So I've seen the list that they give on this site about things that you mainly need to scrapbook but I'm wondering what everyone else's opinions are. What are some scrapbooking tools that you think are a must, what tools are your favorites to use and why? What tools do you def. recommend having on hand or that you think are good to have?
Edited by basanti on 08-23-10 02:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
My cricut, the spatuala to remove the cardstock from the mat, scissors,atg gun and my Xyron adhesives. Oh yes, I agree with a good trimmer. I have the cheap one from provocraft. I just changed the blade (it stopped cutting straight) and it now cuts like a dream!
For starting off def a good paper trimmer! I started off with just a cheap one and had to replace it pretty much right away. Now I use a self healing rotary mat, rotary cutter and clear ruler for paper trimming-all from the quilting section.
These are all the tools I could still scrap with if I had nothing else available to me! But I have to say a good flower die/punch is really handy as well to make your own flowers.
I couldn't do without my ATG 714 adhesive gun. I didn't get it in any fancy colors, just the red one, but it makes a serious difference in the way I scrap. I love my Fiskars paper trimmer (just basic, but it does the job for me!) and the Fiskars micro tip scissors. I use my corner rounder (small and medium), my black marker for journaling and doodling, my Signo uni for white journaling and doodling, my Cuttlebug for embossing and my Cricut for making letters (I don't know what I ever did without it, but alpha stickers do just fine, too, especially Thickers). Diamond Stickles is a good all-round go to for glitter. Good basic buttons are always a good embellishment.
First for me is a nice camera that takes really good pics. After that I like the Creative Memories personal trimmer because it's just the right size to crop your photos. As far as paper trimmers, I have a fiskers, a cutterpede, the older CM and the newer CM. I like the newer Creative Memories because it uses a rotary blade instead of a straight one and gives a cleaner cut.
Paper trimmer. I cut by hand (!!) for the first couple of years and can't believe what a dork I was.
Adhesive tape runner. I also glued EVERYTHING for the first couple of years and still have gloppy pics because of it. I just got the ATG last weekend, which I am LOVING, but if price wasn't an issue I would probably stick with my little disposable tape runners. So quick and easy and neat.
I also just got a self-healing cutting mat, which is handy, but did just fine with an old kitchen cutting board for years. I don't have fancy scissors- I just use a regular office pair. Scrapbooking is basically pictures and paper..... everything else is just gravy. So if you have a trimmer and adhesive, you're golden.
A good sharp Xacto knife and lots of blades. With all my cool tools and machines, I use this knife in many applications from distressing to picking up small items to peeling things off adhesive mats or backing.