One day, I was at a crop and discovered a lady using this tool...
It is the Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick. The lady was nice enough to let me play with it. I discovered that this tool is the bomb! You can pierce through paper, cardstock, grungeboard, and chipboard like butter! I immediately ran to the store and bought me one of these. It was the best investment I have ever made. So if you are tired of aching fingers from trying to punch holes in your paper for handstitching, try out this Retractable Craft Pick. You won't regret. Trust me.