Everyone has their favorite stamping tools and I am no exception. Putting this list together was a lot harder than I thought it would be, trying to narrow down my choices for my top five when my top twenty-five would have been so much easier! I picked the tools I use almost every time I stamp. These are my “go to” tools and ones that if I didn’t have I would be lost. I would love to hear what your favorite tools are!! Please let me know in the comments section!
So without further ado….here my top five tools for every stamper.
A Bone Folder
This is a must have for any stamper whether you are just starting out or have been stamping for years. It may be a simple tool but can do quite a lot. From getting the perfect sharp crease for your cards and projects to burnishing, this little guy needs to find a home in your toolbox.
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
I use this every single time I stamp. The grooves are set 1/8″ apart with the measurements clearly marked on two sides. It comes with a double tipped stylus (two sized heads) and a little compartment where you can store a bone folder, extra stylus and other goodies. You can score cards pretty quickly and is a must for any fancy fold cards, boxes, 3D projects and more!
What can I say about my snips. I have used many types of scissors but these are truly exceptional. They are super sharp (my finger tips can attest to this fact) and perfect for any intricate fussy cutting you may have to do. They come with a blade case and will stay sharp for years. I have two pair; one for paper and one for ribbon.
This may seem like an odd choice but this item is often overlooked in the catalog and I think it is the perfect tool for all your stamping. It has a ruler on two sides and markings on the other two for finding a center point. The little squares are in 1/4″ x 1/4″ (the opposite side is in metric) and there are spaces on the side for making notes. Bonus it will keep your stamping area clean. It comes in a pad of 100 sheets which breaks down to just .11 cents per sheet.
And my number one stamping tool….
The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
This is another tool I use 99% of the time I stamp and by far my favorite! Yes this is a huge investment but I guarantee it will bring you much happiness and joy with what it can do. Stampin’ Up! offers a huge selection of dies including framelits and thinlits to match their exclusive stamp sets not to mention the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. It comes with the Big Shot Platform and two acrylic cutting mats. You can purchase the Precision Cutting Plate for intricate thinlits and the Magnetic Platform for exact placement over a stamped image. Also the Die Brush and pads makes removing small pieces a breeze!
To learn more about the Big Shot be sure to watch my video tutorial!
My Top Five Tools for Every Stamper:
Big Shot Die Brush – New Configuration
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