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.
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.
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.
a lot of the Tonic Studios tools and makes it comfortable to hold.
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.
creaser a lot you will find the card creaser a perfect tool
scissors they are the Tim Holtz scissors they all have the soft
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 )
the most, I have to say I had to
get used to them
hairdresser in a lifetime ago so scissors is a bit of a thing for me.
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
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
and they have the different sizes. There 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.
for making splats so this is a great set
to have at hand if you like to watercolour with inks, make splats and such.
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
than the average craft pick I know which makes it real easy to work with. What I also like about it that it’s
yourself or someone else:-)
in your foot, which is also very nice.
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.
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
go it holds pieces of paper by itself
colour but the orange works fine too of course:-)
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.
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
have bigger parts to fill on stencils with paste for instance. It’s great to hold and makes pastes real easy to spread.
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.
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.
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
well and it also comes in a bigger size. I only have the cutie little one:-)
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.
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.
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
sticks 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.
chance to try it and I love this mini one. I always struggle
with tape runners
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!