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Username Post: Things you have never regretted        (Topic#1447551)
ScrappinSage
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Allrighty gals, in the theme of the thread about things that you wish you never had bought, I think it's time to list some things that you are super happy you have every time you use them!

Mine:

1) Alvin GM1218 self-healing cutting mat.
These are sold at quilt stores everywhere for CHEAP. I mean like $8 for a 12"x20" mat. They're made out of the same stuff as the MM mats and have handy grid lines and inches marked out, as well as lines for 45 and 60 degree angles.

2) Tidy Tray for embossing powder

Coat this baby with some cornstarch and two years later I still have mostly full bottles of powder because little to none is wasted!

3) Double sided tape
I use this to attach everything to everything. It's my adhesive of choice!

4) My Xyron X

I haven't found a need for the bigger ones... yet. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Xyron .. some things just need to be turned into stickers!

5) Matte fixer
Some things just need a shot of fixative before going out the door. There's only one way to ensure that your metallic pigment ink isn't going to come off on someone's $300 white cashmere sweater, and that's a bottle of fixative.

6) Spool of hemp twine
Looks great on everything, is a faboo around the house twine, great for hanging up stuff in the studio- love this stuff!


Edited by ScrappinSage on 01-10-08 08:44 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
-Robbie-
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In response to ScrappinSage

I LOVE my little xyron X, too!

My Wishblade - Love the ability to use any font that I want!

My ATG Gun- This thing is saving me a ton of money in the long run!! Not to mention, the adhesive sticks like crazy!!!

My little scissors!! I never do a layout without needing scissors at least once!!


Edited by Robbielh1 on 01-24-08 04:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
missbabie
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In response to -Robbie-

Love the Xyron X too! I use it lots, and find the refills last a long time.

Cricut!! Love that bug!! (although i hate the price of cartridges)

Self-healing mat: Got a big one like ScrappingSage, and use it ALL the time.



 
Angelica
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In response to missbabie

I love Glue Dots ..good for the little things!!

I have a plastic seethru ruler...all time fav!!


 
MilitaryMomma
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In response to Angelica

My cricut, I love that thing!!!
My glass Ek Success Mat (makes circle cutting so much easier)
And a fabric-cutting table- it's PERFECT for scrappin!


 
cheery scrap
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cheery scrap
In response to MilitaryMomma

A white eraser that my sil gave me!!!

Any ZIG pen.


 
Rileysmom06
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In response to cheery scrap

I love my stickles


 
Tanya1976
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In response to Rileysmom06

1) Xyron X

2) Tape Runners



 
GrandmaG
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In response to Rileysmom06

Xyron X and 900 - Love them both! Great for adhering vellum and ribbon too!

Wishblade - Awesome machine! Would only trade for a machine that cuts chipboard.

MM trimmer - By far the best trimmer I have ever owned!

Dream Kuts - Don't know how I managed to make so many paper bag albums without it.

Bind it All - My books look much neater with this machine, pages turn better than the pages using the rings or ribbon, and it cuts thru CD's like butter!

Glue Dots - Use quite a few of the Mini best thing to adhere flowers.

Crop-a-dile - Awesome little tool, can't wait to get my hands on the big one!

MM piercing tool - use it all the time to punch little holes in the paper for the tiny brads, and to lift small items off of the Wishblade mat.

Pebbles pink eraser - Love it! Not only does it remove chalk but the tiny pencil tic marks I make on my LO's where I want to position pics and stuff.

My Metal ruler - don't know what brand, they came two in a pack, has cork on the back.

Gosh I could go on all night with my fav's!





 
squid
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  • squid on 01-09-08 08:27 PM
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Wait!! Fixative?? Tell me more! I only recently discovered metallic pigment ink and love the look, but I seriously thought the stuff just wasn't drying! Where do I buy this fixative stuff? Is it kinda like a clear spray paint? Is it expensive?? Holy cow, I learn something new and wonderful everyday!!

Liz


 
Anonymous 
  • Anonymous on 01-09-08 08:32 PM
In response to squid

Jewelry tweezers! Use these all the time for scrappin.

Glue Dots

Xyron X

ZIG glue pen

see through ruler with all the registration marks on it!

Cricut 12" paper trimmer (I have had many others and would not trade this one for my life)

and the pokie tool that came with the "Cricut tool pack." I use this for so much stuff... all non-Cricut related! Who knew!


 
Anonymous 
  • Anonymous on 01-09-08 08:33 PM
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  • squid Said:
Wait!! Fixative?? Tell me more! I only recently discovered metallic pigment ink and love the look, but I seriously thought the stuff just wasn't drying! Where do I buy this fixative stuff? Is it kinda like a clear spray paint? Is it expensive?? Holy cow, I learn something new and wonderful everyday!!

Liz


I have never heard of this either... I always just hit it with my heat gun and it seems to dry ok.


 
Butterstweak
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In response to ScrappinPassion

All of my CM tools; they've worked out great for me.

Glue Dots - can't live without them.

My Making Memories Tool Kit - use it all the time!


 
DivaDana
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In response to Butterstweak

elmers sticky dot stamper
Cutter bee scissors
so may others but I guess we could go on all day


 
Tenant
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In response to DivaDana

Love this thread! Mine are as follows:
ATG gun
Totally Cool Tote II
Crop In Style Pages in Progress binder
Cricut Expression
Close To My Heart design books
Close To My Heart Acrylix stamps
Crop-a-dile & Crop-a-dile II
CM circle cutters
Kim


 
rubyc
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  • rubyc on 01-10-08 07:02 AM
In response to DivaDana

*Metal ruler that has cork on the back. I love it.
*My Cricut- I don't know how I lived without it
*My scissors
*Paper cow cutter
* ZIG glue pen


 
Babylou
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In response to DivaDana

I don't regret my Cutterbee scissors, my Purple Cow s Trimmer, and my Herma Dotto adhesive!!!! I love all of these things and they all work sooo wonderfully!


 
SuperAllyFan
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In response to Babylou

I love my double sided tape - I use it for everything too!

My Craftrobo for cutting out titles etc.

My guillotine - it has 10 interchangeable blades, so I can cut, scallop, deckle, perforate etc

Anita's Tacky Glue - great for embellies as it dries very quickly.


 
tina c
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In response to Babylou

This will be great for the newbies to read:

Signo - White Uni-ball Impact Pen
My clear grid rules
my glass cutting mat
Crop-a-dile
Cricut
Cutterbug and all my dies from different companys
My clear Stamps
Purple Cows Incorporated - Two In One Combo Trimmer - Paper Trimmer
Glue Dots
xyron X


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Edited by tina c on 01-23-08 01:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bellanca
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In response to tina c

This is a GREAT topic!

My non-regretables:

Fiskars Triple Track trimmer
Glue Dots (I really avoided them due to the trash produced, but they are the only things I can depend on now.)
Totally Cool II tote
Tim Holtz distress ink
Cricut tool kit (hook tool gets used to pull kid toys out of the subwoofer a LOT!)
Cropper Hopper Paper Holders
My Generations rolling tote
My Uniball white, silver, and gold pens
SU Buckaroo Blue stamp pad


 
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