Crop a Dile
November 18, 2008

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Carolyn (posted 8 years 8 months ago)
I wish you had actually set an eyelet so I could have seen that. It was still a very infromative webisode.
vicki mitchell (posted 8 years 11 months ago)
i too have both of these tools, but do not use them much. i just watched the webisode again for about the 10th time. Would love to see another in depth webisode on these tools. Keep up the good work girls. I use your webisode episodes at least once a day to create something new.
thanks, vicki
SB (posted 9 years 1 month ago)
Why didn't you show how to set an eyelet!?! That's the confusing part for most people.
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
Hello! Yes, we've had several people ask about setting eyelets with the Crop a right after the segment aired, I put complete instructions on my blog. Here's the link right to that section--I hope it helps, and please feel free to email me at if you have any other questions.


Roseanne (posted 9 years 1 month ago)
Thanks for much for the info on the Big bite..mine did not come with directions - so I have not used it. Just got your latest mailer and saw the webisode I am in the know!!!
val poulin (posted 9 years 3 months ago)
i was very happy to see the cropadile segment do you think you could do another on
cropaddile grommets?
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
We'll add your request to our list!
Tina Van Eick (posted 9 years 3 months ago)
I LOVE the crop-a-dile. You hardly have to squeeze it to set the eyelets (if you squeeze too hard the eyelets break or smash). I too had a hard time seeing the letters and numbers on the black cubes so I took a Krylon gold leafing pen and highlighted all the letters and numbers ... now I can see them without any problems. One thing I didn't see demonstrated on the crop-a-dile was the guages on the punch sections. You can set how far in on the paper you want to punch and punch consistently by just unscrewing the 'stop' and screwing it tight at the measurement you want to punch at. One more thing is you can dry emboss with the crop-a-dile. Have the D and the 4 facing you, put the paper where the eyelets are usually set and lightly squeeze. It makes very pretty dots.
Joana (posted 9 years 3 months ago)
hi ladies , I do love my crop-a-dile I use mine for all sort's of projects , I like it because of the long reach , don't really know how i ever manage without one :)
kathy (posted 9 years 3 months ago)
I have both of these but had not used them. But thanks to this webisode I'm putting them to use this Christmas. Love your shows and look forward to each new one!!!!!
Theresa (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I own both of these but have never used them, with the help of your demonstration I will now being putting them to good use. Thank you
Judy (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
Ruthie, You are a life saver. Thanks so much for sharing the website. I was able to download and print the neccessary information regarding setting combinations. Judy
KATHY (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
Fran (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I've got the Crop-A-Dile and don't use it alot as I seem to smash my eyelets too far.. maybe Im squeezing too hard. It does make holes in just about anything.. It goes through CDs like butter!
Judy (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I have the crop-a-dile but have not used it like I thought I would. After seeing the webisode I know I will use it more. Thanks.
Esther van Dokkumburg (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
Hi there! I own both the tools and had hoped you'd show how to use Gromlets with the Big Bite! Because that's something you can not do with the small Crop-a-dile.
Reply from Paper Wishes Customer Service:
Hi Esther,

Thanks for posting. I realize several people wished we had shown how to set the eyelets/gromlets. Susan has very kindly written up some great instructions and we'll also have the diagrams posted as a link from my blog on the webisodes page. Because we know people want this info now, we're going to post it early next week. Hope this helps!

Jayne W (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I used my Crop-a-dile for a non-craft use. I took all of those store coupon cards (the credit card sized ones) and punched a hole on the short end of each card and put them all on a separate key ring--they have a designated spot in my purse and I can always find my store card without weighing down by car key ring.
Mary Michaud (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
Love my Crop-a-dile! Use it all the time. Thanks for the new ideas. You can also emboss swiss dots with this wonderful tool.
Roxyie W. (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I have owned my pink crop-a-dile for over a year and was always afraid to use it. But now my 2 favorite crafters here on webisodes
have shown me how to use it. Gotta go and punch some holes! Happy Scrapping from Austin,Texas
Ruthie (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I did not keep the package for my crop a dile, so did not know which settings to use for which embellishment. I did finally find printable instructions online. Thought I'd share it with others.
Judy (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I love both crop a diles. They are my favorite tools for scrapbooking and card making. Now, I have to admit I threw away the package before I realized there was a guide for setting combinations. Does anyone know where I can find a copy of this? I'm sure it will help me avoid smashing eyelets!
Jean Hall (posted 9 years 4 months ago)
I think I just found what I want for Christmas. Thanks for all the great ideas.
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