Hi friends! I have been waiting to share this project and giveaway with you all week.
I 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!
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!
I forgot to mention that I used a larger hole on the leather cover so I could feed the cord though multiple times.
Skilled Crafter Pro Hole Punch *Currently on sale for $22.99 on Amazon!
Leather or Vinyl
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)
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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