Top 10 Crafty Supplies of 2015!

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Top 10 Crafty Supplies of 2015! My Favourite Tools, Trends and more in no particular order! Some affiliate links are used. This means I receive a small commission if you purchase things through the links. There is NO cost to you for this. I have not been asked, bribed or paid to advertise anything on this list. 🙂

#1 Tim Holtz 12 Inks of 2015 and Mini Inks Tim Holtz has come out with a new colour every month during 2015 – including the ink, marker, reinker, paint, stain and spray. December has yet to be revealed but here are the 11 colours so far! 

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID LAGOON Ranger TIM43256
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH Ranger TIM43195 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND ESPRESSO Ranger TIM43270
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER Ranger TIM43249

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Tim Holtz has also released all previous colours in MINI INKS! Just $2.99! I love these for those colours I know I won’t use too often and they are definitely good for storage purposes and take up much less room. You can store your inks in the Mini Storage Tins!



Tim Holtz Mini Storage Tin

#2 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers These markers make watercoloring easy with more precision and control. You can apply directly to dry or wet paper and blend out as desired. Great for using with white embossing and flower stamps! 

Zig CLEAN COLOR 6 SET Real Brush RB6000AT Zig CLEAN COLOR 12 set Real Brush RB-6000AT Zig CLEAN COLOR 24 SET Real Brush RB6000AT24V Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush RB6000AT36V Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60V

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Zig Markers in Action!
#3 Bird Crazy + Crazy Things + Dies Too cute to handle! These birds can be used for such a variety of funny cards and holiday cards when paired with the Crazy Things Stamp Set. Check out my video on the top 10 products because I explain which stamps/dies you need based on what you intend to do with them.

Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2015 BIRD CRAZY cms212 Tim Holtz Sizzix BIRD CRAZY Thinlits Die 660954 Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2015 CRAZY THINGS CMS237 Tim Holtz Sizzix CRAZY THINGS Thinlits Die 660953 Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2015 CRAZY TALK CMS236

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Stamps and Dies in Action!
#4 Layering Stamps/1-2-3 Stamping
These stamps are absolutely amazing for getting a “real life” look. They stamp in three layers with three different shades of ink to get the look. Here are some of my favourite layering stamps and below a video on using them.

Altenew LAYERED LILY Clear Stamp Set AN182 Altenew TO THE MOON Clear Stamp Set Altenew VINTAGE ROSES Clear Stamp Set AN139 Altenew ORIENTAL ORCHID KOREAN Clear Stamp Set
Altenew WINTER CARDINAL Clear Stamp Set AN203 Altenew GOLDEN GARDEN Clear Stamp Set AN187 Holiday Bows Vintage Flowers

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#5 Altenew “Perfect for Layering” Inks Take the thinking out of layering stamping with Altenew Inks! (Usually) four shades that go from light to dark that coordindate perfectly with each other to use on their own or with layering stamps!

Altenew FOUR SCOOPS Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack AN201 Altenew RED COSMOS Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack AN177 Altenew SHADES OF PURPLE Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack AN202 Altenew COOL SUMMER Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN200 Altenew SUMMER AFTERNOON Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack AN176 Altenew GREEN FIELDS Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack AN178

InLinkz.com #6 Create a Smile Card Kits There are my favourite card kits of all time – why? Because they contain everything you need, coordinates perfectly together, there is a video hop done with tons of inspiration and tutorials, good value for money, low shipping costs, no commitment, not monthly!
Don’t miss out on the next one, click here, scroll down and you can subscribe to their newsletter to see when the next one comes out!


Snow Dance Kit (Retired)

Sending Sunshine Kit (retired)
#7 Gansai Watercolours I realize it is unlikely that these came out this year, but the trend sure did start in 2015. Honestly, don’t waster your time buying cheap watercolours. The price on these are not too bad considering they last forever and the quality is amazing. These took my watercoloring to the next level. I personally have the 24 pack.

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 12 COLOR SET Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 18 COLOR SET Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 COLOR SET Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET

InLinkz.com #8 Stitched Dies Move over boring rectangle, circle and square dies and say hello to the stitched dies (or pierced). There dies are super awesome to add a bit of texture to your cards! My personal favourites are one that stitch the inside and outside – so whether I am die cutting a frame or a shape, I get the stitched pattern. Here are the ones I have:

Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches My Favorite Things STITCHED TRADITIONAL TAG Stax Die-Namics MFT MFT525 My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT DIAGONAL STITCHED SQUARE STAX Die-Namics MFT607 Lawn Fawn STITCHED HILLSIDE BORDERS Dies

InLinkz.com #9 New Companies Many of these companies either started in 2015 OR they really started to get into everyone’s collections in 2015. I may have missed some because I have never heard of them. But these are the companies I know are “new or newer” and I LOVE and started using in late 2014-2015.

Pretty Pink PoshConcord and 9thSo Suzy StampsThe Ton StampsCreate a SmileAltenew

#10 MISTI I cannot RAVE ENOUGH about this tool. It is a life changer. Specifically, it can stamp anything but its strengths lie in bulk stamping, solid image stamping, masking and stamping in the same place over  and over and over. I have linked to the MISTI from Simon Says Stamp and So Suzy Stamps but I am sure there are other retailers out there.

MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit MISTI

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My Youtube Series on the MISTI tool! I apologize – one or two videos have a few sound issues.  I hope you enjoyed my favourite things of 2015. What are your favourites? Leave a comment below for a chance to win an ink pad from Altenew!

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