FAVES & MUST HAVES

Here, you will find a collection of my favorite tools and must haves from Fun Stamper's Journey.

Please know, that this list is constantly evolving as I discover new, must-have products.  
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Teflon Bone Folder

I have been reluctant to purchase one of these for years, because the cost put me off, however, I recently discovered that there were many more affordable options on the market now, so I invested.  And I LOVE it.   The beautiful sharp creases this creates in my card bases - without leaving a mark - makes it totally worth the cost!  I also love that it's nonstick, so I don't have to worry about adhesive getting on it.


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Reverse Tweezers

These awesome tweezers work in the reverse of a normal set.  You squeeze the body of the tweezers to open the pinchers, and release to grip.  This makes holding small pieces of paper for heat embossing, or placement super easy!  I love my set, and have had them for many years.



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This is a newer item in my tool box, but I'm not quite sure where it has been all my crafty life.  The sticky ends make it so easy to pick up, and place, small gems or sequins.    





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No list would be complete without this handy tool.  You can both trim and score with this tool, and can measure out 6.5" lengths on the left - without extending the arms, that are both top and bottom, to measure out to a full 12".  On the right, you can measure 2" to trim smaller lengths, without the need to do calculations.  




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I've used many pencils, markers, and watercolors over the time I've been creating.  In terms of price, quality, and color selection, these are definitely at the top of my list!  Inside the lid of the tin, there is an index that shows how to mix and match the pencils within, to match any of the Fun Stampers Journey colors.  The pencils are soft, and easily blended to allow for some great 3D coloring.  




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Journey Platinum Machine

This amazing machine will quickly become your favorite.  The full 8.5" x 11" platform, allows you to cut a full sheet of card stock at a time.  Able to cut thin and steel rule dies, as well as emboss with embossing folders and dies.  I've had a few different die cutting machines over my time paper crafting, and this is my favorite so far! 





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Journey OvalsCircles, and Rectangles Dies 

These dies are frequently used on my cards.  The basic shapes are a must have in my book, and the added individual pierced dies allow for more variety in how the dies are used.



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Gina K Designs Obsidian Amalgam Ink


Every crafter has to have a great black ink in their arsenal.  This ink stamps beautifully, and is perfect for Copic coloring and watercoloring - without the need to heat set, or wait hours for it to set.  Color to your hearts content in minutes - with no smearing!    



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White Liner

Of all the adhesives that Fun Stampers Journey carries, this is probably my most used.  I love the White Liner tape for holding together boxes, sleeves, and cards.  It is the first adhesive I reach for when creating a dimensional project.  Make sure to burnish the tape into the card stock fibers for the strongest hold.  



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Grand Pro Shears / Detail Pro Shears

Both pairs of these shears are so handy!  First, I actually like that the bright green color doesn't tend to get lost on my desktop as I create.  The Grand Pro Shears are a nice weight, and the non-stick - and self sharpening! - blades mean that you will want three or four pairs just to have around the house for various uses.  The Detail Pro Shears are the perfect size for fussy cutting images.  They move through card stock smoothly.


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MISTI Stamping Tool

You'd be hard pressed to find a crafter who has a MISTI and doesn't love it.  This stamping tool makes stamping layers, double stamping, or creating multiple identical cards, a breeze.  Be sure to also pick up the Mouse Pad , which allows you to use your MISTI with clear stamps. 



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Sparkle Silk

This little bottle right here, is swirling, sparkling, magic.  Watching the face of someone - who has never seen Sparkle Silk in action - see it splatter over a project for the first time, is so fun!  People turn into little kids when they see that glimmer magically appear.  And as someone who likes sparkle, I love to add it to my projects.  Either flicked over the top of a project to add a sparkly, silvery, splatter; or put onto a pallet and diluted with water, so that I can paint on some subtle shimmer.  Sparkle Silk is a must have!  Can it come in gallon size already?


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