Thursday, April 21, 2016

Crop and Crafty Get Togethers packing list

Hello All! 

I am very fortunate to have local crafty friends that meet for monthly craft nights, monthly card projects/exchanges, and crops. I really enjoy our craft times together as everyone has a great sense of humor, is very nice and also shares crafty tips, tricks or projects they may have come across since our last get together. What makes the get togethers even better is that these talented, sweet and funny ladies are my friends. I guess you could say that in the salad bowl of life, these lovely ladies are my bacon bits.

As much as I try for packing perfection, it seems I always forget something. On my to do list was to make a pack list for these events (or for weekend crops) and I thought I would share this list with you all. Of course the list changes with project(s) or craft events but you get the general gist of the list.

The basics:
  • tape gun
  • spare tape for gun
  • extra strong roll of double sided tape
  • glue dots
  • glue
  • fussy cut scissors
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scrap paper
  • baby wipes
  • scrap rag/cloth
  • paper towels
  • craft mat (Tim Holtz’ craft mat, as an example)
  • foam stamping mat
  • paper cutter(s)
  • card stock
    • white (100 and 65 pound)
    • black (100 and 65)
    • ivory (100 and 65)
    • Kraft
    • Grey
    • Other desired project colors
  • bone folder and mini score board
  • heat gun
  • bow maker
  • round corner punch
  • Cotton balls
  • wire cutters
  • at least one of these Stickles- Star Dust, Diamond, Crystal
  • distress edger and/or nail file

Project specific items:
  • stamps
    • sentiment
    • background
    • images
  • ink
    • Distress
    • Archival
    • Watermark
    • Pigment
  • Stamp blocks
  • embossing powder
  • patterned paper sheets and pads
  • ribbon
    • seam binding
    • lace
    • burlap
    • sheer
    • satin
    • project specific
  • embellishments
    • buttons
    • pearls
    • gems
    • sequins
    • wood and metal cuts
    • flowers
  • markers
    • Distress
    • Copic or Spectrum or Chameleon or similar
  • pencils (colored, water color) and pencil sharpener
  • chalks
  • souflee and gel pens
  • Gamsol
  • Twine
    • Gold
    • Natural brown
    • Black
    • white
  • Stickles- color specific
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Glitter or glimmer mist
  • Distress Stain
  • Distress Crackle
  • Wink of Stella
  • Leafing markers (gold, silver, copper)
  • Stencils
  • Mixed media
    • Gloss
    • Thick body paint
    • Texture paste
    • Gesso
    • Gelatos
    • Creative Medium
    • Pitt Pens
  • Paint brushes
  • Mixed media application tools (such as mini spatula)
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Jar for water
  • Corrugated boards or pre-made card bases
  • Chipboard
  • Velvet paper
  • Vellum
  • Acetate
  • Metallic or foil sheets
  • Burlap sheet
  • Fabric sheet
  • Straight pins
  • Tuille
  • Washi tape
  • Paint

Other tools
  • die cutting machine and plates
  • dies
    • frames
    • sentiments
    • edges
    • background
    • doilies
  • die cut tool (removes the paper from the die and the die bits)
  • punches
    • corner
    • mini circles
    • edges
    • flower
    • other project specific shapes
  • embossing folders


  • garbage container or bag
  • box for finished projects
  • power bar
  • camera and charger
  • snacks and drink
  • ear buds and music
  • Paper pad (to list products used on each project)

Did I miss anything?  I did not want to get too specific on some items (like colors, for example).  Feel free to leave a comment with additions for the list.

Hope the list is helpful!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo


  1. How do you transport? - a U Haul truck!! That's one comprehensive list! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is awesome Kathy Jo! Will pin this! Thanks for sharing!

    Wishes From A Broad! :D

  3. Wow that's one longggggg list but a good list . Thanks for sharing

  4. What do you do...teleport your craft room or hire a moving company? LOL! That's quite a list!!

  5. Just back from a three day crop myself. Here are my 2 bits, you may want to add some dimensional adhesives. Sticky notes to add to project if you need to add something later or for temp. journaling. Seat cushion, table cover and non spill drink container. Here's to many more happy hours crafting with friends! :)

  6. Wow, that is quite a list!! I've never been to a crop so I have no idea what to take!! I hope you have a wonderful time!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Awesome list Kathy Jo, enjoy your crafty weekend!


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