Username Post: hole punch in 2-ring mini albums        (Topic#1568749)
yelppuppy
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I want to make a 2-ring mini album. I looked up and down and nobody mentioned this little part... how do you punch 2 holes for mini albums? Do you use a regular office 2-hole punch? But I have a feeling the holes are bigger than what I see on blogs.

Or do most people use single hole punch and just measure and punch? Or is there a 2-hole punch that's specifically made for mini albums for sale?


 
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You could use a big bite, but I've recently been introduced to the Binderie and I WANT ONE!

Check out Ursula's blog for a great tutorial .

HTH!


 
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I used to use my crop-a-dile and just measure out the holes. But then I got the binderie for Christmas which I now use for the majority of minis.


 
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I use a heavy-duty three-ring punch on which the hole locations are adjustable.


 
MoniL
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  • MoniL on 01-04-12 09:41 AM
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since i don't make many mini-books i use my crop-a-dile to punch one hole at a time. it can handle punching through chipboard and that's the thickest material i've ever used.
i first make a template out of cardstock after measuring where i want the holes, then i just lay the template on each page and punch the holes where indicated. i then keep the templates in standard sizes all together and in one place, ready so that the next time i make a mini i don't have to re-measure allover again.


 
Here Kitty
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I hated the Binderie Punch...I stick with the Crop-a-dile.


 
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  • stick on 01-04-12 09:55 AM
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I use my Cropadile, it will do several pieces of paper at once so it goes pretty fast.


 
prittb
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Three ring punch here.


 
SuperAllyFan
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Make whatever size of holes you want


 
yelppuppy
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If I want to use a hand held punch, what size is good? I have a small size punch, I think it makes 1/8" holes. Is that too small for book rings?

I'm going to make xmas cards albums, and punching holes directly on the cards. That's why I want the holes to be as small as possible.


 
MrsAnnieS
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  • yelppuppy Said:
If I want to use a hand held punch, what size is good? I have a small size punch, I think it makes 1/8" holes. Is that too small for book rings?

I'm going to make xmas cards albums, and punching holes directly on the cards. That's why I want the holes to be as small as possible.



If you're just punching through paper/cardstock any punch will do. Although 1/8" might be a bit small. I usually use my 3/16" punch for standard sized binder rings.



 
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Where'd you get your 3/16" hand punch? (Or did you mean the kind that you hammer in?) I'd love a hand punch in that size; I've seen one by McGill on Amazon, but nowhere else. It'd be great for eyelets.


 
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