should've asked this before. I've never even heard of an eyelet setter. lol. Thanks hun!

tialee's picture
Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 2779

no problem. he first time I tried to set an eyelet I was on the floor that was carpeted. I could not get why it would not work??? ater about 20 min I called my sister who said I needed to do it on a hard surface. I was loke OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH, now I see. lol

~Mel~'s picture
Joined: 07/30/06
Posts: 516

You need a crop a dile!!!
http://www.amazon.com/We-Memory-Keepers-Crop-A-Dile-Eyelet/dp/B0013LCX32
Makes setting eyelets easy!

MommyMish's picture
Joined: 05/30/07
Posts: 1889

I love my silent setter, but an old fashioned eyelet setter is dirt cheap.

Joined: 03/17/08
Posts: 1391

DH got me the big bite crop-a-dile (you can go all the way to the center of a 12x12 paper rather than just around the edges) for Christmas and I would totally recommend it! I used to use the hammer type setter, and I was not very good at keeping track of all of the little attachment thingies. I love that this one is quiet and all of the parts are attached so I can't loose them in my messy scrap area (sorry, Kelly! :)). If you use a 50% coupon at AC Moore or Michaels you could get one for about $20.

LMCH's picture
Joined: 02/05/07
Posts: 2031

i have the original crop a dile...it works well but you can only do it near the edge of the paper. i got it before the "big bite" came out. I did use an eyelet setter in the past (the kind that you need a hammer and hard surface for, and it was cumbersome and loud. Back when I only used them occasionally, that was fine...now that I have the cropadile, I use eyelets much more!

AshnBill's picture
Joined: 11/06/06
Posts: 5333

ugh, i hate eyelets. i have the original setter. they are really cheap. i always had to bring mine into the garage to use the cement floor. Lol

Joined: 12/22/06
Posts: 1152

http://www.scraparatus.com/products/prodDetails.asp?pID=15&category=10&subcategory=0&size=0&search=&page=

I have the Scraparatus and it works awesome! I used to have the hammer setter, but this thing is so much easier. I got mine off of QVC or HSN for $20.

MommyCB's picture
Joined: 05/04/06
Posts: 7623

I bought the eyelet setter set at Walmart when I first started scrapbooking and that's what I still use. I have never had a problem with any of them and you can set an eyelet wherever you want on the page.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10881229
Though I know the Cropadile is way better! If I used eyelets more I could justify buying it but so far I'll just stick to my set.

MommyMish's picture
Joined: 05/30/07
Posts: 1889

I have tons of eyelets, but my hand gets so tired using the silent setter. You gals are making me think about the Cropadile.

gaidinsgirl's picture
Joined: 08/28/06
Posts: 2004

You can also get one of these. It has the hammer and the other tools you need are in the handle. It's what I use and it works great. They have them at hobby lobby and michaels here.

http://www.createforless.com/K_and_S+Her+Hammer+Multi-Tool/pid70997.aspx?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cse