Welcome to the first annual Multiplicity Crafts Awards blog!! In this blog, I will be featuring my favorite paper craft tools and products of the year! These are products I actually own, use, and love! So, let’s jump right in…
Multiplicity Crafts 2016 Awards
Best Ink Pad: Tsukineko – Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
When speaking of inks, there are various types of inks – from pigment inks to dye inks and everything in between! However, this award will go to the ink pad which, I feel, stands tall among all types of ink. And yes, I have to go with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. It has made a huge difference in my stamping quality. It gives crisp, pigmented color and has not dried out even after an entire year’s heavy use!
Best Cardstock: My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum Collection
I purchased this cardstock pad to make my Christmas cards with – and I was so impressed. The unique prints and colors were amazing. I found the paper quality to be excellent and loved that some of the papers were embellished with glitter. Each page was also double-sided with different prints on either side. A winner for sure!
Best Coloring Product: Copic Ciao Dual Tip Markers
I love art and love to color – Copic Markers make coloring even more enjoyable! Each marker is highly saturated with nicely pigmented ink which makes coloring large surfaces a breeze! I find the brush tip end of the marker nice to practice calligraphy with, also! Plus, I love how Copics (in the same color family) can be blended to give a nice, dimensional effect. Whether adding shadows or highlights, Copics are so versatile!
Best Stamp Set: Recollections Brush Script Alphabet
I am practicing and would love to be able to write in beautiful calligraphy… until then, I found Recollections Brush Script stamps to be the perfect option!! There are other script letter stamps on the market which are nice, but they are triple the price! I found this set from Recollections to be perfect for lettering envelopes. You can even customize your cards with them or use in your Bible journaling. I have got a lot of use out of these stamps and would recommend them if you are looking for an alphabet set for a fraction of the cost!
Best Adhesive: Scor-Tape Double Sided Adhesive
This is a tough category because each adhesive has it’s own purpose. However, I have found that my Scor-Tape does an excellent job holding everything in place. It’s also nice for if I need a thin strip of adhesive and nothing too bulky. It is super sticky, does what it’s supposed to do, and a roll lasts a long time!
Most Innovative Product/Tool: Fiskars ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer
Wow – just wow!! This tool cuts even the thinnest strip perfectly straight with no frayed edges! It expands to 12″ for larger sheets of paper and also cuts various materials other than paper. The rotary blade never needs to be sharpened either – major plus for me since I can dull blades quickly with all of my paper cutting! The trimmer also has a grid on it for accurate measurements and precision. It folds for storage or if you do not need a large cutting surface. Amazing tool that I am so impressed with!
Most Useful Product/Tool: EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
These scissors have so totally impressed me!! They cut accurately and never fray the paper. The pointed tip is perfect for precision and fussy cutting. I had seen many crafters with these scissors and wondered what all of the fuss was about – well, now I know! They are amazing! They stay sharp even after much use and come with a blade guard for storage. Their thin, sharp blades are perfect and never bulky and in the way like some other brands of scissors. The best scissors I have ever tried. Not sure if they can ever be beat!!
Did your favorite make the list? Do you have any product recommendations for me? Please click the word “Comments” below and let me know! I hope each of you have a wonderful 2017… thanks for stopping by! Be sure to Follow this blog so you don’t miss out on my exciting 2017 posts! Be sure to also check out the Giveaways & More page! Happy crafting! 🙂