SB:Eyelet ?

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  1. aurora19

    aurora19 <font color=FF66CC>The Tag Fairy apologizes sincer

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    I seem to be having a problem setting my eyelets. Often one side "crushes" partially obscuring the hole. What am I doing wrong???
     
  2. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Are you by any chance using Magic Scraps eyelets??

    Depending on what material your eyelets are made out of, they may be harder to flatten. The ones I got from Magic Scraps are very hard and difficult to set and I have ruined many pages using them!

    I like the Making Memories eyelets! They are softer and easier to set without ripping your paper!
     
  3. DMoss3377

    DMoss3377 Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful

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    Sometimes I find with the harder to set eyelets, that I need to lighten up on the hammering when I'm setting them. I tend to hammer a couple times to spread the back out using my setter, then hammering gently to flatten without my setter in place. Every now and then I will still over hammer and the eyelet smushes in on itself, covering the hole, but usually if there is any deformity, it's only a slight one.

    If you're finding you're having a hard time setting an eyelet, it really should only take a couple of good whacks...try looking at the surface you're hammering on. I've gone to crops where the tables give too much or aren't sturdy enough to handle the hammering, so I get down on the floor to do it. I have much better results in those instances. :)

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. pattyT

    pattyT DIS Veteran

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    what is the surface you are working on?

    I can't use my scrapping table for eyelets- it is to soft (plexiglass on wood) and the same thing happens. I have to go to the kitchen counter and I have a corian cutting board - that works much better for me
    HTH
    PattyT
     

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