1. A Cutting Mat
During one of my craft projects, I failed to use a cutting mat while cutting a piece of chip board. A
few minutes later, my dining table was irretrievably scarred. I spent the next few days hurriedly placing a table mat over the damaged portion so that my husband wouldn’t see the wreckage. At first opportunity I purchased a cutting mat and now I find they are useful in multiple ways. First of course, they protect your table top. Then because of the convenient gridlines provided, I was able to cut lines straighter, faster and easier than before. There are a variety of cutting mats available at ItsyBitsy.in.
The crafter’s magnetic one is genius – it works well with the magnet circle cutter and the magnetic twist trimmer and ensures that neither your tool nor the paper will slip. Here’s a video of how it works.
That said, it’s heavy on the wallet which is why ItsyBitsy.in also stocks the regular non-magnetic self healing cutting mats, perfectly suitable for any craft project.
2. A Paper Trimmer
A paper trimmer is great to cut straight lines smoothly and professionally. Using a scissor just won’t give you the finish you want which is why a paper trimmer is a great accessory. ItsyBitsy.in stocks the We R Memory Keepers Twist Trimmer. I have this myself and can’t tell you how overjoyed I am. Firstly it is really sleek and functional. Just place the ruler with blade on the project and slide down to trim. It comes with 8 blades to offer a variety of trim options. You can create straight, deckle, wavy, stamp, scallop and pinking edges. There is also a scoring and perforating blade allowing you to fold card projects neatly or create rip off pieces. Love it! love it! LOVE IT! Watch this video to see what I mean.
3. A Trusted Glue Gun
Nothing glues things down like a glue gun. Hot melted adhesive bonds practically everything as it dries up. Great for all kinds of projects that need a quick, mess free fix. ItsyBitsy.in has a great version, which comes with 2 hot melt sticks. Refill melt sticks are available at the online store. I recently used my glue gun to make a chart for my son’s class. He is learning the letter ‘B’ so we glued all kinds of things to chart – a TT ball, a brush, a box – and everything stayed on firmly!
Do you have any of these tools? What is your opinion. Leave a comment and tell us!