Craft Essentials – Chloe Endean’s Top 8!

When you first start out crafting it’s hard to know what craft essentials you’re going to need. Whether you’re a card maker, scrapbooker or just fancy getting creative, we’ve put together Chloe Endean’s top 8 craft essentials that she thinks you should definitely have in your crafty stash!


WOW Clear Embossing Ink Pad

This ink pad is awesome as it super sticky and perfect for holding your embossing powders, it gives a really crisp and clear image every time. Did you know you can also refill your ink pad using the WOW! Ink Pad Refill Freestyle Tool? Simply roll over your ink pad and it’ll be as good as new!

Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue and Fine Tip Applicator

This glue is definitely a craft essential. It’s brilliant for applying glitter to all of your projects it dries clear, meaning you can use it on Acetate for glittering techniques. The PVA glue is designed to flow through the metal tip, meaning the glue distributes easily onto your projects and leaves a very fine line.

Zig 2 Way Chisel Tip Glue Pen

This glue pen is fantastic for edging around your matt and layers to apply a fine border of glue. Then cover with Crystallina or Radiant Sparkelicious Glitter to really make your projects sparkle.

Anti-Static Bag

A craft essential for any stampers! There nothing more annoying than applying your embossing powder to your projects to find you’ve got a fingerprint or stray flecks of embossing! Simply wipe over your card using this anti-static bag and it will help to reduce the static and oil on the card, meaning you will get a cleaner embossed image.

Heat Resistant Acetate

This is such a great cheat if you want to use a Foliage stamp, but don’t want to cut it out to go behind flowers. Take a sheet of heat resistant acetate and stamp image onto it using a clear embossing ink pad, cover with chosen embossing powder, heat to set, cut out foliage (roughly) and place behind flowers.

Luxury Pearl Paper and Card

Our luxury pearl paper is perfect for creating paper flowers, with a 120gsm weight it shapes beautiful and is double-sided pearl meaning the back of the flowers look just as pretty as the front. We also offer matching luxury pearl card which is double-sided and perfect for embossing through an embossing folder to give a beautiful finish.

Sparkelicious Glitter

I don’t think any project would be complete without a bit of sparkle! Our Sparkelicious Glitter comes in a variety of grades meaning there is a sparkle suitable for every occasion, Crystallina and Radiant are both of a finer grade so perfect for edging your projects and adding a delicate sparkle. Whereas Starlit Sky is a more chunky glitter packed with little holographic stars and hexagons giving your project full-on bling!

Foam Pads

Our foam pads come on a huge roll with 1000 pads on (that’s sure to keep you crafting for a while, right?) but what makes our foam pads so special is that they are finger-lift meaning the backing sheet is slightly larger than the foam pads making the back super easy to peel off.

I use each of these craft essentials in my every day crafting, including all of the projects I’ve made right here on the blog. They’re also the products my Design Team use. I wouldn’t recommend them if we didn’t love them! And that’s why I’ve also decided to stock them!

What are you craft essentials? Do you think I’ve missed anything off the list? Let me know in the comments below!

1 comment

  • Julie

    Hi Chloe just wanted to say that you for listing your 8 top tips for new card crafters, it has helped me to buy the right items to make beautiful cards can’t wait to make them

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