Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Favorite Tools

The other day I said I would post my "go-to" tools that are always on my desk and here they are....these are the things that I reach for the most. Some are standard, some are unique, and some may be odd but they work for me.

  • As of lately, I keep my SU paper piercing kit on my desk. I do like it for faux stitching however I wish it was bigger. I did see a 6x6 template online {can't remember what company} so I might have to step up to a new set.

  • My hole punch is used lots because I put brads on almost every card I make. Of course, my favorite brads are the SU Vintage brads...esp the Antique Brass and Black.

  • I don't know how I ever lived so long with my old 12x12 Fiskars cutter but the Fiskars Rotary cutter has completely changed my life!! I could not live without this paper cutter and I got it 50% off at Jo's...gotta love that deal. {Well worth the $20 I spent. Put it on your Christmas wishlist with your hubby.}

  • My EK Success adhesive eraser is used almost daily. I use it for items that I run through my Xyron. Sometimes there is a little sticky residue and this eraser takes it right off and doesn't leave any marks. I definately couldn't live without that handy dandy tool.

  • My Pampered Chef stone scrapper is definately a card making tool for me. What the heck do I use that for you ask?? I use it as you would a bone folder....I run it accross the folded edge of my cards and it makes a nice crisp fold and I have a million of them in my kitchen drawer so I will never be without it.

  • Finally, I use mono-adhesive for most of my card making. I do use lots of pop dots too and when I need something with extra re-enforcement I will use sticky dots or red sticky tape. But for the most part mono works just fine for me.

  • So there ya have it....my "go to" tools. Feel free to comment and share your tools of choice.


    Nicole Seitler said...

    This is a wonderful idea for a post... I'll have to do this myself! Fun!

    You said you loved your rotary cutter, but you didn't say WHY it's so great. Do tell!

    Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

    I love my ATG adhesive gun -- when I am on a roll, it is always full... and I do like an eyelet setter -- like the Creative Memories setter, or the Cropodile...the scor-pal deserves a mention, too... Great topic, I look forward to seeing other comments!