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Craft essentials

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There are a few tools which every crafter should have in their stash. These will be needed for nearly every project you make, so we like to call them the ‘Craft essentials’. You’ll see this on the ‘You will need’ list on our projects, so what does it include?

Craft essentials

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Craft Essentials

  • Cardstock, different colours
  • Thick card
  • Card blanks
  • Patterned papers
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • Pens and pencils
  • Bone folder or scoring tool
  • Adhesives
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Gems

If you’re serious about crafting, other things you might find useful to have in your crafty collection are: steel ruler, eraser, decorative-edged scissors, scoring board, die-cutting machine.


There are lots of types of adhesive. As well as standard glue, you may want to stock up on 3D foam pads (perfect for adding dimension and a must for decoupage), double-sided tape and sticky dots (easy to use and mess-free).

Happy crafting!

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