Holiday Gift Ideas - Craft Edition

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ok so here it is, crafty gift ideas for the holidays! I've been scrapbooking and crafting for almost a decade now and I own so many tools and supplies it's not even funny, so I figured I'd share my favorite products, wishlist supplies, and more. Remember ladies the trick is to leave this blog open on your computer browser "accidentally" whilst you know your significant other is looking. Or just email them the link ;) Prices vary from $10 upwards!

Magazine subscription

I've read almost every craft magazine out there and my favorite used to be Simple Scrapbooks (yep I still miss it!), now though I have to say that Scrapbooks Etc. has filled the gap for me. I just love that it's not just scrapbooking, but cards and other crafts. I also like Paper Crafts for that reason but feel I love magazine subscriptions as they a gift that continues giving all year round. covers more styles, and is just a tad more inspirational, for me anyways. I love magazine subscriptions as they a gift that continues giving all year round.


By far one of the BEST products I ever bought for my crafting was my ATG gun. My friend Nancy recommended this to me and I LOVE it. Really makes crafting quick! I got the Scotch ATG714 Adhesive Applicator in 1/4" width (shown to left) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thing! Seriously if you don't have one, you need one! IMO these things are MUST HAVES for all Scrapbookers. The adhesive is super strong too! Plus I get through about 10-12 refills rolls a year which is a GREAT DEAL cheaper than the rolls of tape than I was using previously!

Better Printer

I can't stress enough that I LOVE printing my photo's from home. I am very much a "go with the layout as it happens" person and I don't plan ahead the layouts I am going to scrapbook. As such the convenience of being able to print at home is important for me. Recently I got the opportunity to try a Wide Format Printer and OMG I am in LOVE. Really a decent printer to print at home would go a LONG way to helping out any scrapbooker! I'll be doing a full blog  post review of this printer soon but so far, I love it! The quality is better than most processing places!

Camera upgrades

I know we can't all afford an SLR Camera but really look at the camera your Scrapbooker is using and see if there is at least an upgrade. Even so the SLR Camera's are really coming down in price now, so it may be in your budget if you can stretch it a little? Even if you can't upgrade how about a new lens, bag, tripod or some other cameraGadget?


We all have our personal favorite brands and supplies, and I thought I'd share my transition regarding albums. When I first started scrapbooking I used the Pioneer Postbound Albums, great albums but what I found was that I'm not a chronological scrapbooker, I prefer to just go with the flow and see where the mood took me. A lot of that was a learning experience and working through "Big Picture Scrapbooking" book. In that Stacy Julian shared that she used the American Crafts D-Ring Album (So does Cathy Zeilske!) and so I bought one and I LOVE these albums! D-ring are just the way for me. I can combine page sizes too! Definitely LOVE these albums and recommend them!

Die Cutter

Everyone will have their opinion on die cutters but they are definitely here to stay. I still have my Sizzix, and sizzlet converter but use my Craft Robo more than that. Honestly when  the electronic cutters came out I knew the Craft Robo was more my style as I want to design my own stuff and not rely on cartridges like you do with the Cricut. Either way though whatever the product, most scrapbookers would love the option these products give.

Scrapbook Kits

You can buy one off kits for Scrapbooking from many suppliers now, the whole kit and kaboodle in one package all perfectly coordinated. Scrapbook Kits are also great for newbies to Scrapbooking as everything is contained in one kit, quick and easy! Combined with an album (see above) you are set for the perfect gift. If you are looking to spend a little more than $10-20 then how about giving a kit subscription? There are tons of kit clubs online just do a google search for Scrapbook kits.

Idea Books

I love Scrapbooking books, and books are always a good gift idea. My favorites include Page Maps, Scrapbook Page Maps 2, Scrapbooking Made Easy, Books by Ali Edwards, Books by Cathy Zielske (my ultimate favorites),, Books by Donna Downey and also The Big Picture


I think every Scrapbookers  first epiphany is when the discover that Stampsare actually really good value, as long as you purchase wisely! My favorites are for Alphabet and sentiment stamps. Whether you love the santa on a surfboard or just plain alphabets stamping has something for everyone. They can make projects quick and easy, or you can get technical and delve into the stamping techniques. Stamps are a tool that will grow with you as you dive further into crafting.


Seriously we crafters are NOT fussy! If you buy us a DCWV paper stack we'll be happy! Remember just about all of us love adhesive, brads, paper, and anything pretty! I am so not a glitter person IRL but love it on cards! Same with rhinestones! Put together you're own gift package, or just see what's on sale at your local scrapbook store. Maybe even sign up the recipient for classes?

Basically we'll grateful for anything :)



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