these stupid eyelets!

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

  1. llggood

    llggood Mouseketeer

    Dec 15, 2002
    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!!

    Aug 28, 2000
    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.
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  4. ToDisney

    ToDisney Disney and Scrapbooking Addict!!

    Nov 22, 2002
    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.
  5. bananiem

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

    Aug 1, 2000
    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

    Sep 2, 2000
    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

    Oct 31, 2000
    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

    May 30, 2002
    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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