The Craft Items I Use All The Time

Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have lined up my favorite crafty tools for you. I am going to tell you about why I like them, how I use them and what makes them make me want to use them over and over.

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This is a video I haven’t done before but it was a request of my viewers so I have selected a bunch of tools that I use the most in my crafting and in the video I tell a bit about them and I share why I love to use them.

I am going to start with
the craft creasers I have two 
Tonic Studios Crafter’s Card Creaser ( CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) has the metal tip
and is a bit thinner and more light weight.
It has a cush grip like
a lot of the Tonic Studios tools and makes it comfortable to hold.

The white Tonic Studios – Precision Glide Folder – Card Creaser ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) is a bit heavier. With the pointed head
you can score and with the flat side
you can burnish.

I found myself using the
precision glide more lately and I use it quite a lot 
as I cut my own cards to
size, but the card creaser
works perfect too and is a bit cheaper. 
If you don’t use a card
creaser a lot you will find the card creaser a perfect tool

Then my favorite
scissors they are the Tim Holtz scissors 
they all have the soft
flexible handle
so they are great for fussy
cutting like this cute little one 
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches ( SBC | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) as they are soft to hold. My favorite one is the
middle size Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors – 7 Inches ( SBC | CST | TNCUK | TNC )
This is the size I use
the most, 
I have to say I had to
get used to them
I have been a
hairdresser in a lifetime ago so scissors is a bit of a thing for me.

What’s very cool is that
one of the blades is serrated 
and that means it has
these let’s call them little teeth. That gives you a bit
of bite when you cut so the paper doesn’t slide away which is great when
fussy cutting what I like to do. The biggest one Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors – 9.5 Inch ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) is my hurry up
scissors. I cut bigger pieces with it and I have it next to my die
cut machine and the paper trimmer, so these are by far my
favorite scissors.

The two smallest versions of the Tim Holtz scissors are now also available in the left handed version
Tim Holtz – Left Handed Mini-Snips – 5 Inches ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) and the
Tim Holtz – Left Handed Titanium Snips – 7 Inches ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) so that is pretty cool for all left handed crafters out there

favorite crafty tools

Another toolset that I use a
lot are these 
Nuvo – Nylon Brushes ( SBC | CST | TNCUK | TNC )
they come in a set of 12
and they have the different sizes. T
here are 9 pointy
brushes that are great for colouring and the three flat
brushes to colour bigger surfaces, to do a
colour wash for instance.
All the brushes are great
for making splats 
so this is a great set
to have at hand if you like to watercolour with inks, make splats and such.

Next are the Nuvo – Media Spatulas ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) they come in a pack of two. They are like kitchen
spatulas but then small and they are super cute not important but definitely a plus:-) They are a great small
size so they fit in craft jars and they work great to
spread pastes and mousse. They are flexible and are
very comfortable to hold 
which is with almost all
Tonic Studios tools so this is another tool I can highly recommend.

Another topper is the Nuvo – Craft Spoon ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) with the round spoon on one side and a bit of a curved spoon on the other
side. It’s great
to pick up sequins and bigger pieces to add to shakers cards for instance. I use it a lot to pick up bits of embellishment mousse, as it’s recommended not to go with your
fingers into the jar. It also works great to add bits of glitter
or embossing powder on your projects for fun multi colour techniques to name one. Just another great addition to the tool

Another great tool is the Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Retractable Craft Pick ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) The pointy side is very long it’s longer
than the average craft pick I know which makes it real easy to work with. What I also like about it that it’s
so when it’s back inside it’s completely safe you can’t poke
yourself or someone else:-)
And if ever it falls to the floor it won’t end up
in your foot, which is also very nice.

I like to use it on dies to remove the
little leftover bits 
and also for lifting up pieces I added
embossing powder on, for that I use it all the time.  The tip is also easy to clean which is
another great thing about it 
and it’s easy to hold with the cush grip so
this is another versatile tool.

Here is another tool set I love the Tonic Studios – Crafter Embossing Tool Set ( SBC | CST | CST | TNCUK ) or the Floral Crafters Tool Set is for forming
and creating shapes in paper. I use it to shape flowers but I also use
it to hold things down when glue needs to dry for instance. It comes three ball tools with an embossing mat and a pair of tweezers
that you squeeze to open and when you let
go it holds pieces of paper by itself
The new version is blue which is my favorite
but the orange works fine too of course:-)

The Tim Holtz guillotine trimmers are twom more favorites of mine. The mini Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch Comfort Trimmer ( SBC | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) With the finger help the measurements that are on the platform with the inches and centimeters and the other way around at the bottom.
There is a little ridge on both sides to align the paper and it handles real easy, when you put it up it stays up so it doesn’t fall on your hands which is great. It has the soft grip on the handle and it works great for cut cardstock and to cut pieces to size. 
I have a video where I tell all about the
small and the big one 
Tim Holtz – 12.25 Inch Maxi Guillotine Trimmer( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) and I share some fun craft hacks with the trimmers.

If you haven’t seen the Tim Holtz Guillotine Trimmer Review + Craft Hacks video yet, make sure to check it out.

Another tool I love to use is the Nuvo – Surface Sweep Brush ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ). The surface sweep is a great tool to use
with glitters and embossing powders to clean your
surface. It’s also the perfect tool to work in your glitters on your cards so it stays in place. When you store the brush make sure to put
it back in the plastic that comes with the brush so the brush stays in shape and in good

Another great tool is the American Crafts – Vicki Boutin- Palette Knife – Silicon ( SBC ) It’s flexible and works really great if you
have bigger parts to fill on stencils with paste for instance. It’s great to hold and makes pastes real easy to spread. 
Here are two more tools I use a lot the spray misters. The Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Sprayer ( SBC | JGG | BLT ) when you squeeze it all the way you get a
mist of water and when you squeeze it halfway you get
drops. You can also lock it if you want to travel
with it or you can also empty it if you want to take
it on a trip, just a thought:-) 

The Nuvo – Light Mist – Spray Bottle ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) gives a really fine mist so there is a difference between the two. It comes in a
pack of two and 
when you squeeze it all the way you get
the fine mist and when squeezed halfway you get drops. You also have the lock option on this one. I really like the both and they are
both really good options.

Then I want to show the Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp Platform ( SBC | CST | TNCUK ) It comes with
two magnets and the magnets are really strong so slide
them over the platform base

don’t lift them as you can hurt yourself when you get in between them with your

The lid has a side for clear stamps and
for rubber stamps, 
the side for rubber stamps is for mounted stamps
that are thicker. You can easily take out the lid and
turn it so the side you can read that is the stamp
you can use.

I love using the platform for multiple stamping so going over a stamped image if needed to get a crisp image or a deeper colour. Also with the smaller stamps you can
use less pressure and get a perfect stamped image.

Another tool I like is the Ranger brayer
and what I like about it 
is that it’s flexible so it moves in the
holder making is touch the paper really well. You can put it aside while working on it’s
little feet
so it doesn’t touch the work surface. It rolls really easy it’s light and holds
well and it also comes in a bigger size. I only have the cutie little one:-)
Next is something else I am really excited about and it is the Tonic Studios – Craft Tacky Glue – ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) Though it’s really great it’s not the glue that is the best part, it’s the tip that makes this glue awesome. It’s firm you can’t bend it, it’s ready to use it has this really fine
opening for precision application. It also had a little tube inside the cap
were the tip fits right in and that keeps it open so if you clean it
after using it will be ready for the next time.
Because the tip is so small I
recommend putting it upside down 
as it will take longer for the glue
to travel to the tip when stored up straight. When you keep it upside down the glue
will be right at the tip and you can start right away. They come in two sizes 120 ml and 60 ml and I prefer the small one because it’s easier
to hold, but that’s just personal and other than that they are exactly the same.

The last things I want to share more
in the glue department 
the Tonic Studios Funky Stick 21g( CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ). I use it all the time to add the stamps to
the stamping platform to make sure they stay in place. It’s purple so it’s the weirdest colour, real funky but it dries clear. I found it’s better to add stamps as it
sticks really well
and it’s not slippery like the regular white glue
and it’s very affordable. It’s photo safe so that means acid free, I’ve only used it on my platform so far but
for that I really love it.
Then last but not least the Nuvo – Adhesive Tape Runner – Mini( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) this was in the craft kit so I got a
chance to try it and I love this mini one. I always struggle
with tape runners
but this one really glides smooth over
paper and 
it doesn’t any leave scratches. It gives you great controlled application so if you are in a hurry I can really
recommend this one.

I hope this post was helpful, thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!