Tell me five basic tools you can't live without and why!
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Eclectic_Stuff
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Posted: 1/25/2013 6:20:51 PM
Only 5

well in no particular order:

Cutterbee Scissors - detail cutting, distressing, paper piercing all in one tool. (not as good for longer cuts but they will do)

.05 black Sigma micron pen (brown would be nice and so would the Uni-ball white)- I just like writing with them

foam ink blending tool - I ink everything. So much faster and nicer looking than the edge of the ink pad.

Tim Holtz's Design Ruler - measuring, squaring, centring, tearing, getting evenly spaced holes with, metal edges for use with craft knife. Versatile!

water brush - curled edges can be formed easier with wet paper and once they dry they hold their shape, miraculous!! Good for fixing ink problems. A fine line of water helps me to get paper to tear where I want it to. (important since adding my trimmer would make 6 things )


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Posted: 1/25/2013 6:36:59 PM
Xacto knife - use it often enough, not all the time but I think if it wasn't in reach it would be weird

Trimmer - a must have.

Tonic scissors - my go to scissors.

Ranger craft mat - it is usually on my table. Use it constantly for everything from inking to heat embossing and painting - basically anything messy

Water brush, for inking and paints


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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:28:56 PM
Light
Adhesive (ATG, glue dots and X)
Paper trimmer
Detail scissors
Black and brown ink


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camanddanismom
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:36:14 PM
12 inch trimmer
Ott light
Cutterbee scissors
Dot roller/ATG
Journaling pen

With these tools I could scrapbook with just photos card stock and patterned paper. Everything else is icing on the cake!


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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:54:00 PM
trimmer
crop a dial
big shot w/dies
punches
atg
bg file set
tiny attacher
corner rounder

I'm not willing to remove 3, so we'll just go with that

Cat E. Clysm
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:59:46 PM
Fiskars trimmer
Perfect Layers
Cricut
Tombow adhesive roller
Brown ink for edges


Also OTT light, clear ruler, printer (I edit and print all my photos)

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Posted: 1/26/2013 12:06:41 AM
ATG
Fiskars Trimmer
CM Photo Trimmer
CM Scissors
HS Edge Distresser

Ising
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Posted: 1/26/2013 12:10:13 AM
Tonic guillotine trimmer-cuts like Butta! Straight lines every time.

Tiny attacher- because I'm lazy and the staples make my laziness look "cute"

CM black journaling pen. I even use them to write letters.

Black ranger archival ink pad-cause there is nothing that stamps crisper or cleaner.

My stampin' up detail cutting scissors- they're sharp and fit in my hand nicely.

I use these everyday!


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JoanneW
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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:25:36 AM
Paper trimmer
Cuttlebug inc dies
Herma fix
Scissors
Sewing machine

Creating
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Posted: 1/26/2013 3:23:23 AM
(leftover squares of fleece from projects)

Love this idea

My 5 must have each page:
Cameo
Art Glitter Glue (love it more than ATG)
Scissors
Pop Dots
Inks - can do anything with inks

Great thread Jen

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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:09:04 AM
Self healing cutting mat, OTT light, Fiskars trimmer(with the wire guide), Cutterbee scissors, Tim Holtz red handled scissors.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:09:21 AM
1. My camera
2. My $.99 craft knife
3. Glue tape
4. Itunes or portable dvd player
5. Tim Holtz... he is my scrapgod!

jrshapiro
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:19:24 AM
Scrap booking would be so boring if I didn't have....
1) fun papers
2) stamps
3) sewing machine
4) pop dots
5) washi tape


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thepinkkitchen
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:26:13 AM
ATG adhesive
Scissors
Brown Ink pad
Black Zig pen
Date Stamp <---super important to me, to date EVERYTHING.

I don't list my paper trimmer because I use scissors on everything. Also, I left out my digi cutters or punches, because I am lazy & make tons of my own things by drawing & just cutting it out with my scissors. I pretty much end up with many labels or embellishments, by just having my scissors. Couldn't scrap w/out them!




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AnissaScraps
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Posted: 1/26/2013 12:03:33 PM
Pattern paper, TH scissors, Tombow Mono adhesive,brads, and border punches.


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LovMelrose
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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:12:06 PM
Mine would be:

1. ATG gun - to stick that stuff down!
2. paper trimmer - to cut it up
3. slickwriter - journaling, outlining
4. square punch - for perfectly cut pics
5. cricut - it does everything else!


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