Tool Giveaway & Awesome Journals YOU can Make with Recycled Materials!

Hi friends! I have been waiting to share this project and giveaway with you all week.

SAM_3984I love it when I find a really useful high quality tool that is not crazy expensive and I love it even more when I can give some away! I am giving away Pro Hole Punches from Skilled Crafter to 3 lucky viewers! Details to win are at the end of this post!

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These punches are serious workhorses and will punch through stacks of paper, chipboard, leather, felt, vinyl, fabric and more. The Skilled Crafter Pro Hole punch makes holes in 6 different sizes and it is really easy to clean out the punch waste. It also comes with 2 replacement punch plates so you know you will have years of reliable use. Today I will show you how I made the simple cardboard covered journal and the leather-bound book with removable signatures similar in style to a very expensive popular journal on the market. For the leather I reused fabric that I had saved from an old coat before it was thrown away. If clothing is not if good enough shape to donate I look to see if there are elements that can be reused. You can also use vinyl, oilcloth or new leather if you like. Watch the video to see how easy it is to make these journals and use this punch!

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I forgot to mention that I used a larger hole on the leather cover so I could feed the cord though multiple times.

Supplies:
Skilled Crafter Pro Hole Punch *Currently on sale for $22.99 on Amazon!
Leather or Vinyl
Felt
paper
Glue (I used Beacon 3-in-1)
Corner Rounder (optional)
paper trimmer or scissors
Rotary cutter and quit square (or scissors and something square to trace)
Heavy book
Binder clips

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So, do You Wanna Win one of these sweet 6 hole Pro Hole Punches from skilled Crafter? Simply leave a comment telling me what YOU would make first with it! Also make sure to let me know that you are in the USA because this giveaway is open to US residents only. I will pick 3 winners next Friday the 23rd so you have 1 week to enter. Good luck! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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548 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to make one with all the scraps I have. Love the punch tool.

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    • I absolutely love the journals, I want to make a art journal. I don’t know if this is the right place to sign up for the give away, but I hope it is.

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      • l love journals….my mom thinks I have a problem because i pick a new one up whenever i can because im always drawing and writing and i run out of space in others! So i would definatly make a journal first!

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    • I would make a white leather journal from a piece I got at the fair. It would be beautiful made like this

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    • I would make a watercolor journal for a dear teacher of mine I think, then I would use it for the other holes I need to punch. Sometimes my arthritis makes it hard for me to do too many and a good strong tool would make it easier I think….. heavens, even if I don’t win this one I most likely will go and get one 🙂

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  2. For the contest….I think the first thing I’d make is a photo album for my mother so she can have pictures of her 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She’s not in the best of health right now and I think something like that would cheer her up.

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  3. Well I’d make a journal, of course! I’m in KY, USA……….

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  4. I would definitely make a journal! I’ve recently become obsessed with putting my feelings into my journals and I’m rapidly running out of room! 😊

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  5. Well, I’d be interested in making a sketch book. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make something like this, but it just looked too difficult. USA

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  6. Awesome tool giveaway. I was thinking of making a leather binding cover for my journaling bible. This will help.

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  7. What a fantastic project! I think I would make one of these journals with that super-cool punch.

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  8. The first thing I would make is a leather cover for a journal from an old leather jacket that is ripped…one of those very soft thin leather bomber jacket from the 90’s. I just couldn’t dispose of it because the leather is so luscious. (I’m NOT a pack rat…really)

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  9. I would make a watercolor paper journal. I’m in Alabama, USA. WHOO-hoo!

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  10. I have been wanting to make journals, but the signatures freak me out – at last a solution! Pretty cool! First would be an art journal with watercolors, and a little stitched place for brushes! If you use Peerless- you can make it park of the front cover for stability!

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  11. I would make a journal first.

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  12. I would love to get one of these! I want to make lace up wrist guards so a hole punch would get me really far!

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  13. I would make fun little journals for my nieces and nephews to draw in 🙂 I live in the US 🙂

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  14. I would love to win this punch. I could see some laced cards in my future if I win. Thank you for the chance.

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  15. I would make ta Journal!! I am just getting into the Journals USA

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  16. So awesome! I would love to make some pocket journals to put in stockings this Christmas! This would be such a great help! Thanks for a chance!~kim
    In USA

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  17. Boy, I would love to make a journal. I’ve always admired people who keep a journal. My neurologist has reccommended, me keeping a journal. Easier said then done. I’m in Washington State, Us Go Seattle Seahawks!!!

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  18. I’m a journal addict – this punch would be an awesome addition to my tools!

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  19. Oh Lindsay, of coure I’d like to win. I’d try making a book.

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  20. Hi Lindsey, I live in Arkansas, can’t get anymore U.S. than that! I would love to make a few books for my Grandkids. Some with stories written and some for them to draw in or write in. I wonder if the tool could be used to make lacing cards for children. Also, I once saw a bracelet made with the puffy heart stickers. Take two that are the same. punch a hole, glue together(for front and back.), add jump ring and you have a charm. Make several for a cute charm bracelet.

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  21. I love all your watercolor tutorials and attempt to make them myself. I would love to make a book of these for my grandchildren to have as a keepsake.

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  22. I love the little one! Great way to use up scraps!

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  23. I’d make a journal using a piece of leather I purchased. I live in the USA.

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  24. I have been making books too and would love a punch!

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  25. I will be making one of the small journals. A perfect size for the purse. Just the perfect size for jotting down notes and words of wisdom.

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  26. A scrap or junk journal would be my first choice, but the booklets and art journal you made in the video are really cute and handy too!

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  27. For the contest… I would love to make photo albums for my niece who lost her mom at a very young age and make some for my children to have pictures of her and my mother who I lost while pregnant with my oldest child. I think that it would help to make journals for crafting patterns or ideas.

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  28. This is great cuz I can use up those 12 x 12 papers I’ve never used, and sitting there for many years! hahaha… I’m curious about this craft hole punch… is it the same as the ones that you use to make a hole in our belt to make another hole for better fitting?? I think It is but I just wanna make sure. I have that one I bought for my belts, but I’ve never used that for papers before…

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  29. I’d make quiet books for my two grandsons using repurposed felt and leather and maybe paper. There are so many beautiful examples of these activity books on Pinterest. I’m from Indiana.

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  30. Two years ago I was trying to make a leather corset type of thing for Halloween, but sewing it was too much for me to do by hand with a huge needle for thick fabric. So I gave up and changed my costume. This tool would have come in handy :/ keep those awesome videos coming 😉

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  31. I would make journals for my mother, myself and my cousin. It would be easier the way you showed us in the video than hand sewing them( I’m not the best sewer 😉)

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  32. Definitely would make a bunch of journals! I love journaling as much as watercoloring and have gotten my friend into journaling, made a journal junkie out of her in a short time. LOL. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. OMG how exciting…this tool has me giddy…lol! Isn’t it funny how a simple, amazing tool can get us so excited!??!! haha. Only crafters huh? You are so right, it looks like a work horse and I’d love to own one too. If it can punch through all the materials mentioned the possibilities are endless. I think journals covered with different materials is awesome. I have a quilt thats been handed down many times. It is literally falling apart. My MIL was going to pitch it and I told her NOOOOO I wanted it. It has the most amazing cardinals appliqued on it and I just couldnt see it in the trash. It is literally in pieces. I think the pieces incorporated in journals or pages would look amazing!! I could make journals with the cardinals and pass them on to family…i love it. Now I know what to do with this old quilt!! Thanks for the chance! Hugs Patti in Tx -USA

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  34. I live in Petersburg, Va. I would definitely use this to make a watercolor journal. Thanks for the chance to win and for your fantastic tutorials. Love watching them.

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  35. I love that leather journal! That would definitely be the first thing I would make : ) I’ve always wanted to make one like that. I live in upstate NY.

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  36. Tooled leather hair barrettes! I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance, Lindsay!

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  37. I would love to win one of these punches. I am an avid journal maker/user and the ability to punch through leather-type materials for the covers would be fantastic. Thanks for the book tutorial. I am definitely living in the U.S.

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  38. All the ideas sound wonderful but a drawing journal second and a better harness for my service dog first. Topeka Kansas

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve been wanting to make little memory books for cards, like in a death or cancer person, I look are the little books all the time…look easy, but never had all the tools needed, us always show us how easy it is to make something and we all are so very thankful for you and your kindness. Live in Indiana USA Thanks

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  40. I have an old leather jacket that would be perfect for a journal. Great ideas.

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  41. I’m in the US. I would love this punch. I would make a travelers notebook first. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  42. My nephew sitting beside me wants to make the journals to sell so he can buy Christmas presents this year. So I guess that is what we would do first.

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  43. I’d love to make a pair of faux lace-up boot tops. I’m in the USA

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  44. these journals look so easy. i appreciate you sharing this video. I have learn so much from you. I live in the U.S. Thanks for the video

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  45. I was just thinking I could use one of these for my current project, felted sweater slippers. I want to find a hard material for the bottom and punch holes around the edges to sew my felted wool slippers to with a blanket stitch. I hope you consider me. I live in Wisconsin and LOVE your posts. Thank you for all of the work you do on our behalf. Frugal and crafty are my middle names, so your work is right up my alley. Thanks, Debbie Ekes

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  46. YAY, I love giveaways and this punch and journal tutorial looks super useful! I’m in California USA. Thanks a bunch for doing this!

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  47. Wahoooo giveaway! I would make a bunch of the small books that you showed in the video. I think they would be great holiday presents! I’m in the U.S. Love your videos! ! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  48. I love that hole punch tool and the idea of the leather journal. I’m illustrating a book that my nephew wrote a story for his children (a personal one not to be published) and I wanted to present him with it for Christmas. Thank you. This is a great idea.

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  49. Great projects Linsay. The punch tool would be great to have in the craft room. tfs!

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  50. I NEED this tool! I am making journals with inserts for Christmas and the punch would save so much time. Awesome

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  51. I absolutely love making my own sketch journals almost like you made. This would make my life soooo much easier.

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  52. I will use it on the cardboard buttons I like to make

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  53. Love this tool and this project! Would use this to make the journals and possibly holes for in cute pet collars!

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  54. I would love to win this!! It would mean a lot to me. It be an awesome pick me up! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  55. We’received having a BABY!!!!! A journal for the new mom would be so cool! Thanks for all of your great videos (and yes, I’m in the great
    💖US of A.💖

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  56. I would love to use this as a daily journal.Theyre so pretty! I’m from California 🙂

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  57. What a great tool to have! I want to make some mini photo memory albums and brag books for my mom and mother in law. Just small enough that they can carry them around in their purse and change out the photos over time. Your tutorial makes it look easy enough for me to do. I’m going to try it with an old leather coat I purchased at the thrift store.

    I have a question / request… I heard somewhere that you can use Crayola Dry Erase crayons like watercolors. Is this true and can you do a demo on it? Thanks for your consideration.

    Love your videos! I have learned so much from you. Look forward to watching your next video!

    Michelle Scherrer

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  58. Love that punch tool! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  59. I love to make books out of paper that I use most for drawing and painting. Sometimes you just want a book a size that is not available at stores…..then just make your own. That’s what I’m going to do.

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  60. I would make a 1960’s style leather headband! Groovy!!!

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  61. I have a stack of leather scraps that would be wonderful little books using that punch! Love your videos, thanks for making them! I’m from the western Washington.:)

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  62. I’ve just started making journals so this would be a great tool to make that process easier! My daughter and friend love journals which is one of the main things I would use it for.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  63. That’s the perfect Christmas gift for a friend of mine! Thanks so much for this tutorial. I know that as a vegetarian you aren’t into animal by-products but this was a great up cycle and sure beats just sending it to the landfill. Thanks for the chance at an awesome punch which would def. make this project easier. You can bet I’ll be looking through all my scraps for things to make these journals. THANKS!!

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  64. I’m in the USA and I would make books like yu made in the video. I would like to make a My favorite memories from Grandma and Grandpa to give to all the grandkids.

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  65. I am working on an art journal right now…. would use it to punch holes in the cover. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win one of these great punches

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  66. Lindsay, You got me hooked on making journals awhile back and I struggle with making the holes. The Pro Hole Punch would help a great deal as I make most of my gifts. With eight grand kids, this sure would make life easier. I just love checking my e-mail to see what you will be sharing with us each day. Rock on sista! ,

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  67. That punch definitely looks heavy duty!!! If I had one, I’d use it just like you did, for journals. I also make jewelry and it would be fun to create pieces out of leather. Hmmmm, I wonder if it would punch a hole in metals??? Gee, if I win one I’ll let you know!

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  68. I would use this tool first to make a drawing journal for my niece to have with her at the treatment center they took her to today. She likes to draw and it will help her not miss home so much if she has a drawing book from her “Auntie Pasta”! She’s called me that since she learned to talk!

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  69. Forgot to tell you that I’m in the North Georgia mountains USA!

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  70. The first thing I would make with this tool is a journal like you taught here using an old purple faux leather coat! Then I would use it to punch the holes for straps in duct tape purses I am making my nieces for Christmas! Thank you Lindsay! This tut is awesome!

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  71. I would make a photo album for my new twin grand daughters they will be here around Thanksgiving

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  72. I would use my old leather coat from the 90’s and make the leather journal. The 23 is my Mom’s birthday so I know you are going to pick me. Just kidding. Love all you do and am happy to see that your consistent effort is paying of with success. You brighten my day! Thanks for the chance.

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  73. I’d make a journal cover. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

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  74. If I were to win this hole punch,I would definitely use it to make journals and books for myself, as gifts, and to sell!

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  75. What an awesome heavy duty punch! I’d love to win one. I teach classes like you do and can think of about a million uses. It seems like something always needs a hole! LOL The crop-a-dile works great on light weight items – but I love the idea of going through thicker materials. (without stealing the icepick from the kitchen!) The first thing I’d make? I’d have to agree with everyone…. I want one of those cute journals!

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  76. I’d try to make one of those cute “faux-dori” journals! I’m in Nebraska!

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  77. I’d make books to showcase my children’s funny and sweet quotes I’ve compiled since they were small!

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  78. Hi, Lindsay! I would love to win one of those awesome Skilled Crafter Pro Hole Punches because I have lots of leather samples I bought at a yard sale. I want to die cut the leather and hole punch it so I can add it to my cards and tags! I live in Ohio, USA!

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  79. I live in the US and I would love to use this tool to make punches in my handcrafted Christmas cards using different weighted fabrics!

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  80. I think I’d like to make a Homemade Art Journal for my Grandaughter. She Loves handmade things and she is Nuts about ART ! I live in Illinois…Home of the Chicago CUBS !!!!!

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  81. First I must say your journals/books are just beautiful and inspiring. I just want to get started! I would use this tool to punch holes in my belts so my jeans would quit falling off me LOL. Next I would get down to business using my leather scraps to create some books. I book bind but it has been awhile since I did any leather covers. I would like to make one with all of my Gelli plate designs something I just learned with my stamp group. I live in Portland, OR

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  82. Yay, Lindsay! Another fabulous project! I would definitely make a journal with that tool. I have so many already but making them myself is something I would really like to do. Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  83. I would love to make a journal with this punch. I’ve been collecting scraps of heavy cloth & vinyl for a while so this is a perfect way to use them! Thanks for the idea!

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  84. The first thing I would try making is journals that are bounded. I have wanted to try bookbinding but never had the time and this tool would save lots of time. The old asian style bookbinding would be cool to try as well and they make great gifts.

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  85. Great info. I’d love to make a similar joirnal. We are about to go on a once in the lifetime trip to Asia and it would be so awesome to create a very special journal about the trip

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  86. I would make journals for my grands in Louisiana.

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  87. I would love to make some journals–thanks for a chance to win!

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  88. I’d love to make some journals out of my favorite drawing and watercolor papers. And the fact that it punches through such heavy chipboard makes me think there’s a world of other crafting possibilities. Aside from cardboard packaging, I also recycle large drink cans by cutting them into flat sheets for crafting. Hoping this will punch through this relatively soft aluminum without damaging the punch.

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  89. I would love to make a TARDIS blue journal (for all my adventures across time and space!). I think your leather journal tutorial is perfect for helping me with that; I just have to find the perfect blue leather or other suitable cover material. I am in VA, USA now although, I am always and forever a Jersey Girl!

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  90. I would make a midori travelers notebook. I have been wanting to use an old leather jacket I got at Goodwill for this project but have yet to start it. This punch would give me the inspiration, I need !!! Thank you, love your vids. You are so talented

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  91. I would repair old handmade leather bracelets I have had for years… they are falling apart and I need to save them.

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  92. I’ve been wanting to make a watercolor journal/sketchbook with removeable signatures so that I can use my favorite watercolor paper in it. Then if a painting turns out to be successful enough that I could frame or give as a gift, no problem! Good professional grade watercolor paper would require a heavy duty punch like this one.
    Thank you for all the creative ways you inspire us! 😊

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  93. I think I’d make a cool famy album.

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  94. Fun, fun, fun! I’d make a journal first, with that tool. Thanks for hosting another fantastic giveaway!

    P.S. I’m from Oklahoma City, USA. 🙂

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  95. Love these books! I will be making them for stocking stuffers! And that tool sure would come in handy!!! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  96. I just love your tutorials! So easy to understand. I make journals and would really use the hole punch.

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  97. I have a few books waiting to get bound this would help greatly. I usually use a needle or nail to punch the holes.

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  98. Wow! What a fabulous tool! I would make a cascading wall hanging with thick chipboard (indoor) or painted dollar store aluminum pans (outdoor). Great journal tutorial too 🙂 Kansas, USA

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  99. I would love to make my girls a couple journals. They would love them. Thanks for all your tutorials. They really inspire me to think outside the box with my recycling.

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  100. This would make great Christmas gifts. Thanks a lot for the idea.

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  101. I would use it to add a whole to a belt, then I would start on crafting projects.

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  102. Awesome Tool! I think i would make the leather journal. I am in Texas

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  103. I would use it to make sewing guide holes in felt to help my younger kids learn/practice sewing stuffed animals. I would also make tons of journals! What fun! I’m in Minnesota USA.

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  104. Hi Lindsay, From N.C. here. I would make a watercolor journal first off. Love your leather booklet. Nice job!

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  105. i work at Eufaula area art studio and we teach 4 and 5th graders how to make their own paper, then stencil on it and put it in a binded book they make. we are using needles and cord to bind and it is very hard for them to do. I think this would be a great tool to help them use, and teach them another way to bind their books. I also do crafting for gifts and would like to use this to makeblank page little notebooks for gifts like sunday school and teachers. Great tool and very well video. explained it very well. thank you< God Bless.

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  106. I would love to win such a great punch. I love making handmade books and Use a drill usually. I too have saved several leather items- a gorgeous suede coat with a great patina and a Kate Spade Purse with beautiful trim that I would love to work with and this would be terrific. I live in good ol’ Michigan.

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  107. Hi I would make art journals. I’m an artist as well so this tool would be very useful. I would also make journals for Christmas presents. I live in the USA.

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  108. Would you believe I just found some scrap leather at a thrift shop and was thinking I need a hole punch to make some things with it. Thanks Lindsey
    for the tutorial, love them and sure would be nice to be one of the lucky winners.

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  109. I would love one of those hole punches! Actually, I was thinking of making a journal out of an old book cover and was wondering what I would punch the holes with! 🙂

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  110. What a great tool for so many projects! I would make Smash books for my granddaughter and mom so that they would be able to see and remember their times together! I can also see flip books at school for many of our students.

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  111. I’m from West Virginia. The first thing would be a 2016 journal and then a planner.

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  112. Love this video! That tool looks like it would make making books super easy. I would definitely try making a book or journal as a first project>

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  113. We have some packing material I want to recycle. It’s thin sturdy chipboard that was molded to fit the corners of a shipping box. My plan was to try several things, first would be “Cheap and Easy Bling” and a hole punch like the Pro Hole would make a nice clean hole. Without one I may have to resort to a drill. Next, I think that chip board might make nice sturdy covers for small book. I’m making faux capiz shells out of layers of waxpaper melted together. I had to cut the layers into circles first and layer them with thread between the sheet to connect the “shells”. If I have had a small hole sturdy punch I could melt the sheets together and punch the shells then punch small holes for stringing. It would be a major time saver since stacking sliding circles is a pain. 🙂 My list could go on there are so many times I’d wished I had a sturdy punch like the Pro Hole. My father had a leather punch similar to the Pro Hole and I’ve thought of it often, wishing I had one too.

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  114. This looks awesome! I would make a new journal and also punch existing journals to attach some journal charms.

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  115. That punch looks like it would be very helpful when making books because it makes nice clean holes to thread the binding in. Thanks for demonstrating it.

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  116. The tool in the giveaway would really help me make a supply journal. I want one book where I can put all my acrylic and watercolor paint swatches, inktense block and colored pencil swatches, impressions of my clear stamps and stencils, and important product information for easy reference. Winning would definitely give me a leg up.

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  117. I paint a lot of thin wood ornaments and would use the punch on them to make holes for a hanger,thanks for showing that it can go thru the wood. Love your ideas!

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  118. I would make a journal to decorate and record my thoughts.

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  119. Would love to win that punch. Looks like it can make light duty of thick materials. Thanks for posting such cool video ideas.

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  120. I would love to win your giveaway..the items are well made..too adorbs..thx for the opportunity to do so to win.

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  121. I have granddaughter and niece who love journals, it would be fun to try to make them each a journal

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  122. I would attempt to make a journal for my granddaughter. She is now starting to write stories and I would like her to have a keepsake to compare when she’s older. I’m in California.

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  123. This looks like such a heavy duty tool for leather and paper work. I love your project and would love to try to make some of these journals for gifts. I’m from Bay City, Michigan.

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  124. I want to make mini versions for my grand children just about any age could use it mine happen to be from 23 to 7 years old. Thank you I love your videos I watch u today on your live chat it was fun

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  125. I would make a HUGE sketchbook! I’m in Northern California!

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  126. Hi Lindsay, I live in Puerto Rico (US Territory). I enjoyed your tutorial and would love to make some journals for my sisters for Christmas. I think this tool would be very helpful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. I’m in the USA, Washington state. I’d love to make a set of memory ornaments for my little sister. Our dad just passed away in August this year and it hit her hard. I have many old photos (incl of our mom who passes in 2010) and want to convert them into ornaments with leather frames. We have a good will outlet I can hunt for used leather coats… Yaaaay thank you for the opportunity to win the punch.

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  128. Hi love the punch would love to win one I’m leaning to watercolor thur your videos thanks so much for doing them I would make a book for my watercolor paintings I have done Thanks to you ! Thanks again
    Tracy

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  129. That sounds like just the tool i need! I have been wanting to make a journal or books but never thought i could poke thru the heavy cardboard. Your idea of using recycled leather clothes…genius! Sue in CA

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  130. I think that is an amazing long lasting tool. I have I use a big nail to punch thru…I “Wood” love..lol. a hole punch

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  131. (try this again)…I think that is an amazing long lasting tool. I have a lot of pre-cut items I use a big nail to punch thru…I “Wood” love..lol. a hole punch

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  132. I would make an Art journal using this punch to bind pages. Love your videos. You have given me the courage to start sharing my art. Thank You!

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  133. I can think of lots of uses for the hole punch. I’d really like having the different sizes. First I’d work on some tags for Christmas. Then some journals for my granddaughters.
    I’m in San Antonio and the last time I checked Texas was still in the USA. Thanks for all of the wonderful info.

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  134. That punch is awesome and it makes the work of creating a journal so much easier! Thanks for the chance to win the punch. Send mine to me in Wisconsin. 🙂

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  135. Looks easy to use. I would punch holes in a leather wrap I’m making for around my journal thanks for sharing

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  136. I have an old wallpaper book that has some really thick samples in it. This punch would be perfect for making some of these into art journals!!!! Oh, choose meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..please!! 🙂
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    CAT LOVERS HOP coming October 26-29 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!!

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  137. Hi Lindsay I would make myself a bible journal. I am disabled and on low income. Up until 2 years ago I had never even seen a youtube video. I was looking cheap was to craft and came upon you! I was instant fan and binge watched as many posts as I could find. I was so excited. I watch everything you post. You have taught me so much. You are amazing. I wished you would host a tv show on crafts. I’m a huge fan of ask a crafter. So happy with the live one. Pick me. Pick me.

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  138. I would make an art journal ! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  139. I have been wanting to make some journals for gifts and of course for myself. I was excited to see you were offering a chance to win this wonderful tool and that you show how to make them. Thanks for your great videos. I am in Napa, California.

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  140. The very first (two) things I would make is a watercolor journal for my granddaughter and a sketchbook for my grandson. The journals you made are absolutely beautiful.

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  141. I would use it to finally finish my art journal from last year. I keep putting off assembly because I don’t want to mess up the covers I made. This punch would work great making good looking holes so I could stitch the thing together.

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  142. I love the looks of this tool as I like to make journals for my friends and family. This would be great to make some leather bound journals for Christmas presents.

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  143. I have some old scraps of suede, and I think I would try making some baby moccasins. I’m in Virginia, USA!

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  144. I’m in Virginia, by the way.

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  145. Loved watching the video. I would like to be able to make one of the journals and having the tool would make it so much easier. Thank you Lindsay for sharing.

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  146. I think I want to use it as my primary hole punch for all my Crafting needs but mostly tags, I love too make gift tags.

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  147. I think I’ll make a sketch book for my nephew as a gift.

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  148. I’d probably make a sketch book for my daughter who loves to draw. Georgia USA girl.

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  149. I enjoy your videos. I would use the punch to make videos but also with two teenage daughters in the house I can see them punching holes in belts and purses, etc….

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  150. I’m in my closet right now looking for something to cut up and make into an art journal cover. Hmm, no leather, but I do have a beautiful rust colored corduroy jacket with leather fringe that I’ve outgrown. LOL! It also has some cool buttons on it. Thanks for the inspiration and the joy that you send through your videos.

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  151. Oh! (jumping up and down) I really need this Skill craft pro hole puncher! I have one that my hubby got at a rummage sale about 30 yrs ago and the smallest hole maker thing is broke off!.

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  152. I’d love to make a faux-dori, like the ones I’ve seen on Pinterest. Love your blog and videos! I’m in WV- USA.

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  153. I would love to win one of these punches! Wow they make book binding so easy. I immediately thought about make no my daughters Girl Scouts each a little pocket field notebook for nature hikes. They could tape leaves or draw what they see. And it would make a great little poison plant guide or first aid guide and the girls could decorate the front covers or make them themselves. I like be the durability of the leather bound guide (goodwill here I come), I would put watercolor paper removable a signatures so I could start practicing again and replace them with new ones or even put different types of paper, watercolor, sketching, and note paper for each different signature. I’m so excited about the possibilities! Thank you and your sponsors for the generous giveaway!

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  154. Oh my that punch is awesome!! If I don’t win, where can i get one LOL!! Thank you for being such in inspiring creator!!

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  155. Small notebooks for younger grandkids and older great rand kids. Gift for Xmas with some fun stickers and colored pencils.

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  156. Love this video! For the contest, I would make a sketchbook with all my best sketches that I would want to reuse as bases for future drawings! I live in Alabama.

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  157. I would use the punch for making a leather purse😁 (To add snaps)… I am in the US🙋🏾

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  158. This is a great idea, in using up your scrap wastes. I wouldn’t mind getting one of these. Lindsay, I had tried to make one notepad booklet, but it came out all wrong and sadly, I threw it out. What a waste of both time and paper…

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  159. I would make a drawing journal for my daughter. I’m California

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  160. I want to make a table top Calendar for my Mom for Christmas…in book form…she’s having vision problems so a wall calendar might pose a problem. If I don’t win…I now have a great option for making my project…Thanks a bunch Lindsay!!

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  161. I would try it out on a fabric midori cover first. I live in North Dakota. 🙂

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  162. I would use the punch on some plastic flat tags/ornaments I made that Ive been trying to figure out how to punch a hole in and my previous attempts have failed. I am in the U.S.

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  163. I think I would try to make one of the journals you demonstrated. What a wonderful tool!

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  164. […] Source: Tool Giveaway & Awesome Journals YOU can Make with these books are a must have.Recycled Material… […]

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  165. Great tool! I will use it to make a traveler’s notebook. I already have a piece of leather to use.

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  166. Would love to win this. Want to make some journals for my 2 great-nieces, with fabric covers. Thanks for the chance.

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  167. Hello Sunshine!
    I would share this with my 10 year old daughter! I homeschool her and she is fascinated by all things that have to do with dinosaurs! History, geology, geography, biology, linguistics etc. oh my – the list goes on and on. She has decided to skip this Halloween I favor of movies with the parents at home with the house darkened 😉 Shi is working excitedly on her costume for next year. Yes, you guessed it.. A dinosaur with wings to boot. She has sketched tre costume out and today practiced face painting different looks… I have some pleather material I would contribute to her project to make the costume come alive! That beautiful tool would make joining parts of the costume a breeze!!!!

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  168. Out here in Silverton, Oregon, I would use it to make albums! Thanks, Colette Clarke

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  169. Hi Lindsay! I have a great piece of leather in my box of Doom! Just waiting for the perfect tool to punch holes in it. 🙂 I’d be binding a few books for sure!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  170. I forgot to say that I’m in the USA too–Washington state.
    You don’t need to post this one–I just couldn’t edit my first post.

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  171. Another great journal idea – love it!

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  172. USA, I’d use the PUNCH for putting new notches in my belts! Along with some other leather work.

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  173. USA, I’d use the PUNCH for putting smaller notches in my belts:) As well as other leather work.

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  174. I would definitely use up my leather scraps to make journals! Thanks for sharing. Love ya’ Patricia B

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  175. I would love to have a punch! I live in Georgia, and I’ve developed quite a collection of recycled leather that I’ve been looking for a way to turn it into something amazing.

    I think I would start with recreating the journal seen here. I think they’d make lovely gifts. Maybe even create 2016 planners?

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  176. Lindsay great product and thanks for the giveaway. I’d use the punch to punch holes for snaps in re-purposed leather.

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  177. I think the first thing I would make would be a log book for my kids for their FFA animal or a new cover for my art journal. I love the books you made! 😊

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  178. I use a Traveler’s Notebook so would love to make journals to fill it!

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  179. I really liked the books you made. If I win I’d like to attempt to make a small book. Thank you for the tutorial. Mable I’m in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

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  180. I’ve learned about art journaling from your YouTube videos recently and I’m inspired to try my hand with it. I’d love to make my own journal for it using the Pro Hole Punch! It would make a wonderful present for my husband too 🙂

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  181. First thing I’d make is some journals for Christmas gifting and maybe even some handmade recipe books of the family favorites

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  182. Hi Lindsay! Big fan!!! 🙂 I think I would make leather bracelets for my bridesmaids. I would use the puncher to punch holes in the leather strip. Then I would weave satin cord through the holes. I would most likely add glass beads in the woven pattern too for some extra flare. 😉 I would find a cute closer to finish the bracelet. I would also make a mini leather books for me and my fiance so we could write our vows in them for our wedding day.♡ I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin, USA.

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  183. Hi Lindsy I would love to win one of these punches! I would start off making some small journals for christmas gifts. This looks like it would be good for my hands that have a lot of arthritis to use easily.

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  184. I’d make my own journal, for writing, for art, thanks for sharing yourself and your talent with us each and every day 🙂

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  185. Love how good this punch looks. I don’t have a heavy duty punch and have numerous idea’s for how to use it. Do you think it would punch through soda cans? It would be great to make some ornaments from metal with it. Thanks for the video.

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  186. How geat this punch would be! I have osteoarthritis in my hands and it sure would make putting holes in the journals I make. I would try it out on signatures for these journals first. As always love your videos and the way you go through and show all of the steps. I live in the United States.

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  187. I have made a journal cover similar to this and just used a craft piercing tool to make the holes on the cover, not the cleanest look. But I have been dying to put together refillable journal with watercolor paper so I can have a travel watercolor journal! This tool would be perfect to have and make inserts with!
    Thanks for the giveaway & a huge thank you for all your watercolor tutorials! I think I have painted probably more than half of your watercolor tutorials, you make it so easy to follow along and have taught me so much. I look everyday to see if you posted a new painting tutorial! haha Just a huge thanks for helping me learn something I absolutely love doing.

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  188. Put additional holes in a belt, make the journal cover, possibilities are endless.

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  189. Wow, Lindsey! Very cool – I love the punch! I’ve made quite a few journals, but I’ve never seen one like yours here with the removable signatures – genius! Thank you for sharing..and I need to get busy and make more journals for the holidays…would LOVE to win one of your giveaways! Yes, I live in the USA – clear over on the other side, but it’s still USA, lol

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  190. Oh & I am from the states, Pennsylvania.

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  191. You are so sweet to offer this giveaway. There are so many things you could do with this but I know I would use it to help me make my first photo album for Christmas that I am giving to each member in my family and I have been trying to find a way to cover it were it will stay safe and I think faux leather would be perfect and I do not have a lot of tools to help me make and I am saving up now and going to go shopping for black Friday and hoping to find some amazing faux leather. I am taking group photos over the years of my family and going to put them all together and each person will get all the same photos. I have already started with the inside but now I know what to do for the cover. I love this video and I can’t wait to see what you have coming up b/c inspire me so much and help me when I stuck not being able to come up with craft ideas I just watch your videos.

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  192. I actually do leather work too, so I would love this tools! Thanks for so the journal.

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  193. I would definitely go a little crazy with the book making. Love the video, thanks!

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  194. Thank you for this giveaway. I would use this to make journals. My daughter will be making trail journals for the hikers who come through our town. We also make personal journals for everyone on our Christmas list. We really enjoy your videos.

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  195. Oh my definitely going to make sum, nooooo!!! loooooòts!!! lol

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  196. I recently been chatting with and old high school friend and she asked me if I had any pictures of us in high school. Well I did it just meant I had to go and look through one of the old shoe boxes I have my old pictures in. If I had that tool I would have no excuses not to finally get all those pictures in an album before I lose them all to Father Time. I graduated in 1962 so you can imagine the fate of my pictures.

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  197. Wow! What an awesome idea and great instructions. I think I can do this! I have some heavy vinyl upholstery material I have been dying to do something with, but didn’t know what. Now I do. I am a Navy kid currently in VA, but have lived in 5 other states. I would love to visit Maine some day, but haven’t gotten any closer than Cape Cod! (Oh, one more thing; I have odd feet sizes which requires straps to keep them on my feet, but most of the straps don’t have enough holes. This tool might help customize my shoes, Too!) Thanks for all the inspiration, as well as the occasional chance to try a new product! And thanks for answering my question yesterday! Now I know how to get a rubber stamp off the wood base!

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  198. I would make a sketch book for watercoloring. From Michigan

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  199. I live in the Grand Canyon state of AZ! Thanks so much for the chance to win!! =)
    Wow that looks like one boss of a multi use punch!
    With having fibromyalgia my hands get weak & small handles just don’t work so well with me.
    This one looks nice & big & easy to grasp.
    I would make journals & albms for Christmas gifts.

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  200. Hey Lindsay..awesome giveaway… The first thing I would make is several ‘ Doodle-A-Day’ books to give to friends and family. I made myself one last year and I’ve been wanting to make more.. I use two binder rings so flipping through is easy. When you don’t have much time or on the go this is so handy to have ..I believe everyone should art everyday even if it’s just a small doodle. I also want to make some journals like you made…they look so awesome and easy. Thanks for everything you do. Stay Creative ~ Pauline

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  201. Wonderful love it…. I want to get one to play around making some books …

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  202. I would make an awesome belt, some jewelry and a journal for each of my daughters. With Christmas around the corner I have a few ornament designs in mind as well 🙂 I love your videos and always look forward to new !!

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  203. This is an awesome video! I have a hole punch and it is horrible….I fight with it all the time. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to win this really nice one! I enjoy making journals and bookmakers. They are great for craft shows! Thanks again for the great tut! And the chance to win! From Pennsylvania!

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  204. I have so many projects in mind….belts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments… the list goes on and on 🙂 Thank you so much for your videos! I always look forward to each one you release 🙂

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  205. Oooooh the things I could do! The first thing, I think, would be journals with my 5th grade class. We could make mini art journals and then history journals for our live like a colonist unit. 😉 thanks for the chance to win.

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  206. I love this new tool. I am an avid journal maker and love this technique. Simple is better!!! Thank you for sharing all of your terrific ideas!

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  207. Oh, the Possibilities! This tool would help feed my addiction to all things paper, Huh; if I win, you could be considered my enabler:-)

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  208. I would love to make my own journals! This would make it easy to do. I love your tutorials, your teaching me to watercolor. Thanks!

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  209. I’m in the USA and would love to win one of these. My first use would be an art journal for sure! I love your videos regardless if I win or not!

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  210. I think I would follow your lead and make a journal. I bought an old leather jacket at goodwill for that purpose.

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  211. I love all of the videos about making journals or books. My mother in law gave me a leather purse she was going to throw away and I’ve been looking for something cool to make from it. The leather would be great for this project as well as the gorgeous purple lining that ripped in the purse. I’ve never had a larger hole punch tool so this would be fabulous to try and I would love a chance to win one. Thanks for the chance.

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  212. Hi Lindsey this is a cool tool thank you for posting it as a prize I would use it to make books for my family for Christmas and to make a grocery calendar for 2016 I think is a very useful tool for many purposes have a good day and wish me luck

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  213. First, I absolutely love all your super informative videos – I love watching you, listening to you, hearing about your family, and learning something new!!! I would love to win this punch and would start with a journal as a gift for one of my daughter’s-in-law and maybe make one for myself too! Thanks so much from Keene, NH.

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  214. Incredible tool, Lindsey. Great giveaway too. I’m in the USA and would like to try this tool out. Great video and love all your journals. TFS… Tereese S.

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  215. Love the leather one! A fellow student made me a journal from corrugated cardboard. She said she’d been making books for years. Thanks for sharing this how too.
    Hugs, Jess

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  216. I love this tool Lindsay!!! I envision making books as you did for gifts – trying different materials and “looks”. Awesome tool !!!!!!! xo patti 🙂

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  217. I love all the books/journals in the photo. I would like to make bound mini books of each trip that we have taken. I have an idea that that would be the perfect way to keep these memories for us to enjoy! I am in the USA and love your craft videos. Thnx for the opportunity to win that wonderful tool! I would put it to good use!

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  218. I would make my first self made art journal with this tool! I always struggle with making holes in anything. That would be over! I live in the Netherlands!

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  219. i live in Michigan. I have been a seamstress for 100 years (not really, just seems like it) and I have quite a bit of leather fabric in my stash. My mom passed away recently and I would love to make journals for my family with remembrances
    celebrating my mom’s life.

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  220. This is amazing!! I bought some beautiful pieces of remnant leather LAST YEAR with the intention of making journals and have not tried it yet. I am so afraid of ruining them trying to put holes into them with an awl or some other way. Soooo excited about this tool. My leather is quivering with excitement too and can’t wait to come out of the dusty bag and unite with some paper and ink!

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  221. Wow I would love that punch! Ouse an awl for little holes and a regular size multiple times for bigger holes (not very neat). I have a piece of venal. Love the leather one I try to journal using one of your awesome ideas once a week. You r inspiring and fun to watch!

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  222. I live in Ohio. I would first make the art journal. I’m just starting out doing some mixed media and this would be a good place to start. Thanks for sharing

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  223. I have a scrap of leather from an old couch- you gave me a great idea how to re-purpose it! Thanks

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  224. I love the idea of these journals with the removable signatures, Lindsay, meaning you can add more, or shift them around, if you want. Great idea!! i have made faux leather which is lovely for book covers, and it looks like the real thing. Lots of tuts online, or see my blog.

    Shoshi

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  225. I came across this tutorial this morning as I was finishing the list of DIYs for christmas gifts. Yes, I know I’m late getting started and that’s why I need all the help I can get! My nephew is a fellow artist at SCAD in Savannah and he is always burning through artist journals! I want to make him regular and pocket size journals with all my various paper scraps! Your punch tool will help me do this quickly!!! And it will let me use so many different cover materials, especially the leather men like! I’m so excited!

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  226. I’m hoping this is the answer to my prayers. I make hand embellished Christmas trees from paper mâché cones. I order the cones on line from Darice. They are made of compressed layers of paper mâché and are very stiff and durable. It’s almost impossible for me to punch holes in the paper mâché so that I can string lights from the inside of the cone through the holes. Now that I’m thinking about it, the punch wouldn’t reach to the top of the cone anyway, so, never mind my entry. BUT, this is still a GREAT punch – the best I’ve seen so far.

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  227. That’s a cool giveaway! We do some leather crafts now and then with Scouts, and I’ve tried making purses with old leather without much luck–never thought of making art journals, but what a great idea…

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  228. I would try my hand at an art journal. You made it look so easy, Lindsay! Thank you for the video. Pam in Michigan.

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  229. I just finished cleaning out my coat closet and decided to get rid of an old leather jacket. I would love to use it to create a journal. Thanks for the inspiration. You make it look so easy. I hope I win the punch.

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  230. Just subscribed to your blog, I hope, although on YouTube I was your 100118th subscriber! Love the leather bound journal. I would love to make one for my dad’s bird watching. I would also use it in my leather jewelry making. Love all your videos. You have taught me so much!

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  231. Thank you for doing this! I want to make a couple if journals for Christmas gifts!

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  232. I’ve been enjoying making journals from file folders and this would be so helpful!!!

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  233. Your videos are sooooo inspiring, they make me want to get out all my craft items and use them. Alas, not enough hours in the day….somehow though, you must have extra hours in your days….as you create so much. 🙂 Thank you for all the tips and techniques. Believe or not, the first thing I would do with that tool would be to fix my daughters belts. haha Then hopefully move onto crafting paper journals.

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  234. I have a nice piece of leather that has been sitting for ages. Now I know what I can use it for. Thanks

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    • The first thing I would make is a journal. I have been watching journal making online over and over, and it I time I got started!
      Faith in the Fingerlakes of NY (harris4435@gmail.com)

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  235. I would love to have this wonderful tool to make more art journals. I watched your videos on making journals and borrowed some of my husbands tools to make my first journals. Thanks Lindsay for all you do so well for all of us just learning our crafts. I look forward to your videos every day and can’t wait to try them out it’s the favorite part of my day. Happy crafting!

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  236. I would make a Book Bound Card Saver set with it. I have al the cardbord in the world I need. But it would save my crampy fibromyalgia fingers quite some pain if I didn’t have to pierce it by hand force so to speak. So I would love to try this one.

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  237. The first thing I would make is a journal. I have been watching journal making online over and over, and it I time I got started!
    Faith in the Fingerlakes of NY (harris4435@gmail.com)

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  238. I love those books and journals you make. I would love to win a hole puncher so I can make books for gifts and got myself!

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  239. These are gorgeous! i would make albums and journals for me and for my friends!

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  240. The first thing I would make is a journal from the brown packaging paper that comes when you order stuff

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  241. I have a couple of leather couch cushions I’ve been wanting to repurpose into leather purses. This tool would make it easy to add fringe to them! I’m in the USA!

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  242. Wow I have typed this now three times I hope it goes through this time.
    First of all this would be a neat birthday gift a day later. Hehe
    This is truly a work horse tool. Love all the different size wholes. I make a lots of card for people who are sick and have surgeries and use my punch to add ribbons or strings or just wholes to the cards. I also do art journaling and have used whole punch before to add character to a page. I have also thought about making my own journal but never have because I didn’t have the right tool and this would be awesome and get the job done.
    Thank you so much Lindsey you are so talented in everything you do. I have learned so much from you. I have a long way to go to paint as well as you though. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  243. Thank You for a great easy to follow video!
    I really want to try my hand at making journals.
    This tool really would make it easy!

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  244. I am just getting into scrapbooking and have watch numerous YouTube videos on making all different types of journals and this hole puncher would be a great asset. Still learning the different binding processes. Yes I am in the US and by the way I love your enthusiasm shown in your videos which always makes me smile Ms. Lindsey.

    Thank you! Hope I win.

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  245. I would love one of these punches to make sketch books for my sisters for Christmas!

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  246. I would punch wooden pieces to make aromatherapy jewelry!

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  247. I’d punch wooden pieces for aromatherapy jewelry.

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  248. Thank you Lindsay for sharing this tutorial. Too bad I cannot participate in the give-way!

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  249. This tool looks like it punches nice and clean. I think I will try and make a couple of journals for presents.

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  250. I would make a notebook to carry around in my hand bag. I don’t live in the USA but do have an address there, a friend who sends things on to me, so would love to win this hole puncher thingy 🙂

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  251. What a GREAT idea!! I just bought some leather samples from the thrift store and this would be a perfect way to make journal covers!

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  252. Love the journals, Lindsay! The smaller ones would make nice stocking stuffers. The first thing I would make with the hole puncher is some embellishments out of some thin, hand planed wood I have. I think this punch would give me the clean, sharp looking holes I desire in the wood. I’m in the USA.

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  253. I lost my handmade Fauxdori planner awhile ago, and the first thing I would do, would be to make another one – what a great tool!

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  254. This bonding idea opens up a whole world of notebooks for me! I would make more books, get my friends started with Traveler’s notebooks!

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  255. You are always such an inspiration, I’ve made so many journals from watching your videos. With this handy-dandy tool I would branch out into some leather covers ( I’m also on a waiting list at a local leather furniture store, for their LARGE leather sample rings)
    I’m in CA, USA

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  256. I think a frugal crafter inspired DIY planner would be my first project with this fancy tool!

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  257. I would make a really nice drawing book for my daughter.

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  258. If I had this punch, I would make all my friends a journal for Christmas. Then, I would make myself a mini sketch book to put in my purse. I live in the USA, not far from Graceland in TN!

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  259. Love your teaching ideas! Recently, I have gotten excited about Bible art journaling. If winning this give away, I would use the punch to make leather and hard-bound Bible art journals. What fun, and this product would certainly be helpful!:)

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  260. What a great idea! I can see stacks and stacks of left over scrapbook paper vanishing and giving me more room for new scrapbook supplies. The books looks so easy to make and the idea of using an old leather coat really hit home. I have one that I’ve been hanging onto for 30 years because of sentimental reasons. I could use it and have something beautiful to display on my desk instead of having that leather coat stuck in a dark closet. Oh, yes, I live in the USA.

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  261. I forgot to tell you i am in the U.S. …..Texas to be exact…lol…and yep i would make a drawing book for my daughter,

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  262. I love it!!! I want to make travel journals for Christmas for all of my friends for their 2016 vacations!!!

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  263. Beautiful books, Lindsay. I love that you save the leather from an old coat. Thanks for sharing your skills so generously and cheerfully.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  264. I would also like this punch to make journals. I do volunteer work at
    the Senior Center and journal making and ornaments would make a wonderful projects.

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  265. There are several projects that the pro hole punch, the first would be to use suede/leather piece to create an on-the-go journal. Other projects include making a custom sized peerless water color holder so none of the peerless is cut, and finally, it would be awesome to cut tag holes at more than one at a time. Thank you for the give away. Love you and your tutorials. ~M~

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  266. I would like to make some journals too. Really like this tool. Especially because it seems easy to use. Thank you.

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  267. I’d make a watercolor sketchbook/journal. And I live in Georgia, USA!

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  268. If I were to win I would create a journal for our daughter to record her thoughts, feelings and plans during her current and unexpected pregnancy. Due to health reasons we were told she should not conceive. Instead of having 12″ of her intestines removed this month we learned she is pregnant. We are all thrilled and cautiously optomistic. I have been searching for a journal or a way to make one for her. Winning this would indeed be a blessing. Either way I now know of an affordable yet sturdy product that will enable me to tackle the project. Thank you for all your informative tutorials.

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  269. I live in the USA. I would make journals for Christmas gifts.

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  270. I love the idea of making my own journals, as you make them look so easy! Thank you so much for the giveaway! (I live in CA)

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  271. From Washington State…..First, I think I’d hit the thrift stores and try to find an old leather coat to recycle. Great idea, by the way! It would be nice to make journals for Xmas gifts. Thanks for the give away!

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  272. I need a belt so I’d try my hand at that. Hope I win!

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  273. My girls and I are really into journal anything right now and we would have a blast coming up with journals for Christmas! Looks so fun!

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  274. Over the last week I’ve been watching various tutorials on journal making in hopes of finding a simple but usable design. I’m planning on making some of the smaller paper journals and adding them to my craft fair table. I have a jar of Faber-Castell texture paste that is dying to go on the cover of those cardboard journals with some swooshes!!

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  275. Your books came out awesome:)

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  276. Hooray! I’ve wanted a punch like this! I am excited to do book binding as you showed in the video! I want to make journals and add beading to them as well!! Thanks for the opportunity Lindsay!! 🙂

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  277. Lindsay! I already commented, but I’m in the US! Ohio! 🙂

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  278. Lindsay…I’m not sure my comments are showing up? Yikes! I am in Ohio…and I would use this punch for book binding!!! Great to get through old hard back books I redo! Thank you!!

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  279. Art journals of course! At least first and foremost. I love making handmade art journals. This tool would have made it so much easier to make the ones I did for a round robin journal I’m doing this year. In Mississippi, USA!

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  280. I have quite a few links saved to projects for mobiles that are made from items that would require a heavy duty hole punch, this would do the trick! Thanks for the chance to win! I am located in Arizona, USA

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  281. Love the punch! I would make journals as Christmas presents. Keep the videos coming. 😉

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  282. This looks like an AWESOME tool!! Can’t wait to make travel journals for myself and to make journals for my 12 year old granddaughter who has just fallen in love with journaling. Nana’s workshop is going to be busy!

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  283. Great Idea for all those scraps!

    The hole punching tool would be great for all sorts of projects but I’d probably use it first to make gateway journals. Can imagine having a corset like closure and this would make punching the holes in heavy chipboard a breeze!

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  284. I would definitely make a journal! And I would make some for Christmas gifts too!

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  285. I will definitely use this cool tool for card making and I want to start making these wonderful journals soon. I think I am not very good with drawing, painting etc. but your tutorials helps me a lot…! Thank you for this awesome giveaway. I’m in Ohio

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  286. BTW do you have a tutorial about zentangle?

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  287. I love all the books you’ve shown us how to make lately. But this last is my favorite. I would use the tool to make one or more with old leather purses. But since it can punch chipboard, that means it can punch through balsa or even thicker vinyl. That is a treasure for making boxes, baskets, or books! I’m in Virginia.

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  288. This punch is so cool. Where can I purchase one. I love making small journals/mixed media books for friends and this tool would be great to do that.

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  289. Great video! I love books to make and this one looks fast. Thanks for the demo on the tool!

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  290. I have some vintage belt buckles. I would make a belt out of fabric scraps, and use this for the belt holes. TFS! Nashville, TN

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  291. Great tutorial! Lots of tips – for some reason never thought to salvage leather from tossed old jackets, etc. And as another commented posted on YT, I’m going to harvest more leather from stuff I find at our local thrift shop. I plan to make the leather covered journal. It’s flexibility makes it very useful.

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  292. I would make a leather journal for my pregnant niece . She is a bibliophile . I can not think of anything more meaningful for her other than the baby blanket from my mother’s store of patterns that she always made for pregnant relatives and friends . It would be great to start another tradition.

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  293. I would like to make a leather journal with removable inserts like you have shown in the video. They are so popular now.

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  294. I love these notebooks especially the leather bound one

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  295. Hello, i would make leather moccasins. i like your journals and vids. regards.

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  296. Lindsey, you have been such an inspiration to me. I have been following you for a year now and I have to say I have really learned a lot. My daughters and I have set up a craft room in our house, not nearly as large as your basement appears to be, but we are happy with it. Trying to collect all the supplies you need to do all your awesome tutorials is daunting. I think the first thing Imy duaghter would use the hole punch tool for would be to make junk journals that say together. I would love to use it for the holes on tags for reference info and to others decorated for gifts. Keep all your great tips coming!!

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  297. Dear Lindsay, I just wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work! I wish I could do youtube vids? I’m lucky I don’t fry my computer just turning it on! LOL! As for the give away I would love to win one of the punches! I’ve been making stuff out of used leather and vynil for a long time boy would this make it super easy! Have a great weekend , Teresa Carmine ~ ~ ~

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  298. Oh, I’m from the good ole USA! Forgot to include that:)

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  299. I am gathering pictures for a first baby with a leather cover so that it can handle lots of being looked at! Thank you for the chance to win one!!

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  300. This tool looks amazing! If I won, I would definitely use it for the Midori style travelers notebooks I make with fabric! Your journals look beautiful.

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  301. I have an old leather coat from the 1970s. Journals and gift tags would be fun to make for the holidays.

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  302. You could also do your straps on you hand bags that are not the correct size for your comfort too.

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  303. I would make a couple fauxdori notebooks. Live in US

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  304. I have always had a weakness for handmade diaries and journals. Lately i started a hobby of making handmade paper, experimenting with various colors and textures and your video inspired me to make a journal with them. This tool would make things alot easy for sure. Thankyou for sharing this tool. And i loved your technique of wrapping the cord making 3 straps.
    I stay in Massachusetts.

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  305. what would I do with this punch? Definitely have to try making a journal like you did here! It looked very easy!

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  306. Love journal with pics an design what mood I’m in… Love watching your vedios to Awesome thought to designs !!!!

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  307. I would like to make a couple of journals. I live in the US

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  308. I would be able to mack a leather bracelets if i had that hole puncher.live in the us

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  309. I would make a Midori Travelers Notebook. I live in Maryland

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  310. I would like to make school projects out of recycled materials.

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  311. I’d love to make one of those leather journals with some of the old leather my husband has saved. I’m in Florida.

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  312. I would be doing an art journal, for sure, something I could carry with me!!

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  313. I would make so many journals!

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  314. I’m taking a watercolor class, and I want to bind all my exercises into a journal with notes afterward, so that would be the first thing I’d be making!

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  315. Hi Lindsay. I love those journals! I know my girls will definitely want some. They will especially love the removable signature one, because then they wont be afraid to fill up their journal.

    I would really love to win one of those punches. I have been wanting one for a while now, but haven’t been able to afford it. I would definitely make some of those leather journals for myself and my girls. And it would also come in really handy for adding extra holes to my youngest daughters belts. She is really thin, and always has to wear a belt to keep her pants from falling off, but I always have to add holes to her belts to make them go tighter on her since she’s so slim.

    Thank you for this tutorial, and thank you so much for doing this giveaway for us. I really appreciate all you do for all of us. Hope you have a great day!

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  316. Oh WOW, Lindsay, that punch is one awesome, heavy-duty tool that all crafters need!

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  317. My first projects would be a journal and small album. My twin sister just celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary and I would love to make her an album. .That punch is awesome and gives you the opportunity to punch more pages than others. Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win one of the punches. I check you blog daily and love to watch your videos. I do live in the US. You are great.

    Linda D.

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  318. yep id make a leather journal and planner. leather just seems fancy 🙂

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  319. The first project I would make would be new collars for my dogs. I love making them cute and functional accessories…

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  320. Hi Lindsay, I would love to try this hole punch. I’ve started making leather journals in the past year and gathering supplies and tools, but have not found a good hole punch, waisting money..blah!! Thanks for doing the givaway and the opportunity to try a good holepunch!! I’m in the US..Dione

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  321. I would make a journal. I’ve got some purple vinyl that would be just perfect!

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  322. I don’t know that I would actually make anything to start with, I would probably just start punching holes in different things for fun and hope nobody is watching. What a great giveaway! Great journal ideas. Thank you.

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  323. I would make some leather journals with my deer hides.

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  324. What a nifty little tool! I would love to try one out and make some of those books. Have a blessed day!

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  325. I would love to make a journal! I bought some leather remnants on sale and this would be perfect to use them on! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! WoW, I could make holes and just about anything!

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  326. I have a lot of scrap material that would be fun to use up. My stepdaughter is a teacher and she’s starting an Etsy shop for teacher gifts. I think with some dividers these could make cute appointment books or phone books as well as plain journals.

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  327. If I had that punch I could make holes so much more easily! I’d make many more journals!!!! Thanks for making awesome giveaways!!!

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  328. I loved this video! I would love to wind one of these and I would certainly make the leather journal. I have been saving an old coat to use also, lol!! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  329. What a great tool! I would make a couple of books similar to the ones you did in your tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous ideas Lindsay!

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  330. OMG….. I have been interested in making a leather jacket art journal, but wasn’t sure if I could do it. After watching your video I know I can make one too. Great job. Peach

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  331. I am Mississippi, US. I would use it to punch holes into my perler and melty bead creations.

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  332. I would like to enter the giveaway please! I also like making my own folders and put them on my binder. I also love making my own gift tags for the holidays. Love your ideas, it helps a lot when I have a crafters block.

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  333. Gift tags! They have been on my to do list for awhile. This tool would be great for that.

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  334. I think I’d like to lace a couple of mixed media canvases together to hang in my entrance way.

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  335. the punch looks fantastic and easy to use

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  336. Lindsay, I wish so much I’d been blessed with just a smidgen of your creativity! I
    don’t know how you come up with all of your ideas, but I’m glad!

    The answer to your question — I’d use the punch to TRY and make that awesome leather journal. Plus, I love to make paper flowers and this punch would be just perfect for punching the centers for brads and what not 🙂

    OH! Before I forget, I’m right here in the USA 🙂

    Thank you for the tutorial and especially for the chance to win what looks to be an awesome tool I could really use! If I win this punch I can only imagine what kinds of cool things they’d be great for.

    Wishing you an awesome weekend!

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  337. I would make several journals(steampunk)—just perfect for several family members/friends…including myself. I seem to remember using that type of tool some 50yrs ago in summer school working with leather. thanks for sharing your great ideas. gabriele

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  338. I could really use a new hole punch. I make leather bracelets for the ladies in my nursing home crafts group in Boston. We have made so many that my hole punch is ready to be retired.

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  339. I’ve never had a hole punch other than the kind you can buy at an office supply store. The first thing I would make is the leather journal! What great Christmas gifts they would make!

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  340. What an awesome idea!! If I had one of these punches I would use it to start making my own books. Its an idea I’ve had for a while but I don’t have the right tools…

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  341. I would make art journals for my daughters.

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  342. I’d love to use the punch to make a hanging system for my tools…punch a hole every few inches…I can have everything at arms reach! I’m in the USA.

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  343. I would “timeshare” this tool if I won it. I’ve gotten my daughter into crafting and she is drooling over this to make journals. Also, her new hubby (from Peru) is very crafty and so imaginative that he would have a ball with it. I think I would be able to use it with a variety of craft media. We live in Florida. Was in Maine for one day as part of a lengthy road trip this summer and went to Mardens on your recommendation!

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  344. A fauxdori’s just like yours, of course!

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  345. I have a leather coat I have been waiting to turn into a journal. Now I know what everyone is getting for Christmas, I love the idea of refilling the paper. I can use watercolor for my artist and nice writing paper for my writer niece. This is a great idea.

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  346. wow 353 Responses…Guess there are lots and lots of people who would like to use this punch!

    I made a leather one that was limited to the size of leather I got from my local craft store, I thought if I liked it enough I would make another one with better leather.

    So that is what I would make if I were to win this punch…the last one I made I used a pokey tool not sure what it is made for but it put a hole where I wanted it, I was just scared I would end up putting a hole in my hand also…

    I watch your youtube channel all the time you have great ideas…
    Thanks for sharing

    Kat

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  347. I love how the journals turned out…very nice! I would use the punch tool to make a hard cover travel water color journal!

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  348. Love this post. The first thing I would make if I won this fantastic prize is an art journal. I am from the U.S. as well. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  349. I am in the USA. I would start by using it to punch color swatches to index all my ink pads + markers!

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  350. I would love to make some art journals for my granddaughters with left-over leather from making chaps for my cowboy grandsons. This wonderful tool will make the chap making easier too. Hope to win!

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  351. Ii would make an art journal for all the great, inspiring quotes I find.

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  352. I think the firat thing I would do is put a new hole in my belt. (I recently lost a few pounds yea!) Then I would make my amazing artist daughter a new sketch book for christmas.

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  353. I would LOVE one of those punches to help with holes in my healing stone bags I make as well as some faux leather bags! Love the tutorial!

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  354. I would LOVE one of those punches to help with holes in my healing stone bags I make as well as some faux leather bags! Love the tutorial! I’m a Maine-ah!

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  355. Id love the chance to win this. I’ve seen these in the stores but until now never seen them work. Thank you for the chance to win

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  356. That’s a great tool! I would make so many notebooks for gifts (and for myself)

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  357. I would probably use this tool most on making journal covers for fauxdoris, but in all honesty, I would probably add a few holes in my sons belt, lol and Im your NH neighbor thats a native, Ayuh, lol

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  358. I would be making a journal for a very dear friend. It would be an awesome tool to have.

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  359. This is an awesome tool! I would also make books but would use it for some other things as well.

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  360. Wow! Look at all those responses! I would probably use this on leather book covers or I might try my luck at mat board. I have a ton of small pieces to use up. I’m in Kansas.

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  361. I wouldn’t mind having one. I make both journals and jewelry. I was just going to punch holes in an old book I gutted to create a notebook like the leather journal you made. I ordered elastic, but the satin cord is also a good idea. I also have a leather bracelet that needs to be made. I was supposed to give it to my nephew a year ago. *sigh* so many projects, so little time…

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  362. Lindsay, What a great giveaway! I make calendars as holiday gifts for my friends. I make envelopes on each page to hold momentous for the respective month. I think they would be really cute if I hole punch the envelope corners and use ribbon to close them up. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  363. This would be perfect for machine embroidery projects using vinyl. Especially the key fobs.

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  364. This is so cool. I recently got pieces of leather scraps and thought of also doing a journal or inspiration book and this would be great to help with that. I’m also gonna try and make a journal like yours so thanks for the inspiration and the how to as well. God bless 😉

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  365. I love this and would totally make a leather journal cover.. THANKS!

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  366. I’ve got a beautiful piece of purple leather that I’ve wanted to turn into a purse for forever.

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  367. I’m in love with bookbinding and DIY journals. I’d love to have this Pro Hole Punch to make journals as gifts. You never whose day you’ll brighten with a simple but thoughtful gift. I live in Arkansas, U.S.A.

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  368. That’s really great Lindsay. My first project would have to be a journal! I like using old hardback book covers and that punch would certainly make it easier.. Thanks for the giveaway

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  369. Awesome, Lindsay!

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  370. I would make journals! I bought a bag that looks and feels like leather and took it apart. I want to combine your gelli plate journal idea to cut up an old cardstock calendar, and your leather punch video to make a midori-style journal. Love your tutorials, Lindsey! And this would be nice for my birthday, which is the 22nd! The best gifts are the ones that inspire creativity!

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  371. My first project would either be an art journal or a memory book for my great nephew who is due at the end of November!

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  372. I would first try out your tutorial for the journal, then if I liked the results, I would make a coordinating set in different sizes to create a gift set.

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  373. I would make an art journal
    NC,USA

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  374. I’ve been getting back to making things again lately and I think I would use the punch for bookmaking (hmm, somehow that sounds like gambling) and putting holes in thick chipboard for making paper jewelry.

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  375. Whoops! I forgot to say I live in Oregon, USA.

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  376. Hi there! Love your videos, I watch them every night! I think I would use the hole punch to make some bunting and some art journals! Im in the USA and im crossing my fingers for this one. Thanks for all your videos!

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  377. Well I have been saving old jeans/khakis to do some sewing techniques on so I would probably do a craft with those with this – shame I didn’t have it when the DH was losing weight and kept needing his belt hole moved! KY, USA

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  378. Lindsay, how easy it was to make the leather journal!! that is the first thing I would make if I win that six hole punch! I have tons of scrapbook paper and I think I will make a few of the small journals to sell at the craft fair next week.. Thanks for the video and I do live in the USA, Texas, that is!!

    Hugs,
    Carmen L

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  379. I love in the USA. I would use this tool to create holes in a mock fabric shoe so my granddaughter could learn to tie her shoe. Also I could create some fun connect the dots & lacing things for her let along the wonderful things I could create for adults!

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  380. I’ve been wanting to make a journal like the leather one in your video. But first, I would love to use the hole punch first to see if I can use it for my hair flowers! I need a hole punch so I can add a clip. 🙂

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  381. I would love to make a journal, but first, I would use the hole punch for making my hair accessories. 🙂

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  382. If it can punch metal I would definitely start with making bottle cap charms. I’ve been saving them till I can get a tool to make holes in them.
    Washington State over here! Go Cougs and go hawks!

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  383. I have to start by saying me an my daughter who’s almost 9 love your Chanel. The first thing I’d make is a book similar to the 1st one becaus my little one love to write an color her own stories. She’s so talented an crafty. I believe this is the perfect way to create books ahead of time for her that way they can be stored saved or gifted away an will last. I love the Chanel. Thanks for taking time to teach us new cool tricks an tips. Always fun to watch!!!! Thanks again. Katie in Washington state!

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  384. That is a serious punch. I would make art journals for my boys and myself. Thanks for the great idea and for the chance to win.

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  385. I love the journals! but I would love to make Checkbook covers, with silver studs or turquoise embellishments I even have a couple Suede vests I can finish!!! Squeeeee!

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  386. I’m in the USA….I would make an art journal first. I love making my own, and I currently use a ruler and awl make my holes. This would make the process so much easier

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  387. In the USA, and I would love to use this to make journals for my daughter. She writes constantly, and this would let me make custom books to her specific likes. 🙂

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  388. I’m in GA, US!! I would definitely make a small art journal for my 20 year old son because he loves sketching and drawing and he could use it for his first duty station tour in Korea (he just got there 2 weeks ago today)!! I bet he would make beautiful sketches of all the new things, food and places he will be seeing during this year long stay and it’d be a great early Christmas gift to send him! Also I’ve been thinking about doing something in leather and this looks like a good tool to have for that too. Thanks for the chance!

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  389. Hi I’m from Connecticut. I would love to make some cute journals using this punch. It looks so easy.

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  390. Great giveaway, i just startd working with leather recently and I’d make bracelets/necklaces if I won one of these awesome tools!

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  391. Thank you so much for the chance. I would make the journals for sure but I would also use it in my scrapbooking to add thread and more.

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  392. These are lovely and my daughter has always loved journals but the biggest use will be for my husband who always needs extra holes on a belt or watch band! USA

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  393. Nice journal…thanks for sharing. I live in Wisconsin..USA…

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  394. Great journals. I’ve been papercrafting for 40 years – jack of all trades and master of nothing! I learn a lot from your sites. I’ve been looking for something that would be “my thing” – something lovely that is nice enough to give as a gift. I think the leather journal just might be the ticket! Thanks for all your teaching.

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  395. Beautiful journals. I am new to paper crafting and all your tutorials are amazing. I’ve been working on scrapbooks for my adult kids, my next project is a memory journal about my Mom who just passed away around Mother’s Day. I would use this punch to make my memory journal. I live in Oregon, USA. Thanks Lindsay what a great give away. Good luck all.

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  396. This tool would make it so easy to make scrapbook albums (my new obsession) since I don’t have a Cinch or Zutter to be able to bind them. I want to be able to be creative and not have to use the pre-made albums that only come in the 3 metal rings and love the look of the satin cording. I live in Oklahoma. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  397. Hi Lindsay, I love your videos!!! Your Journals are just fab. Thanks for sharing the how to’s. Such simple steps to achieve them. Looking Good!!!
    letha “darlene”

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  398. The first thing I would make is a photo album. I live in the Columbia, SC area which was recently devastated with floods. I have several friends that had photos that were damaged. So we are working to help restore those pictures. I would love to be able to put them in a custom album to give them back.

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  399. I would make a leather journal thanks

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  400. Neat punch. So many ways to use it.

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  401. My daughter is wild about leather journals so that is the first thing I would make. I am in the US. Thanks!

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  402. This tool looks amazing. Wish I had some leather and this tool, your books look great.

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  403. Hi Lindsay, I would like to make a keepsake binder of the beautiful cards my family has given me, and my ham radio QSL cards. I live in the USA. Thank you!

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  404. I reside in Minnesota.
    The first thing I’d make is a journal for my watercolor work which is currently sitting in a plastic bin!

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  405. These journals are awesome. I would love to have one in my stash because i usually purchase them. They would also make great holiday gifts or gifts for any special occasions. This tool is great for making journals, but i’m sure it could be used for other things as well.

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  406. i love the journal and it is a nice gift for anyone. Would love to win the giveaway! Would do lots of journals for Christmas. I a at Maryland. Love your live videos , really appreciate your time and knowledge and taking time to share them. Panda bear hugs and Blessings.
    Eli

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  407. I don’t own anything but the standard paper punch so this would be awesome. I would use it to make gifts for friends and I am always making journals so this would help.

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  408. I would love to win this tool but even if I don’t, I have read so many wonderful ideas that I could be making these journals for ever. I like to make an assortment of handmade gifts and this will definitely go into my “Need In A Hurry” gift box.

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  409. I would make little notebooks for my classmates (all 8 of them) for when we graduate as CNAs. USA

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  410. I’d made art journals for my older girl. She does a lot of manga drawing and copic coloring. It would be great to make a journal with copic coloring paper in it.

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  411. Love this journal tutorial. You do make it easy and great looking. Thanks so much for the give away too.

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  412. I’d make something holey with it… punch punch punch me want!

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  413. I color mandalas but don’t like to keep them in the coloring books they come in and would like to create journals for them–attaching one blank sheet to the back of each so it becomes a regular writing journal as well. Sandy Parker

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  414. I love the journals you made but then I enjoy watching all the crafts you work on.
    I am gathering things together to make an inspirational art journal. I can’t wait to get started.

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  415. Great tutorial! I’d love to try making a leather storage bag using the punch to make the threading holes. Also, a nice journal sketchbook.

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  416. I would make, oh goodness, so many thoughts coming! I’d make a journal for my daughter for Christmas first then!! What a wonderful, helpful tool. Thank you for the giveaway. I live in the USA!

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  417. Before I forget, I live in Oregon. I’d first make a journal for myself to document the projects I’d make for family/friends, with my nieces & nephews, and sketches and notes for ideas. My 4-year old nephew wants a wallet. Sounds like something we could work on together for him to give as a Christmas gift. I’ve broken lots of pokey tools/awls trying to save time by going through too many layers or materials that are too thick for their purpose. This looks like it would work for so many things that I have hoarded because I knew I’d use them someday….

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  418. Thank you for so many fun projects. I have followed along with most of your water coloring painting. I will try the journal with a piece of purple leather skirt from the 80’s, yikes! Please keep up the great videos, you are a JOY to watch! NY, USA

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  419. I have been wanting to try and make a leather journal , to use for art journaling. Thanks for sharing this tool with us. Yes, I am from the USA.

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  420. Thank you for sharing this tool! I’d definitely use it to help me make my journals/books. BTW, I watch your videos as soon as I can because I learn something new all the time. Thank you so much for sharing all your craftings and tips n tricks! I would like to ask you a question about watercolors. I recently purchased a travel kit by Sakura Koi, and have used it. My question is why does the paint kind of separate before it dries? Is it a poor quality or am i not using it correctly?

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  421. Very nice!!! love the journals you made.. would love to make one too.. thank you!!

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  422. I forgot…I live in Tx =-O

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  423. I am in the U.S. I would use the punch to make journals for my grandchildren for keepsakes from special events and to write down their thoughts and feelings as well.

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  424. I would make a fat, leather journal with watercolor paper 🙂

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  425. Hi, I’d love to make some leather journals too. It’s ironic because I have two coats I’ve been saving to recycle the leather as well. In addition, I would use it to punch additional holes in leather belts and shoe straps. I live in the USA.

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  426. I’d make a journal with mixed media paper in it, along with some vellum. Love you, girlfriend!

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  427. I have been making journals using an awl. The punch would be great for leather…..they would make great gifts for Christmas! Thanks for the change to win!

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  428. Whoa! That punch is fantastic. Love how it goes cleanly through all the layers. Also using leather from an old coat is a great idea. I don’t have an old leather coat but I think a trip to Goodwill might be in order!

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  429. USA here, in NY. My family was in the garment industry and had a similar tool. It was old and rusted but sure did the job. I used it often as a kid, making belts, a vest with a grommet lace-up and lots of doll clothes from scraps of leather. I was always amazed how well it worked! Your project sure brought back some memories and I wish I still had that puncher…

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  430. Hi Lindsay, I would love to make some travel journals with the Crafter hole punch. Love your videos!

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  431. What a great tool to make a “MorMor and Me” art journal with my granddaughter. Thanks for the great ideas you share.
    Susan (MorMor) and Phoebe Jane
    Labyrinth Hill, USA

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  432. Hey Lindsey – I love the video on making the different books. Since I am interested in making books for my grandchildren, I would love to use the super, heavy duty hole punch for helping me bind those books. I am also interested in making art journals so, once again, the Skilled Crafter Pro Hole Punch would work wonders in that area.

    I really enjoy your happy and very informative videos. Thanks a million for sharing all of your knowledge with your fellow crafters!

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  433. I am just experimenting with making my own journals. Then you get what you want which fits your needs. It is hard to find the right journal. Thanks for sharing and if I win I will post a pic of my first journal!

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  434. Hi Lindsey , It would be great to win one of the Skilled Crafter Pro Hole Punch I enjoyed your video and would like to try my hand making a journal Thanks Teresa

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  435. Wow what a great tool I would make a fauxbonichi first. TFS and 3 chances to win! Hugs Kristina

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  436. I will be hanging on to a few leather/pleather purses that I was going to toss, so that I can make a reusable journal using the Skilled Crafters Pro Hole Punch. I will also be using it to make some leather earrings from some scraps.

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  437. Hi Lindsey,
    Please enter me in the “PUNCH GIVEAWAY”.
    I like making mobiles and wall hangings. I think the punch would make nice finished holes in a variety of materials…… as well as holes in chipboard for tags.

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  438. That tool looks like it would be so useful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  439. I would be so excited to receive this tool! I would LOVE to make small scrapbooks! I volunteered to scrapbook all the family pictures, and want to make small scrapbooks for each family to give as Christmas gifts.

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  440. I’m in the USA. I would really love a tool like that, I would use that tool to make homemade journals and purses. I have some leather that I have never tossed waiting to create something with it. I really HOPE I win, “Thanks” for the opportunity.

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  441. I enjoy your recycling projects so much Lindsy! I have a few leather bags around that I am going to repurpose for this project. I would use this wonderful tool in making the journals! I am from Montana, USA!

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  442. Oh my! I’ve always wanted to make journals for gifts. This tool would make it so easy to to accomplish, especially with my arthritic hands! I love your tutorials Lindsey! I watch and look forward to them each and every day. I always learn something new! Thanks for all you do and all you share!

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  443. Unfortunately, I’m getting bad arthritis in both hands (and need joint replacement surgery in both thumbs!), so all the more manual ways of putting holes in things are getting hard for me! I’ve always wanted a tool like this ~ it looks ergonomic and easy to use. I have some old belts I’d like to turn into (adjustable!) wrist cuffs, and this punch looks perfect! It also looks like it’d make short work of the mat board covers I use for journal covers sometimes.

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  444. I am going to make a couple of these for holiday gifts; here in Florida the holidays are not all snow and fallen leaves so mine will be gelli prints

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  445. I would try my hand at leather bound books. I’ve done hand stitched books but haven’t tried leather due to the thickness.

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  446. Please enter me to win! I’m in the U.S. I would make art journals. You can NEVER have too many journals of any kind! I make them myself but I don’t have a handy punch, I use an awl and this would make it so much easier and fun!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  447. Wow, giveaways sure increase the comment volume here. I haven’t watched the video yet and that tool makes me drool. I’m thinking I should add it to my amazon wishlist.

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  448. This is cool!! I want to make a mini watercolor book for experimentation with colors, as I am new, and when it’s full I want to use the pages as backgrounds for drawings and such. This punch would make life easier!!

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  449. I would use the Pro Hole Punch to make keychain charms for Veterans. I would cut out of leather in the shape of a cross. I would stamp their Branch of service and the word “Vet.” I it would be a way to honor my fellow brother and sister Veterans.

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  450. I love your journals made with it. I know I’d be making some of those, but this would come in handy with my other Doll crafts as well. Best of luck to those who are lucky enough to win it.

    By the way, I finally found some Washi Tape over the weekend. Amazing stuff.

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  451. Man, I would so use that to make journals. It’s tough to pierce through stacks of paper with a needle–this would be rad to add several signatures at once. Sweet!

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  452. I would make homemade journals with my granddaughter, 9. We have done quite a few of your projects together and we love creating with each other and feeding off each other’s ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  453. Just found you on YouTube and your tutorials are great. The use of the tool instead of an all is outstanding. Wether or not I am a winner I will be making several books using your examples. Karen in Ohio

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  454. I would love the tool and would use it to add another hole in my dogs collar and my sons belt. Then it would be on to crafting a journal like yours. Thanks for the chance to win. I think that everything you do is inspiring.

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  455. Totally love this idea! Would like to create on the go books for my 3 year old as well as a scrapbook. Totally love this! 😉
    I’m located in Northern Ca 😉
    Thank u for sharing…

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  456. I would probably make a leather journal with a tool like this. My boys really like trying to make different things with leather. This would make it a lot easier for them. We are in the USA.

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  457. I would love the tool as I have a hard time punching holes with a regular punch since I have rheumatoid arthritis and my hands do not work too well.I would definitely make an art journal as I love to doodle when I am waiting around.

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  458. Where or where has my Lindsey gone, oh where, oh where can she be? I need my daily Lindsey fix!!! LOL – I hope you are well.

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  459. Such a great video as always, with this fancy tool I would do a mini photo album. I live in arkansas, USA

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  460. Lindsey you are really gifted. Your journals are very pretty and I just love the leather one. I have been a crafts person next year will make 30 years now. I have so many ideas but very little money to bring them to the world stage. I do live in the United States where anything is truly possible. Keep up the great work you are doing. Ms. Carrol.

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  461. I am wanting to make some art journals. Looks like this punch would make it easier and make nicer holes than an awl. I am proudly a citizen of the USA! Love your videos. Very informative and very frugal. Thanks for sharing

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  462. I would make succulent hanging planters (adding grommets) out of tin cans/ cut in half basketballs, (I can send you a pic of that!)

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  463. I found some scraps to make a journal after digging through many tubs of material. I had to make the holes with a hand punch , so the tool would be great to use. There will be many journals for gifts from this tutorial, thanks.

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  464. Hi, Lindsay. Cool tool! I would make journals to give as gifts to my yoga students.

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  465. Hi Lindsey, Your tutorial showed up with perfect timing. I know many folks from where I live in the Midwest do not like to think about Christmas until at least Advent, but I need to start planning early. I wanted to give a Traveler’s Notebook to my granddaughters but learned they were out of my budget. The first thing I would make would be a couple of journals. Your tutorial gave me an idea how to do it and where to get materials for the cover. I didn’t even think about upcycling a coat or even a handbag. I would use some graph paper I got from a thrift store last year as inserts. I think that would make a very nice gift from Grandma.

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  466. Lindsey! I am from the little old world of Vermont USA and absolutely adore making notebooks!!!! Having this tool in my workbox would make the process a lot easier!!! I will keep my fingers crossed and hope that my notebooks are easier to make this year! TFS!

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    • Forgot to add that this is such perfect timing because I just refound a box of leather and suede jackets that we will never wear again and they are being upcycled into Christmas presents this year!!! THANKS for your uncannily perfect timing yet again!!

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  467. Love this tool. Would definitely love to make one of the journals you showed. I have an old leather jacket waiting to be cut up. I am in the US…live in sunny Florida.

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  468. I am some what new to this type of crafting and all the new toys and ideas are overwhelming. But, I love what I see and want to try everything! I live in the greatest country in the world, USA!

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  469. I love to do crafts, especially diy. I would make a leather bound journal as my first project. I would then donate the journal to the cancer ward of my nearby hospital. People that are undergoing chemo and such dont have much to do but sit there. I want to be able to bring a smile to their face during their treatment.

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  470. I LOVE BOOKS! i have been wanting to make some books for a long time but have had trouble with the holes. This tool looks FABULOUS!. I hope i win one. I love your You tube channel and your blog. I am probably your biggest fan…:)

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  471. A gigantic (ok not gigantic) journal. Several journals. And send some to two besties.

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  472. The first thing I would make with this wonderful punch is a journal. I have been making my own journals for about 8 years but have never made a leather-bound one.

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  473. Too cool! My daughter would love it if I could make her little bound books like this! I’m pretty sure I can do something like it with my cropadile, but winning that tool would be even more awesome. Right up until my husband steals it for something. LOL

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  474. I love those journals! i think I am going to attempt those today! Also, I will be using the punch to make holes in my scrapbooks to attach some beads and ribbon to them.
    I live in Indiana 🙂

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  475. Would like to have one of these hole punches. The first thing I wold make would be a journal, maybe one with a leather cover. I am in the USA.

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  476. I’ve been wanting to make a leather bound journal for my daughter for Christmas and this would be perfect. Love the sample you made.

    I am in the US.

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  477. I would love one of these punches I make books like journals and I have to punch one page at a time but this heavy duty punch would make it easier to do one signature at a time, love your videos. I am in Clearwater Florida thanks

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  478. I love diy. I would make planner and journal for my projects! I am from New Jersey.

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  479. Over Thanksgiving, I’m taking a road trip with 5 nieces and nephews. I would like to make them each a journal book for them to document their trip and art. I think they will love it. I live in the USA.

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  480. Would love one of the hole punches…the hole punchers I have are not heavy duty enough to do some of the projects I get into…like making a sleeve for my husbands new hatchet he just got and does not have a sleeve for, if I could make a handmade one for him I know he would love it!

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  481. O my goodness Lindsey! I would love to win this and what i would do 1st is make something awesome for my mom…she is getting on in years and she loves her grand babies so much i think i would make it with a really durable outside cover and then make the pages exactly as u did and add some card stock on like every other page. That way she would have plenty of room for pictures but also be able to journal something about the pictures in large enough print for her to read without straining her eyes. I do live in the US and thank you so much for the chance at winning such an awesome prize.
    Hugs, Connie~

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  482. I’ve really wanted to try making a midori traveler style cover and this would be perfect!
    ohhh, would also be great for making Coptic bound books with thicker/harder covers that what my current awl can handle
    (I live in the US!)

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  483. I would make the cool halloween card she made for my 5 year olds class party for halloween , make one for each child in her kindergarten class . Thanks for posting 🙂

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  484. Would definitely be making some journals. They are great for gifts and I also have some leather I could use for the cover. Thanks for great idea and a chance to win!

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  485. I would definitely use a lot of “Hording items” in my craft space/closet…I would have my daughters friends over and have them create a journal for themselves. What a great tool!

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  486. I would make a mixed media journal and a matching journal just to write in and keep notes, I would also make my calendar for 2016 –

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  487. I would love to win the punch tool so I can use the mounds of designer paper for journals!

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  488. Love this. This is my first year doing book and book binding ,so this would be great for putting holes in card board boxes, or using on canvases, or even leather or swead. With my arthritis it would help me ALLOT. Thanks for the oppertunity to try and win a lively gift. I just found your blog , for the first time. I normally watch your videos on YouTube , 🙂 .

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  489. I would make some journals that I’ve been wanting to make for awhile. USA

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  490. Would make gelli paper journals with supplies ( paper, ephemera, glue stick, paint pe ms stac) for my friends who claim they cannot create!

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  491. love these journals would like to make mud cloth african print sketch books.also belts

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  492. I have so much excess paper and would love to make different sized journals for friends for Christmas this year!! Just love all your videos, you’re such an amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  493. I’m in the USA!!! Wow! That looks like a really great hole punch. I’ve been wanting to make up a lot of notebooks, so the first thing I’d use the punch for is that. Being able to easily punch through matboard and chipboard would also make so many more things possible. Fingers crossed!!! Such a wonderful tool!!!

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  494. The first thing I would make is a journal because I love the leather one you made in the video. I would probably make an art journal though.

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  495. Hi Lindsey from Il, USA, I am just getting started in watercolor painting. Been crafting for years. Everyone says keeping a journal for sketching and painting is a must. I looked at the ones in the stores and my immediate thought was how to put my stamp on it. What a great tutorial! I’ve been following you on YouTube and have learned a lot. This is one more thing I will try. First a watercolor journal, then, who knows! One question, is the punch easy for a person with arthritis? My hands aren’t what they used to be. Thank you!

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  496. I just watched your video this morning and loved your journal ideas! I’m an teacher/author and I always have my students hand make their own journals for their writing pieces. This punch would be a great tool to use in the classroom as I could think of many more uses for it! Thanks (from CT)!

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  497. I would make journals for mykids

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  498. Great project

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  499. I love those journals! I have always thought of making one, but never have. I have a bunch of denim that would make a great cover, especially for kids. Thanks for showing how to do it. I find it humorous that I live in Oregon on the left side of the map and you live on the right. There is a whole lot of real estate between us–lol!

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  500. This is really great. I desperately need a punch like this to finish a cross stitch needlework project. It is suppose to be a tag and needs a hole punched at the top but it is too thick for anything I have. Love the leather journal.

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  501. I’d also make a journal – like most others here. But my journal is for a friend and it’s a TEXTURE Journal, creating sets of pages of different kinds of textures, like using linen on one page with a pocket, using the textured paper/card from a coffee cup, using hessian (and there are different grades of coarseness in hessian that I can get), any other different materials, gessoed canvas (from my canvas roll) watercolour paper, card from packaging, string, things from the garden, stencils and texture paste, hot glue, anything I can find to make a different surface for her to experiment with. My only problem is how to bind it. Your video and a punch like this would solve that final hurdle.

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  502. I would love to make a leather journal. From Nebraska!

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  503. The punch looks amazing. I love your books you make it look so easy to make them and it sure beats store bought for a quick Xmas gift.

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  504. I love all your work you do. I’m going to make this. Thanks for showing your work.

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    • Hi Lindsay! K. Kay Byrnes here. I would use this tool for my Life Book 2017! I”m a first timer and you are teaching! it couldn’t get any better. I would also make journals for my daily journaling. I am in the us. I hope I win!

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  505. I totally want to make my own art journals!! I’m in the US and love making journals and sketchbooks!

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  506. I would make little hanging planters for my succulents out of aluminum..I am in the US and would love to win this thanks!

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  507. Your little books are so cute! I’ve been looking for an easier way to punch holes in my book board for coptic bindings but I’ve also wanted to try making Midori style books like what you’ve done. This also looks like it would work beautifully for a traditional cord bound book for punching the holes in the cover. This hole punch sounds like the perfect fit for what I’ve been looking for! (BTW, US resident. I’d love to have one of these punches!)

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  508. Oh my… I have a problem with arthritis so bad in my hands regular hole punches are almost impossible for me to use
    I would love to make a ring bound December Daily.
    Great giveaway. I am in the US.

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  509. I have arthritis in my hands. This punch would be awesome !
    I would like to make a ring bound December Daily.
    Great giveaway. I am from the US

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  510. I will make an art journal 😀

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  511. If love to use this tool to make books. I am in the USA. Thanks for your great ideas! I’ve been looking for a way to add signatures to reduce a book cover. I will definitely be trying this!

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  512. The first thing I would like make is an art journal! I am in the USA.

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  513. I love this punch! I found your video very informative and easy to follow. I can’t wait to try to make these journals myself. As a subscriber I enjoy your simple and straightforward Instructions. Thank you

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