I am one of those scrappers who thinks I have to have all the tools. There are definitely those I can not scrap without, but others have found their way into drawers and I've even forgotten how to use them - sad, huh? Well today I want to share a few of my favorite things and all of them are just things from around the house. I'll show you what they are first and then I'll explain. I'm sure you're using some of these ideas already, but just in case . . .
Let's begin with the skewer ( or you could use a round chopstick): great for rolling flower petals to add dimension. The emery board will sand down those rough edges when your trimmer blade is dull and it is also great for distressing - cheap too! I use the large push pin as a piercing tool. I keep it in the cork - great for keeping in my crop tool kit. Wax paper and foil - must haves for your punches. Just punch the wax paper when your punch starts to stick. Punch the foil to sharpen them. A dryer sheet is great to remove the static from your cardstock before you apply embossing powder or glitter. I use baggies to put all the materials I need to assemble a card or a set of cards when going to a crop. I put in my precut papers and then add the embellishments, stamps, ink, etc. After my projects are finished, I carry them safely home in the baggie. That black object is the foam piece that brad sets often come on. After the brads are removed, I used the foam piece for paper piercing. It's so easy to keep in your drawer or toss in your tool bag. And finally, a pearl-head straight pin. I keep one right on my craft table (actually pinned to the liner of the basket that holds my ATG guns). I use it to unclog Stickles, to remove glitter or stickles or glossy accents that ran over on my projects, and to pick up tiny pieces I need on my project. So there you have them - handy dandy tools that you probably already have around your home.
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Hugs and Happy Crafting,