This is the traveling season. Many people are on the road. How do you take your crafting with you? That was the dilemma I was facing when we left home a week ago to travel to California. (Yea! I am visiting my grandchildren again.)
This is my stamping bag. It is about the size of a grocery bag. I had to decide what I wanted to take with me. That can be a really hard decision because it had to fit into just that one bag. What paper and what colors? What stamp set and what ink? What about glue and scissors?
I decided I wanted to use some of the new In Colors (131204) from Stampin’ Up! You always need to have some basic colors so I added Whisper White cardstock (100730) and Very Vanilla (101650) and just because I love Soft Suede (115318), I tossed that in, too.
The Stampin’ Trimmer (126889) is a must for cutting and scoring, but you also need Paper Snips (103579).
OK, the bag is beginning to fill up and I still need ink. The Stampin’ Write Markers (131264) are great for travel because you can have every color with you in a small space. Snail adhesive (104332) and Tombow Multipurpose glue (110755) also went into the bag.
Two new stamp sets were sitting on my crafting table waiting to be used: Label Love (130622) and Wildflower Meadow (129168). Label Love has a coordinating punch called Artisan Label (130920). Those went into the bag along with a stamp set that is great for creating backgrounds: Delicate Doilies (122592).
What did I forget? When I started my projects, I quickly realized I forgot to bring my clear blocks to mount my stamps. It is definitely more challenging to stamp without your clear blocks. I also forgot to bring along Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). I use these on nearly every card to add dimension.
What did I take that I didn’t need or use? My VersaMark pad (102283). It could have used it to create a watermark, but I didn’t do that. I didn’t have any embossing powder or the heat tool with me, so I couldn’t use it to emboss. I’ll probably leave it home next time unless I have a specific use in mind.
What would you take along when you travel? Add your comments below. I’ll create a list of the answers and post the “must-have” list here. Also, return later to see the One Sheet Wonder projects I completed.