by Fran Cassano
Hi Everyone! Where did the summer go? Some of us are already back to school and Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner. I’ve been hearing so much talk about annual Back-to-School supply lists so, I managed to score some pretty sweet deals at Target and Office Max, not to mention Michaels and Jo~Ann. For those of us who have kids, Christy posted her fabulous ideas for “Supplies, with a Disney Flair“.
Now that we’ve spent just over 2 months crafting together, I keep thinking about how many of you who already have a solid collection of crafting items, and how many of you may not know where to begin.
So, in honor of the Back-to-School season, I thought I’d put together a list of my must-have tools, which you can easily score even if you are on a budget. Feel free to get as much or as little as you like from this list. Also, take a look at the photo of my personal stash of Disney sticker embellishments. It will give you ideas to begin your Disney-themed scrapbooking collection.
Back-to-Crafting Supply List:
- Adhesives (Corners, Dimensional, Foam, Glue Dots, Glue Lines, Glue Pens, Glue Sticks, Scotch Tape, Sheet, Spray, Tape Runners)
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue and Fabric Glue
- Binder(s), 3-Ring
- Bone Folder
- Card Stock, 8 1/2 x 11 (patterned, textured or smooth)
- Chenille Stems (aka Pipe Cleaners)
- Clip Art
- Craft Foam
- Crayons and Chalks
- Crayons, Crayola Twistable
- Crop-A-Dile, Eyelet Setter or Hole Puncher
- Disney Ephemera (Parks Maps, Napkins, Stickers CMs give you, Tickets, KTTW Cards, Old VMK Cards, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Cards, and similar)
- Disney Sticker and Textured Embellishments (Jolee’s, EK Success, Sandylion, or similar) in a wide variety of themes
- Disney Themed Scrapbooking Papers
- Embroidery Floss, Embroidery Hoop, Aida Cloth, Needle
- Envelopes (Card Sized and Letter Sized)
- Erasers and Removers
- Felt in Different Colors
- Flash Drive (for Crafting)~1G or 2G is fine
- Flower Embellishments
- Ideas Files and/or Pinterest Account
- Ink Pads
- Iris Brand Cases (Photo, Scrapbook and File sizes)
- Iron On Transfer Paper
- Metal Embellishments
- Mod Podge
- Paper Cutter/Trimmer (Guillotine Style can be safer than a Rotary Cutter)
- Paper Edgers
- Paper Punches, and Punches that can be layered together
- Pencils (No. 2 or Mechanical)
- Pens (Black Ink)
- Ribbons, Threads, Trims and Twines
- Scissors (one pair for Paper, one pair for Fabric)
- Scoring Tool
- Scrapbook, Top Loading with Refills (12 x 12, 8 1/2 x 11, 8 x 8)
- Scrapbook Paper, 12 x 12 (patterned, textured or smooth)
- Scrapbooking Paper Pads, 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 (patterned, textured or smooth)
- Sharpies (Black and Colors)
- Stamp Cleaner or Baby Wipes
- Stamps (Rubber and Clear with Mounts)
- Templates (Digital and Printed)
- Tissue Papers
- Tote Bags
- X-Acto Knife
While this list is exhaustive, it leaves out a lot of specific tools needed for certain projects. When (and if) those projects come, we’ll go over those tools in detail and if more general items can be used in their place. In the mean time, collect your favorite supplies and craft away!
~If possible, try to purchase supplies that are acid and lignin free.
~I love Michaels for brick and mortar shopping and Jo-Ann for online shopping. Look for their generous coupons, loyalty programs and free shipping codes. Their Disney branded scrapbooking items are almost always on sale. Amazon may occasionally offer items, but make sure you price match against Michaels or Jo-Ann and always use the free shipping option.
Like so many of us, Fran Cassano’s life is sprinkled with Mickeys. From collecting Park brochures as a child, to creating ideas for her own Disney Fairy Tale Wedding, paper crafts have kept the magic of Disney a part of her everyday life. Fran invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!