Sometimes having the right tools for a job means the difference between awesome or abysmal results. Take for example these cards that I whipped up this weekend. The pattern on the front is from a die that I found when organizing my craft supplies recently. I bought it years ago because the design combines two things I love: quilting and Native American patterns. However, I never was successful using it, and it ended up forgotten, tossed in a box with odds and ends. I decided to give it another try with some awesome tools that I now own: the Precision Base Plate, Die Brush Set, and the amazing  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.



On the first two cards, I attached the design to a sheet of Whisper White cardstock using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. The fine tip made it easy to apply a thin strip of glue, but the glue squeezed out onto the card front in a couple of places.  Then I remembered the new SU adhesive sheets that I just purchased. It worked really well; the die cut even more crisply with the adhesive sheet attached to the cardstock.  All those little pieces came loose with only a little pressure from the paper piercer, and I didn’t even need to use use the brush as I did on the previous two.


The take-away from all this? If you purchase one of the beautiful, intricate dies from the new catalog, be sure to add the tools that I’ve listed below to your order!


Click on the links below for Stampin’ Up! tools I used:

Precision Base Plate

Paper-Piercing Tool

Big Shot Die Brush Set

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets


Have you ever discovered a tool that you wonder how you did without? If so, leave me a comment–I’d love to hear about it.