Monday, November 19, 2018

What Crafter's Want Gift List

How to shop for the crafter in your life, even if you are not familiar with their hobby.  Here, is my top 10 list of tools that I already own and use almost on a daily basis in my work as a professional crafter.  I use and love these tools, and I consider these must-haves in any serious crafter's toolkit

The following contains affiliate links that compensate me with a small commission, however, I personally do work with these products and highly recommend them. I purchased most of these products (6/10) with my own money.

Number #1 is a GLUE GUN!  My absolute favourite is the Adtech Glue Gun with Precision tip!  I love the precision and the fact that it can stand on its base. I also own a cordless model which I find invaluable in my studio.



#2.  White Gel Pens!!! We art journalers, mixed media artists, scrapbookers, card makers, etc.  love to use these and we never have enough!

#3. Tape Runner, or  Double Sided Adhesive!  The best way to add dry adhesive to your paper crafts, great for the batch making of scrapbook pages and more.

#4. Paper Trimmer.  An indispensable tool for the paper crafter. Every scrapbooker, card maker, and paper crafter seeks precise cutting, and a trimmer is an answer.

#5. A Heat tool for the card maker! Elevate the card maker and mixed media artists skills with this much-loved tool.

  • Gentle air flow keeps your powders in place
  • Quiet, ergonomic, quick and safe
  • Great for curing embossing powders, shrinking plastic and tubing, quick-drying inks, glues and paints and for all your craft heating needs


 #6. A Crop A Dile.  No, it doesn't bite!  LOL.  It's a tool that we use for more than crafts in our house as it makes holes in thick leather, chipboards, metals, and more.

  • INCREDIBLE REACH: What sets this tool apart from the rest is its six-inch reach, that allows you to easily extend to the center of a 12 x 12 page.
  • ALL-IN-ONE TOOL: Punches clean holes at 1/8 and 3/16 of an inch. Setting apparatus allows you to quickly lock an embellishment into place. Adjustable measuring guide helps get the perfect measurement every time. Rotating setting cube won’t have you fumbling around for loose pieces.


#7. Cricut Maker. It cuts and writes like a dream!

  • Cricut Maker gives you the freedom to make everything from paper crafts, iron on's, and vinyl decals to sewing projects, leather crafts, and balsa models.


#8. Bright Pad.

For the artist and crafter to enhance their drawing.


#9. Die Cutting Machine (manual).
  • Cuts and embosses a variety of materials including tissue paper, foils, acetate ribbon, and thin leather
  • Works with other leading embossing folders and cutting dies


#10. Colouring Pencils.  These are my favourite. The Faber Castell Polychromos Artist Quality.


Ok, just for some laughs....    NOT for the crafter but for the crafter's cat!  LOL.

                                                          Happy Holidays Everyone!

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