favorite products

Here is a list of my favorite paper crafting products. These are products that I use on a regular basis. Products that I love to use and am happy to recommend.
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INKS:

Favorite Black Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice Ink
I use this ink for all my black sentiments and it is perfect for using with Copic Markers.

From Simon Says Stamp store

From MFT Stamps store

Favorite dye-based inks: MFT Stamps
The dye-based inks from MFT Stamps are my hands-down favorite inks for everyday use. The coverage and color is fantastic. I stamp with these inks pretty much all the time. And when mixed with water on a craft mat, they turn into a perfect watercolor medium! These are my most-used colors, the ones I always grab for.

The natural one on the end is what I use for adding a distressed inked edge.


CARD STOCK:

Card stock for multipurpose use: MFT Stamps
The quality of MFT Stamps card stock is fantastic! And so are all the colors. Here are just a few, the colors that I use the most!




Card stock for Copic Markers: X-Press It
The finish of this paper is perfect for coloring with Copic Markers. The blendability of the paper makes coloring easy. It die cuts flawlessly also for those coordinating stamp and die sets.
From MFT Stamps store



Watercolor paper: Ranger
This is the paper I use for all watercolor projects, from actual watercolors, to watercolor created with dye-based inks.
From MFT Stamps store


ADHESIVES:

Adhesive Runners: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
There are several types of adhesive runners available from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; permanent strips, dots, repositionable, and vellum. The first three runners are refillable, meaning you can purchase the runner, and then refills only afterwards. I love that! Cheaper and less waste! And refilling is easy too! Drop it in and away you go!

Permanent strip adhesive (RED) is what I use all the time. My basic go-to adhesive.

E-Z Dots adhesive (BLUE) dispenses small dots of adhesive. I use this adhesive when I need to place it on a small or intricately die-cut image. The adhesive dots apply to the paper, but not anywhere else. And if by chance you do get a stray dot or two, they easily rub off with your finger.

Repositionable adhesive (GREEN) is great for when I am trying to arrange the design of a project, but am not ready to commit. Ha! But I also like it for holding my stencils in place while working with them. This adhesive is also small dots, making it easy to remove when you finish.




Vellum adhesive (PURPLE) holds vellum well, and while it is less visible, you will be able to see it. Try and place this strategically on your projects, to hide as much of the adhesive as possible.




Tape for 3D projects: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Crafty Power Tape is a fantastic adhesive for three dimensional projects like boxes and treat bags, or whenever you need extra sticking power. This is a large roll that will last a long time. I like that it has a backing to remove on the one side. It makes assembly of projects easier.



Tape for 3D Projects: Scor-Tape
Scor-Tape is another adhesive on a roll with backing. It holds 3D projects together splendidly!
From MFT Stamps store:





Foam Adhesive Squares: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
These squares come in small and large sizes. Black and white color.
Also the same material comes in a roll. I use them all.
From Simon Says Stamp store

Liquid Adhesive for Paper: Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
When I need a liquid adhesive for paper to paper, I like this one from Scotch. It dries quickly and does not warp your paper. But remember like I taught all my students, "dot, dot, not a lot!"


Liquid Adhesive for other mediums to paper: Aleene's Tacky Glue
I use this glue for felt, cork, fabrics, and other mediums not made from paper.



TOOLS:

Manual Die Cutting Machine
I recently switched to the Sizzix Big Shot and am very happy. It cuts smoothly and is a nice size sitting on my work table.

I did purchase the magnetic plate and am thrilled with that as well. The magnetic plate is a base plate that you use with the basic cutting plates. The magnetic part holds your dies in place while cutting. Which is helpful when you want a cut to be in a certain location.
From Scrapbook.com




Detail scissors: EK Sucess
These scissors are small scissors for detail cutting, like fussy cutting images from patterned paper. These are also coated so that adhesives will not stick to the surface.
From MFT Stamps store



Quik Pick Up Stick Tool: WRMK
This tool is sold by several companies, including Silhouette, but what I love about this tool is how easy it makes picking up small pieces. For example, small die cut pieces, sequins, letters, and whatever I cannot convince my fingers to pick up. The end of the tool is a tacky substance like squares used to hang posters on walls.
From MFT Stamps store


Paper piercer: WRMK
This ergonomically designed combination tool is very nice! One end is a brad setter (who has those anymore?! ha!) and the other end is a paper piercer. I use this tool to obviously pierce holes, but also to remove small pieces of paper from dies. It comes with a cap to cover the piercer.
From MFT Stamps store


Ruler: Ranger/Tim Holtz
This ruler is see through, making it perfect for paper crafters to use! One edge of the ruler has a metal piece to allow you to use it for cutting with a craft knife.
From Scrapbook.com




Hole punch: WRMK Crop-A-Dile
This hole piercer and eyelet setter is a valuable tool. It punches two different sized holes. And not only will it punch through paper, but also chipboard, cork, wood veneer, and even thin metal. One of my most handy tools!
From Scrapbook.com



Powder Tool: EK Success
This small tool is filled with baby powder. The smaller end has a brush tip. I use this tool for two things. First, for removing the tackiness from the back of stickers. Especially when I use foam squares with my stickers. (For a tutorial, click HERE.) The second is for removing static from paper before heat embossing.
From Scrapbook.com




From Simon Says Stamp

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