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Inloveforlife
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I was just curious .. Im making a scrapbook basket for my mom and want to put tools in it. So was wondering what your must have tools are?


 
Mama2Thomas
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In response to Inloveforlife

Border punches (you can often find them on sale) and my exacto knife.


 
susanlk
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Basic Grey Rub-on Tool (if she uses rub-ons)
Metal-edged ruler
Paper piercer
Corner rounder



 
CASBa
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  • CASBa on 02-11-10 01:17 PM
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Rotary trimmer, craft knife, edge distresser, ink blending tool.


 
shae516
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A good pair of scissors (didn't realize how important this was until I got a GOOD pair)


 
Bxr-Linda
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Is she just starting out?

A paper trimmer
Good scissors
A rub-on tool is nice, but not necessary
tweezers
little X xyron (maybe not technically a tool)
eyelet setter (I have the 'old style' you use with a hammer)
anywhere hole punch
Loving my spring punch too
craft/X-acto knife





 
Gelidy Gelato
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In response to Inloveforlife

PHOTOS!!! and diet coke

sorry they are not really tools... when it comes to tools... tweezers


 
yadee87
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these r my basic tools, that i use for every project or LO... add cardstock and patterned paper and ur good to go.

paper trimmer, craft knife, fine tip black pen, white pen, adhesive such as Tombo, fine scissors, and pencil. i NEED all of those things to even think of makin a basic LO.

maybe u can include a container or supply storage for all the stuff u want to get her.
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Edited by yadee87 on 02-11-10 01:29 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
KellyCali
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- scissors
- ruler
- adhesive
- trimmer
- journaling pens
- hole punch
- corner punch
- border punches (worth it & a nice treat!)

Other possible ideas

- a pack of patterned paper
- a small gift card
- Scrapbooking Magazine
- A tote or a bag!
- Or how about a apron filled with tools!

HTH!

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siameseplease
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All of the above!!! LOL.

I love my cutterbee scissors, Fiskars fingertip control craft knife (but not the swivel one...I can't get the hang of it), tweezers, Heidi Swapp edge distresser, creative memories journaling pens, KI Gloo, glue dots, paper piercer, and punches. For some added fun that doesn't take up a ton of space, you could add cats eye chalk inks, some brads, and stickles or a stardust pen.


 
Bxr-Linda
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The reverse action tweezers are handy. You don't have to squeeze them to hold the item. I recently got my first set, and use it all the time!


 
scrappycath
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These are my gotta have 'em:

ATG adhesive gun
Basic Grey magnetic mat/ruler
Paper trimmer
Cutterbee scissors


 
johnsusan8
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Is she just starting out? The other posters have listed many great basics. How about various adhesives? Photo splits, Zip Dry, pop dots, diamond glaze, glue dots, etc. She'll get to try out various things and maybe find a new favorite and they won't go to waste. I just got an invisible ink pen that I think I'll really like, so she might, too. Border punches are a great idea, too.


 
stick
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  • stick on 02-11-10 03:00 PM
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What do you do with an invisible ink pen?


 
johnsusan8
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Use a ruler and draw lines, then journal and after a while the ink disappears. You can also use a spiral or wavy template to draw the lines for a different look for journalling. Most people just erase pencil lines, but I don't like the way it looks when I do it.


 
CJSBABYCAKES
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All the above and I couldn't live without my ATG


 
Scrap2K
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I couldn't possibly do a lo w/o my trimmer & craft knife. Oh and a self healing mat to protect her table from the craft knife (they have little ones that are small enough for a basket).


 
Stacy A
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Wow, what a great question and what awesome answers. The only thing else that came to my mind (and I may have missed it) would be a good light source near where she will scrap. Nothing expensive but good lighting helps more than some think.


 
AmazingGrace50
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I really like my cutting mats from the dollar store. I can cut things and glue them on the same workspace. They roll up and are very portable. I use a glue stick a lot and the cutting mats just rinse clean.


 
Foamy
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  • Foamy on 02-11-10 08:25 PM
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Great answers so far!
I can only think of a couple things that are not listed that are my must have tools:

I love my paper piercer & bone folder!
Plus I would be lost without ink for distressing!
And my Tombow mono glue!


 
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