Username Post: what is the 1 tool        (Topic#1598035)
mindygail
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that you are surprised you don't own yet??
For me I guess it would be oh let me think...I know!!! cutter bee scissors!!next>?


 
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The Cameo. I've been tempted a few times when they've been on sale, but just can't justify the purchase. Not yet, anyway.


 
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That bow making thing. So many times, I want to put a bow on something but I'm horrible at making them!


 
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  • stick on 08-11-14 07:19 PM
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LOL, Amy!

Great topic! For me ... I'm pretty good at supplying myself with what I need and want. But...

One thing I really want is great, non-stick detail scissors. But I'm left-handed and they apparently don't exist. "Ambidextrous" scissors are not the same, the geometry is exactly the opposite, and any left-handed person who thinks the ambi ones are okay is just fooling themselves. I can do a whole song-and-dance presentation to make my point, but you'd be even more bored than you are right now reading this paragraph, lol.

Also a really great paper trimmer, but I think the expense of that has so far out-weighed the benefits. So I live with an okay one.


 
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I just got back from buying the one tool I have been hankering after for a while...a Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer....can't wait to have a play with it...
On the flip side, all my scrappy friends over the years have been surprised that I don't own any die cutting system, be it manual or electronic. Just never wanted one, I guess I'm a bit weird!


 
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I wouldn't mind getting those scissors for fussy cutting. I've seen people do amazing things.....


 
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Ranger's craft sheet. Every time I see someone using it in a video I tell myself I need one. They make clean up look so much easier. It's on my wish list for sure but something always seems to trump it.


 
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The Cuttlebug or Sizzix.

I want to be able to emboss, but I have a Cameo, so I just won't let myself buy a machine just to emboss.

I have the Fiskar texture plates and the little embossing tool. I don't know how that was released as a product. It is a major pain to use.


 
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Hm...wanted a Silhouette Cameo for the longest time, my friends and family just got me one for my birthday...so that's off my want list...now i want the TIME to play with it!!!
I wanted the four or five CM Border system cartridges that i *dont* own, but just realized i can create something alike enough with the cameo that they are off the want list too.
Time...i just want time to create and play...


 
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great responses!!! btw Christi your not weird!!
I also have been wanting a ranger kraft mat I feel the same way I keep telling myself to get one but never find a way to get it!!!
Amywho: go get that bow making thing !!!(you deserve it )
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ps- what bow making thing are you reffering to ?? do you know the name of it??


 
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I am a toolie. If it comes out I merely HAVE to have it. I love the tool that cleans out bits of paper from your die. ToolNOne, it really works great. I bought the craft mat and Meh! It just seems too much problem to move it when I want to cut. I just bought a ceramic exacto like knife (found in the yarn section of Michaels) and just need to play a bit with it. I like the idea of never having to change the blades. We'll see.

I have been playing around with the idea of a Scan N Cut. Maybe that is my next tool?


 
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Mindy, this: http://store.scrapbook.com/pp-zu-7625.html?w=bow+it+all... Sorry, I couldn't find the link button on the product page.


 
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Some of you mentioned fussy cutting scissors. All you really need is a pair of cuticle scissors or small embroidery scissors. I think they work a lot better than the thick craft scissors with small points at the tip, because you can see what you're doing without something getting in the way. Also, unless you're cutting a straight edge, a curved tip is really very useful.

As for tools, I have quite a few (mostly small items) that I couldn't resist buying, but I'm still waiting for the occasion to make use of them.


 
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  • AmyWho Said:
Mindy, this: http://store.scrapbook.com/pp-zu-7625.html?w=bow+it+all... Sorry, I couldn't find the link button on the product page.


I got one of these last time they were on sale here. Haven't tried it out yet though. I was thinking of bows for cemetery flowers and big bows for wreaths and presents. I'm ok with a little bow, but a big "cool" bow, I'm terrible!


 
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Lisa and mindygail~me too! I think I've had the craft sheet in my wish list for years! It just never quite makes it over into my cart.


 
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Some of you won't be surprised, but I can't really think of anything. If I want something, my brainwaves are just so strong that it jumps right into my cart and finds its way into my stash. Now if the question were what do I have that I haven't yet used...I'd have a pretty long list :>)

I have a bow maker and I didn't realize that they still don't help a person who is all thumbs. Someday I'll get ambitious and try again, but so far I've pretty much failed. But don't let that stop any of you from buying it...I'm just a klutz.

And I love my craft sheet! I just bought two more when they were on a good J's sale, because it's true...they do have to be moved when you go to use an exacto knife :>( My current one is held together with lots of tape~ Mindy, they are great to use with the melting pot.


 
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  • mrsdriver5 Said:


I have a bow maker and I didn't realize that they still don't help a person who is all thumbs. Someday I'll get ambitious and try again, but so far I've pretty much failed. But don't let that stop any of you from buying it...I'm just a klutz.





Uh oh! I am very likely to have the same trouble lol. Thanks for the warning.


 
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amywho- thanks for the link!!!!


 
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i can't decide if I want an embossing machine or not. Sometimes I do and then I think I really won't use it that much. I don't do cards at all so I really don't think I would use it on my scrapbook pages. That is how I talk myself out of it every time.


 
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  • mrsdriver5 Said:

And I love my craft sheet! I just bought two more when they were on a good J's sale, because it's true...they do have to be moved when you go to use an exacto knife :>( My current one is held together with lots of tape~ Mindy, they are great to use with the melting pot.



I agree, the mat does not like an exacto. Mines taped too. I have a new one in the cabinet, but haven't given up my taped one yet.

The bow maker is supposed to definitely have a learning curve, but great once you get the hang of it.


 
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My craft mat tends to curl and move around, so I keep the corners taped to my work table. The idea is to use my self-repairing cutting mat when I use the exacto knife, but I get so engrossed in my project, that I forget to reach down to grab the cutting mat until...oops.


 
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  • SherylEb Said:


The bow maker is supposed to definitely have a learning curve, but great once you get the hang of it.



I'm not sure my ten thumbs are trainable :>(


 
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I have a craft mat and I love it! I also tape down the corners since it curls.

My friends at work have told me about the bowdabra (another bow maker) but I'm fairly good at making bows and it has mixed reviews on Amazon. Still on the fence about that purchase.


 
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  • idlewoman Said:
i can't decide if I want an embossing machine or not. Sometimes I do and then I think I really won't use it that much. I don't do cards at all so I really don't think I would use it on my scrapbook pages. That is how I talk myself out of it every time.




You might want to emboss shapes, letters, flowers, mats, or borders on your layouts sometime. I'm a really lazy scrapper (I prefer to make cards), so I haven't done these things much, but the options are there. For a border, just cut a slit through the crease of the embossing folder and move your paper through to make a continuous pattern. Some folders are even already cut. I have done this and it's really easy to line the pattern up.




 
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I am still on the fence about the cameo. I have a circuit but I am looking at the cameo since I am loving the idea of the svg files for stamps. This is really appealing to me since I too can not find a good left handed scissors.



 
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cool I highly recommend the sizzix big shot I have one and love it !!! (oh yeah)
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One of the best things to me on a Cameo is the ability to cut things at any size you want. I use my Cuttlebug all the time for quick and easy cuts...and for embossing, but it's so nice to be able to make letters and embellishments whatever size is needed for the project.


 
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scoring board, I don't have one yet, but I do consider buying it (unlike envelope board or melting pot, which I will never never never use).

on the extreme rare occasion when I need to score smth, I use the groove in the trimmer.. I do have the bone scoring tool, and still the paper is torn pretty often. i don't know if it's my bad technique or the trimmer groove that damages the paper.. hence the consideration for the scoring board. but it's cumbersome and so rarely needed....


 
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oh I see.
whatever floats YOUR boat????


 
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