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mstasha
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I am looking for a punch and I'm not sure what you call them to look it up in the super store...so any help in finding one would be greatly apperciated. I need something that will punch small holes or even make slots in the center of a page to put a ribbon thru to tie something to the page. I know that you can use the crop-a-dile big bite to get to the center of a page, but I don't need something that expensive or fancy. TIA.


 
kelseymel
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Those old school eyelet setters work for holes.

And I use an exacto knife for cutting straight lines. (With the help of a ruler, of course.)



 
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I would suggest a hammer-based hole punching set like the one found in the Making Memories tool kit. They also made a hammer-based slot-punching kit, but it may no longer be available - the one I have didn't come with ribbon, I got it for $4 from a site that sells overstock and discontinued scrapping supplies.
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I use TH's paper piercer. It has a sharp point that gets thicker as you go up, so you can make a tiny hole, or push it in the paper farther to make a bigger hole. If I need the hole even bigger, I just kind of rotate the point around to enlarge the hole.

If you put "pierce" into the search bar in the superstore, you'll find several tools at all prices.
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The Martha Stewart screw punch is perfect for this use. It can punch a hole of any of 3 included sizes anywhere on your page. Just place a small mat behind the paper to absorb the force of the punch.
I use it and always bring it with me to crops, along with a small 3" square rubber mat. (A small mouse pad will work.)
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Unique scrapper
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I think you are looking for Martha Stewart's "Punch around the Page" punch. It looks like a little square box. I have never used one but I have seen them in stores


 
Solitaire
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No, Unique scrapper. The "Punch Around the Page" is used for placing intricate designs of about 3" square on a page. It is NOT used for a single hole.


 
mstasha
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Intially I was thinking that there may be a punch (like the punch around the page) that did just a single hole or ribbon slots. Thanks for all your answers. Looks like there are some good tools I just had no idea what they were called. As a last resort I was thinking I could use a good old fashioned awl and hammer, LOL, but instead I will be off to M's to see what they have.


 
Kim222
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What about something like these?


 
eclecticstuff
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If you try searching with Google for Long Reach Ribbon punch I think you will find something.


 
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I use the making Memories Hole punch and hammer. It is pretty loud, but luckily I live with some pretty heavy sleepers. If you decide to go that way the punch set is on clearance at Michaels for about $4. I don't know about the hammer, but you really could use any hammer you have around the house already.


 
Kim222
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Ooohhhhhh......I missed the part about wanting it in the middle of the page. None of my suggestions will help that...Sorry!


 
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