Monday, February 22, 2010


So today I thought we could talk about, not the candy kind! I'm talking about the little tools and items you keep close and handy to get your projects done. Those inexpensive, hopefully not taken for granted time saving items that never leave your desk.

Here are my favorite cannot live without tools:

A. Drafting brush - dusts away eraser grit, lint, fibers without leaving fingerprints or smudges.

B. White prismacolor pencil - perfect for marking temporary lines on dark papers

C. Fiskars Soft Grip Scissors - the spring does all the work for me (love these so much)

D. Soft White Click Eraser - the perfect eraser, gets into tight spots, never marks up my paper

E. QuickStick by Quickutz - a poker pickerupper and gem applier (you need this. serious.)

F. Basic Grey Rubon Tool - makes rubons go on like butta

G. American Craft 05 Precision Pen - my favorite journaling pen

H. 18" Metal Ruler - stretches across my entire layout, lines up w/ grid so I get straight lines

I. 24" Black Mat - i will not scrap without it and it's mighty grid power

J. Adhesive Pickup - rubs away adhesive, great for Xyron X to remove excess around shapes

K. Dotto - put some on the back of every layout to hold paper straight to the grid

L. Adjustable Triangle - lets me make sure that items are all at the same angle or perpendicular

What are your go to's girls? Got any favorites? Share them and link them if you can.


Laurie! February 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

I, too, am a big fan of my Basic Grey Rub-on tool. And none of my pages would be straight without my Fiskars 12-inch paper cutter!

{VICKI} February 22, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

The basic Grey rub on tool is one of my favorite too.
I also like my Creative memories personal trimmer.

Patchi February 22, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

My cutterbee scissors are at the top of my list, followed second by the We R Memory keepers magnetic mat, ruler and trimmer set. I also love the grid ruler and scoring tool that came with the Klutz card making book.

Faye Marie February 23, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

There are now like 5 new things for me to buy after looking at this list!! Thanks for sharing. I would have to say my number one is my exacto knife (pretty sure I spelled that wrong)!!

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