Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Bare Minimum - What Supplies are Essential! A Top Ten List...

What scrapbooking supplies do you need above all others?  What is it you can't live without?

Here's my short list:

1) Fiskars Trimmer
2) ATG 714 Adhesive gun and adhesive
3) Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
4) TweezerBees
5) Of course, my Cricut Expression and Cartridges
6) Cardstock from Core'dinations
7) Pop Dots
8) black and white pens
9) Chalk ink by Clearsnap and Memento Ink
10) Sentiment Stamps

Tell me your favorites!  What is it you can't live without?

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  1. Everything in my craft room is essential! LOL!!!!! I guess first is my E and Carts, 2. cardstock 3. all my adhesives, I use several different kind but really love my ATG gun the best 4. TweezerBees (Love them!!) 5. Scotch Quick Dry
    6. Pop Dots and Zots 7. Stamps 8. Inks 9. Bling, bling, bling!!! 10. Embellies :)

  2. Adhesives....lots and lots of adhesive! Also, I have to have tons of stickers. I might only need one but I have to have a ton to choose from. lol

  3. Tweezerbees, I can't thank you enough for telling me about them!!! Then would be my computer, I need to read Blogs to get inspired and then Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon!!!

  4. definitely my paper trimmer and my E and cardstock, cant live without those and also some adhesive, some ribbon, bling, sentiments stamps and ink of course!

  5. Love my E and carts. Must have punches, prima flowers. Also love pretty pattern paper and cardstock. Also computer to read blogs and get great ideas.

  6. 1, Paper and Cardstock
    2. Fiskars and MM paper trimmer
    3. Cricuts and cartridges
    4. Xyron 500 and 900
    5. Glue Dots
    6. Rub-ons
    7. Tweezers
    8. Scissors
    9. Spatula

  7. I agree with lots of yours, but I definately need my glue pen as well for tiny die cut pieces, the tea-dye duo inks from PTI and scor-tape (for scrapbooks & other stuff).

  8. Paper, paper, paper
    ATG gun
    Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
    Crucut expression
    Fiskars trimmer
    pop dots
    cuttlebug folders

  9. Oh boy..this is gonna be tough..

    1) Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Blending Tool
    2) Non-stick Craft Sheet
    3) Bazzill Cardstock
    4) My E
    5) Big Shot
    6) MM Rotary Trimmer
    7) Zig 2 Way
    8) Tim Holtz Scissors
    9) Glue Glider Pro
    10) STAMPS! :)

  10. 1. My glue gun
    2. Paper Trimmer
    3. TwezzerBees
    4. Pop dots
    5. Distressed inks by Tim Holtz
    6. Chalk inks
    7. Quickie Glue pen by Sakura
    8. Anything else that doesn't move :)

  11. My top Four:
    My Cricut (obviously)
    Gummy adhesive eraser
    Everything Xyron!

  12. My Crop-a-Dile and my Bind-It-All are must-haves. I love to make little albums to give as gifts.

    and my craft room where I can go and no one else likes to go...just shut the door behind me and I'm just fine.
    Carol N<><

  14. Great list - I think the only things I would add to your original top ten is my Xyron and frosted splits (for adhering vellum)

  15. Of course my Cricut E & cartridges (does that count as one?), ATG gun, Xyron (3 different sizes - does this count as one?)cardstock (I like it all - can't pick just one) big cropadile, ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons, embellishments, stamps and inks, white signo pen, stickles. . . and wait, that's ten but I have more favorites!
    MCF's Mimi

  16. paper, paper and more paper!! And the Cricut spatula are also essentials for me. :)

  17. paper, paper and more paper!! And the Cricut spatula are also essentials for me. :)

  18. Oh my....hard to list just a few.
    cricut,paper,scissors,stamps,glue dots,3d foam,gel pens,markers,scotch glue (a must)
    paper trimmer...Okay going to stop. haha!
    That was fun!

  19. My Top 10 - expression & carts, gypsy, SU card stock, Xyron - all 3 sizes a must but can't live without the little 'X'!, Tweezerbee, SU ribbons, CM paper trimmer, cutterbee's, QK tool with the sticky on one end and the scrapper on the other.

  20. My Cricut Expression, of course my cricut cartridges, my NEW Gypsy, my paper cutter, love my Martha Stewart Score Board, the Xyron 510 and all the cartridges that go with it, and the Xyron X, and can't forget the both of you, and the Cricut Message board. And everyone who shares their works of art to inspire me.

  21. Just to add one more thing, Sure Cuts a Lot for my cricut, I use it all the time!

  22. Pretty much the same as what you listed, but I also need a corner rounder, sharp scissors, zots, Mickey punch (small, medium & large), Mickey border punch, Mickey/Disney embellishments, stickers & paper and pen & paper to sketch out layout designs.

  23. My list is basically very close to yours. Guess we think alike!

  24. I admit it! I covet those of you with an ATG 714 adhesive gun...just can't bring myself to spending that much $$ on tape. (The problem REALLY is, I can't bring myself to tell DH I spent that much $$ on tape!)

    Many of my "have to haves" are already mentioned, but I have to second QuickStik and I would add my Perfect Layers! Can't paperscrap without them!

  25. All the above, but especially Cricut and cartridges, which keep growing!! LOL. Paper of course, would be #1.

  26. Anything cricut, anything xyron, Martha Stewart fine tip glue pen, my scraprack, absolutely any & all cardstock, tweezers, the blogs, cropper hopper class tote (ok 2 of them!), my friends to craft with & my craft room!

  27. WOW!! Lets see
    Paper of all kinds /weight
    Paper Trimmer
    Pop Dots
    Glue gun/dots
    weeding tool
    I would be lost without any of my stash of goodies.. lace,buttons,stickers,stamps/ink {:o)

  28. Gotta have my Cuttlebug embossing folders and my edge punches.

  29. My E and carts, Fiskars trimmer, Cutterbee scissors, paper, Zip Dry glue, Cuttlebug and folders, ATG,
    MS punches. Just a few of my favs.

  30. My top 10...

    1. Fiskars trimmer
    2. DCWV cardstock
    3. Adhesive
    4. Cuttlebug
    5. Papercrafts mag for ideas
    6. Martha Stewart Score pal
    7. Copic Markers
    8. Stamps
    9. Cricut - WildCard is my fav
    10. Cricut Design Studio

  31. I agree W/ all of yours but have to add my embossing folders and zig 2 way glue pens

  32. My tops are
    Cricut and carts
    cutting matt
    white gel pen
    paper/card stock
    stamps and ink

  33. Nancy....

    Of course I could never live without

    Cricut and carts
    Fiskers Rotery Trimmer
    Fiskers 15" Trimmer
    Gel Pens
    ATG 714
    SU Stamps

  34. Gosh - everything on your list is on mine too! lol. I would add the following:
    1. Tim Holtz design ruler 2. Xyron 150/250 3. Sakura or copic glitter pen 4. cuttlebug and embossing folders 5. Paper piercer 6. Creative memories multipurpose tool. Gee the list is going on and on . .. no wonder my scrapbags are so heavy!

  35. I'll add that I can't live without my distress inks! I use them on about everything!!

  36. oh, and my XYRONs for my goodies cut out of the cricut.

  37. Oh gosh can't go without my ATG gun the 714, also my cricut....and cartridges, I want more and more. I love them, my Fiskars trimmer, lots of paper and stickers....everything. sigh.

  38. This isn't easy but here it goes:
    1. Expression and carts
    2. Gypsy
    3. Fiskars trimmer
    4. Bazzill cardstock
    5. Tweezerbees
    6. Adhesive and glue dots
    7. Big Shot
    8. Tim Holtz inks
    9. SU cardstock
    10. Pens

  39. Let's see if I can narrow it down to ten! LOL!
    1. BG magnetic Mat
    2. ATG
    3. Glue Dots
    4. Cutter Bees
    5. PC Trimmer
    6. patterned paper
    7. bling
    8. ink
    9. alphabet stickers
    10. ribbon

  40. Lots of my faves are listed. I'd also add the handy X-acto knife. Always in use.

  41. I can't do without:
    1) My Cricut of course and the carts
    2) My cuttlebug...love my cuttlebug and embossing folder.
    3)Scotch quick dry adhesive.
    4)Xyron adhesives (pens & tag makers)
    5)Pop dots
    6) Oil pastels
    7) My craft light..so I can see what I am doing.
    8)and my inspiration and favorite mentors: Joy & Melanie!!

  42. I cant live without my Gypsy - i never thought i would be so dependent!! I am also so happy to have a craft armoire that i can hide my mess in!!

  43. 1. Fiskar trimmer
    2. Cardstock and paper
    3. Printer to print the insides of my cards
    4. My adhesive gun
    5. I can go on and on. All of it!

  44. That's a hard ? I love my trimmer, tweezer bees, Scotch quick dry adhesive,(thanks Joy)any cardstock,Cricut E and I cannot live without my Bazooka bubble gum!! only while I scrapbook, Linda

  45. I personally can't live without my Club Scrap Kits! Smiling... I wouldn't need tools if it wasn't for all their beautiful paper. laughing.

  46. So many things are essential like my Cricut Expression, my Scor it board, Scotch Quick dry adhesive, Versafine black inkpad, Distress inks, double stick tape, a pair of very sharp tiny scissors from the operating room, Basic Grey papers, and cardstock.

    Of course when I got to camp I take something of everything else in my stamp room.

  47. 1 cricut expes. and carts
    2 glue glider pro
    3 ink pads
    4 plain colored cardstock
    5 tweezers
    6 sizzors
    7 prima flowers
    8 ribbon
    9 glimmer mist
    last but not least
    10 STICKELS!!!!!

  48. Great beginner list. Those things are a must.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  49. Great list! I'd add my exacto knife and my border rulers - make it so easy to add borders to pictures.

  50. Joy you nailed it , righton, embelisments like ribbon and buttons and stickers. I caint live without. Always looking for different kinds of ribbon

  51. Since I've just gone back to scrapping, I don't really have a top ten list. I have a large list of "wants" instead...lol. Like a proper area to scrap instead of my dining table (have to put things away all the time!), some cartridges for my E, those tweezerbees and an ATG! I already have a decent collection of papers started, stickers, and I started picking up ribbons and some stamps from the sale bins at Michaels.

  52. I actually only need the basics...and yet I own more than that! Geez! LOL My list would be:
    (1) SU Cardstock
    (2) 714 ATG Gun
    (3) Any type of Designer Paper
    (4) SU Ribbon
    (5) Mini Brads
    (6) Expression & all 65 carts that I own! :)
    (7) Envelopes
    (8) SU Stamp sets (lots of them)
    (9) Martha Stewart Edge Punches
    (10) SU Dye Inks
    I can think of maybe 3 more things that are a must have for me....but I think I wrote down "My Basics"
    Have a great day Joy!

  53. 1.Cricut Expression
    2.Signo pen in white
    3.Fresh chalk (especially the ones with sparkles!)
    4.Zig 2 Way glue for making my mats sticky again.
    5.Sure Cuts a Lot software program for my Expression.
    6.Lots of pretty ribbon.
    7.Old fashioned 12 x 12 paper trimmer that I found at a garage sale for $20. Just like the ones the teachers used when I was in elementary school.
    8.Lots and lots of pretty paper.
    9.Rhinestone stickers.
    10.Tombow Aqua Glue.
    11. All the great blogs that I follow for inspiration!

  54. It is hard to pick only ten...

    1) E, G, & carts
    2) ATG Gun
    3) Fiskars trimmer
    4) Zig Pen
    5) Xyron Machine
    6) Paper, paper & more paper
    7) Prima Flowers
    8) Stickles
    9) Cat Eyes
    10) Ribbon

    I think I need 20....I know I cheated but who can pick just 10...

    Thanks for the lists...


  55. Wow, lets see, I know #1 is my cricut and carts from there it would be:
    #2 computer
    #3 great papers
    #4 adhesives of all kinds
    #5 embellishments (love them all )
    from there jujst about everything thing I see in the scrapbooking or card making. I'm so addicted.

  56. My cuttlebug is a must. So are my copics and tombows. Could NOT live without my Glue glider Pro. Also my CM corner rounder, and of course their cutting system. I still use it TONS. My sticklers are also a must as is my distressing ink and my Staz-on inks and of course my stamps, both my rubber stamps and my digis.

  57. Hmmm... Limiting to 10 will be tricky, but...
    1. My Cuttlebug and embossing folders
    2. My Cricut and cartridges
    3. My trimmer
    4. My CM mini-cutter
    5. Adhesive (especially my Staples glue tape runner, mini glue dabber and Zots)
    6. Pop Dots (and lots of them!)
    7. Stamps of all kinds
    8. Ink
    9. Embellishments and my Crop-o-Dile
    10.Paper and cardstock of all kinds!

  58. This is too hard. You should see me trying to not bring too much stuff to a crop! It never works. I tend to think I need it all "just in case". My SUV always ends up packed full of my supplies. Before the Cricut came into my life, I had 2 xxl rolling totes and two CM Album totes...now...well...enough for a scraproom! (awillmon39@aol.com)

  59. Of course my Cricut and carts! Then...paper trimmer, glue, pop dots, DCWV paper/cardstock, pretty patterned paper, markers to use for journaling, big bite crop a dile, tweezers, stickles!

  60. I ditto your list, but I would add bling and my score board.

  61. MitchJ:
    my list is the same as yours except i have the original circut. I hope someday to get the expression.

  62. Pretty much love everything in my room but if I have to narrow it down...

    1. paper trimmer
    2. Cricut and cartridges
    3. TweezerBees
    4. 3L photo tape
    5. stacks (totally love them, dont know why)
    6.fiskars scissors (those ergonomic ones)
    7. chalk
    8. brads and eyelets
    9. undo (just incase)
    10. pens

  63. Boy you just about covered it. I just got my ATG gun about 10 minutes ago so I haven't have time to play with it yet. I also love to have plenty of embellishments to choose from, brads, flowers, 3D stickers etc.... I also love to heat emboss when I stamp AND how could we forget about our buddy the CUTTLEBUG he deserves a mention!

  64. first and foremost, my:
    stampin up paper trimmer
    stampimn up scissors
    cricut expression/carts
    stickles, gems, all sorts of embellishments
    ribbon, my laptop for ds
    and my work table and chair.
    lots and lots of storage.


  65. I will try to make this one a bit shorter!!! LOL

    1. Tonic guillotine trimmer &
    cricut trimmer
    2. ATG gun and glue glider pro
    3. Chestnut Roan chalk ink and
    4. cuttlebug & embossing folders
    5. heat gun
    6. heavy SU and Core'dinations CS
    7. Patterned Papers, heavy
    8. My little fisker scissors
    9. BIA
    10. Cricut Expression & carts.

    Lisa :)

  66. Love my Glue Arts adhesive gun, my craft mat, cat-eye inks. I really don't have any supplies not essential to my scrapbooking needs, or so that's what I tell my husband.

  67. All of the above. My entire collection of tools, paper, adhesives, chalkink pads, copic markers, cricket pens and markers, etc etc. I could go on and on and on.

  68. All of the above. My entire collection of tools, paper, adhesives, chalkink pads, copic markers, cricket pens and markers, etc etc. I could go on and on and on.

  69. Your list is perfect except I would add my Cuttlebug. It just adds class to every card.

  70. yes I agree, I think all my tools are. cricut, cartridges, adhesive, pop dots, paper, trimmer, ribbon.


  71. Ok - ATG gun, pop dots, Cricut and carts, quality paper (I use a lot of K&Company), corner rounder, ribbon, stamps, inks, and pens. Whew!

  72. ATG gun.. got the "in" from all you fellow crafters.. got one and love it.

  73. When I go cropping, what MUST I have with/or around me?
    1. Purple Cows 2 in 1 combo trimmer-both guilitine and rotary can cut just slivers off and guilitine won't cut fingers.
    2. Cricut and cartridges-I bring for my friends but plan my cuts on #3
    3. Gypsy
    4. Tweezers
    5. Hermafix gal but going to have to check out this ATG gun
    6. Cardstock and plenty of it
    7. Basic colors of ink pads
    8. Pentel markers
    9. Stickles

  74. My list is basically the same as yours. I might have to add ribbon in there somewhere and I really love my Xyrons too!

  75. I really love the Cuttlebug. I don't use it nearly enough. Punches are a biggie too.

  76. My short list would be:
    1. baby cricut
    2. cartridges
    3. adhesive
    4. inks
    5. stamps
    6. punches
    7. paper/cardstock
    Oh, heck, just everything in my scraproom.

  77. Hummm ok lets see here:
    1. Expression and cartridges
    2. Embossing folders
    3. Punches
    4. Tim Holts distress inks!
    5. paper/cardstock
    6. Skittles/dew drops
    7. pop dots
    8. trimmer
    9. ribbon
    10. Just got the ATG 50 today...need to check that out!

  78. Every item in my craft room is essential. My most used and favorite is my gypsy, expression, cartridges, and the rest is all must have's.

  79. My Tweezer Bees
    Fiskers scissors
    ATG and tape.
    Cricut and Carts
    Paper trimmer
    Ott Light
    Twinkling H20's
    Ink pads

  80. Most of the things already mentioned and a couple more:
    1. Perfect layers
    2. Exacto knife
    3. MakingMemories trimmer
    This was fun. Thanks.

  81. Wow! My favorites would have to be 1) my cricut.2) paper cutter 3) pop dots 4) my inks 5) Aleenas quick dry glue. 6) My stamps, I have a ton. 7) my sand paper. 8) Cannot forget my cuttlebug. That's all for now. Thanks for letting us share. I need the atg gun, and the tweezers you use.

  82. adhesive of multiple varieties! and paper trimmer! and corner rounder! and ink! and ...

  83. There are so many items that are needed. The papers, cardstock, trimmer, and adhesive all needed. Then we add the other stuff that I love: ribbon, brads, the CTMH acrylix stamp sets and ink. My daughter has a little cricut that I get to use but would love to have my very own Expression.


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