Have you ever wondered what a demonstrator's go-to items are? When I sit down to paper craft, there are definitely certain Stampin' Up!® products I use nearly every time. Allow me to share my top 10 go-to products with you, if I may.
152392 Paper Trimmer
Cutting paper is as smooth as a hot knife through butter when using this can't-live-without tool. I cut 99.9999999% of my straight cuts using this trimmer. I love how the scoring blade fits right in the track and moves out of the way until needed. And when I score all of my card bases before folding them, this is a must-do!
149653 Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
With die cuts and embossing folders that coordinate with so many of our products, the machine in which to use those dies and folders is absolutely necessary.
159276 Basic White Cardstock
White and vanilla, of course, are the two neutral colors that can go with any of our other colors and Designer Series Papers. There is no doubt about it, I use Basic White cardstock more than any other cardstock we carry. And why not? It's always just what I need!
118491 Clear Block Bundle
When it's time to put the stamp to paper, the easiest way to do that is with a clear block. When you have the entire bundle of clear blocks, it's easiest to find just the right size for the stamp you're using. A block too small means part of the stamp may not lay down ink on the paper properly. Too large, and you can make an inky mess on your block that can easily transfer to the paper. Having them all is just right! The best part? When you purchase the entire bundle of blocks, you receive 10% off!
152813 Stampin' Seal
110755 Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
When it comes down to putting those beautiful layers of paper together on a project, having the proper adhesives is pretty important. Each of these adhesives has a very different use, and in my book are equally important. That being said, Stampin' Seal is definitely what I use most often. It seals well, but it's easy enough to peal layers apart when I want to move things around. It's possible I pull things apart quite often. ;)
147042 Simply Shammy
So I've cut my paper, inked my stamps and put them to the paper, and need to get those stamps clean. Using this shammy is how I do it 100% of the time. It comes moist out of the package but air dries stiff. Simply hold it under water until it softens up again, it's good to go. I store mine in a Standard Stamp Case (item number 119105). If you choose that option, make sure not to shut the box when it's wet because it will mold. Allow it to breathe.
149621 Small Grid Paper
When stamping and gluing, it's often important to protect your surface. For me, this grid paper is the perfect size for most of my needs. It also fits pretty well on the Stampin' Pierce Mat (item number 126199), which I use under my cardstock when stamping with photopolymer stamps. Measuring, centering, and using it in my Stamparatus (item number 146276) are other great uses for this product
103579 Paper Snips
When paper crafting, it's essential to have a really really good scissors, and in my opinion, this one's the best. It's perfect for cutting ribbon, fussy cutting around images, and so much more! It's so good, in fact, that our Snips is currently unavailable. Don't worry, though...it'll be available again soon!
So there it is - the list of 10 products I use most often when I'm paper crafting. For links of each item to my online store, see below. And as always...