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Username Post: Scrapbooking Must Haves        (Topic#1504759)
kjginga
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Ok, so I've been shopping in the superstore this afternoon because I really want to get the 10% discount on my order. I've been scrapbooking on and off for a couple of years and already have several basics - a cutter, adhesive, journaling pens, various templates, brads, eyelets, etc. Here are the things I'm purchasing today, are there any other must haves?

Thanks!

Kathy :-)


 
Luvmyfam
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Do you have an eyelet setter? What about a desktop organizer that you can carry to crops?


 
kjginga
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Thanks so much, yes I have a Silent Setter that I absolutely love, but no desktop organizer. Wonderful suggestion!

Kathy :-)


 
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I feel ink is most definitely a staple. You should get a dark brown, black, and opaque white to start with. If you fall in love with it, like me, you can get ink pads fairly cheap. (Colorbox cat's eyes are my fave) I now have 80+ pads!


 
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A craft knife really comes in handy...along with a self healing mat...I am fond of We R Memory Keepers ...they also have a magnetic circle cutter that is great!

We R Memory Keepers - Crafter's Art Knife , BRAND NEW


 
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Oh, do you have a white Signo? They are the best!
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kjginga
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Thanks so much!

Kathy :-)


 
kjginga
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No, I don't, and I just checked the availability, they are currently out of stock.....rats!

Thanks so much!

Kathy :-)


 
cindy312
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Here are some of my must-haves. I know you said you already have journaling pens, but I put my favorites on there anyway.

Cindy


 
kjginga
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Thanks so much, is the Colorbox chalk easy to use?

Kathy :-)


 
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Kathy - I noticed that you got the Bazzill stitching templates (the borders). Have you checked out the alpha and/or the flourish ones?

Also do you have a mat that you can poke into (so that you aren't doing it on your table?) Bazzill makes one.

And what about the piercer (to make the holes). You can do it with a needle but the tool is much better. I use the one that came with my silent setter (I think) so you may have one ... but if not, again Bazzill sells it.

And no, I don't work for Bazzill !


 
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  • Luvmyfam Said:
Do you have an eyelet setter? What about a desktop organizer that you can carry to crops?



Totally agree about the Lazy Scrapper. I use mine all the time, just the right size.

You'll also save yourself tons of money, well not a ton but really alot of money by going ahead and buying the ATG 714.

I also find myself using this trimmer alot!


 
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haha...this is TOO funny!!

i just placed an order yesterday for three of the things you did, and tried to get the signo pen too and found it was out of stock. (gettin the distresser, orchid doodling template and paper piercer)

great scrappin minds must think alike!!


 
mjmone
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10% off!
time to buy my cart.

how about pop dots and vellum adhesive
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ljmorganx2
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Glue Dots and Primas.


 
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Oh, fun thread! I cannot live without buttons. I use them on almost every LO. You can find them anywhere, though. For actual scrappy stuff you can find in the superstore, I love the stuff below. For embellies, I love prima flowers, rhinestones, brads, and various trims. Have fun shopping!


 
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  • kjginga Said:
Thanks so much, is the Colorbox chalk easy to use?

Kathy :-)



Yes, very easy. I don't use the applicator though. I prefer just holding the ink in my hand, probably because that's what I'm used to doing.

Cindy


 
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Hi there! Have fun picking your new goodies! I look at "necessities" as paper, paper cutter, good fine tip scissors,journaling/doodl e pens, and adhesive and inks, because I use them TONS. Plus I added a few of my favorite "fun" things!

One think I would like to note with inks; Pigment inks (like the cats eyes) are more color concentrated and take longer to dry. But, the colors are very vibrant. Dye based inks (like the Tim Holtz /Adirondak/Ranger inks) dry quicker but have less of a kapow-when it comes to the color result. I've also found that dye-based inks work better with stamping fine details. Pigments work well with foam stamps. I guess to put it in a nutshell, after all that gabbing: Pigment inks are comparable to an acrylic paint effect and Dye based inks are similar to a water color effect. Staz-On inks are Solvent inks, dry VERY quickly and are permanent on just about all surfaces, including metal, plastic, ceramics, etc... I've used it to thumbprint one of my guitars. They are also great for stamping fine detail.

Hope this helps!!!
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Edited by ScrapperSara22 on 05-17-09 08:28 PM. Reason for edit: added some shtuff!


 
purplegirl72
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It's fun to see what everyone views as "must-haves".
There are some of mine that I use most frequently when I scrapbook.
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ScrappyHeather
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I have to agree with chalk ink, and the ATG714. AC Thickers is something else high on my list. If you do not have the money to put out for a Cricut then maybe a Sizzix.


 
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