Smash Book Kit hole punch

Today I would like to give a little instruction on using the Tim Holtz Idea-ology hole punch that I have included in my Smash Book Kits.  They are super handy for punching holes perfectly spaced to match the two ring binder that I use in my Smash Books.

binder punch

It has a little slide out bar so that you can line up your pages and punch them all in the right spot.  After cutting a 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inch page to fit the smash book, I center it inside the cover, next to the rings.  I mark those with a pencil and line up the marks with the hole punch.  Then I slide out the guide to line up with the bottom of the page.

BP2  BP1

Once I have done that, I don’t need to do it again, it will be the same for all of the pages, and I won’t have to mark where the holes need to go.  Just to make sure I keep track of the right place, I taped washi tape onto my guide.  Mine is set about 1 3/4 inches out.  That should be about the same for yours as well.


I often add in smaller pages, but that is no problem.  I simply center the page on the punch, and it works out just fine!

BP 5  BP6

Another thing I love about this little punch is that it has a little compartment to catch all the punches.  The lid peels off like a Tupperware lid so that you can dump all those little holes…or save them for another project!

BP7  BP 8

Don’t have a Smash Book Kit yet? Buy one here.

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  1. What’s funny is that that is a standard hole punch in the UK. We use two ring binders so have always had hole punched exactly like that one.

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