Brooke's Tools of the Trade!

As I was making some cards the other day I realized I almost always use some of my basic tools every time I do a craft. Once I started thinking about it I wanted to do a blog post about how I love use these.

The first one has to be my eyelet setter. I have one that comes in a kit with a few tools. Jaime prefers her setter because it is not so LOUD :)

My second item also has to do with paper crafting. It is a corner rounder. I love the detail this adds to cards, bookmarks, and scrapbooking pages.
Here are the cards with an example of both of these.

Of course I also think this goes without saying but my sewing machine is very much a necessity! I recently inherited a sewing machine from someone who hadn't used it in a long time and no longer was going to use it. I cleaned it up and lubed it up and it works fantastic! It was great timing because mine was starting to wear and have a few problems. This is the machine I have:
It is a Singer 5040 C which they don't make any more but this is about the same machine.

What is your favorite tool of the trade?
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Just Jaime said...

Why ya gotta call me out? I actually have been using the tip of my scissors for brads lately because my Silent Setter was buried. (never really use eyelets).

I wish you, or ANYONE, would teach me out to sew!

Tracy said...

I have the ol' hammer setter as well. But I haven't used eyeletes in a while.

They call me grandma said...

I am glad that your new (old) machine is working well. I have been trying to think about what my favorite tools are. I think it would be my wooden spoon and plastic fork that I use in cooking. I also would be lost without my sewing machine and I LOVE my scissors that are grippers. I would enjoy scrapbooking if I ever got the time--or just put it high enough on the priority list to make the time--next house opportunity. I hope you would teach me about fun paper tools to use then.

PS I have looked at the thank you note you made many times and am very impressed with your creative ideas.

Heather Landry said...

I've always had fun with the loudness of my eyelet setter. It's really good to use when you need some stress relief. LOL I have that same kit BTW.

Unknown said...

I would love to have a nice sewing machine, but i guess I would have to sew to warrant that. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Lindsay said...

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Unknown said...

Love my sewing machines too! Thanks so much for sharing wtih the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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