Crafty Quintet: Five Favorite Inexpensive Craft Tools

Crafty Quintet Series

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of the super fun Crafty Quintet: 5 Ways to Get Creative with Jessica Frost-Ballas! Today she’s sharing her top 5 favorite inexpensive crafty tools and putting them all into action when making this lovely card using Mama Elephant’s Wild Meadow stamp set! Her top five favorites are the Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy, Tim Holtz Crafter’s Pick, EK Success Precision Tweezers, Studio Katia embellishment Tray, and Crafter’s Companion Stump Sander. Be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!

Crafty Quintet: Five Favorite Inexpensive Craft Tools


Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
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Studio Katia TRIANGLE TRAY sk2119
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Crafter’s Companion STUMP SANDER…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Crafty Quintet: Five Favorite Inexpensive Craft Tools


Crafty Quintet: Five Favorite Inexpensive Craft Tools


Mama Elephant Clear Stamps WILD MEADOW
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink WORN…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink PICKED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink CANDIED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink MUSTARD…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink CRACKED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER…
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Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 4…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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Pretty Pink Posh WATERMELON Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh VALENTINE Jewels Mix
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Jess for being our guest!

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  1. Two thumbs way up for this post! I’m a big fan of crafty tools to make my life easier, and I’m an even bigger fan of inexpensive ones! I have the reverse tweezers, and they are soooo helpful, so I’ll definitely have to look into the other ones. Thanks for putting this together, Jess!

  2. Such a pretty card. Love the combination of ink pads and refills for coloring. The big birthday die is wonderful!

  3. Great tools, I have some not all. What I also use often and is not expensive are a eraser and mechanical pencil.
    Thank you for showing this Jess, I love this series.

  4. I love learning about tools to make cardmaking more fun! Some great suggestions here, including a couple I had never seen before!
    Love the pretty birthday card too!

  5. As always, I find these 5 recommended items so helpful. Especially useful this time was the sandpaper to help retained bits from die cuts…and I love my Lawn Fawn shammy. tfs

  6. What a stunning card you created today, Jessica! Your crafty tools certainly make thing easy. I know I can’t love without my shammy and my pick. Thanks so much for sharing your tips today and being so inspiring.

  7. Jess, I love your art! Thanks so much for the tips – I have only some of the items, but will look into the others. From one musician to another – Thanks!

  8. Lovely card! I love every one of the craft tools you suggested! I have all of them except I use a different shammy. :)

  9. I have never thought of sanding my die cuts before, but a lot came off, so I guess it is needed. I like for my cards to look just right.

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