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Topic: Scrapbooking Eyelets vs Grommet thing?  (Read 15014 times)
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« on: December 01, 2008 04:07:52 PM »

Is there an actual difference between grommets and eyelets? Or can i just use eyelets in place of grommets??
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 09:43:11 AM »

I am no expert and I don't use either, but I would say (like I say about everything) use whichever you want.
I've only tried using eyelets once at a crop, and since I don't have a tool for them, I don't ever use them. I've never used grommets before. Given the option, I would just use whichever I thought would give me the look I was going for! But I tend to break the rules about the right things to use, so I may be no help!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 12:21:34 PM »

Well, even if you aren't an expert, I find that helpful  Smiley Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008 07:08:42 AM »

I'm way late posting here, but thought I'd comment.

I could be very wrong, but I think grommets have a metal backing piece and eyelets don't. 

I have a package of 3/16" pastel grommets I bought at Hobby Lobby.  They work just fine with my Crop-o-Dile without the little metal backing piece that came in the package. 

I agree:  use which ever you want.  They're the same thing!
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 06:22:24 PM »

So the grommets work with the Crop-o-dile?? n.n That's perfect! You both just helped me bunches!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009 06:02:02 AM »

The Crop-o-Dile works with 3/16" and 1/8" eyelets/grommets. (however, my crop-o-dile sometimes squishes the 1/8" ones--I must be squeezing too hard??).
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009 10:18:29 AM »

If eyelets and grommets are basicly the same, you can't squeeze "to hard" i think. I worked in retail at a scrapbooking store for years and i was at CHA for the first release, and i've been using it since then...hmm...I'll watch for it though n.n
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009 05:39:51 AM »

Hmmmmm....  I wonder what I'm doing wrong, then, because mine definitely squishes the 1/8" eyelets--SOMETIMES (not always--I just have to pay attention to how hard I squeeze).  I have the little dial thing on the bottom on the right side, and I'm putting the eyelet in with the post through the top of the eyelet (if that makes sense).

It's very, very frustrating, and I usually just use my any-where punch and eyelet setter to do the 1/8" ones because I don't want to damage them or ruin my project.

I still love my Crop-o-Dile, though.  I love how easily it punches through layers of stuff (even fabric!)!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009 06:37:19 AM »

Hmmmmm....  I wonder what I'm doing wrong, then, because mine definitely squishes the 1/8" eyelets--SOMETIMES (not always--I just have to pay attention to how hard I squeeze).  I have the little dial thing on the bottom on the right side, and I'm putting the eyelet in with the post through the top of the eyelet (if that makes sense).

It's very, very frustrating, and I usually just use my any-where punch and eyelet setter to do the 1/8" ones because I don't want to damage them or ruin my project.

I still love my Crop-o-Dile, though.  I love how easily it punches through layers of stuff (even fabric!)!

You might have it set on the wrong setting.  I was having problems too & moved the dial around till I found a good setting.  All the eyelets I have used are from different companies & they are all made of different materials even if they are the same size.  Some were squished to death & other's not squished enough. 

I love my Crop-A-Dile.  You can cut through anything even CD's & leather. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009 09:18:03 AM »

When I use the 3/16 eyelet with my Crop-o-Dile the underside of the eyelet is spread out making a clean hole but has really sharp edges that could easily cut someone. Am I doing it wrong? I've tried tons of different settings and they all produce this same result! I was thinking Grommets would not do that. I need a nice folded over clean edge on both sides of the paper.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009 09:54:41 PM »

Bewara- I know that some of the first generation Crop-A-Diles had some malfunctions. I don't know if you have a first generation.  It is been a few years so I don't recall the problems.  You can contact WeRMemory Keeprs & they will help you if it a malfunctions.

Soft eyelets always have sharp edges.  Harder eyelets make cleaner edges.  Making Memories eyelets work really well in the Crop-A-Dile.  They will not smush out like that.  I have both soft & hard eyelets.  My soft eyelets always look smushed like a tin can run over by a semi. Smiley

 
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2009 09:53:13 AM »

Awesome! I'll look for the Making Memories eyelets and give them a try!
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