I feel like with the advent of Pinterest, everyone has gotten craftier and craftier. Maybe by inspiration, maybe by internet shaming (*raises hand*). Either way, I knew crafty items would be a big hit for someone on everyone's Christmas list this year and enlisted the craftiest person I know Stefanie of Baby Blakely and ChloeTate (and the maker of my fabulous cards I blogged about) to make a list for the crafters you know.
One of the most coveted crafting tools, theSilhouetteelectronic cutter is one of my most-loved, most used possessions. The Silhouette Cameo has a 12x12 or 12x24" cutting mat, while the new Silhouette Portrait has an 8.5x11 cutting mat. The Silhouette can cut paper, vinyl, fabric & felt and has sketch pens, rhinestones, & rhinestones. The possibilities are endless! Best part? Each design can be purchased from the Silhouette website for $.99 (or less)-- no pesky cartridges to purchase! 2) Xyron Creative Station, $119.99
An incredibly versatile little machine, theXyron 9" Creative Stationis not just for scrapbookers! With a 9" wide base, The Creative Station is a Sticker Maker, Laminator, Label and Magnet Maker all in one. Perfect for preserving kids' projects, they can even laminate it themselves-- the machine requires no electricity and no heat! Cartridges are sold separately and easily slide in and out as needed. 3) Good scissors
Every crafter needs a good pair of scissors-- really, you should keep separate pairs for paper vs. fabric. I absolutely love theseSinger Comfort Grip Scissors-- not only do I love the rubberized grip, but they are also the only scissors I own that comfortably fit all 4 of my fingers into the hole. No more smooshed fingers from using regular office scissors which is important when you'll be cutting for a long time. 4) Tape Glider
Scrapbooking, card making and any kind of party planning craft will require a good adhesive-- TheScotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)is the best of the best. It smoothly lays down a 1/4" line of adhesive. No mess, no fuss! 5) Mason Jar Stamp
Mason jars are so popular this year & thiswood block stamp by Inkadinkadocould be used for so many things-- placecards, labels, gift tags, etc. It's 2.75"x4" size is just large enough write (or stamp!) what you'd like on the inside!
Bakers twine can be used for all different kinds of crafts-- I use it most for gift wrapping! It can get expensive, collecting every color to match every occasion-- butThe Twinery's Sampler Pack offers 15 yards of their 11 most popular colors for only $20!