7 Must-Have Scrapbooking Tools

Okay, you’ve been asking for it, and we’re ready to dish! What are the most important tools that every scrapbooker should have? Whether you’re new to scrapbooking and not sure how to start or a veteran scrapbooker looking to complete your collection, we have compiled a list of the 7 must-have scrapbooking tools that everyone–yes, everyone–who is into scrapbooking and crafting should have. Are you ready? Let’s see how many of these you can check off the list…

1) 12-Inch Trimmer


The 12-Inch Trimmer is the #1 must-have tool for scrapbooking and paper crafting! Why? You can’t cut paper without it. It measures up to 12″ so you can easily cut 12×12 designer papers and cardstock in one simple swoop and complete projects in a snap! Watch this video to learn how to use it.

2) Tape Runner


The Tape Runner is another scrapbooking essential! What is the most important feature, you ask? It’s photo-safe! And, it’s tested to last; your photos and paper will not move off your pages. We offer different types for different papers and projects such as the regular Tape Runner Refill, the Mini Refill, the Repositionable Refill (hint: you need to have this one!) and the Vellum Refill. Watch this video to learn the differences between them.

3) Custom Cutting System


custom cutting systemThe Custom Cutting System will make you feel like a professional! You can cut so many different sizes of various shapes. We offer patterns that will cut circles, ovals, rectangles, gemstones and even a jumbo hexagon. Perfect shapes every time! You can always find a layout that works perfectly with any of these shapes. Trust us… you’ll never cut shapes with scissors again! Learn how to use the Custom Cutting System in this video.

4) Foam Squares


Foam Squares are the best way to add dimension to scrapbook layouts, cards and craft projects! Each pack includes two sizes of double-sided Foam Squares that work for all the places you want to add more effect with dimension and layering. Use them with stickers and embellishments, and even with paper! You’ll love Foam Squares so much you might even need a pack to add clusters of fun flowers to the pages of your work planner or to add to decorations on your desk!

5) All-Purpose Scissors


Let’s face it… you need a dedicated pair of quality scissors for scrapbooking and paper crafting! One that’s clean, sharp and works perfectly every single time. You’ll want to hide it in your scrapbook stash so only you know where they are because if you share your CM scissors with your family, you’ll end up needing to purchase more – everyone will want their own pair!

6) Border Maker System & Punches


You cannot be without the Creative Memories Border Maker System. It makes it so easy and fast to embellish a page, card or project and find creativity you didn’t know you had!  The Guide and Housing System allow you to change the cartridge for different shapes and patterns, and new cartridges are offered that work with new projects! This is a must-have system that all fits perfectly in our storage case. See how to use the Border Maker System in this video.

Our standalone punches offer a variety of patterns, and many can create continuous borders! You’ll find so many uses for the intricate patterns and shapes to complement and complete your scrapbook pages and crafting projects – even school and work projects will look better with the Creative Memories Border Maker System and standalone punches!


7) Multi-Purpose Tool 


You won’t know how you lived without the Multi-Purpose Tool once you have one! This smart tool works for so many purposes, from applying stickers and embellishments perfectly to a page to lifting old photos that you want to save from unsafe sticky albums. One end is a flat surface and one end has a pointed tip. A must-have for anyone that scrapbooks and crafts!

So… that’s our list of your scrapbooking must-have tools! Do you agree?

Share with us what your go-to scrapbooking tools are in the comments below! 

10 thoughts on “7 Must-Have Scrapbooking Tools

  1. When will you be releasing the MINI ABC’s. Sometimes the large letters are too big and it is such a tedious job to cut small letters on the Cricuit machine. Plus your mini’s would match the paper.


  2. I own all of these. Some are from the original CM way back. I also use my personal trimmer, pens and titletopia? on a regular basis.


  3. Love and have all 7 items. I would love to have more cutters available. Not just a corner cutter. Thank you. Just a suggestion but a lot of other girls in my creative memories voice has said the same thing FYI. Thanks Sharon

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  4. Would love to see the titletopia come back. I use mine all the time. I like the idea of more corner cutters too. Great products.


  5. I have all these, love em” but a suggestion- wish CM would bring back the correction labels for fixing writing mistakes. Miss them a lot! And the present offering of pens is sadly lacking. My old fine markers have lasted 10 years and are running out but no one has the fine, fine writing pens like the old CM ones. I loved those pens for their performance!


  6. would love to see our double punches come back especially the circles and tag for sure. I have all of them but get requests for it


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