Sunday, 7 August 2016

How to pack for a Crop or a Trip away

Hi Crafters!

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!

1) First of course is the PHOTOS - pick a selection of photos you would like to scrap and print them out!
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!

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  1. Thank you for this list and tips! I find it so easy to pack way way too much stuff that I end up not needing at a crop. I've been working on scaling it back and also am trying to help a friend to scale hers back as well.

    1. Exactly! Its good to have options while craftying but it can also be overwhelming at the same time! (Plus takes up space)


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