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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Basic Essential Tools For Scrapbooking

Since I am starting from the beginning on blogging I thought I would get to the beginning basics on what I think is the "Must have" Scrapbook essentials:

Necessary Scrap Tools
12 inch paper trimmer
Cutterbee Retractable Knife
A sharp scissors – like cutterbee
Colored cardstock -a good selection will have at least 4 sheets of each basic color. solid cardstock colors in shades you know you will use. Browns, blues, white, off white, black, and grass green.
• Patterned papers - I would buy patterned papers as you go and not stockpile as much. These become 'dated' quickly
black Zig Writer
white gel uniball pen
oval and circle template cutter
Adhesives-- photo squares. I do not recommend glue sticks (they dehydrate over time) or super wet liquid glues for photos. Liquids soak into backing paper and causes warping if you use too much. Tombo liquid glue is what I really recommend for paper piecing and tear bears.
Red Eye pen
Cricut machine
Scal software
Oval hand punch
Corner rounder punches small medium and large
• Decorative scissors-
deckle, scallop and pinking- everyone's favorite decorative scissors. The classics!
• Fibers if you like them. Start simple with one multi colored pack.
Big eyed needle for sewing fibers, poking holes, etc.
Glue dots are good for lumpy embellishments and fibers
• Makeup applicators or Q tips for chalks
• Gold, silver, white and black brads
Eyelets in primary colors
• Eyelet setter like crop-a-dile from we r memory keepers
• Embosser
• Glue Gun
• Sew mini by janome
• Cuttlebug
• Color wheel

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