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7 Essential Scrapbooking Tools ...

Jennifer Knightstep

7 Essential Scrapbooking Tools ...

I’m completely addicted to scrapbooking lately, but I’m sadly lacking in a few of the tools of the trade. I went on a spree lately, and ended up with a bunch of stuff I never use, and a few things I really wish I’d picked up. Please, love, learn from my mistakes! Save some cash and get just the scrapbooking tools you need! Here are 7 essential scrapbooking tools… start here!

1 Guillotine Paper Cutter

Guillotine Paper Cutter Price: $14.99 at overstock.com
No matter what your level of scrapbooking prowess, you’re going to need a good, sturdy, reliable paper cutter. You’ll use it to trim pages, make mattes, and crop photos. This one’s really easy to use, and the price is just right! I like that it always gives a nice, crisp cut… and the guides make it easy to make the cuts in exactly the right place.

2 Rounder Corner Paper Punch

Rounder Corner Paper Punch Price: $8.89 at overstock.com
I love my rounded corner punch! It just makes my pages look so much more finished, even if I don’t use a lot of embellishments. It works like any other paper punch, but rather than making a fancy or floral corner, it simply rounds them. It works beautifully on papers and mattes, too!

3 Paper Blossoms 'Alpine Snowflake' Lever Punch

Paper Blossoms 'Alpine Snowflake' Lever Punch Price: $11.36 at overstock.com
Wouldn’t this be perfect for doing winter-time or Christmas scrapbook pages? You could use the punch in the corners or along the edges, then use the snowflakes as an embellishment… and this is a great price! And level punches are very easy to use…

4 Fiskars Scrapbooking Circle Cutter

Fiskars Scrapbooking Circle Cutter Price: $15.49 at overstock.com
If you’re a lefty, like my sister, you might find it difficult to find scrapbooking tools that work for you. But this circle cutter is ideal for both righties and lefties, and makes just about any size circle you’ll need for mattes or just about anything else, from 1 inch up to 8 inches.

5 Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress Craft Tool

Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress Craft Tool Price: $13.89 at overstock.com
Use this handy scrapbooking tool to cut a variety of shapes, using templates or using the device freehand. It’s safe to use, with drop-in blades, and the blade glides in every direction so you can make any shape you’d like.

6 Fiskars Gel Pens

Fiskars Gel Pens Price: $16.58 at overstock.com
This set of 48 gel pens seems to represent every color of the rainbow, and it’s ideal for creating the “journaling” element on your scrapbooking pages. There’s bound to be exactly the color you’re looking for in this set… I love the extra glitter and shine they add to my pages.

7 Scotch Pink Advanced Tape Glider and Tape

Scotch Pink Advanced Tape Glider and Tape Price: $21.99 at overstock.com
I’ve tried just about every tape-dispensing gun and I like this one the best. First, I like the pink color, which stands for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Second, it’s easy to grip and use, and also it’s easy to refill!

Add these essential scrapbooking tools to your list and check it against what you have in your hobby room… and whatever you don’t’ have, get as soon as you can! I’m lost without my rounded corner punch, and I love my gel pens! Which of these essential scrapbooking tools do you use most? Or is there something you use all the time I didn’t include? Please share!

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