Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
The Crop-a-dile has such strength and versatility!
"If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail".
I am in awe of this tool's jaws! It provides ways for you to easily punch holes in paper, leather, chipboard and even other heavy-weight materials such as tin.
Yes, that is correct, it will even go through tin with ease. I was so pleasantly surprised.
You can do things like alter a bucket if you wish and add great embellishments to your card tins, or add a delicate raised border to your most fragile card.
How does it work?
This tool sets things like metal rivets and it punches holes in things too.
The punch arms have a little gauge on them so you can set uniform depths to place your lines of embellishments.
You can rotate the bits (they are the black cubes in the top photo) on the main 'jaws' of the tool to allow you to set different sized snaps, eyelets or rivets.
And you don't have to have much muscle or dexterity because this tool can do most of the work for you. Even people with not much strength in their hands can usually use this tool.
You can find these tools in most craft stores.
There are also long-arm Crop-A-Diles which means you have a longer reach into the middle of larger projects.
You can use this tool to
Here are some project ideas for you, using the tool:
Once you start using this tool, I am sure you will find plenty of uses for it.
Bonus! Here's a Youtube video from "We Are Memory Makers" to show you how to use this clever tool: