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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

[All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Please note that I purchased many of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies… and do not work for any of these companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images. Also, if you are interested in seeing the videos of the projects I have done using particular products, click the heart icon under the product.

GENERAL TOOLS

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 ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS | ELH ]
Scor-Bubby
[ SSS | SCR ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
[ SSS ]
Mono Sand Eraser
[ SSS ]
Adhesive Eraser
[ SSS ]
Bead Magical Tray
[ SSS ]
Cable Clips
[ AMZUS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Glad Press N Seal
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Handvac
[ AMZUS ]
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
[ AMZUS ]
Royal Sovereign Laminator
[ AMZUS ]

STAMPING TOOLS

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
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Kirklands Baby Wipes
[ AMZUS ]

DIE CUTTING TOOLS

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
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
[ SSS ]
Your Next Die Wire Cutters
[ SSS ]
Handvac
[ AMZUS ]

GIVEAWAYS

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

  1. Thank you for this series. I always enjoy seeing this. I have many of these tools (yea!) but am interested in looking further into the Tim Holtz paper trimmer, as I need something with a sturdier blade. My favorite of this video, however, has to be the Life Changing Brushes-I am NOT adept at blending, but these look like they have potential to make even me look good.

  2. I am a big fan of most of your recommendations- but I do love the jewel picker- it makes picking up sequins and such so easy

  3. There are so many tools to love! I love my MISTI and I also want to try the bead trays. The Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes look amazing!!

  4. You’ve mentioned a lot of cool an useful tools in this video for sure! I am yet to try the Heffy doodle tape (it’s always out of stock when I order from them), but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it! Thanks for the tip on the Gina K masking paper too, haven’t heard about that! I use quite a few of the tools you mentioned, and the Misti (with the mouse pad!), the adhesive eraser and the T ruler are definitely some of the most used tools in my craft room, too!

  5. JM…Thank YOU So Much for doing this video every year! Your Favorite Things Videos have been most helpful to me in stocking my Arts & Crafts arsenal of tools and supplies over the years.
    I have been sitting on the fence on which electric die cutting machine to purchase. I got it down to Gemini and Big Shot Express.. So GLAD I was sitting on the fence especially, after I watched your Die Cutting Machine Video! Again, Thank YOU Very Much For ALL YOU Do!
    Wishing YOU and Your Family A Wonderful, Blessed, Safe, and Very Happy New Year! Cheers! <3

  6. I’m always waiting “my favorite crafty things” video every year! Is so hard to pick, you always select the best of the best. For me this year will be tha Tim Holts trimmer ,A+!!!

  7. I finally bought a MISTI this year after contemplating whether or not I’d use it enough. Oh my word, it is life-changing!! Without a doubt, my favorite tool! Thank you for continuing to produce your ‘favorite crafty things’ videos. Love watching them year after year!

  8. The MISTI is definitely my favorite tool. It has changed my stamping life.

    Thank you for this series, your videos, and blog posts!

  9. At the risk of being a total MOM, my favorite tool is the ever-dependable Kirkland Baby Wipes. I use them every single day, no matter which craft I’m doing.

  10. While not exciting, my favorite tool is Kirkland’s baby wipes, hands down. No matter the craft I’m working on, it’s SO useful.

  11. Oh, the MISTI is definitely my most favorite tool, ever! It totally transformed my crafting with no more do-overs!! Seeing the handvac in your list made me smile as I look at the pile of chad gathering on my floor! : )

  12. Although there are many tempting tools to choose from My favorite tool is the handbag. Who would have thought that would be an option for a crafting tool but a must have to pick up those random glitter, tiny paper scraps that fall off the work surface. Genius!

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