Monday, October 4, 2010

Amanda's Top Five Scrappy Must Haves

Okay, so I've noticed lately that I really have my set of go-to tools and supplies.  I thought it would be fun to share and ask you to share your favorites too!!
  1. Punches:  I use them on most projects these days.  My most favorite punches?  Fiskars Threading Water, Fiskars Apron Lace, Martha Stewart classic heart and Martha Stewart butterfly confetti. 
  2. Thickers:  I love these things.  I'm totally and hopelessly addicted.  And now Flamingo Scraps carries them... this does not help my addiction to them at all!! :)
  3. Chipboard:  I also have a love for chipboard.  I kinda have more than I could ever hope to use!  My weakness?  Maya Road chipboard.... like this:
  4. Bling:  Now let's not forget about the bling stash.  I also tend to use this frequently on my layouts!  I have not one but two bling containers.  :)
  5. My Sewing Machine:  I love to add real stitching to my pages.  Now I've been known to fake stitch a time or two with a paper piercer + pen or add them with stamps, but for the most part I use my sewing machine.  No special trick to it... I sew on paper just like I do on fabric!! The machine doesn't like chipboard (it would break a needle) or other items with dimension (like things that have been adhered with pop dots), so I typically add the stiching before I start layering on other embellishments or my title.
So clearly, this list could go on for quite a while... but I'll stop here!!  Other essentials include inspiration (blogs, books and magazines), patterned paper, flowers, adhesive and cardstock, but I have to say these are my favorite five items.  What are yours?


  1. "Thickers" That is so funny. That is what my nieces and nephews call them! Anyway, I agree on 4 out of the 5 I think I would add Flowers!

  2. Yes x5!!! I totally agree with this list! Great must-haves!

  3. #1 for me is my sewing machine #2 would be circles... I have a slight obsession with them!!!!!! Loving your list! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. I too would include punches,my sewing machine and also add ribbon,buttons and flowers.

  5. My 5 would be: chalk ink (chestnut roan!), chipboard, brown and black journaling pens, my light box, and my Fiskars microtip scissors.

  6. I also have a Thickers obsession, although for me, it's grown into a general letter obsession. I LOVE Thickers and other dimensional alphas (Basic Grey chip alphas are pretty awesome), and tiny alphabets...the little, square letters. :)

  7. I just had to laugh when you wrote "this could go for quite a while", I feel the same way! But my favorites these days are metal charms, flowers, trims, PP and paint.


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