Since it is card month after all, I figured I would share with you my favorite card making supplies.
1. Kraft cardstock
Essential as far as I am concerned. I would choose this over white for most anything. You'll be seeing lots of this during card month.
2. A quality paper cutter
This comes in handy for almost every card I make! I have the Cutterpede. It is about 5 years old, still cuts straight, and doesn't take up a ton of room. If you are in the market, I would recommend this one.
3. 6x6 paper pads
These are a must for me! One, they are about $7-$8 each. I can handle that for about 10-15 patterns of paper. The good thing about small paper pads for small things like cards is that the pattern on the paper is scaled down. Smaller project, smaller paper, smaller pattern. It just works. I love Cosmo Cricket (and way too many others)!
4. Adhesive roller
Much easier than glue! I use the Permanent Scotch Adhesive Dot roller. I have also used other brands and I am really not loyal to one brand or another. I try to stay away from ultra cheap rollers as I have experienced the glue drying up over time and paper falling off. Scotch hasn't failed me yet, so it is what I have been using for a while.
5. Investable stamp sets
What does this mean? Buy stamp sets that you will get some mileage out of. While I can't always resist a trendy, gotta have it cute stamp, I try to only buy a stamp set if I can think of at least 3 or 4 ideas to make with it. A large set of sentiment stamps is a good idea. That way you can make most any card and have it say the appropriate thing. Some of my favorite stamp brands are Hero Arts and Papertrey Inc.
What about you? What are your favorite, can't live without supplies? Do you have a stamp or paper company you l.o.v.e? Do tell!