My Favorite Crafty Things: TOOLS + GIVEAWAYS

Welcome to more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2018… all about tools!

In this series, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2018. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

How about several great discount codes from some of our favorite shops? I will be updating this list:

Let’s talk about crafty tools

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Here are the basic must-have tools in my craft room:

Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Fiskars Spring Assist Titanum Scissors
[ SSS ]
American Crafts Teal Glitter Scissors
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | ELH ]
[ SSS | SCR ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
[ SSS ]
Mono Sand Eraser
[ SSS ]
Adhesive Eraser
[ SSS ]
Bead Magical Tray
[ SSS ]
Cable Clips
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Glad Press N Seal
Microfiber Cloth
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes
[ SSS | PFS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brushes
[ SSS ]
Mini Distress Ink Tin
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool Foam Refills
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Masking Magic
[ SSS | GNK ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
Royal Sovereign Laminator


You don’t need much to enjoy stamping, but here are a few things I highly recommend:

MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Ultra Clean
[ SSS | HA ]
Microfiber Cloth
Kirklands Baby Wipes


The other day I shared my favorite die cutting machines. (You can find that video HERE.) Here are a few tools that are also helpful…

Die Cutting Machine Review
[ JNN ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS | ELH | THR ]
Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metal Adapter Plate
[ SSS ]
Lint Rollers
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
[ SSS ]
Your Next Die Wire Cutters
[ SSS ]


How would you like to win a set of the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes? Picket Fence gave me TEN sets to giveaway!!!! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/31/18 telling me your favorite tool from above. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2018. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2017, click HERE.

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976 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things: TOOLS + GIVEAWAYS”

  1. Just one? I bought so many things because I saw you use them – the T ruler is really the best (and cheapest), the embossing mat is great, the Scor buddy and Tim Holts trimmer – that is a game changer… still on my list the MISTI and the bone folder (still use the Scor Buddy one.) Thank you Jennifer!

  2. My favorite tool has got to be the Misti. I bought one this year and it has been a game changer! It’s so much easier to get good and straight impressions for sentiments. That’s what I use it for the most. Thanks to Picket Fence for the chance to win!

  3. Jennifer, I don’t have most of the tools mentioned in your video but thanks for sharing what works best for you. I have bought many items based on your recommendation and after watching your videos. I guess that my favorite among the tools you featured would be the mini ink blending tools because they’re the only ones I have.

  4. actually liked the Picket Fence Blending brushes…but next choice if the Your Next Die Wire cutters…..
    love your crafty things videos

  5. The Tim Holtz paper trimmer has always been my favorite tool that I own (so far)! Cuts like butter and unlike any other trimmer. It’s also a great price point. Thanks for the crafty video Jennifer!

  6. I think my favorite tool would have to be my Misti, but I just recently got the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat and am really enjoying that as well. Thank you for the amazing videos. I always learn so many great things from you.

  7. Love your fav crafty videos!! This is very hard to pick a favorite tool but my misti gets used alot! I have the picket fence brushes on my wishlist!

  8. I don’t have any of these tools other than some of the basics (cloth, wipes, etc.) but I’ve had the Tim Holtz glass mat on my wish list for a while now! One of these days….

  9. Received several of the tools on your list for Christmas. Can’t wait to try them. Just saw the purple tape on your video and added to my new wish list. My birthday is in a couple months!

  10. I really like the Tim Holtz glass mat. And the vacuum. They will be the two things I will get this year. Thank you for your videos.

  11. Ohhhh Choose one?? Hard to do, but would have to say the Tim Holtz Media mat – just brilliant! It’s still a new toy for me so I’m super excited about it ^^
    Thanks for sharing all the info and tips, it’s so helpful!

  12. Wow! I’m new to the craft world but it seems so hard to pick a favourite! I saw your video on your fav 2018 tools and I absolutely love the glass mat and the brushes – really life-changing :))!

  13. Hi Jennifer,
    My favorite tool is the Mono Sand eraser. Yes a little eraser. That was a game changer for me when I started crafting many years ago. The occasional smudge, the color that would transfer through from under a stencil, and oh the fingerprints…yikes. After all of that work to create and I would have to toss it was cruel. So the Mono sand eraser helped with those boo boos. As my Mom always used to say, “it’s never to late to correct a mistake”, so I am glad that we crafters have a tool to help our creations shine!
    Thank you Jennifer for all of the information and knowledge that you share. The videos and wonderful card demos are a highlight to my day. It really helps all of us spread the joy through a card! Best wishes for a Happy 2019!

  14. So many of these tools are wonderful and I use them every time I craft, but my MISTI and the mono sand eraser have saved many a project for me!

  15. This is such a helpful list! I would say the MISTI is my favorite. It has saved me a lot of redos! Have a blessed new year!

  16. I guess the answer is my Misti. Oh how I love that thing! I still want to try so many of your items mentioned, so thank you for the chance to win the blending brushes. Those have been on my wish list for awhile!

  17. Just one, that’s tough. Of the ones I have and you mention I love the Spray Bottle. It looks like an ordinary bottle but it gives the best mist and of all the bottles I’ve used over the years it’s the only one that did not start leaking out the handle when in use. Right now I’m using it to humidify our house!
    Happy New Year Jennifer!

  18. It is too hard to choose just one – but I love the Tim Holtz glass mat and the Misti stamping tool!
    Thanks for the great videos you share as I always learn something new.

  19. Oh, there are so many great tools in this video! I love many, but I just couldn’t stamp without my MISTI, so that has to be top of the list. Thanks for another awesome video.

  20. My favorite tool is the Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Glass Media Mat. Love how easy it is to clean any type of mixed media off. Thank you for the awesome video series! Your voice is so easy to listen to. Thanks for the opportunity to win something too.

  21. Pick just one??? Wow that’s a hard one… But if I must, it would be the Misti Stamping tool.. However, I struggle so much with blending that I’d easily swap it for a set of these brushes.
    Hope you and your family had wonderful holidays and a very happy New Year

  22. The Tim Holtz paper trimmer has got to be my favourite tool. It is so accurate, convenient size & weight & has been able to handle the work out I’ve given it over the years I’ve had it. Thanks for clarifying all the things you use to assist in choice making. We don’t have easy/timely access to everything here in Australia, your lists each year help me choose my OS purchase order priorities. Love all that you give to our addiction. 🙏

  23. I have now added to my always growing list of “must have” tools. That media mat looks much better than the glass mat I am currently using and I am seriously drooling over the Picket Fence brushes!
    A favorite out of what you posted that I have and use often? The Tombow sand eraser and the Ranger Mini Ink blending tool. They both get used for many, many things. Your videos have been incredibly helpful! Thanks. 🙂

  24. I have too many favorites. If I had to pick 1 it would be the Misti just got a mini and an original and I love them. I would love to try the Picket Fence brushes though I have seen so many videos that show them and they look awesome. Thank you for the videos!

  25. Thank you for your annual reviews. I always read them with interest and when I’m in the States I try to buy what I can whilst there as postage is so expensive to Australia. I love my Misti. I wish they sold the Glad Press N Seal down under!

  26. Would love to try out the new brushes!! I love your videos on tools and have purchased many of your suggested tools in the past – thank you for your reviews!!

  27. Hmmmmm. My favorite product is my Gemini. It’s the one I’m using the most right now anyway!!! Love your favorite videos. Thanks for doing them. All your videos are great. Thanks. Take care.

  28. I really like mini ink blending tools, the mono eraser, and Teflon bone folder. I haven’t tried the Picket Fence Life Changing Brush, but they look fantastic. Thanks for all you wonderful videos.

  29. A simple fav, the Jewel Picker. And of course the Misti, T-ruler, and (yet to purchase) the Laminator. I need to win a lottery as well! 😘

  30. I love the Misti. I have the bigger one, but home to get the mini Misti soon! Thanks for all your videos and blog entries!

  31. My fav tool is the Tim Holtz trimmer. I like how it is premaked for cardmakers at 5 1/2 and 4 1/4. Also how it goes to 6 inches for us pocket memory keepers.

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