Username Post: What do I need next?        (Topic#1522409)
bcblondie
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What should I get next? What item can't you live without?

I have lots of:

paper
embellishments
ribbon
stamp sets / ink pads
embossing gun / powders
basic tools like cutters, punches, different types of glues.

Thanks in advance!


 
Here Kitty
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If you have a lot of stuff, maybe you need to learn new techniques instead of buying new items.


 
bcblondie
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Yea maybe. But buying is fun! lol.

What techniques do you suggest?


 
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I always stock up on my must have adhesives...Glue Lines, Glue Dots (mini and pop up) and Xyrons...and white cardstock. I go through so much of that stuff. Have you tried using paint on your LOs? It'd be something new AND you get to shop

I'm never the voice of reason, I'm an enabler!


 
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What about stitching and stitching templates?

I'm an enabler too!


 
momma paparazzi
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  • peenut_23 Said:
What about stitching and stitching templates?

I'm an enabler too!


People on here are so good at enabling!! I need to break down and start sewing on my LO's. That is one of the things I have yet to try.


 
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I agree with the stitching! Stitching is so fun!


 
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I say just start creating with the stash you have! Have some fun! Be creative. And then.... you'll see something on here that you just gotta have! Never know what it might be.

It so easy to collect supplies! It's harder to part with them!!

Good luck!


 
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I love my Basic Grey Rub-On Roller!


 
Love 2 Learn
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I would get a nice large cutting mat and maybe a good tool kit.
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Smashley
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I would say the Xyron X sticker maker and an anywhere hole punch/eyelet setter, like the Big Bite. I use my Xyrons all the time and I'm dreaming of a Big Bite! Other than that I'd say use what you have first, and that can justify more shopping!


 
boysmom
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what about things like smooch or pens to color in your stamps?


 
Here Kitty
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  • bcblondie Said:
Yea maybe. But buying is fun! lol.

What techniques do you suggest?


Well what sort of embellishments or items do you like? Personally I like to make my own instead of buying them pre-made if I can. Using the items you have you can make all sorts of stuff



 
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How about some distressing tools or alcohol ink? Totally agreeing with trying new techniques. Lately I've been *trying* (but not quite successful yet) to branch out and use other art mediums like wire, glass, metals, acrylics, beads, fabric, etc on my layouts. There is a really good book called "Tantalizing Textures" that shows you how to branch out and use something other than the traditional paper elements.


 
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I love flowers and bling!
Donna


 
bcblondie
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Wow. Ok. Sorry guys! I didn't realize I wasn't subscribed to my own thread! Forgive me. I'm new. haha.
Ok some GREAT idea's here. A) stitching. PERFECT since I just scored a whole box full of yarn off freecycle!! (plus some embossing powder and stamps and other cool stuff. hee hee)I will definately be stitching.

Xyron... What's that? lol. I will be googling that.

Making my own embellishments = awesome! I like sparkly things What kinda stuff do you make?

Using fabric = awesome since I also sew


 
Here Kitty
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  • bcblondie Said:

Making my own embellishments = awesome! I like sparkly things What kinda stuff do you make?




Anything I want! Just a few examples of what I'm talking about...
On this card, I made a "glassy" looking ornament by stamping it, coloring it in and putting Glossy Accents over the top.

Flourishes "All That Glitters"
By Here Kitty

On this card, I used a snowflake die cut and embellished it with pearls/gems and made a "snow globe"

Dec Card Contest *Snow Globe*
By Here Kitty

On this card I made the dress.

Best Wishes *M/J 09 SNA*
By Here Kitty

This card has lots of techniques...I stamped the butterflies, glittered them and cut them out. I made the background paper and sentiment tag, layered the ribbon, etc.

Monochromatic Color challenge
By Here Kitty

There are tons of things you can do


 
bcblondie
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Those are awesome. Was the dress a stamp or did you just draw it and cut it out?

I really like the way teh ornaments turned out. That's something I need. Chalk or something, to colour stuff in. I tried using Liquid Glass (from CTMH) on stamp ink and it kinda bled...


 
Crankylady
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chocolate


 
speppers1
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  • Crankylady Said:
chocolate





oh yeah!!


 
inkielady
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I love, love, love my cricut! Do you have a cutting machine??


 
bcblondie
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Chocolate? lol. I'm confused.

Nope I don't have a cutting machine. I have a regular paper cutter though... that's all.


 
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I would say stick with a few things, like what Amy mentioned. And then definitely scraplift her ideas because they are gorgeous.
And yes, chocolate is a must for scrapbooking. Milk, dark, white, any type really will do. As long as it gets your mojo going. Just regular, good chocolate.


 
bcblondie
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Lol. I have brandy beans. Does that count?


 
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To answer your question, a Xyron is a sticker making machine that puts adhesive on a wide variety of things, mostly flat things. You can get a Xyron machine in a bunch of different sizes, I have the 1.5 inch "X" and the larger one that does 2.5 inch items. They're great for adhering ribbon and glittering letters and, well, a LOT of things!


 
bcblondie
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  • Smashley Said:
To answer your question, a Xyron is a sticker making machine that puts adhesive on a wide variety of things, mostly flat things. You can get a Xyron machine in a bunch of different sizes, I have the 1.5 inch "X" and the larger one that does 2.5 inch items. They're great for adhering ribbon and glittering letters and, well, a LOT of things!



Like this?
http://www.save-on-crafts.com/xyr500sticma.html

Looks like something I could get for christmas


 
iuplori
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I second the cutting machine!


 
Legomom
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I love my Stickles and have Smooch ordered. A cutting machine is on my list. I think you have a lot of stuff, just need to find different ways of using it.


 
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ready for a total enabler??

I can't live without my:
Cricut Expression and Pazzles Inspiration (EXPENSIVE, but life saving!)
cuttlebug (for embossing)
white cardstock
adhesive
needles and embroidery floss
pop dots
thickers (they are chipboard letters and shapes)
boarder punches (try fiskars and EK success)
Chalks
I love basic grey papers!!
if you like glitter, then you will ADORE stickles
If you like embellies, then you need to get a big bite (don't bother with the original crop a dile it only will go in about 3 inches on your paper) for eyelets and I use it to punch holes in my stuff so brads go in really easily
basic embellishments- buttons, brads, eyelets etc
I use flowers on almost every layout! Prima is my fav
I suggest checking out people's blogs to find different ways to make your own embellies. I really like Helen Croft's blog. Scrap a little She has a lot of flower tutorials, sketches, and she gives away a lot of prizes. I just got a really cute basic grey pack from her last month!
Begining scrapbook stuff Here is a link to the sb.com article of begining scrapbook stuff. I like it because Jill gives you the brands of what she likes to use for different items.

Sorry for such a long post. I guess I should just say I love EVERYTHING!!! I do agree with some of the ladies that have already posted. Go with what you have for a while, learn new techniques, and add SLOWLY to your stash!! I bought a whole bunch of stuff right up front (my cricut, my pazzles, and my cuttlebug all in the same 3 months) and I don't use them as much because I didn't have the time to experiment with them, so I don't use them to there full potential! Anyways, good luck and enjoy your wonderful ADDICTING habit... I mean hobby!
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When I was at the place you are at now (in terms of supply acquisition) I took the plunge and got my Slice. It's a small, portable, cordless electronic die cutter machine and if you are interested in making your own embellies, die cut machines (manual or electronic) are a godsend. I also use mine for cutting out letters for titles.

Whyslice.com has all the info you need to see if the slice is right for you. The smaller Cricut is around the same price-point and so if you're spending over $100 on a die cut machine, you should research them both and see which one suits your needs. There are several threads on here that compare the 2 machines which are quite different.

The next thing I got (several months after my Slice) was my Cuttlebug, and I would have been happy with having either item first. The cuttlebug dry embosses patterns on your paper or cardstock. You can also cut shapes using dies, which is really fun. The best thing is you can use the cuttlebug with nestabilities which are amazing nested dies, several sizes of the same shapes which you can use for countless applications. The cuttlebug is about $100 here in Canada but you CAN use a coupon to get it at M's for 40% off (you can't use coupons on slice or cricut products).

I also agree with the suggestion of others that you use what you already have... but shopping is so much fun, and playing with a new gadget is even more fun!


Edited by mercytiara on 12-16-09 03:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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You need a really big pair of scissors!

I love my Navy Issue scissors that I swiped from my dad. They are 30 years old and still one of my favorite tools.


 
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I have and LOVE the Cricul Expression...my kids even use it for their school projects. My newest addiction are the Stickles and Smooch! Love the little bit of oomph they give my layouts! Also just purchased and playing around with Tim Holtz masks...fun!


 
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