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Stocking Stuffer Gifts for the Scrapbooker and Paper Crafter
A Holiday Gift Guide for the Scrapbooker or Paper Artist!
This page contains numerous gift suggestions for the scrapbooker, paper crafter or paper artist on your list. You will find a list of always-handy stocking stuffer gifts, as well as suggestions for higher priced gifts.
Is someone on your gift list an avid scrapbooker or paper crafter? If so, there are gifts of all price ranges that will bring a smile to his or her face. Okay, admittedly, most paper crafters are women, but there are some talented guys out there who engage in this hobby as well.
On this page, I've included links to supplies, tools and equipment typically used in scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping, journal making, altered art and in other paper crafting modalities. You will find "must have" tools ranging in price from budget to big, as well as other items that are much loved by the paper artist.
I know my topic well. I'm a devout paper crafter and nothing makes me happier than receiving new supplies or gift certificates from a craft supply store.
Stocking Stuffer Gifts from $10 to $20
Moving up the scale a little, you will find plenty of gift items ranging in price from around $10 to $20.
Consider some of these:
- Rubber stamps or acrylic stamps
- A heat tool for heat embossing
- A glue gun and glue sticks
- Stamping inks (pigment, dye, hybrid or solvent)
- Stamp positioners
- sets of alcohol inks
- sets of markers
- albums or memory books
- books of scrapbook papers or cardstock
- dies (if she has a die cutter)
- embossing folders (if she has an embossing machine)
- a bone folder
- special embellishments sold in craft stores
- acrylic paints, mediums and gessos if she does mixed media art
- page protectors
- an eyelet setter such as the Big Bite
- hole punchers
- books and magazines for scrapbookers or paper artists
Stocking Stuffer Gifts Under $10 for Scrapbookers - Or for other Paper Artists
There are tons of coveted items costing under ten dollars that will make great stocking stuffers.
One of the best gifts I ever received was a box containing perhaps a dozen small items related to paper crafting. Each item was wrapped individually, giving me the sense of having many, many, gifts. And since each item was something that scrap artists and paper crafters use, I was thrilled with each and every one.
Here are some gift ideas that should cost less than $10.
- glue sticks
- bottles of glues and adhesives
- tape runners
- balls of fancy yarn in amazing colors
- strips of narrow lace
- glitter glue
- journaling pens and markers
- packages of small beads
- scrapbook paper
- card stock
- paper flowers
- spray inks
- alcohol inks
- spritz bottles
- paint daubers
- small rubber or acrylic stamps
If You Want a Pricier Gift
If you want a pricier gift for your favorite scrapbooker or paper crafter, then consider one of these items below. Almost every paper artist wants every one of these, but first check to be sure there isn't one tucked away in the corner of the craft room already!
Make Wire Bindings on Hand Made Journals
Highly Recommended: Zutter Bind-it-All
The Zutter Bind-it-All is a wire binding machine for binding hand made journals, albums, scrapbooks or even greeting cards. The machine punches holes and then applies the wires, which must be purchased separately. The Zutter has various accessories, but only the O-Wires are necessary. The other accessories are nice but optional.
The Bind-it-All is one of my favorite tools. I use it often
Check my video below for my demo showing how to use this tool.
Video Demonstration of the Zutter Bind it All
This demo shows Version 1 of the Bind-it-All. Version 11, now available, is pink in color and is even easier to use than this one in the video,
A Universal Embossing and Die Cutting Tool
Video Demo of the Sizzix Big Shot
- Demonstrating the Sizzix Big Shot - YouTube
This demonstrates using the Sizzix Big Shot, a die cutting and embossing machine. The demo shows embossing with Cuttlebug embossing folders and with brass the...
A Bigger Gift: The Sizzix Big Shot
The Sizzix Big Shot is a universal die cutting and embossing machine. This means it will work with all dies and embossing plates.
The Sizzix is my absolute top favorite tool. After my paper trimmers, the Big Shot is the tool that I use more than anything. I would not part with it.
The basic Big Shot tool usually comes with a cutting plate and a multi purpose platform. These two accessories are vital. The machine does not work without them.
There are many other accessories that you can purchase to complement your machine. Don't wonder whether your paper crafter wants them. She does.
If she already has one of these machines, then various accessories might be appreciated. Find out what she already has first, though.
And lastly, when you have a Big Shot, you want dies and embossing folders. Lots and lots of dies and embossing folders! If you're buying this machine for someone who doesn't have one, then almost any dies and folders will be appreciated.
If the paper artist already has a machine, then you might want to do some sleuthing to find out what's wanted.
A Bigger Gift for Scapbookers : The Cricut Expresion
Admittedly, this is a high ticket item and may not be for every budget. However, it is an excellent choice if it falls within your price range and if the recipient wants one. For something of this value, I'd be tempted to hint around and test the waters before buying.
What is is: The Cricut Expression is an electronic die cutting machine. Essentially, it's a small, stand alone computer with a cutting blade and cutting mat. It will cut card stock, scrapbook paper, vellum, vinyl and possibly other papers. The machine uses software called cartridges. The cartridges contain images or alphabets, which the machine will cut. The user programs the machine to cut the shape to the size desired, and to cut as many quantities of the shape as desired.
When you buy a Cricut, it typically comes with two cartridges included but there are many more available for purchase.
As you can see, the Cricut differs from the Sizzix Big Shot in several ways. The Big Shot is not electronic and will cut the dies only to one size and only one shape at a time. However, the Big Shot also does embossing, which the Cricut does not.
I have one of the first Cricuts that hit the market. It's several years old now and I'm still happy with it.
© 2010 June Campbell