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Basic Cardmaking Tools

Second to materials, you'll also need a variety of papercraft tools to ensure precision and accuracy throughout your cardmaking. We've summarised this into a list for you below.

Metal Ruler

Metal Ruler

There is arguably no tool as vital as a craft ruler – for the upmost accuracy and precision in your card making, this tool is necessary. Metal rulers ensure durability and reliability, with the ability to not succumb under heavy pressure.

Craft Knife

Craft Knife

Craft knives are ideal for card making projects as they can cut through a variety of strong materials. Especially essential for cutting out fiddly designs, using a craft knife is an advantage if you're planning on cutting out a series of intricate shapes.

Scissors

Scissors

Although more difficult to cut smaller, intricate designs, scissors are better if you're looking to cut a large amount of paper shapes for your projects. Usually coming with specially designed handles for comfort, scissors are important tools that allow you to produce many layers to incorporate into your card designs.

Paper Trimmer

Paper Trimmer

Paper trimmers differ from scissors and craft knives as they only cut a straight line. Trimmers are perfect for providing the ultimate in accuracy, creating a crisp, precise cut every time. They can cut through thick materials or several layers of card quickly and all at once – perfect if you're looking to create a mass amount of cards!

Cutting Mat

Cutting Mat

If you want to use a cutting knife, then a cutting mat is a vital item! Not only do they prevent you from cutting up your table, but they also help with measuring, modelling and to protect your work surfaces from other messy materials like adhesives, ink, pens and more.

Scoring Board

Scoring Board

If you're a passionate papercrafter or a complete perfectionist, you'll benefit from using a scoring board in your card making projects. This tool enables you to create sharp, impeccable lines and folds in cardstock quickly and easily, catering for a variety of card sizes and greeting card types.

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