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Stocking Stuffer Gifts for the Scrapbooker and Paper Crafter

Updated on November 7, 2016
A collection of paper craft projects
A collection of paper craft projects | Source

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
  • punches
  • special embellishments sold in craft stores
  • acrylic paints, mediums and gessos if she does mixed media art
  • stencils
  • page protectors
  • eyelets
  • an eyelet setter such as the Big Bite
  • brads
  • 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
  • glitter glue
  • journaling pens and markers
  • stickers
  • packages of small beads
  • scrapbook paper
  • card stock
  • paper flowers
  • spray inks
  • alcohol inks
  • spritz bottles
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • 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 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

Who's Your Favorite Paper Crafter? - Happy holidays!

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    • ZenSquid profile image

      ZenSquid 4 years ago

      Very Nice Lens. Happy Holidays!

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      What a fun lens!

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Awesome ideas here - thanks for sharing!

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Awesome selection, you can stuff my stockings anytime. Lol

      I love anything that deals with Printmaking, Fiber Arts, and Scrapbooking.

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      nifwlseirff 5 years ago

      I'd love to have such a collection of gifts under the tree! Great choices for the scrapbooker!

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      MichaelDubrovnik 5 years ago

      Happy Holidays!

      Yes it's great to know what friends' hobbies are. Wait, it's even better to have a friend who has a hobby!

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      Monica Lobenstein 5 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      So many possibilities... This is an extensive collection. Well done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love making scrapbook calendars for our use and for my daughter. They take a lot of time, but your endorsement of Cricut may help me out next year! Thanks!

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Quite a collection. Merry Christmas to you.

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      maryseena 5 years ago

      great resource for scrap bookers.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Great gift ideas....for me!

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Thanks for all the ideas!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Lots of great ideas. Nice lens!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to collect all kinds of paper until we moved and I had to give them away. I've never done that since. It is always tempting.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi. I can assure you that any paper crafter would be delighted with any of the items on this page, unless of course, they already have it.

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      I'm a huge papercrafter too! I love all the embellishments, Stickles, Inks, flowers, etc. Fun lens!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How creative to think of gift item ideas for scrapbookers and paper crafters that would be appreciated. We all have folks in our lives that have hobbies that we may not participate in ourselves, so its good to get tips from those in the know!

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      cassieann 5 years ago

      Great ideas. Thanks!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Excellent gift suggestions for the scrapbooker!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @squidoopets: I bet you receive some lovely hand made gifts from your sister.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @getmoreinfo: Thanks so much.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I love these gifts for Scrapbooker or Paper Artist

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      My sister does lovely work with scrapbooking, she'd enjoy this page I'm sure :)

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @EpicFarms: Thank you! I am pretty much into everything also!

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      I have a Big Shot and love it! I also have a Cricut, am into rubber stamping... Kind of into everything, actually ;o) Nice lens and great suggestions.

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @piedromolinero: Thanks, but I doubt it. We list of "wants" is endless. LOL

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      piedromolinero 7 years ago

      I think ou got everything featured what a paper artist's heart could wish for.