ON A BUDGET? 7 Wallet-friendly Cardmaking Tools & Supplies

Happy Monday, all! Today I wanted to share with you seven inexpensive supplies or tools that I use nearly daily. These are items that really go the extra mile and are very budget-friendly. :)

(Oh, and I’m pretty sure Daphne steals the show in this video. LOL!)

Items Mentioned in Video

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

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  • Reply Jackie Parkins June 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I had to watch it twice, I was busy watching Daphne the first time and didn’t really hear a word you said :-) Thanks for the tips! Daphne is adorable.

  • Reply Laurie June 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Thank you for the tips and your cat is ADORABLE!! She’s absolutely beautiful and a lot of fun. You need to have the cats in more!!

  • Reply Louise Fox June 20, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Great video. Thanks. And yes, Daphne did steel the show! What personality in her face!

  • Reply Lana June 20, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Thank you so much for this video! I loved watching Daphne, but also to listen to you. I value your advice in so many things, I already tried out the Canson watercolor paper and love it! But I was always looking for good watercolor brushes, somehow I was always unhappy with whatever I bought. For me it’s not important for them to be cheap, I want to use the for years if possible. What would you suggest on buying? What brand do you like best?
    Thanks for you videos!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard June 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Great suggestions. I have and use all these things, maybe not the exact same brands, but similar. The only one I don’t do is cutting my card stock down. I should because I have my own stack cutter and could easily cut down a ream of paper in a matter of a minute or so. Thanks for sharing this with us. And Daphne has some of the most beautiful markings I’ve ever seen on a cat. She is lovely.

  • Reply Sigma June 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Daphne is adorable!
    She is so cute <3 <3
    Oh and thanks you for the tips

  • Reply Louise June 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Lots of good information. Is your cat a bengal?

  • Reply barbara lassiter June 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I’m sure they were really good, but I was so intent on Daphne that I probably missed some ideas. What a sweet cat!

  • Reply Angie Cammack June 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Kristina, I’ve been watching your videos and following your blog forever! I think you are FABULOUS! Thank you for always staying so creative, but also referring back to the basics.
    Anywho…just wanted to say you look great!!

  • Reply Megan June 20, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Always glad for a cat cameo :) What was the paw wave in the beginning? “Pleeeeeaaaaase pet me, mom!” maybe?? :) And just so you don’t feel upstaged by Daphne, your hair looks fab, too! :)

  • Reply Ginny June 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    It’s great to see Daphne in a video! Oh, and your tips are great, too.

  • Reply Candy Mills June 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Kristina, you are such a beautiful girl! Wanted to say that I love your hair long :o)

    Thanks for all you do for us. Daphne looks so soft and makes herself at home in your room LOL

    Hugs, Candy

  • Reply Michele W June 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Thanks for the great tips! I have wanted to try a bit of watercolor but hated to invest in expensive paints and brushes until I was sure I liked watercoloring. The brands you mention give me a much less expensive way to give it a try. I will be using some of your other tips as well.

  • Reply Susan from Colorado June 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Had to tell you I just got back from Wally World and bought the crayola water colors in a 16 pack of colors! So excited to try them out on my water color paper. Thanks for the tip – I would have thought you needed fancy dancy paints. This should be fun!

  • Reply Cecile June 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I love how Daphne looks straight into the camera as if she knows we’re on the other side watching. Also thanks so much for the watercolor tips. I’ve wanted to try watercoloring also. I remember having Crayola watercolors as a kid and not being happy with them. Now I know the secret- more water! Thank you.

  • Reply Paula K. June 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks so much for the budget friendly tips, it can get pretty expensive to craft and it is nice to hear that there are ways to do it and not break the bank…especially the brushes you suggested and the Crayola watercolors!

  • Reply Ginny June 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the video! I am looking for some watercolor brushes. What sizes do you use most often? I know I want one for doing washes but not sure on the other sizes.

  • Reply Marisela Delgado June 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Hi, Kristina! I don’t know if you watch that show on ABC called “Downward Dog,” but the dog “talks” and he has this on-going battle of the mortal enemies thing with the cat, named Pepper. Your cat is identical to the show’s cat. The dog is named Martin and refers to Pepper as a socio-terrorist. It is hilarious. Anyway, cute cat.

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