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Old 04-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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I was all excited about getting the paper piercing pack essentials from the main catalogue. Is it just me or what. I am not really happy with the look. I have the paper piercing mat and the old paper piercing tool, but the holes do not show really well. Not like what I see on people's blogs that have shown this technique.

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I used to use a piercing tool with a piece of plastic needlepoint canvas. Then I got the SU mat and first set of templates. What I noticed is that the holes on the templates are quite small and you can't get the piercing tool in very far to make a good size hole. You have to punch the holes again without the template if you want them larger.
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I picked up a pokey thing from the $1 store. I can't remember what it was called and never knew what it was for but the tip looks like the head of a nail. Because the tip widens so much the template stops the tool giving me uniform holes. I like the look better than with the thin tools
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I picked up a pokey thing from the $1 store. I can't remember what it was called and never knew what it was for but the tip looks like the head of a nail. Because the tip widens so much the template stops the tool giving me uniform holes. I like the look better than with the thin tools

If sponging suits your project it also makes your piercing stand out a bit more.
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Thanks for the tips Jackie. I will have to look for something thicker than the paper piercer I have, I think. And the sponging is a good idea too.

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could it be an awl? They usually have a round knob on the end for a handle.
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The holes are smaller on the new piercing templates. I got the SU! Piercer and it works better since it goes through the template. HTH
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The holes are smaller on the new piercing templates. I got the SU! Piercer and it works better since it goes through the template. HTH
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Do you mean the new piercer is different than the old one?

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Yes it has a very comfortable grip on it.
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Yes it has a very comfortable grip on it.
Yes, I knew that, but it was the poking part, I was meaning, lol. Wondered if perhaps it poked in the template holes better?

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