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Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Moonsong Designs

Every job needs the correct tools, and it is no different when it comes to crafting. You need the right type of equipment to be able to create what you want to in the way that you want.

I am often asked what should I buy to be able to start to make cards and boxes, so I thought that a blog post about it would be useful.

The first thing you need is something to cut your paper and card stock. The Stampin’ Trimmer is perfect for this. It has a compartment underneath where you can store spare blades (there is nothing worse than running out) and has both metric and imperial measurements. If you are going to be scoring a lot of projects at a time, then perhaps consider the Simply Scored tool.

To stamp well, you really need the correct sized blocks. I have recently treated myself to the whole set. It means that I now have duplicate blocks of some of the smaller sizes, but that doesn’t matter and in fact will be a huge help. What is more, if you buy the complete bundle you get a 10% discount over buying the 9 blocks separately.

You also need adhesive. The two I use mostly are Fast Fuse and Tombo. Fuse and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship, but it is fantastic and mess free (although perhaps not in my hands). It sticks and holds fast and is great for card or paper.

Tombo is a liquid adhesive as oppose the dry of the Fuse. I love it because you get “wiggle room” so that you can make sure you have everything positioned correctly.

Apart from a good pair of scissors, some card, stamps and ink that is all you need for successful crafting except your imagination.