Sunday, November 17, 2013

7 Gift Ideas for Crafty Moms

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Mama needs to be spoiled for special occasions too, right?  So I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite things for crafty moms.  I've also included links to some ideas of what the different gift ideas can be used for.  And finally, it also serves as a bit of a hint list for my husband.  Hopefully he'll take note...

7 gift ideas for crafty moms from And Next Comes L


Silhouette Cameo



If you haven't already noticed while perusing my blog, I absolutely love my Silhouette Cameo.  It can be used to cut vinyl, fabric, paper, magnet paper, and more.  You can also draw designs using Sketch Pens, which is super cool.  I highly recommend getting the Sketch Pens
  

Most recently, Silhouette added a Stamping Kit to the list of awesome products for the Silhouette Cameo.  The Stamping Kit can be used to cut out your own stamps and is definitely on my Christmas hint list this year.

So whether you are interested in making your own vinyl decals or prettying up your scrapbook pages, the Silhouette Cameo is an amazing tool to have in your craft room.  Some of the projects that I have used my Silhouette Cameo for include:


Xyron Sticker Maker



Okay, the Xyron Sticker Maker is seriously cool.  It turns anything you want (up to 5" wide) into a sticker just by turning the knob.  J loves to help use this tool too, which is great for his fine motor development.  I've used it when I made this Positive Birthing Book.

We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper



The Sew Stamper is a self-inking stamper that comes with interchangeable heads.  You can create designs like zig zagsflowerscircles, and more just by rolling it across the page.  I actually used the music note stamping head for the piano quiet book page.  


Laminator



I've added a Scotch Thermal Laminator to my Christmas hint list this year.  There have been so many times were I wish I had a laminator to make some of my busy bags and other activities more durable.  For small projects, I usually use contact paper to "laminate" things, but having a real laminator sure would be handy!

Things I wish I could have laminated include:


Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine



If you have been considering getting an embossing machine, but don't need the die cutting capabilities of most embossing machines, then the Sizzix Texture Boutique is for you.  Despite its silly purse design, it works fantastic!  Even J loves to help turn the handle.  It's really affordable too.  I bought mine at Michael's using a 40% coupon so I paid hardly anything for it.


We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool



I use this brad setting tool all the time, especially when I want to add brads to any of my quiet book pages.  I have also used it to add brads to paper crafts like the Positive Birthing Book.


Are you a crafty mom?  What are your favorite tools?  And what's on your hint list this year?
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