Just thought I'd share a few products/tools that I can't live without.
My Spellbinders Grand Caliber
I had a Sizzix Big Shot for years, and it was fine, but when I finally got my Grand Caliber, I fell in love! The fact that I can run a full 8.5 x 11" piece of paper through it makes me soooo happy!
Like a border punch but WAY better! First of all you can mix and match the decorative inserts and second you can cut through all kinds of crazy stuff! I dare you to try and cut through felt with a border punch.
Georgia Pacific white 110lb cardstock
I love this stuff, it's smooth, heavy weight, acid free and you can pick
up a pack of 150 8.5x11 sheets at Wal-Mart for about $5.
It's aaaaaaaawsome! It is rather large, but I got used to that quickly
and I love not having to change the adhesive out every 10 minutes. Plus,
inch for inch, the adhesive is a way better deal that other glue/tape
Beacon's 3-in-1 craft glue
My wet adhesive of choice. I use it for most of my embellishment attaching, works great for paper too, no warping.
Scotch Foam Tape
I have tried a lot of dimensional adhesives and this is my fave. It
comes on a roll so you can cut as big or as little of a piece as you
want. It's not too thick, so your creations don't end up overly bulky
and you can layer more than one piece if you want extra pop. And for
lazy crafters like myself, if you just don't feel like reaching for the
scissors, it tears nicely too.
Micro Pop Dots by All Night Media
Although the foam tape is my fave, for those teeny tiny areas you want popped you can't beat these minuscule pre-cut dots.
This is my thread of choice when it comes to stitching. I like it better
than embroidery floss because it is twisted tightly together, creating
what I think is a cleaner finished stitch.
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers
The BEST corner rounder ever! It cuts through multiple layers, chipboard
and even plastics cleanly and you get two sizes in one tool.
Yard sales and thrift stores
I have found more random fun bags full of things like lace, trims,
fibers, buttons, felt...the list goes on, by searching bins in thrift
stores or boxes at yard sales. Plus it's fun!
So that's it for now, you might want to check back though...you never know what I might discover!