I had been wanting to buy the Crop-A-Dile for a while, the only thing that had persuaded me from getting it was that the tool was in PINK. No offense to all you pink lovers out there- I myself like the color pink, just not on everything. Then, I found this baby in this great funky color! Loved it! I knew then, that nothing was stopping me from getting this great product. It comes in this great carrying case and it also comes with 400 eyelets! How cool is that?!?!? I've never used eyelets before because when I've gone shopping for eyelet setters I always find these kits with hammers and setting mats, so that you won't ruin your furniture---SCARY!!! I found this great product and it sets the hole and the eyelet all with one tool, no hammers and no messing up your workspace!!! It's so easy to use and it comes with a guide for eyelet sizes and tools. EASY!!! I loved this tool when I first heard about it and NOW that I OWN it in such a bright fun color makes me even more happy!!!!
Used in this image: Live Like A King Party Like A Rockstar- BFF LOVE (page 9)
i had no idea i NEEDED this tool until i got one. it has really amazed me at how easy it is to use. it did initially feel a little bulky in my hand, but, after a dozen or so punches/eyelets, i quickly got a handle on it!
i originally thought people were exaggerating when they said that the tool sliced through most anything like butter. But, once I unwrapped mine, it REALLY DOES!!! When it comes to putting in eyelets, super easy. A slight squeeze and there they are.
the case and 400 eyelets are a very nice addition to this tool! The case creates a space for the tool that not only protects the tool, but makes it easier to store in a tote or tool caddy since it cant snag on anything. The eyelets are nice, but they’re nothing to write home about. 8 different colors/finishes in 3/16” size. A nice start to an eyelet collection if you already haven’t gone whole hog into that already.
Over all, tool and case, this was a good purchase for me and my scrap-habbit!
Used in this card: It's A cowBOY! baby shower invitation. double-sided. (front)
Veteran scrappers who have lived without this ingenious tool will agree with me when I say it's a basic for scrapbooking success and professional-looking projects. I used to have major stress when it came to setting eyelets on my nearly finished layouts. My nerves could hardly handle the possibility of my eyelets not setting properly and the noise of my hammering. I ALWAYS get a beautifully set eyelet with the Crop-A-Dile and have set eyelets in album covers, clear plastic and metal pieces. To have it come in green is just the best. The tool can't reach all areas of your layout so don't get rid of your anywhere punch, yet.
Jill Davis, Founder
Used in this layout: #1 Dad Layout (with tag and card incorporated)
This tool has come in handy! I was always interested in the Crop-A-Dile, but never purchased because I wasn't sure it would be worth the price. Well, I can say that it has definitly been worth the price. Now when I make altered CDS and altered tin boxes I can embellish them properly. The Crop-a-Dile will punch a hole right through CDS & aluminum. It also punches holes through leather and 3 mm thick chipboard like the BAZZILL chipboard pieces.
This set here is nice becuase you get the handy container to store the Crop-A-Dile unit plus you get 400 eyelets.
I would recommend this to a friend or fellow craft maker.
Used in this card: The Stockings Were Hung...
This is one of those tools I thought was not a necessity. But, since I've bought it, it is one of the first tools I reach for. Out of curiosity I wanted to see if it would punch a hole in one of the Prima pencil holders I purchase and it did with such ease even my hubby was impressed. I love the guides on it as it lets you punch even holes and takes a lot of the guess work out of it. I'm soo glad I bought this tool!
Used in this layout: Cecile Mini Book - The Grandkids
This is a gret product simple to use and just the right size. I used a friends big bite and have to say I really didn't like it but I love this. It will be used for a long time to come and I can finally put the puncher and hammer away. I can't imagine why I waited so long to buy this. So if you are on the fence I say go for it. It is a wonderful tool that can be used for many things.
i JUST got my crop a dile in the mail two days ago. let me tell you, i think there may be holes in everything i own! i can't believe how easy it is to use. i would highly recommend this one in particular beczuse it comes with 400 eyelets! what a bargain! everything is in it's own little compartment- the color is hip and stylish. buy it!
Used in this image: altered canvas- mommy
This is the best item out there for setting eylets and punching holes. What in the world did we do before this bad boy came out. No more hammer and hole punch with the setter and the mat underneath. This is the one stop crop setter. I recomened this for any crop hopper or just to sit on a nearby corner of your desk.
Used in this card: Beautiful Wedding
I definitely had a bit of a learning curve (all of about 30 minutes), but once I got the hang of it I was deliberately punching holes in anything I could get my hands on to attach an eyelet! I had made a dozen gift tags for Christmas gifts and popped an eyelet into each one quick, quick, quick.
I love this tool!
This is a great tool for scrapbooking! It punches through almost anything and is very easy to operate. I love the fact that it is so quiet and I have never had any trouble setting any eyelets. Make sure you keep the directions though, you need them for setting different eyelets.
Used in this photo: Homeade Pull-EZ
This is a great tool. I have not used it for anything else other then eyelets but it can do other things like grommets. Also love that it comes with a great little storage case. I never used the other method of setting eyelets but this way is soooo easy.
Used in this layout: Fame
This is amazing! It's so easy to punch holes through just about anything and it sets eyelets without any effort. I like this one because it comes with a variety of eyelets and the case. It completely changes the way you scrap!
Used in this layout: Sean Patrick
I love my crop-a-dile! It is so easy to use and I love that it is very quiet. I only wished that it had a longer reach to punch the holes and set the eyelets. So glad I bought it though!
Used in this layout: Coming Through!
This tool is a must have! I waited for a long time to buy a Crop-A-Dile and I am glad that I did. When they came out with the green I knew that I had to have it and that it was the reason I was holding out!
This tool is perfect for punching holes and setting eyelets and snaps close to the edge of your page, card, metal can or bucket, ribbon, plastic, etc. It punches holes in anything & is the best tool for the job. I gave it 4 stars because it doesn't have a long reach.
They eyelets that come with it are a really great color selection and can be used with any project idea!
Used in this card: Hi Card
Still learning how to use this tool. When I got the hang of it - I was really impressed on how my projects popped.
I ordered the pink with the pink case.....but got the lime green.....oh well, so it doesn't match the reset of my tools. Kept it anyway.
I was so excited when I finally got mine in the mail. It's so handy and with all the brads it was a great deal. It punches through everything and allowed me to finally give my financee his hammer back I think he liked it more than me at that point!!!
Although I wish I had tested it out before I bought because on my first project I realized that it's kinda limited as to where it can be used on my lo's.
Used in this layout: Beach Bum
I never used an eyelet until I bought my Crop-a-Dile this past summer! It makes setting eyelets so simple, and it doesn't even take any strength to do it which is even better. A friend used mine and couldn't believe how easy it made setting an eyelet compared to other eyelet setters. Its great that it has different settings for different sized eyelets, and hole punches to make setting eyelets easy as well. I love using eyelets now, this tool just makes it easy and fun to do. It also comes with 400 eyelets in different colors so you don't even need to buy any to get started!
I absoutely love this product. I never used eyelets on my scrapbook layouts before because I didn't want to get into all of the work that went along with it, but then this product came out and I bought one. I love it so much! I use eyelets on just about every single one of my layouts. And the carrying case it comes with makes it easy to store. I definately recommend this product!
As most people will say....How did I live without this tool!!! I've had my eye on this for a long time and finally bought it recently at a after Thanksgiving sale. I debated on how much I would really use it. Well, alot is the answer. This tool is so easy to use. Setting eyelets is a breeze. No more hammer!!!! YA!!!!!
I love the tool and all the eyelets that came with it. So far I haven't needed to buy anymore. These seem to be all the colors that I need. The tool it's self is great. I use it more often just punching holes into things than setting eyelets, ect. BTW, my son calls is the alligator!! LOL!
OMGOOOOODNESS - this is great!! how is it that I have used eyelets for 20 years & haven't had one of these before. It's size gave me a perception of it being cumbersome & heavy - but it is GREAT - I love it - just waiting for my BIG BITE now!
My DH loved this tool once he discovered it punched thru a penny. Its very smooth and you barely need any pressure to punch holes in chipboard, several sheets of cardstock, etc.
This tool is amazing.I could not scrapbook without it.....Or I do not know how I scrapped without it.The cushioned handles make it easy on the hands.And the fact that it is basically silent, lets me scrap at all ours.
It is a good tool for a scrapper who doesn't mind the limitations. It is fairly easy to use, and good for someone with hand problems.
I personally like to put eyelets in a great variety of sizes everywhere. I also use industrial grommets, which this doesn't do either.
Good tool, just not for me.