Tools &Other Stuff I Can’t Live Without

I thought I’d share a
couple of tools and stuff that I absolutely can’t live without.

{Paper Snips}:  these sharp
little guys make cutting around corners super-easy.  I can get into tiny
spaces without a problem.  The tips are really sharp, too, so I can
poke holes with ease if I am too lazy to grab my paper-piercing tool or
my punch.

{Ribbon Scissors}:  I can’t
stress to you enough how very important it is to have a nice pair of
sharp scissors that are dedicated strictly to cutting ribbon (and
nothing else!) It doesn’t matter how cool the creation is, if the ends
of the ribbon aren’t cut properly, well…it’s kind of like being all
dressed up and smiling and then realizing you have spinach in your
teeth. I actually have a funky little keychain hanging on my ribbon
scissors and I tell the people in my card classes that an alarm will
sound if the scissors are used on anything else besides ribbon!  They
are petrified of what I will do if I see them using these scissors on

{Adhesive Eraser}:  This
seems like such a simple thing, but it is BIG!  If I make a mistake or
change my mind, I can remove something that I have applied with adhesive
and then erase any leftover adhesive in an instant!  This eraser also
gets that nasty gummy price-tag residue off of stuff.  This is
without-a-doubt the least expensive item in my craft area but one of the
items with the most value.

{Mod Podge}:  Can’t live
without it!  Looks and feels like good old-fashioned Elmer’s glue, but
works like magic and works FAST, which is even better.  (I still need to
figure out how to work with it so that it doesn’t get all over my
fingers, because that makes everything get really messy and I end up
getting really frustrated.  Any suggestions?)

Seems kind of boring to talk about
scissors and erasers, but the proper tools really do make a HUGE
difference.  Whenever I create things I get lost in a “zone” and it
really helps to have things on hand to help me get the job done.  (and
remain calm.)

What are some things you can’t live without?

Oh, wait!  I forgot!  Gotta have lots of dark chocolate on hand, too.  That’s a no-brainer.

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