Cardmaking Tools & Product Recommendations

When making cards and 3D paper crafting items, I sometimes will use a product that does not have an equivalent offered by Stampin’ Up!  In these cases I will find something elsewhere.

I suggest these cardmaking tools & products because I feel they will help keep your stamping experience STRESS FREE. I only recommend products or services that I feel provide value to you. If you purchase one of these items using my affiliate link, I may get a small commission. However, there is no additional cost you you.

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Lisa Ann


Basic Recommendations

Mini Magnets

D8mmXH1mm(0.31X0.04in)Premium Mini Magnets

Clear Design Ruler

Design Ruler is a clear acrylic ruler that features a grid background for perfect placement a center measuring guide a straight edge for drawing lines a metal edge for cutting and evenly spaced holes for paper piercing. Ruler measures 12-inches.

Tombow Sand Eraser

Silica Eraser Designed to Remove Colored Pencil and Ink Markings

Wood Slice Ornaments

Wood circles are made of natural wood with barks, approx 3.5-4 inches in diameter and 0.35-0.39 inches thick. Wood barks may fall off in transit, but wood slices won’t easily crack. Wood slices come with drilled hole and twine.

Adhesive Eraser

This square eraser removes most adhesive residue (2 Inch by 2 Inch )

UnDo Origional Formula

Do you ever put down a layer and then realize it’s upside down or crocked?  Just me? I thought so.  This is what I use to remove the layer, quickly dry with the heat tool and then reposition things and re-adhere. Sticker, Tape and Label Remover

Fine Tip Two-Way Glue Pen
This glue can be used two ways. Use it when it’s blue and wet for a permanent bond or let it dry clear for a few moments to get a temporary bond. Photo safe and acid free. glue. Tip size fine ball point 1-mm line.
Envelope Punch Board
The Easiest Envelope Maker Available

Guillotine Cutter

This is the large paper trimmer that I use to cut large amounts of cardstock and Designer Series Paper. This paper cutter will cut through an entire pack of Stampin’ Up! card stock in one cut.

Die Cutting

Brother scan n cut machine

Brother ScanNCut

Brother ScanNCut DX is the only cutting machine series with a built-in scanner. Scan your stamped images or Designer Series Paper to do a direct cut.

Sizzix Switch Die Cutting Machine – Black

The Sizzix Switch is the new / larger electric die-cutting machine.  It has an 8-1/2″ x 11″ base and plates. It also has an automatic feeder. This black model is inspired by Tim Holtz.

Sizzix Switch Die Cutting Machine – White

The Sizzix Switch is the new / larger electric die-cutting machine.  It has an 8-1/2″ x 11″ base and plates. It also has an automatic feeder. 

Sizzix Chrome Precision Base Plate

This base plate is what I use with my die-cutting machine when using detailed dies.

Sticky Grid Sheets

These sticky grid sheets are great to use in the Stamparatus to hold your CS in place or on the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine to hold dies in place. 

Chibitronics – To Light Up Cards

Brother scan n cut machine

Chibitronics Kit

Chibitronics Chibi Lights Circuit Stickers are a creative and fun way to learn electronics. Circuit stickers are LED circuits on peel-and-stick stickers. Build circuits without soldering, plugging wires, or clips. Instead, use the stickers with conductive tapes to draw circuits on paper and other crafts. Learn to build circuits while make interactive artworks. It’s easy, fun, safe and creative.

Lights Sample Pack

Our Sampler Megapack has every color of LED circuit sticker so you can try them all! Contains 30 LED circuit stickers total: 6 white, 4 red, 4 yellow, 4 blue, 4 pink, 4 orange, and 4 green LED stickers.

Brother scan n cut machine

White Lights

This Chibitronics Megapack includes 30 white LED circuit stickers.

Brother scan n cut machine

Tropical Color Lights

Color your world with Chibitronics MegaPack of 30 tropical LED circuit stickers. This pack includes 10 pink, 10 orange, and 10 green LED circuit stickers.

Brother scan n cut machine

Copper Tape

Use Chibitronics copper tape to make even more light-up creations with Chibitronics circuit stickers. The roll measures 16 feet/5M of copper tape. Circuit stickers and batteries not included. 4mm width matches Chibitronics templates and Chibi Chip spacing for easier use with paper circuits projects

Button Batteries

These are the button batteries I used with the Chibitronics Light Kits.

Craft Room Organization

Brother P-Touch Label Maker

Brother P-Touch Label Maker, Versatile Easy-to-Use Labeler, PTD400AD, AC Adapter, QWERTY Keyboard, Multiple Line Labeling, White

Pendaflex Project Folders

I keep my cardstock in a file drawer, with hanging files. I keep my scraps in these pockets. I have one for each color.

Video Set Up

Streaming Software

StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, brand your broadcast, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Get started by using this link and get a $10 in credit.

Premium USB Microphone

Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Microphone for PC, Mac, Gaming, Recording, Streaming, Podcasting, Condenser Mic with Blue VO!CE Effects, Cardioid and Omni, No-Latency Monitoring – Shadow Grey

Swing Arm Desk Light

Adjustable Swing Arm Lamp – 300°swivel lamp head, 40″ 3 joint flexible foldable metal body and rotating base help easily lights up your desktop, computer monitor and book at night.

Adjustable Tablet Mount Flexible Clamp

Long Arm: 2-stage sturdy and adjustable arm of this overhead phone mount ensures durability and easy stability, providing more precise and stable positioning than gooseneck design without any shaking. Soft rubber pad on the base clip won’t make any damage to your wooden or glass desk.