Username Post: What are the Products/Materials You Can't Live Without        (Topic#1587365)
joshuaminh426
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As I am getting more and more into scrapbooking, I am finding myself challenging myself to be more creative with my layouts, thus trying to use a wide assortment of products/materials such as glitter ink/glue or gel pens. What are some must products and/or materials that I should have as a scrapbooker?

P.S. I'm not much of a flowery type guy, so please don't suggest flower embellishments.


 
CrimsonMama
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Distress Inks
Punches
SPELLBINDERS

Lots of masculine tools. I have rubber wheels from a toy truck to make tire tracks from. Incorporate denim, jute, leather instead of flowers. Crackle paint. Templates like brick and chicken wire.

LOL I've thought about it a lot because I do motorcycle pages.


Edited by CrimsonMama on 04-24-13 02:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • stick on 04-24-13 03:54 PM
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I'd say 10 different scrappers would have 15 different ideas of what's essential, lol.

I'm not a flower person, either. My favorite 'essentials' are washi, brads, and sprays like Glimmer Mist, Lindy's, Mister Huey's, and Dylusions. Also anything Distress - except Stickles, just not a fan of glitter glues in general. I love dies - Spellbinders, Memory Box, Cottage Cutz, CC Designs, Sizzix, etc. etc. etc. And I think a few border and corner punches are useful for tons of things.


 
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  • CrimsonMama Said:
I have rubber wheels from a toy truck to make tire tracks from.



Fantastic idea!!!!! Thanks


 
michellesmakingmemories
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Buttons
Distress Inks
Ribbon
Dies or Cricut
A go-to glue and roller adhesive
An edger to distress paper


 
animemama
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kraft cardstock (goes with all kinds of color schemes)
plain white cardstock (for layout backgrounds, mats, or for backing thin-weight patterned paper)
patterned paper - the more the better
double-sided mounting tape
glue pen (for attaching small/intricate things)
brads
hole punch/paper piercer (for making holes for brads)
computer fonts for printing/cutting out lettering
itty bitty letter stickers (the kind that are plain rectangles with type on them)
lined patterned paper for cutting out journaling squares
brown ink (1 dark, 1 light) for inking edges
a good pen


 
bonprof
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Paper and more paper.

Punches and more punches.

Distressing ink; all flavors. Hee hee.

More More More.

I am part of the 12 step scrapbookers anonymous program. Can you tell?


 
CrimsonMama
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  • animemama Said:
kraft cardstock (goes with all kinds of color schemes)



Oh yeah, I love Kraft papers too.

Houndstooth, plaid, Harlequin patterned papers. You can also get those designs in background stamps and I have a houndstooth embossing folder.

G45 "A Proper Gentleman" for vintage masculine.


 
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Bazzill kraft cardstock - love how easily their kraft color coordinates with pretty much any pattern paper from other manufacturersl; true neutral.

Distress, Memento, or Mister Huey's inks. I use ink on every project, whether it's noticeable or not. A little dark ink run down the cut edge of paper makes the layout look finished; a few drops of ink here and there direct the eye across and down the page.

Lettering - I have a Big Shot and a Silhouette Cameo and Thickers and letter tiles. My titles have evolved from one word titles early on to complete sentiments and sentences. I use a lot of lettering.

Paper - I find (aside from kraft) I use mostly pattern paper and very little solid cardstock. I love layering patterns and am always searching for patterns that read neutral because I love the depth that provides.

Metal or wood embellishments - Even on a completely feminine page, earthy elements provide a grounding influence I love. Prima's Sunset Sunrise line by Finnabair has springs and sprockets and dials and sprockets. And wooden ruler pieces are awesome.


 
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Too many things to list...I believe I need everything, even when I don't use it at all!!!LOL


 
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I would never be the 12 step person.. yo have to admit to having an addiction to do the 12 step thing... hehehehehe

I agree with you on all the stuff you listed.

I think that the more variety you have on your layouts the better. I myself love brads and eyelets.... I can't live without them....

I would say some kind of die cutting tool manual or electronic. I myself have a cricut expression 2 and love it.

I also think that you need a computer to be on the kool scrapbooking websites.

I love paper. I don't think you can have too much paper.

ribbon
buttons
metal
netting

I like the chicken wire idea... I might have to use some in a layout.



 
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Alpha stamps in a small, medium, and large size, and a good black ink. I like the memento dye ink, it stamps beautifully with both rubber and clear stamps.


 
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Considering I am cutting challenged even if I use a 12x12 paper cutter.......My cricut with the gypsy or craft room now that I have figured out how to do mats on it.


 
Lamoo12
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i have a lot of brads. they go with anything.

and my fiskars trimmer is my best friend.


 
Hey Jude
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I couldn't do without the basics.
cardstock (in every color - smooth and embossed)
patterned paper
ATG
trimmer
zig writers
chipboard letters and Thickers
3D embellies!


 
mrsrogers52513
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I love paper. I have a problem. Oh well!


 
Wanbit 
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does anyone no any small scrapbooking competitions


 
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