1. Felt Fusion/Ribbon
2. Colorbox chalk/ink pads
3. Sakura Pens (Glaze & Souffle) this would actually be my first choice)
5. I am getting quite addicted to Rusty Pickle , especially their new stuff thats coming out or just came out!
Cricut a GOOD tape runner that doesnt gum up or break
Have you tried the ATG gun? I have the Red 714. Cost me a little over $70 for the gun, and 24 rolls plus shipping/handling. But it paid for itself after the 10th roll. It would have cost me 4 of my old adhesives for one roll of the ATG. A slight learning curve but not hard to get used to. Now it's second nature.
Sizzix is a manual die cutter. Lots of really cool shapes and fonts.
Cricut is a computerized die cut machine, but you don't have to hook it up to your computer. It's portable so you can take it with you to crops. Other computerized diecut machines hook up to your computer. There should be lots of discussions you can look up here in the Forums that discuss the different machines.
Cropadile is a hole-puncher extraordinaire. Punches through just about any material. Now they have something called "Big Bite". It reaches 6 inches into whatever you're punching. Great for 12x12 papers.
1. Cricut Expressions (Just got it and don't know how I lived without it!)
2. My Fiskars 12" Paper Trimmer
3. My kids photos (They give me inspiration like nothing else)
4. My Zots Adhesive
1. Rotary trimmer
3. glue stick or adhesive runner
4. patterned paper that somehow reflects the theme of my LO
5. my printer, or for tricky stuff, the color laserjet at work.
(and 6. something to embellish!)
That was the survival kit I loaned to my DSIL to finish my niece's baby book.