7 essentials for your craft bag you can't do without

Posted by Linda Gransby on

7 essentials for your craft bag you can't do without




Mini trimmer


1.  Mini Trimmer



Ideal for trimming small papers and photos, I carry mine everywhere in my crafting bag




  Large trimmer and score board


2.  Large trimmer and score board

12”x12” is best.  This is my favourite; it folds out to a full 12” with a built-in scoring tool.

This ‘We Are Memory Keepers’ version is hard to beat, its great quality and worth paying the extra for


3. Tape runner


For quickness and less mess these are brilliant!.  Look for photo safe if you are a scrapbooking, I recommend the Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z runners, they are ISO certified for photo safety. 





4.  Zig two way glue

I simply can’t do without this.  Sticks permanent while wet, or leave both surfaces to dry before joining for a post-it-note style stickiness.  I use the small one for embellishments and the large chisel tip version for re-glueing my cutting mats for my die cut machine.  


 Zig two way glue fine  Zig chisel tip glue

Scissors5.  Scissors


I have a number of different sizes for different jobs, and NEVER use my fabric scissors for paper!



circle cutters6.  Circle and oval cuttersOval cutters

I love my circle and oval cutting sets, and use them all the time, for cardmaking and cutting photos for my albums.



7. Cardstock in a range of basic colours

Because we all want a range of colours to choose from right now, while we are in the throes of creatingright?  These are my go-to pads to keep I my craft bag.

cardstock  Cardstock  cardstock  cardstock