Thursday, 26 January 2017

I can't craft without...

Every now and then I do a post about my favourite craft supplies - today I list ten things that I could not be without. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I personally craft with all of these items. 

To buy any (or all!) of these items click the Shop Now button at the top of the page. If you have any questions about these, or how they work, then please get in touch and I'll do my best to answer your questions. 

1. SNAIL adhesive 
Absolutely the best paper craft glue on the market and I've tried many glues. SNAIL applies a controlled amount of adhesive directly to your project, sticks fast and is of archive quality - your hands and work area never get sticky. Best for card making and scrapbooking. £6.25/£4.00 (refill)
Snail adhesive, Stampin' Up!
2. Sponge Daubers
Use these on the end of your fingertips to add a distressed look to any project. Use on stamps or directly onto projects. Also good for stamping circular areas of ink to create an unusual background, or for applying ink to stencils. £4.50 for 5
Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Up!


3. Adhesive Remover 
No-one is perfect! Remove unsightly adhesive and save your project. Works like an eraser and removes sticky glue trails. £3.25 for one eraser. 
Adhesive Remover, Stampin' Up!
4. Stamp-a-majig
I've talked about my love for this item before! A must-have for any stamper - this little beauty helps you position every stamp exactly where you want it. A simple bit of kit that is so easy to use. £11.00
Stamp-a-majig

5. Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist
Ok, so I'm cheating here a bit as these are actually two items, but they work in perfect harmony! The Stampin' Mist smells gorgeous - you spray it on to the "wet" side of the Stampin' Scrub and you rub the stamp until it is clean, drying it on the "dry" side of the Stampin' Scrub pad. Voila! You have clean, dry stamps; even the most detailed ones. The plush, black washpads are removable so that you can clean them. Another absolute must. Stampin' Scrub is £15.50 and Stampin' Mist is £4.00 (60ml bottle, then £8.50 for a 237ml refill bottle)

Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Up!


6. Color Caddy
Ok, so this is a little more expensive than some of my other must-haves, however this is absolutely perfect for storing all your ink pads and for all your ink refils (they sit in the top). This ensures there is no leakage from your lovely juicy ink pads and a quick sweep of the hand spins it around ensuring you can reach all the colours you need. Color Caddy costs £54.00

Stampin' Up! Color Caddy UK


7. Stampin' Dimensionals
These double-sided adhesive foam squares add depth and dimension to your projects. Use them to raise up parts of your projects and add interest and style. Instant bond. 300 in a pack. 
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals

8. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
No craft stash is complete without this black, acid-free ink pad. You'll love the coverage it gives. Refills are available. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad £5.50
Stampin' Up! Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

9. Fine Tip Glue Pen
No more sticky messes! Reach for this when you need whisper-thin strands of glue. The slender precision tip lays down a fine line of glue - great for adhering delicately detailed paper die cuts, teeny embellishments, sequins and bits of glitter. £6.25 for 30ml/1oz.

Stampin' Up! Fine Tip Glue Pen



10. Washi Tape 
This can be used in so many ways. As well as being bright and colourful and used on your projects to decorate them, you can also use it for other things. For example to mark out areas for sponging, or to attach your project to your grid paper while you work on it. It comes in lots of colours and patterns. Various colours and prices
Stampin' Up! Washi Tape,

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with more crafty ideas, 
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

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