Welcome to the 2nd annual Multiplicity Crafts Awards blog!! In this blog, I will be featuring my favorite paper craft tools and products of the year! If you want to see my picks for 2016, you can click HERE. So, let’s jump right in, shall we?!
Multiplicity Crafts 2017 Awards
Best Pigment Ink Pad: ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad
This is a new category I’ve added, simply because pigment ink pads behave differently than dye ink pads. I’ve chosen ColorBox pigment ink pad as the winner this year because of the ease of use, versatility, color payoff, and nice color selection!
Best Dye Ink Pad: Tsukineko – Memento Ink Pad
This favorite of mine is a 2nd year winner for many reasons! First of all, it lasts a very long time without having to re-ink! I have had the SAME ink pad for a couple of years now and it’s still going strong! Also, I love that it is fast-drying on the paper… which is great for me since I tend to be accident-prone and could easily smear ink that isn’t as fast-drying.
Best Cardstock: Avery Elle The Everyday Collection
Cardstock makes me happy… a beautiful, colorful cardstock puts me over the moon!! 🙂 I must admit, cardstock is my crafty weakness. I love so many designs that it’s really tricky for me to only choose one as the winner; but with all things considered, I’m going to choose Avery Elle (The Everyday Collection). I found this collection very useful since the designs are simple yet colorful. I also found that the designs and colors matched nicely to compliment my creations.
Best Coloring Product: PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils
I actually found a really good deal on eBay and purchased the PrismaColor Premier colored pencils on sale. I was amazed at the creamy quality of these pencils and how easily they blended. I use my white pencil to blend harsh pencil lines away. I have truly enjoyed using these pencils over the past few months and feel that my art and coloring is enhanced by this amazing product.
Best Stamp Set: Whimsy Stamps “Bee-Cause” Clear Stamp Set
My first time to use Whimsy Stamps was in 2017. I was amazed at the crisp images I got with these quality stamps. Even the text which was in a thicker font stamped wonderfully; not to mention the images were adorable!
Best Adhesive: Scor-Tape Double-Sided Adhesive
Yes, this adhesive is a 2nd year winner! I simply love it because it does what it’s supposed to do. It has a very strong grip and is so versatile with it’s thin strip design. I have reached for this adhesive so many times when I need something reliable. It’s also great to use a strip of this and foil overtop – no machines required! It’s deceiving because it doesn’t look like there’s much on a roll, but it will last through several projects – no problem! Can’t say enough good about this product.
Most Innovative Product/Tool: We R Memory Keepers Laser Square and Mat
I must say, I don’t currently own one of these nifty tools but the usefulness of this – wow! I love this idea since I have a really hard time with placing things straight on my projects. I like that it keeps things stright horizontally AND vertically at the same time. Not only would this innovative tool be great for crafting, but it would also be nice to use on other household projects and even for hanging wall art that us crafters may make! Two thumbs up for this innovative product!!
Most Useful Product/Tool: Sakura Micron Pigma Micron Archival Ink Pen Set
I never knew a pen could be so useful as this!! I especially reach for my Micron 08 (0.50mm) pen because it’s a fine enough tip for details but broad enough for using on my Bible Art Journal without bleeding through the page. Also, when stamping – sometimes the image or font may not stamp perfectly… this pen is perfect for filling in the gaps in the ink. I also love this pen for sketching and writing on envelopes or in cards. I can even use this pen to outline a pencil sketch and erase the residual pencil lines without smearing the ink! It’s a high-quality amazing pen!
Did your favorite craft product or tool make the list this year? Or, do you have any recommendations of products that I should try? If so, please leave me a comment below… I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by today… Happy Crafting!