|Cutterpede Straight Edge Trimmer|
1. A good paper trimmer is a must have! You'll want a reliable trimmer that will create clean, straight lines. If you're working with 12" x 12" cardstock and papers, you'll want a trimmer that can cut 12" or larger pieces. For at home, I love working with the Large Base Guillotine from Tonic Studios. It has a safety paper clam that makes crisp straight lines. They even have a a smaller, more portable version that still cuts 12" x 12" materials and saves on space! For crops, I prefer the very lightweight, slim Cutterpede Straight Edge Trimmer from EK Success. It cuts full 12" x 12" papers but has an extended measuring guide that extends to 15". The clear top allows you to see right where you're cutting, perfect for cropping photos. The replaceable sling knife blade can easily be replaced with a scoring blade or other creative blades to alter the looks of your paper. No more crooked lines from decorative scissors!
|Honey Bee Scissors|
With adhesive, comes adhesive remover! Let's face it: There will be times where we will want to move a photo we've already glued to the paper, we'll accidentally transfer too much of a rub on, and we'll squeeze more glue than was needed. For these moments, I run to my Adhesive Remover and Un-Du. The Adhesive Remover from EK Success is an affordable tool at only $1.99, and with a quick rub easily removes rub ons and excess adhesive. Un-Du is an acid free and photo safe sticker, tape, and label remover. It also works great for removing grease, tar, gum, and candle wax. It's a must have in the scrap room!
|ZIG Writer - Black|
|Heavy Duty Circle Punch|
With just a few basic tools, you'll be able to make a variety of layouts! Don't feel you need to purchase every tool on the market to begin scrapbooking. Grab your photos, some paper, and a tool or two, and begin the journey of preserving your precious memories!