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.
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.
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!
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!
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