Basic Tools for Cardmaking - Cardmaking 101 Back to Basics Series - Video

Today I am sharing the next video in my new Cardmaking 101 - Back to the Basics Series on my blog: Each week we will discuss a new item that you will need for card making. If you need a refresher or just starting out this video series is for you.

Today we are talking about all the Basic Tools you will need to have a successful journey in Cardmaking and paper crafting.

Basic Tools:

So, there are a few basic tools that you will need one is a good Paper Trimmer.

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Your next basic tool you will need is a good pair of Paper Snips.

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The next thing you will want to have is a Bone Folder! A Bone Folder helps you to easily score and make crisp folds on paper and cardstock. Scores, burnishes, and distresses paper.

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To pick up embellishments, and glue dots you may want a Take Your Pick Tool. Unlike the first three items on this list this isn't a must have it's just nice to have.

This multipurpose pickup and precision tool simplifies meticulous tasks.

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The tacky putty end easily picks up sequins, paper accents, and other small objects; twist to dispense more putty. Other end has 2 changeable, double-ended tips with paper piercer, mini spatula, small stylus, and large stylus.


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Simply Scored Scoring Tool is a complete system for flawless scoring. Now you can create multiple scored projects or projects with many score lines, like rosettes. Just place markers at the measurements you need, then score. Instructions included.

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Protect work surfaces as you paper pierce. Also get even pressure and ink coverage with detailed, photopolymer, or background stamps. Buy 1 for piercing and 1 for stamping!

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Use our high-quality, reusable acrylic blocks for all of your cling rubber stamps and photopolymer clear stamps. Stamp blocks are grooved for easy gripping and clear so you can see right where you're stamping. Temporarily mount stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove for space-saving storage. Save 10% on this clear block bundle that includes all of our block sizes, so you’ll always have the block you need on hand.

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The Grid Paper is another great tool to have to protect your workspace. Use as scrap paper and as a ruler.

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Easily assemble embellishments, with our silicone craft mat--just put a dot of adhesive on the sheet and use both hands to assemble the embellishment, then pop it off the sheet when the glue is dry.

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Thanks for dropping in today I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week.















Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

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