It doesn’t hurt to know your way around these handy tools so you know what kinds of effects to create.
The needle is long and thin, and it is generally accompanied with foam mat. Use the foam mat as the base and feel free to use the needle to create small holes. In case you don’t have the needle or foam, you can use a sharp sewing needle (but it is generally thicker) and a piece of cardboard. Besides the thick cardboard, you can use a thick towel, cork board, or even fun foam. With the needles, feel free to come with abstract patterns. If you have specific designs in mind, you can draw the patterns with pencil (just use fine and thin lines), pick the paper, and erase the pencil marking.
Paper puncher comes in various sizes, patterns, and designs. Some are small enough while some are bigger. The smaller puncher comes with one design while the bigger ones can accommodate longer patterns. The single puncher can be small or medium in size. You can invest money in buying several punches at once. Some of the punches may be sold as a single entity while some are coming in a package. The packages are generally more economical. When you use the punchers, you basically create positive and negative motives. Positive motives are the forms created from the puncher while negative motives are the punched holes on the paper. You can use both of them to decorate your cards or other papers.
Today, you can enjoy different kinds of stickers. There are sticker pens, where you can have metallic stickers colored to make the outcome more colorful. You can have the regular stickers. You can have bubble stickers that are somewhat mushy and adorable.
Decorative edged scissors
These kinds of scissors are mostly handy when you want to create decorative borders or edges. Simply use the scissors like regular scissors and you should be able to create attractive edges designs and forms. You can also cut strips of papers with these scissors for decorative elements for other DIY crafts.
It is a small and compact machine that is easily operated. The tool usually has a specific grove for the paper. Put your plain paper there, turn the machine on, and you can have the results right away. Such machines have different motives, such as straight lines, dots, stars, hearts, and so many more.
Craft knife is pretty handy to cut neat lines, but it can also used to cut out smaller designed in the middle of the paper, where using scissors will be impossible.