Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Favorite Things

My top 10 favorite crafty things:
  1. 3M Scotch foam tape...accept no substitutions, it has to be 3M for me!
  2. Black & white gingham ribbon...this is my go-to ribbon
  3. Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock...I am in love with using this as a card base, it just makes everything on top of it look cool
  4. Old Paper Distress Ink and Distress Stickles...if it's Old Paper, I love it!
  5. Buttons...seems like no project is complete without some buttons
  6. Flowers...the perfect fill-in, kind of like buttons...
  7. Tim Holtz Paper Distresser...where have you been all my life?  Sure beats tearing and/or licking the paper to get that perfectly distressed edge
  8. Papertrey Ink Rustic Button Twine...simply the best twine around!
  9. Tweezers...for holding tiny things, for pulling ribbon through the hole, for holding things while using a heat gun...the uses are endless
  10. My laptop...for access to fantastic images, printing greetings / captions, blogging, using Sure-Cuts-A-Lot, etc.  How did I ever craft without it?

I'm sure I've left something out, but these are what immediately came to mind and are the things I reach for over and over again.

What are some of your favorite crafty things?  We'll all benefit from knowing (and maybe they'll become our favorites, too)!


  1. This is a great post!.... My favorite thing maybe are: patterned paper, Wild Orchild Crafts flowers (i love them!), Distress Ink Vintage Photo and of course, the Internet: my invaluable source of knowledge!



  2. What a fun idea! Now I may have to try that paper distressing tool you've mentioned.......
    My top 10 may include : Ancient Page archival ink pads, waxed linen thread, camera, watercolor paper, my iMac, Daniel Smith PrimaTek watercolor paints (made with actual gemstone powder), Perfect pearl Powders, super fine glitters (all colors), my tacking iron, release papers.
    Thanks! This was fun!

  3. My favorite craft things include my Prismacolor pencils (bought individually), Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer, metallic acrylic paints, PostIt Notes (for masking), CutterBees (ever SO sharp!) and my friends at who are always enabling me!


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