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Old 08-30-2006, 06:41 AM   #1  
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I’m totally addicted to CTHM My Accents and been buying them up. I feel totally embarrassed asking this, but, how in the heck are these Concho’s used?

So far I was able to figure out that you push them through the cardstock, but what do you do with the prongs in the back?
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:12 AM   #2  
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I use a popsicle stick to bend them down.
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Ok I have to say I actually cringed in pain because until my mom made a suggestion about how to put them in I poked myself so many times and they are so sharp!

Here is how I was told to do it - place a mouse pad under the project, punch the concho through the cardstock, flip the project over, remove the mouse pad, then with the blunt end of your eyelet setter push the prongs over
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Thank you ladies… I will give them a try and I love the mouse pad idea
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I have som eof those darn things and I HATE them! They bend the CS when you poke them thru and then I could never get the prongs to lie flat. I must be concho-challenged!
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I use my bone folder to fold them down, it works really well
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I must be concho-challenged!
At least you know how to use them ~ LOL

What can be done from keeping the cardstock from bending?
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I don't know about the cardstock bending (and would love to have suggestions for that), but one thing that they told me at my lss is to slightly bend in the prongs before pushing it through the cardstock to help not notice the holes in the paper when you are done.
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I did it, I did it … I decided to give these Conchos a try… and it was really easy and my cardstock didn’t get bent!

I used the soft squishy mat from SU’s Mat Pack (same idea of Mouse Pad from Kate), laid my cardstock on that, then placed my Concho on the cardstock where I wanted it, I used a smaller hammer and gently pushed down the Concho into the cardstock, and then I used a bone folder to fold down the backside of the Concho. It worked awesome!

I thought I would share my experience!
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I use (wear) a metal thimble to push down the prongs on the back.
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Glad it worked for you--your card looks great!

Thanks for the thimble idea-- it will be handy to have in my workshop for other things I'm sure. More and more of my sewing room is leaking into my scrap room--maybe I should have DH knock out the wall between
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Here's a great tip I learned for preventing the cardstock from bending:
- Use a mousepad, and VERY lightly push the concho into the cs (Just enough to make marks with the prongs)
- Take the concho out, and use a paper piercer or needle to poke holes where the concho prongs were
- Push the concho in the holes and VOILA! No more bent cardstock!

Let me know if this makes sense!
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I just tried these for the first time a few weeks ago, the first one, just made me mad, bending and leaving marks on the cardstock. So the next one, I used the soft mat from tha SU mat pack and a small craft hammer, and just hammered it though the card stock, no extra bending or nothing, then I turned the paper around and removed the soft pad and hammered the back side flat. worked great, now I am not afraid of them any more


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Cute card!
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