these stupid eyelets!

Discussion in 'The Creative Community' started by llggood, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. llggood

    llggood Mouseketeer

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    Okay I scrapbook alot and I decided to branch onto the "eyelit" trend. I have eyelets, the anywhere hole punch, the little hammer and the eyelet setter. I tried it tonight and it did not work. The anywhere hole punch did not punch a very big hole and when I put the eyelet setter on and tapped it, it sure did not set! Can anyone help me? Thank you!
     
  2. PamCo88

    PamCo88 Finally going Back!!

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    Don't feel bad! most people, me included, could not get these to work te first time around. You said you couldn't get them to set with a tap. I have to hammer to get mine to set. Practice on some paper you don't care about to figure out the correct pressure to hammer at. I have to wack my setter a couple of times to set eyelets.

    Give it another try.
     
  3. ToDisney

    ToDisney Disney and Scrapbooking Addict!!

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    I LOVE eyelets!! Trying banging it instead of just tapping... and make sure you've got it on a hard surface. (I know there are several tables at my LSS where we can't set eyelets cuz the tables give.) I agree... practice on scraps first.
     
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  5. bananiem

    bananiem It's like Annie Bananie only it's just Bananie M.<

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    I think some brands are easier to "squish" and don't take as much hammering. I have had good luck with the ones from Making Memories. I also pound it down with the setter on a hard surface and then give it a few gentle taps without the setter to get it to lay flat.
     
  6. MerryPoppins

    MerryPoppins <font color=coral>I posted around Woo Hooty time<b

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    I always hammer mine on the front porch. The cement doesn't give and the family complains less about the pounding.
     
  7. BevS97

    BevS97 disney scrapper

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    the table definitely makes a difference - I was at a crop recently where the tables where too bouncy so everyone was pounding on the floor.
    I can set them at home on my computer desk, but not my scrapbooking desk - I could pound all night but nothing would happen on my scrapping table, it's just not sturdy enough
     
  8. OurDogCisco

    OurDogCisco DIS Veteran

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    And, if all else fails, try brads....but I'd have to agree with the above posters. It takes a lot of practice, etc... Also, it depends on the eyelet too. I use one brand from my LSS because they set better. I tried one from another place it was awful. My LSS said that some metals are softer than others making some easier to set.

    Good Luck!
     

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