I thought since we are near Christmas, I would give you my top 10 favorite scrapbooking tools that I can’t do without. I love these tools!
#10 – Xyron Machine: This is great for putting together tiny pieces. It’s great if you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine and make lots of layered paper pieces.
#9 – Envelope Punch Board: I just found this little gem about a month ago. I needed an odd sized envelope for a couple of cards I made. I didn’t want to buy 250 of one size, so a friend of mine let me use her Envelope Punch Board. Awesome! You can make practically any size envie you need! I had to buy one for myself.
#8 – Rangers Toxic (Tim Holtz) Scissors: These are definitely a must! I used them all the time. They cut through just about anything! You NEED these!
#7 – Fiskars 12 inch Rotary Trimmer: This baby cuts chipboard like butter! I love it! Not so good for cutting paper, but I work with chipboard a lot, so this is a must!
#6 – Spellbinders Tool ‘n One: This tool is wonderful! If you have a lot of intricate dies, then you definitely need this tool! It gets all the tiny little piece of paper out of the die so you are not trying to pick them out with a piercer and tweezers.
#5 – Crop a dile Big Bite: I find this very useful for making mini albums. It will punch holes in just about anything! Can’t do without it!
#4 – Scotch ATG Gun: Greatest adhesive gun ever! I just wish they made one for left-handers. The tape is on the left-hand side, so if you are holding it in your left hand, you have trouble seeing exactly where you are placing the adhesive. That’s my only gripe. Otherwise….I LOVE IT! If you scrapbook a lot, then this is a must-have!
#3 – Corner Rounder: Every scrapbooker needs this! I use it all the time. Perfect round corners! ‘Nough said…
#2 – Bone Folder: Very useful tool for making those perfect creases. This is another tool I use all the time. A must have!
#1 – Silhouette Cameo: I absolutely LOVE this machine! I don’t use my Cricut Expression much anymore. I can make just about anything with this machine! One of my favorite punches broke. I can scan it in to my computer, put it into the Silhouette software and cut that punch out any size I want! If you love working with your computer, then you will love the Silhouette. It’s a steep learning curve, but I’m having so much fun learning all about it! You just can’t be afraid to try things with it.
So there you have it! My top 10 favorite tools! I hope you enjoyed reading about them. Tell me what your favorites are. I would love to hear from you!
Submitted on 2014/12/30 at 8:59 am
I must admit that there are a few you’ve listed that I can’t live without either. I have #6 on my want list. After picking out a ton of snowflake pieces for Christmas cards, I NEED one.