craft accoutrement and a new business card
This week on the blog I'm getting back to basics and just crafting up a storm. What I really wanted to do was show you how I incorporate my Bananafishstudio products into my own paper projects. I mean, that's how I started the etsy shop...by making things I wanted to use. I know it's hard to believe but back when I first started card making and scrapbooking there weren't very many paper companies making the types of vintage inspired products I love. Now it seems like everyone is doing it...but I made my own ledger tags almost 10 years ago and just figured it was easier and more fun to keeping making instead of buying. I especially love mixing vintage office supplies with more modern supplies like washi tapes and man oh man I have a major love affair with punches...anyway...here are my most beloved tools/supplies at the moment. As my crafting style and interests evolve, so does my supply list.
1. corner chomper: this thing will round corners on chipboard...I've even tried it on very thin wood
2. blending tool: yes, I sometimes like things to look a bit old...this tools along with the sponges helps
3. distress ink: really all ink, but I use this one sooo much. it's my favorite for creating a shabby look
4. stamps: I use a lot of stamps...mostly on cards, but I've started using them a lot more in minibooks
5. date stamp: this gets used on almost every scrapbook layout and goes with me for travel minis
6. thread: recently I have the need to sew on everything...mostly a quick little machine stitch
7. clear ruler: this one has a thin metal edge so I can see through it and use it with my exacto
8. craft knife: I do own two tonic guillotine trimmers, but nothing is better or more accurate than this
9. small tonic scissors: I should tie these around my neck. I use them so much yet they are always getting lost under stacks of paper
10. washi tape: I am trying to incorporate more of these tapes. I have a healthy stash and I need to use it
11. tape runner: I've used a million different kinds and always return to this one
12. butterfly paper punch: any punch really...but this one gets a LOT of use.
13. sharpie fine point: I do all my writing with this. I just love it and it's acid free
14. buttons: I love using these for little pops of color...I just bought a die cut so I can make my own out of chipboard.
15. tiny attacher: who doesn't like a stapler that attaches with teeny tiny staples
So there you have it...my must haves. I didn't include paper because that would be an entirely different post.
and before I go...a quick peak at my new business card. It's a do it yourselfer. I still have some older ones that I ordered from MOO, but I wanted something a bit more basic for my etsy packages. This one was printed on my computer, but I already bought the stamp.