Welcome back for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020!

In this series, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2020. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

If you are shopping, be sure to check out my Crafty Updates and Sales Page HERE for discount codes!

Let’s get this started! Today I am focusing on inks and tools.

[Warning: This video is LONG. Lots to share! 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 most 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. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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Let’s get started…


As I mentioned in my video, my favorite inks for 2020 are the same as 2019. So be sure to watch this video (again) to learn more!

Here are my ink tool suggestions…

My Favorite Crafty Things 2019 INKS
[ JNN ]
Waffle Flower Water Media Mat
[ SSS | WFF | JNN ]
Waffle Flower Mini Water Media Mat
[ SSS | WFF ]
Gina K Designs Blending Brushes With…
[ SSS | GNK | JNN ]
Gina K Designs Blending Brushes
[ SSS | GNK ]
Honey Bee Blended Brushes
[ SSS | HNB ]
Pink and Main Ergonomic Brush
[ SSS | JNN ]
Altenew Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Pink and Main Mini Blending Brush
[ SSS ]
Altenew Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS | JNN ]
The Ink Stand
[ ETS ]
The Ink Stand Video
[ JNN ]
I-Crafter Ink Brushes
[ SSS | JNN ]


Here the other tools I have been reaching for lately…

MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS | MSP | ELH | JNN ]
MISTI Mouse Pad
[ SSS | MSP | ELH ]
Sticky Mat
Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
[ SSS | JNN ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Altenew Self-Healing Mat
[ SSS ]
Fiskars Titanium Microtip Scissors
[ SSS ]
Fiskars Gold Sparkle Premier 8″ Scissors
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Haberdashery Scissors
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS | ELH ]
We R Memory Keepers The Works Tool
[ SSS ]
Altenew bone Folder
[ SSS | ALTN ]
I-Crafter Retractable Pick
[ SSS ]
I-Crafter Flat Head Reverse Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Sanding Blocks
[ SSS | JNN ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | JNN ]
Binder Clip
T Ruler
[ SSS ]
Gina K Masking Magic
[ SSS | GNK | ELH | JNN ]
Funnel Tray
[ KATS | JNN ]
Kat Scrapiness Pick Up Tool
[ KATS ]
Studio Katia Triangle Tray
[ SSS | STD ]
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
[ SSS | JNN ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs Improved Wreath Builder
[ SSS | JNN ]
Gel Press 5×7 Printing Plate
[ SSS | JNN ]
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
Kirkland Baby Wipes
Hand Vac
Easy See Tape
[ SSS | DSG ]
Tape Dispenser
Glad Press N Seal
[ SSS | JNN ]
Royal Sovereign Laminator
Scotch Laminating Pouches
Mama Elephant Up With Love Stamps
[ SSS ]


To check out more of this series, head HERE. I hope it is helpful!

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 2/20/21 telling me your favorite tool or ink 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! Prize personally donated.)

Be back soon!

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  1. I love your favorite things videos! My favorite stamping tool you mentioned was the Misti Stamping Tool. It’s a game-changer!

  2. What a fantastic compilation of the finer things of our craft! My favorite would most likely be the MISTI. I use mine with almost every project I work on. I will definitely be making a sticky mat for mine very soon. Thanks for the great idea.

  3. Lovely compilation of the crafty tools!
    I would really love to have a misti as I know many have found it useful and efficient for easy and perfect stamping

  4. Enjoy your videos. You recommended the icompanion self healing mat for the gemini junior. I purchased one and after 12 times through the mat was extremely warped. What did I do wrong??? My cutting plates are straight but the self healing mat is not hardly usable. Thank you for your help.

  5. I love your videos! My favorite tool was the white media mat, it’s in my shopping cart along with several other great things from your video!

  6. I love all of your recommendations so much, and already own several of these tools from previous years. But without a doubt, my favorite tool for this year has to be the gel press and brayer – I am in love! So fun and so excited to share that with my grandkids whenever we can get back together, I know they will be as crazy about this technique as I am!!

  7. I think the favorite tool that I have from your list is the Anti-Static Powder Bag. It is so helpful when embossing!

  8. I actually have two favorite tools from this video. First is the MISTI which I own in the mini size, but I really want the regular size especially for doing the background stamps. My second favorite tool is the Tim Holtz trimmer. I’ve been eyeing this one for a while. Thanks so much for doing these year end videos. I realize it must be a great deal of work to put these together and I really do appreciate it.

  9. Thanks for another great video! I am looking forward to trying the Waffle Flower Media Mat to use for my ink blending.
    The product I use constantly for my card making is the Tim Holz Distress Sprayer. It is the absolute best and cannot be beat.

  10. Thanks so much for this video, Jennifer! I am really interested in the ink stand! Looks like a fantastic product!!! Definitely want to get my crafty hands on a few of those for my distress oxide inks!

  11. Hi Jennifer
    I am looking for the new texture embossing folder that looks like it was done with paste and a pallet knife. I would like to purchase one if possible. Can you tell me where I can order one. I love your tutorials on you tube and have learned so much.
    Thank you.

  12. I have some of these and have not used them so you’ve inspired me to want to dig them out. I’d have to say my favorite items were the triangle trays (great point about the spoons, I’m ditching those!) and the pickup tool. I ordered both today!

  13. Hi Jennifer

    I am still interested in the texture embossing folder that looks like it was done with paste and a pallet knife. I would really like to know how I can get one. I know it’s a new one and only saw you use it once.
    Love your you tubes..

    [email protected]

  14. So many of these items have gone straight onto my wish list! I think my favorite thing is the MISTI 2.0. I really want the larger size. Thank you for the extensive time you put into this series and all your other videos. I always find interesting content here, and I appreciate all the helpful info!

  15. This might get a laugh, but my first tool is the microfiber cloth. I had never had one before and it’s a game changer for a slightly messy stamp pad user.(myself) I get ink all over and the microfiber cloth cleans great on stamps and other things. The second thing is the Tim Holtz trimmer. I finally got one and it’s great.

  16. Hello! I am new to cardmaking and so excited to have found you on YouTube. My favorite tools that I am excited to order and try are the Kat Scrapiness Funnel Tray and the Kat Scrapiness Pick Up Tool. Unfortunately, the Pick Up Tool has sold out until mid March, but that’s okay. I am patient and I know it will be worth the wait after watching your video and reading the reviews. Thank you so much for opening up a whole new world to me.

  17. Misti Stamping Tool 2.0 would be my first choice because I get so frustrated with partially stamped images.

  18. What is the tool that you use to remove a small ink smudge. drill like… ty
    Your videos are a true inspiration.

  19. Thank you for everything you do Jennifer, you are a blessing from God and have helped much more than you know. I just got the Tonic Studio Media Mat and absolutely love it and all of your suggestions.

  20. Hello, I’ll be buying a craft haul tomorrow and want to include Micro Brushes, since I currently just use tooth picks to add glue to fine things,
    What Micro Brushes do you use please ?
    Thanks for all the great relaxing videos
    Elizabeth Hair

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