Crafty Tool Box Must Haves

Crafty Tool Box Must Haves is what we have for you today. Do you have a tool or item that you HAVE TO HAVE when you are crafting? I do too! Today I am going to share with you mine and hopefully you will be inspired to share yours as well!

Here are all of my must haves. I have a few more that I like to use a lot from time to time but these are THE HAVE TO HAVES!

A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Sets

Stampin Up Stampin mist and Stampin Scrub

Tim Holtz Mini Stapler

Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG Gun)

Memento Ink

Quick Kutz Quicker Poker Picker Upper


I know it seems like I of course have to say my stamps but I really do love our stamps and use them all of the time! We are coming out with new ones so I am very excited for what this year is going to bring! Stay Tuned!!


Stampin Up Stampin Scrub Pad and Stampin Scrub cleaner.  I use this for ALL of my stamps. It works great, cleans wonderfully and doesn’t dry my photo polymer stamps! If you need to check some items out, please be sure to go to my friend Brandie’s website HERE.

Memento Ink…. I use black the most but basically every color I have used works perfectly! This ink works great with alcohol ink markers too. You just can’t go wrong with crisp images!

Tim Holtz Mini Stapler is a perfect addition as it allows you to add a little bit of ephemera (crafty stuff lol) to your project or you can create a pocket or attach a ribbon.

Notice how small the staple is? It is so cute and super strong!

I love how wonderfully this works on all of my crafty project! Works wonderfully and you can get generic adhesive to save money!

My favorite way to add a little bling to a project is my Gelly Roll clear star pen. Nothing like a little bling for my crafty creation!

I love the Quicker Picker Poker Picker Picker Upper!

Not only does it have a pointy end that you can use for your weeding with your dies and intricate cuts, you have the other side to use for picking up your rhinestones! But wait…. THERE IS MORE!

On the other end, it has a type of clay like material that allows things to stick to it without residue. You turn the cap and can get more. If you want to get rid of what is on there, you can just rub it off, twist the top and get a new fresh start of sticky stuff! COOL, RIGHT?!

Last but not least we have the Spellbinder Tool ‘N One tool. I love it! It is great for getting multiple pieces out of of small intricate dies, It has a great pointy tool as well as a spatula to lift off any paper or rhinestones! Truthfully, I can’t pick between either the Tool ‘N One or the Quicker Picker Poker Picker Upper so I keep them both in my tool box!

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The winner for our last blog post giveaway is Linda S.

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