Christmas Wish List

It’s November and the holidays are almost upon us! Whether you picked up the scrapbooking bug this year or just started last week, you’ve probably realized how addicting it can be! Well, the holidays are the perfect time to put in a wish list for Santa. Where to start? Never fear, I’ve compiled a list of my top five all-time best suggestions for newbie and busy scrappers. (You might want to print this out and post it in a prominent spot—I’d suggest the refrigerator or next to the remote control!).

Tags Template

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Templates are great for scrappers of all levels, but this one is my favorite. The template has 21 sizes, from large to super-small, plus circles and tags with scalloped tags. The larger sizes are great for gift tags and the smallest tag is perfect for adding the year to a page dangled with string. Here’s my trick for getting text on a tag: After I type my computer journaling, I print it out, then position one of the tags over the text, trace and cut out. Try it first on a scrap paper in case you need to resize the text or center the words. This template is a must have (and a steal at just $4.99)!

Got Flowers? Bright Multi Pack

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I love all the Got Flowers? colors. They’re the perfect “little something” to add to a card or page. This bright mix is very versatile and works for projects of any season. This bottle holds 200-275 brightly colored paper flowers. I just attach them to my project with a brad. They’re so cute, and you get this adorable bottle too!

Chipboard Letters

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Want to try a really hip look? Then go for chipboard letters. Monograms are a cool look in scrapbooking and card making right now and I really have fun with these self-adhesive chipboard letters. They’re 5” tall and look great just the way they are—or you can tie ribbon around them or add brads. You can distress them, too…just sand the edges with the little sanding board included. This versatile set of 26 Black/Tan/White Giant Chip Chatter letters plus a sanding stick are on my wish list this year!

Hole Punches

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Hole punches are a tool I can’t live without. While you might think you can get by with just the standard hole punch from your office, I love this variety of different hole sizes made just for scrapbooking. I use them all every day if that tells you anything! The 1/16" size is perfect for making a hole in your paper before inserting a brad. The 1/8" is great for eyelets or making a hole at the top of a tag, and the 1/4" size is just perfect for so many uses I can't list them all—but it works especially well with the larger tags on the Tags Template. The 5/16" size is great for punching confetti shapes and making tag reinforcers—just punch a 5/16" circle, glue it to the top of your tag, then punch a 1/8” circle in the center and you have an instant tag reinforcer. You can get these punches separately for $6.59 each, or all four for a special price of $23.69 at Paper Wishes.

Krafter’s Tote Bag

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You’ll need something to put all of these goodies in and I love this tote because it’s very accessible. There are plenty of pockets for your supplies and you can place it at your feet, look down and see everything. I leave my supplies in this even when working at home. I have a scrapbooking room, but I work all over the table, the kitchen island and even on the floor in front of the T.V., and this tote is great for getting me and my stuff from one place to another. It’s a 13"x12"x8" tote with a rigid bottom and even comes with a padded shoulder strap so you can take all your cool stuff with you!

Happy holidays and enjoy!

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