2021 Top Gifts for Cardmakers

Hello friends! Welcome to my 2021 Top Gifts for Cardmakers guide. Today I'm sharing the top 12 gifts that every cardmaker needs on their wishlist this holiday season. Whether you're the crafter yourself or you're looking for a friend, you're sure to find the perfect gift idea! If you want to share this with a loved one so they know just what to get you, all you need to do is share this link to my Top Gifts for Cardmakers product list.

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These products hit on many of the trendy techniques that cardmakers are enjoying this year, along with some great basics that can take your card making skills to the next level. Whether you're shopping for a newbie card maker or some one who's been making cards for years, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list! Affiliate links to Scrapbook.com are used throughout this post at no extra cost to you.

1. Waffle Flower Crafts Blending Brushes


Blending brushes are a blending tool that allows you to pick ink up onto the bristles and apply it to your project using a gentle swirling motion. You can apply a soft touch of color around the edges of a project, fully color an area, combine multiple colors and blend them together. There are also lots of fun techniques you can do with them. You can also use them with fun techniques. I personally love using these type of brushes with stencils as they allow the ink to get into the corners of the stencil and give you clean crisp edges.

The Waffle Flower Crafts Blending Brushes package includes 10 blending brushes made from high quality, fine bristles and they work well with a variety of mixed media products including liquids and powders. The bristles are white which makes it easier to see how much media is being applied. Excess ink can be wiped off on clean paper or a lint-free cloth in between uses or the brushes can be cleaned with mild soap under running water. 

2. Scor Pal 12x12 Scoring Board


The 12" x 12" Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring and Scoring Board by Scor-Pal is a must have for cardmakers who make their own card bases. It allow you to score lines and create crisp, accurate folds every time with it's 1/8" grooves. I've been using mine for years and use it on every card I create when it comes time to create my card base.

3. Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bold Sayings Stamp Set


The Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bold Sayings Stamp Set contains 5 cling mounted rubber stamps and features 5 very Bold Sayings that are perfect for adding simple, yet meaningful, messages to your cards and other projects. These stamps will adhere to acrylic blocks or can be used in a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI.

Here you can see how I used the Happy Birthday stamp to create a masculine style birthday card. For more details about this card and the other products used you can check it out in my Scrapbook.com Gallery.


4. Ranger Ink Simon Hurley Stamping Foam


The Ranger Ink Simon Hurley Stamping Foam is a simple yet intriguing little tool that is sure to bring you endless hours of crafty card making fun.  To use it, you simply heat it with a heat tool, press it into a textured impression or pattern such as embossing folders, stamps, dies and household item. Next you ink it with your favorite inks and/or mediums and then stamp it for some amazing stamp designs and patterns. Each package contains four pieces of Stamping Foam that measure 3" x 4.25".  They are simple to clean and completely reusable. 

This fun new tool definitely made me look at my craft supplies and items around my house in a whole new way as I looked for fun textures and designs that I could use to create backgrounds and images on my cards!

5. MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented


I've had a MISTI for years now and the day I started using it I was hooked. I had always struggled with getting a good stamped image and this tool changed all of that. It actually made me fall in love with stamping and cardmaking!

Everyone wants to stamp perfectly and the New MISTI stamping tool is the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented for that purpose! This tool provides consistent stamping for beginner, novice or experienced crafters, and it makes stamping easier than ever. This precision stamping tool accommodates both red rubber cling mount stamps, clear acrylic and photopolymer stamps.

You can use the MISTI system for repeated stamp positioning, lining up die cuts and stamps, registration of layered stamps, etc. The included bar magnet help to hold your cardstock or paper in place and the included positioning grid paper makes it easy for you to align your designs before you stamp.

My favorite thing about the MISTI is that you can repeatedly stamp in the exact same location. Which mean that if you stamp a bad image, all you have to do to fix it, is re-ink your stamp and make another impression!  It's that easy and you no longer have to be stressed out about wasting paper or ruining your card. 

6. LDRS Creative Stampendable Stamping Tool


Here's a stamping tool that will take your stamped images to the next level. The LDRS Creative Stampendable Stamping Tool is your new best friend for applying even pressure when using a stamp positioner tool (such as the MISTI) - even for those with limited arm mobility or arthritis! 

As someone who has a bit of arthritis in my hands, this tool is super helpful to decrease the stress on my joints.  Even if you don't have any issues like that, it is also a must have because it can target your stamp's many intricate grooves with just a simple swipe of pressure. It is an absolute must-have for stampers everywhere.

7.  Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Ink Minis Bundle Urban Oasis


When it comes to cardmaking and stamping, having the right ink is a must and Catherine Pooler Designs has created one of the best ink pads out there! They are available in full size ink pads, but these Minis Bundle of premium dye inks are great introduction to these amazing inks. The Catherine Pooler Urban Oasis Mini Ink Bundle includes Pink Champagne, Rouge, Orange Peel, Lemongrass, Sage, Hot Tub, Sangria, and Queen for the Day. These mini pads measures 1 5/8" x 2 3/4" and the ink pad measures 1" x 1 3/4". You will love Catherine Pooler Inks because they are made with foam pads that provide even coverage, they are dye-based and react with water, they blend easily, and they stay wet a bit longer so it's easy to emboss for stunning results. Make sure to check out all the color combos to select your favorite!

8. Scrapbook.com Handmade Essentials Stamp Set


The Scrapbook.com Handmade Essentials Stamp Set is a must have in any cardmakers stamp stash! it contains a great mix of sentiments that are perfect for a wide variety of occasions including birthdays, thinking of you cards, and you can even use them to decorate your envelope! This set contains nine clear photopolymer stamps and comes on a 3” x 4” storage sheet. The stamps range in size from approximately 1" x .5" to 2.5" x .75" 

9. Scrapbook.com Smooth A2 Cardstock Paper Pad Bundle


Every cardmaker needs paper and I've got you covered with these Scrapbook.com Smooth Cardstock A2 Paper Pads! Each paper pad comes in a variety of must-have color schemes. There are 8 fabulous coordinating colors - 5 of each color for a total of 40 double sided sheets per paper pad. The color combinations are made with layered mats and die cuts in mind! This set contains 8 paper pads to give you a wide range of color options for your next card making project. These paper pads are also available as a single paper pad in other sizes such as 6x8" and Slimline (3.5 x 8.5").

Here's a fun birthday card I created using these Scrapbook.com Smooth Cardstock Paper Pads and more details can be found on my Bring on the Brights Paper Pad blog post.


10.  Scrapbook.com Honeycomb Stencil


Along with stamps and dies, stencils are a great tool for cardmakers and they have endless possibilities when it comes to adding patterns and textures to your cards. Scrapbook.com has a huge selection of designs perfect for creating one-of-a-kind projects with ease. The Scrapbook.com Honeycomb Stencil is made from sturdy, high quality semi-transparent Mylar polyester film. The big 6” x 8” surface area was designed so that you can use it vertically, horizontally, or diagonally...basically ANY way you choose! They can be used with a wide range of mediums including Inks, Paint, Chalks, Gels, Markers, Pastes, Mists or Sprays, Gesso, Liquid adhesive, Glitter glue, Mousse, and Crayons.  And the best part is that it can be wiped clean and reused over and over again!

Here's a look at a card I created using this Honeycomb Stencil combined with Scrapbook.com Pops of Color. Even more details on how I created this card can be found by checking out my 3 Ways to Used Scrapbook.com Pops of Color with Stencils blog post.


11. Lawn Fawn Zipper Pouch - Happiness Is A Pouch Full Of Stamps 


What cardmaker doesn't need this adorable Happiness is a Pouch Full Of Stamps Zipper Pouch from Lawn Fawn?! You can certainly fill it with stamps or you can use it to keep your other craft supplies organized and at your fingertips. Use it with stamping blocks, dies, markers, colored pencils, crayons, and other supplies, but it isn't only for the craft room. You can also use if for makeup, small toys, planner supplies, and more. You can even purchase it as a gift for your crafting friends and fill it with various stamps! This pouch is made from 10 ounce cotton canvas and measures 11" x 8 3/4".


All of your masking projects will be 100% easier with the Scrapbook.com 4" Mint Tape. This is a larger version of the original 1" Mint tape, but in a size that is designed to be just perfect for masking. Each roll is 4" wide and 11 yards long. This low-tack, removable super wide paper tape easily covers the area you don't want to get inky, and effortlessly lifts to give you a clean crisp line and beautiful end result. Just like our 1" mint tape, it can be used to hold stencils in place as you use your blending brushes to apply ink.  You can also use it to hold dies in place while die cutting or foil when hot foiling. This larger size also makes it easy to fussy cut for intricate masking projects and can easily be removed without damaging your project.

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2021 Top Gifts for Cardmakers #christmasgifts #cardmakers #topgiftsforcardmakers #scrapbookcom

2021 Top Gifts for Cardmakers Guide

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