Yesterday afternoon, as I was planning the rest of my weekend, I made an executive decision that I was going to spend Sunday afternoon in my craft room- doesn't matter that company is coming tomorrow, that I have other projects (and laundry) scattered through out the house, that I have old stuff, er...inventory that should be tagged for the antique mall- if I don't plan and make time for things I enjoy, they just won't get done.
So, as I was playing in my craft room, I started thinking about my "must have" craft supplies- the things that if I lost them, I would go out and buy a replacement before I crafted again.
Scallop edge scissors- I think almost any background or border is more interesting with a decorative edge. I can't cut straight, so I usually draw a pencil line on the back of my paper so I can line up the ridges of the scallop with something.
Corner rounder paper punch. I like the soft edge it gives to a tag or bookmark.
On this tag you can see where I used all of my favorites- I used a scallop edge scissor to cut out different strips of wallpaper, and then edged them with a gold paint pen. The fine details on the little girl were cut out with the sharp blade scissors and I rounded the corners.
Oh, and glue- I go back and forth between using a glue stick and using Incredibly Tacky. A glue stick doesn't hold, but liquid glue can buckle. Incredibly Tacky buckles less than any wet glue I've used. Sometimes, I'll use both- a glue stick around the edges, so they don't buckle, and Incredibly Tacky for the rest of a piece.
Can I call Incredibly Tacky just IT, so I can be like Rachel Ray and her EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)?
And why is the IT upside down in a parfait glass? It just seems to flow better if it's stored that way.
And the last thing- paper, I need lots of paper.
So what are your must have supplies?
Thanks for all the Sepia Love on Etsy- I've added a few more sepia summer listings to my Etsy Shop.