Today I want to take a look at some of the newest scrapbooking tools that I noticed around the time of Winter 2012 CHA. Yesterday I posted about Imaginisce’s I-Top Brad Maker because I felt like it deserved its own post (because it’s such a fun, awesome tool!) but today we are going to take a look at several new scrapbooking tools!
Let’s start with another Imaginisce product called the iMagicut Ribbon Cutter
I recently got an opportunity to test this handy little tool out and I really thought it was cool. It cuts and SEALS your ribbon so you don’t’ have to worry about the ends fraying anymore! No more using a lighter to try to seal the edges. It retails for around $19.95 online.
This is my next cutting mat! I like the fact that it is 26 x 19 which is wide enough to work on a two page 12 x 12 scrapbook layout at one time. My present cutting mat is only wide enough for one 12×12 page at a time. The Prima Cutting Mat retails for around $29.99 which is approximately half the price of the Martha Stewart cutting mat that I previously had my eye on! Plus, I LOVE the color of the Prima cutting mat!
Tim Holtz Distress Markers come in 37 colors and have dual tips with a flexible brush nib on one end for great coloring effects, and a plastic detailed nib on the other for journaling or fine detail work. These markers are reactive with water which allows for greater blending and shading. You can also color directly onto your stamps and stamp with them! The average price for the set runs around $115.00 which still makes them less expensive than copics!
About this new organizational tool from Cropper Hopper:
- Includes 15 clips to organize stickers, rub ons, die cuts and more
- Sturdy metal Z-style frame is ideal for desktop retrieval
- Measures approximately 14.5″H x 7″W x 9.5″D
If you want the “sewn” look without actually having to sew, the Sew Stamper from We R Memory Keepers is the solution. It is a -inking rubber rolling stamp and each stitch head will make over 1,000 impressions.
Some of the stitch heads available include:
Here is a demo of the Sew Stamper tool created by Scrapbook.com.
New Copic Markers Colors
There are 12 brand new Copic Marker Colors and they are:
- COPIC Sketch Marker BG57 – Jasper
- Copic Sketch Markers-Blue Bell
- COPIC Sketch Marker BG90 – Gray Sky
- COPIC Sketch Marker G46 – Mistletoe
- COPIC Sketch Marker V28 – Eggplant
- COPIC Sketch Marker YR27 – Tuscan Orange
- COPIC Sketch Marker E89 – Pecan
- COPIC Sketch Marker G43 – Pistachio
- COPIC Sketch Marker RV52 – Cotton Candy
- Copic Sketch Markers-Currant
- COPIC Sketch Marker V22 – Ash Lavender
- COPIC Sketch Marker E84 – Khaki
The best price I’ve found online for Copic Markers is at the links above starting at $4.80 each. Alternatively, you can get them for $5.24 from both Blick Art Materials and Two Peas in a Bucket.
The Knock Outs Border Punches offer a variety of different border punch designs with an interchangeable system. This interchangeable system allows you to simply choose a border punch design, lock it into place, punch and then replace with another design. This eliminates the need to store many different punches. This is a huge space saving tool!
The starter kit retails for around $10.99 and comes with one punch design. You can purchase a value kit with six punch designs for $49.99 or you can choose to purchase each one separately for around $9.99 each. Still about half the cost of a regular border punch and no storage space needed!
Let’s take a look at the value kit and then some of the available border punch designs available for purchase:
Border Value Kit
|Simple Scallop Border Punch by American Crafts $9.99||Zig Zag Border Punch by American Crafts $9.99|
|Mini Scallop Border Punch by American Crafts $9.99|
In collaboration with Fiskars, Jenni Bowlin has come out with a collection of punches and border punches that are just fabulous!
That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed looking at some of these new tools from the 2012 Winter CHA. Do you have a favorite new tool that wasn’t listed here? Leave a comment and let me know and I may just do a product review on YOUR favorite product!
Have a scrappy day!