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Monday, February 29, 2016

5 Tools Every Crafter Needs!

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.

And fifth,
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:

Scotch Laminator

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!

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