Today i have some tips for you on how to pack for a Crop or a Trip away.
You can use this as a reference list to make sure you don't forget the essentials while having enough variety in your stash you take with you to enjoy your scrapbooking process!
2) Then pick out a selection of PAPERS - it is easier if you have a collection or a paper pad, that way it takes less time matching papers. I also like to include some plain card stock for matting or background.
3) TOOLS - pick out the tools you use the most. I like to include small details scissors as well as large scissors which i use instead of paper trimmer (mine is really big and uncomfortable to tag along with me). I also include a ruler, a tiny attacher stapler (which is a must for me!), a craft knife (just in case), a piercer (especially if i need to get glue out of my fine line bottle) and a pen for journalling.
4) Next of course is something to attached everything with - ADHESIVE. I like to include a tape runner or some double-sided tape, some liquid glue and 3d foam.
5) Something to add interest to the page - INK and STAMPS. i've just picked 2 colours of inks and 2 roller stamps with various words on them.
6) Something to make own embellishments with - PUNCHES. I've picked out 3 punches to give me a variety of shapes to make own embellishments with
7) TEXTURES - some options for adding textue on your projects are: old book paper, doilies, vellum, washi tape, glitter tape, ribbon, fabric, mesh, threads, twine etc
8) MEDIUMS - when limited for space, i find it easiest to take some watercolours and a paintbrush - that gives you a variety of colour with minimal space. Depending on where you are going, you might need to take some paper towels to clean up and a collapsible water cup.
9) EMBELLISHMENTS - some embellishments you can take with you are chipboard, stickers, rub-ons, enamel dots, gems, dimensional embellishments etc
10) LETTER STICKERS - unless you are able to hand-write your titles (which looks pretty cool too, by the way!), you would be limited for die-cutting options, therefore need some letter stickers or word stickers.
I hope this has given you a straight forward and easy to follow guide on how to pack when you need to scrap on the go. I travel a fair bit for work and when i need to pack in a rush, i like to follow a bit of a guide to make sure i don't forget the essentials.
If you have some favourite things to pack that you just can't scrap without, leave a comment! Let's see who else has what kinds of "essentials" they like to take with them!
Here is a Summary of the Steps:
5) INK and STAMPS
10) LETTER STICKERS