I have several tools! Not near as many as I have seen on some of those You Tube videos that people take of their SB room. I may do that one day and upload it, but I am not finished putting my touches on the room.
I will list here the tools I use, what I like to use them for, and where I got them.
Fiskars Read between the Vines Boarder/Corner Punch. – Use this decorative punch to create perfect borders and corners, or combine them to create seamless frames. It is beautiful. I bought mine at Joann’s.
Cricut Expression – Need I say more. I use cartridges, Sure Cuts A Lot Software (http://www.craftedge.com/index.html), Make the Cut Software (http://www.make-the-cut.com/), Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/download/?lang=en) and Adobe Photoshop ( http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/family/?promoid=BPDEK) . I purchased the Expression (new) on Ebay.
Hemostatic Clamp – has handles that can be held in place by the locking mechanism. Mine are curved slightly on the end. I like the locking teeth. They hold onto those small items that are hard to glue. Received with a lot I purchased from an individual.
Ruler – I keep a 12″ and a 6″ close by. – I am sure you don’t need a picture of a ruler.
Spatula – I have a Cricut flat head with rounded corners spatula and a Slice pointed-end spatula. – Cricut from Hobby Lobby and I inherited the Slice.
Spindle of Decorative Edge Scissors– Make a scrapbook, baby book, memory book or other paper projects with these great scissors. The wooden spindle base has 18 different cutting edge scissors with left or right-handed. Do not use scissors on fabric. What great fun. Received for Christmas from a dear friend.
4″ x 6″ Paper Template – I created my own template for picture backgrounds. No sense in re-measuring every time. I just pull the template out and we’re off.
Desktop Trash Can – I have a trashcan on the floor, under my desk, but I don’t want to continually reach for it. I purchased a small 5″ X 7″ desktop trashcan for the scraps while I am Scrappin’. Very handy. Purchased on Ebay.
Brayer – For Rubber Stamping, Card Making, Scrapbooking and other General Crafts. Use a Brayer for Smoothing out stamps, and papers. Purchased at JoAnn’s.
Fiskars Rotary Blade Trimmer – Rotary blade action won’t tear paper, Full 12″ Cut Length, Lightweight makes it easy to store and transport, Two blade storage compartments hold multiple blades, Pivoting guide rail allows for easy positioning of paper, Precision 45mm rotary blade cuts up to 10 sheets of 20 lb. paper at a time. Purchased at JoAnn’s.
Fiskars® Ultra ShapeXpress Cutter – Internal swivel blade makes precise cuts effortless and unit glides in every direction. A freehand spacer on the bottom allows for easy switching from template to freehand cutting. A fine tuning dial adjusts blade depth for different paper thickness. Simple drop-in blade replacement with arm lock allows blade changes without affecting depth setting. Received in a lot I purchased from an individual.
Fiskars® Circle Cutter – This versatile tool instantly cuts perfect circles every time. It’s incredibly easy to use and is ideal for either left or right-handed users. The unique, clear base allows users to see exactly where they are positioning their cuts. Adjustable arm enables crafters to cut circles from 1″ to 8″. Works on paper, photos, cardstock and a host of other thin materials. Package also has two replacement blades. Received in a lot I purchased from an individual.
Cricut Software – Well the results are in. I have compared Sure Cuts Alot Software to the new Make The Cut Software and I love Make The Cut!!! So much more user-friendly.