As we continue our crafting journey, we will be evaluating a variety of products and the respective companies that provide them. Our experiences will vary, so remember this is only as presented through the lens of our own subjective opinions. We welcome your experiences as well.

Generally, I judge the materials on their own merit to see if they fit my need for quality, reliability, and competitive price. The following list includes items we have purchased for use and in no way is an endorsement of any particular brand.


  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer
  • Surebonder TRIGGERFIRE Staple Gun - Tool (5625)
  • Jorgensen 6” Bar Clamp Set, 2 Pack Steel F Clamp Light Duty
  • Corner Clamps, 90 Degree Right Angle Clamps Set of 4
  • Accuteck Digital Postal Scale
  • SeekOne Heat gun
Vinyl (for cutting machines)

  • Cricut
  • Starcraft HD


  • Oramask 813 stencil vinyl


  • Westcott 18"  8ths Beveled Center-Finder Ruler
  • Pangda 12" T-Square plastic transparent ruler

Cutting tools

  • Headley Tools 45mm Rotary Cutter with 6pc 45mm Rotary Blade
  • Replacement blades (for Cricut Explore) 30, 45, 60 degree (20 pcs)
  • Box carton resizer w/scoring wheel Utility knife
  • Rustoleum Ultra Matte Interior Chalked White paint (brush on)
  • Krylon spray paints: various
  • Rustoleum spray paints: various
  • Minwax Chestnut Brown stain
  • Minwax Barn Red stain
  • Varathane Expresso
  • Varathane Weathered Grey
  • Varathane Summer Oak
  • Dust-Off Compressed Gas Duster
  • Gator CG110 Paint Dozer paint can opener w/rim cleaner
  • SYINE Half Face Reusable Respirator Spray Paint Gas Mask

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