My 5 Favorite Crafty Tools

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I have been crafting for a long time.  Most of my life actually.  I started in 4-H in my small California town and learned the sewing skills that I still use to this day.

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My 5 Favorite Crafty Tools (in no particular order)

It is hard to pick my top five but here they are.

1. My laptop, but more specifically, my Adobe Photoshop Elements program.

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I learned Photoshop Elements about five years ago and I love it.  I have used it to design products and complete my digital scrapbooking projects ever since.  It is easy to learn and to navigate and it really does a lot.  I am currently using an older version (PSE 8) and am wanting to upgrade someday but for now, this program does exactly what I want it to do!  I use it every, single day!

2.  My sewing machine.

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My mom gave me this machine about 10 or more years ago and I think she bought it from a friend.  It is very old but it has all metal parts and I use it.  I mainly use straight stitch and zig zag stitch and it serves me well.  I don’t use it everyday but I do use it for scrapbooking and sewing projects.  Love my machine!

3.  We R Memory Keepers – Corner Chomper

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This is the best tool for rounding corners.  I like that is has two radius sizes, 1/2″ and 1/4″ and that it is so easy to use.  I love to round the corners of tags, cards and more and it gets a lot of use.  I take it with me to all cropping events and it is in one of my easy-to-reach places in my craft room.  Dream tool!

4.  We R Memory Keepers – Crop A Dile Big Bite

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Ok.  I don’t use this tool to it’s fullest potential but it is one of my very favorites.  It does all kinds of things with eyelets and I don’t even think I could tell you how to use that part.  I only use it for punching holes.  It has a long reach so you can punch a hole in the middle of a 12 x 12 piece of paper if you want and it can punch through some heavy stuff.  I love to use chipboard and heavy cardboard pieces for mini album covers and this punches right through.  Plus it can punch through many pieces of cardstock all at once.  I am sure it does a lot more, but I don’t even care.  Keeper!

5.  My paper cutter

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I purchased this paper cutter in Sacramento just before moving to Iowa so that would have been in 1995 and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  It has a metal handle which I have noticed is hard to find in paper cutters these days and it is pretty heavy duty.  I cannot cut more that two sheets of card stock at a time on it but that is ok.  I have used this thing to death.  I did all of the cutting of paper for my card classes on this one paper cutter for 11 years.  I still do a lot of wedding invitations and it cuts like a dream.

So there you have my 5 favorite crafty tools.  Which tools do use the most and are considered your favorites.  It is always fun to get a great product review from a friend.

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2 Comments

  1. Christine Gallagher

    I don’t think I have 1 of these lol and I haven’t even seen a few I guess I didn’t know what I have been missing =) thanks for sharing

    16 . 02 . 2015
    • Michelle

      That is funny. We all have our favoriteS. Thanks for the comment.

      16 . 02 . 2015

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