How To – Cool Craft and Card Making Tips

cool tools

Today’s post is a bit different than my normal posts.  I wanted to share some of the tools and gadgets I use in my everyday crafting that are well worth the cost.

xyron 1 pt 5How many times have you die cut an intricate die and thought how am I going to glue this?  Well, I suggest trying one of the Xyron products. Xyron adhesives basically turn anything into a sticker.   They come in various sizes and provide end-to-end coverage. I tend to reach for this one the most…. 1.5 inch Sticker Maker

There is nothing woribbon cutterrse than getting to the end of a project where you decide to add ribbon and it starts to fray ruining your project! Well no more – there is a really cool product from We R Memory Keepers called the ribbon cutter which does exactly what it says.  It cuts ribbon with a hot wire which seers the edges and prevents fraying – a total life saver!

Another tool made by Xyron that I reach for all of the time is the adhesive eraser.  If you have evadhesive eraserer used wet glue and then touched your project with sticky fingers…. you know it leaves a mark.  This little eraser works so well at picking up unwanted glue from your projects and saving you from having to start all over. This is a definite no brainer!

 

 

This last “tool” is something you would not expect to see – it’s a pen! There is nothing worse than working on a project and getting to the end awhite gel pennd noticing small mistakes – and it always happens.  I find if I am using colored embossing powder on a white card, or if I am stamping, stray dots always appear no matter how careful I am. My trick is to use a Uni-ball white gel pen to cover it up.  Just take a tiny dot from the pen and hide the mistake. Don’t color – just dot with the pen.  It is probably so tiny only you would know it was there to begin with, but this is the perfect way to cover it up.

I hope you enjoyed these tips – I will post a few more soon but I thought this was a great start! Let me know if you have favorite tools you use when crafting too! Happy Crafting!