5 Tools Every Crafter Needs!
And the affiliate links for them.
These are my favorite tools...I use them all nearly daily, and would buy them again in a second if they broke or got lost.
Do you have any or all of these?
First, Good crafting scissors:
I love these Softgrip scissors for big cuts
And these micro-tip scissors for delicate cuts
Second, a tape gun.
I love mine and use it for everything!
The tape is strong and acid free.
I get my tape refills from tapejungle.com
(not affiliate link...but because this is really the best value ever!)
I get 1/4" reverse wound 36 yard tape by the (144) case at $1.10 each
And yes, I have purchased 2 cases since 2004.
If you don't want to invest that much, get a pack of 12. It's still a phenomenal price for that much adhesive! I use it on scrapbooking and cards, paper projects and nearly every school project too!
Third, a Guillotine Paper Cutter
I have used every paper cutter known to man.
I have tried every paper cutting device and I keep coming back to this one.
I love the ease of cutting paper...plus, a name like guillotine?
Fourth, a great hobby knife
So many cuts require precision, this is my go-to.
and you'll want a cutting mat to protect your surface...I love this self-healing one.
a Hot Glue Gun...and the
glue sticks to go with them.
I love my Ad-tech full size high temperature glue gun.
If you are scared about glue guns, try a low temperature one first and see how you do.
I use low temp ones when working with children.
I love a full size gun, but mini's are great too.
And...I love how cute these Ad-tech guns are.
What do you think? Did I miss anything that you wouldn't be able to live without? Let me know in the comments!
And for the more advanced crafters
I absolutely love and recommend:
Silhouette Cameo with vinyl starter kit
Then it's just a matter of paper, embellishments, pom poms, googly eyes, buttons, frames, cardstock, foam board, wood, t-shirts, fabric, and everything that makes your heart flutter at the store!