Top 10 Supplies You Need As A Paper Crafter

Card Stock

Every great card starts with nice heavyweight card stock.  Thin cardstock can make a beautiful designed card look cheap and not withstand the normal handling of the card.  SMSL sells great card stock that will be the foundation of a beautiful card.  We also sell cardstock swatches so if you are not sure if the color is going to coordinate with your project, be sure to pick that up before your next purchase.


Altenew has a huge array of ink choices out there.  Great for layer stamping and blending.

Essential Dies

Every card maker needs at least one nestle die set to create straight card panels.  Ellen Hutson have tons of options to choose from.


Stamping Blocks & Positioners

Cutting Tools

Die Cut Machine


Stencils are my all time favorite tool to create interesting patterns and backgrounds.  Heffy Doodle has some really cute stencils and this awesome mini die cutting machine that is perfect to live on your craft table.

Subscription Boxes

It takes time to build up your craft stash.  Subscribing to a monthly craft subscription can help you slowing build your supplies up.  Pink and Main has 3 different levels of subscriptions to fit any budget.

Pattern Paper

If you love pattern paper, you are going to gaga over the pattern paper over at Dare 2B Artzy!  They have beautiful patterns that coordinate with their collections.  And some of them even have images you can cut out whith die cuts, making the card making process EVEN EASIER!


There are so many brands out there that create beautiful stamps.  You have to decide what type of images you want and what style you like.  You are bond to find something that fits you from these stores below.