Not Your Mamma’s Hole Punch…

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Reviews

crop a dile big bite ii

I have so many favorite tools – this is another, the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite II by We R Memory Keepers. I love this thing – it makes incorporating brads and eyelets into my scrapbook pages and cards soooo easy. Here are some things that make this tool an essential:

1. It punches two different sized holes – 1/8″ and 3/16″. That pretty much takes care of any hole you’ll ever need to punch for a little embellishment!

2. It sets eyelets, snaps, and gromlets/grommets.

3. It has a 6″ reach, which means you can punch a whole anywhere you want on a 12×12 piece of paper rather than just along the edge.

4. It is strong! You can use the Big Bite to punch through paper, of course, but also leather, fabric, plastic, thin tin, chipboard and lots more. Think of the possibilities…

handmade japanese stab notebook

Because the Big Bite is strong, I realized I can use it to make the little Japanese Stab books I wrote a tutorial about awhile ago. This tool saves me about 5 minutes because I can punch a small enough hole through all the layers at once rather than doing it with an awl. It’s wonderful!

I’m sure there are many more applications I will discover in the future! For now, I love it for eyelets especially…

crop a dile II big bite

crop a dile big bite tool

The Big Bite II really does open up tons of possibilities for embellishing all sorts of craft projects. You can get it at Roberts Arts & Crafts

{Photos taken with the Canon Rebel XSi}

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Baba February 19, 2009 at 2:48 am

This is one thing I have never been any good at. Setting these darn eyelets is just too hard for me. I just make a mess.

2 Gigi Griffis February 19, 2009 at 6:27 am

Wow, I’ve never seen such a thing. I guess you can tell I don’t scrap book.

3 syeda February 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Love it that the hole punch is multi-tasking. I never saw the product before. Fabulous!

4 Cristina February 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Ok, so I don’t scrapbook, but after seeing this on here, I had to have it! It happened to be on sale at my local Jo-ann store and I think I’m in love! I told my husband “Man, if the women in my ward knew I had this, they’d be so jealous! Ha Ha Ha!” I was kidding, of course! But it is AWESOME!! And, I’m pretty much the collest kid on the block, thanks to you! :)

5 kimberly h March 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I have wanted one of these forever.Thanks for telling me more about it.I HAVE to get one now!

6 LIz March 13, 2009 at 8:51 am

I need that big bite.. THe crop a dile, is not as strong for thicker things..
Thanks for sharing this product

7 Karen L March 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I have the original Cropadile and I love it but the Big Bite is even better since you can set eyelets and punch in the middle of sheets of paper. I went to a crop recently where someone brought hers and I tried it out. It’s bulky (for storage) but so easy to use! Love it!

8 anita May 13, 2011 at 12:20 am

I did not get an instruction sheet with my cropadile big bite. well I did get it in spanish but I need it in English.
Can any one out there help me.
I would love to get a copy of it .
Anita

9 anita May 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

I need a copy of the big bites instruction sheet in english. Can anyone out there send me one?

10 Star June 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

i also need the directions in english. can anyone direct me?

11 sandy k July 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I didn’t get a directions sheet …would love one or a website for written directions. Good utube videos…

12 Zahn August 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I alos have the Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch and do not have the instructions. Can anyone email them to me please [in English] Thanks.
I am attempting to do snaps for a skirt I just made my granddaughter.

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