Creative Holiday Tags: Preclass

Welcome to the preclass lesson!

Given the amount of content in this class (60 tutorials!), a complete supply list for absolutely everything doesn’t make much sense.  However, below is a list of general supplies –  so just understand that you don’t need everything, and you might want to wait til you find a project you’d like to tackle and see if there’s something you need.

Each project will have a little list of the project-specific items you’ll need, especially stamp or die sets. Since many of these are several years old (2014 in some cases!), some the products may not be available – but you may have something in your stash to substitute.

Scroll down for the supplies video, and below that a long list of favorite supplies mentioned.

Before we start…a little housekeeping

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…

  1. Do not sell or give away the concepts from my classes – you may not re-teach my instruction contained or created within these lessons.
  2. Do not post a video tutorial or step by step photo tutorial of your own redraw of class content.
  3. Do not repost any handouts you receive in class.

However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.

  1. DO make your own designs and develop your own style! I love that!
  2. DO gift your creations made with these techniques, of course!

At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.

Video: Supply Overview

In this video I go through my most-used supplies, from tools and mediums to paper and more. NOT ALL THIS IS NEEDED! But over the years I’ve used LOTS of supplies in the videos you’ll be seeing, and much of that will be included in the list here.

Supplies list

Prioritize using what you’ve got! I’m including this list only because you may see an item implemented in a lesson and want to know where I got it….Most of these are affiliate links, and that means I receive a small percentage of the price at no cost to you.


General Crafting

  1. Sweet Petunia: MISTIMini MISTI 
  2. Stamping inks
    1. waterproof: Versafine Onyx Black
    2. Copic friendly: Memento, Lawn Fawn Jet Black
    3. Ink on 3 Fadeout No Line Ink3(for all media)
    4. Versamark (clear) Ink Pad for embossing
  3. Adhesives:
    1. Dimensional roll
    2. ATG tape gun
    3. Glossy Accents
    4. Glue Dots (high profile 1/8″ thick)
    5. Scor Tape 1/2” 
  4. Cutting:
    1. EK Success Detail Scissors
    2. Crafters Companion Gemini Junior 
  5. Masking: Judikins Eclipse Tape
  6.  Snow:
    1. White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
    2. Winsor and Newton White Gouache
    3. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White
    4. Toothbrush
    5. Presto Jumbo White 

    Colored Pencils

    1. Prismacolor pencils  / Hex Chart
    2. Polychromos Pencils / Hex Chart
    3. Stonehenge Drawing Paper:  AMZ /BLICK
    4. BlendingGamsol Blending solution / Blending stumps
    5. Sharpeners:
      1. Afmat Long Point Pencil Sharpener
      2. Dahle Chubby Sharpener
      3. Quietsharp Electric Sharpener:  BLICK  / AMZ 


      1. Schmincke Palette  / Half pans
      2. Daniel Smith Watercolors:
      3. Artist tape 3/4″ 
      4. Ampersand Hardbord
      5. Spray bottle

      Watercolor brushes:

      Silver Brush Black Velvet synthetic brushes

        1. Round #4  BLICKAMZ
        2. Round #6  BLICKAMZ
        3. Round #8:  BLICKAMZ
        4. Round #12 BLICK / AMZ

      Watercolor Papers

      1. for water based markers: Canson XL Pad  BLICKAMZ
      2. for traditional watercolor: Arches Cold Press Pad

      Watercolor markers

      1. Sketchmarker Aqua Animals set
      2. Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor Markers  BlickAMZ
      3. Tombow Markers /  108 set 
      4. Zig Clean Color Pens

      Watercolor pencils

      1. Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils
      2. Caran d’Ache Supracolor Watercolor pencils 
      3. Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor pencils 
      4. Derwent Inktense pencils



      1. Signo White Uni-ball Gel Pen AMZ/ BLICK 
      2. Copic-friendly: Copic Multiliner
      3. Watercolor-friendly: Sharpie Ultra Fine / Micron
      4. TWSBI Eco Fountain Pens Extra Fine  / FineMedium / Platinum Carbon Ink:

      Quick links to share your work wherever you like:

      Artventure Community

      Where you’ll be right in Sandy’s pocket for quick feedback and answers to questions

      Student Facebook Group

      Our closed group is a safe place to share for those in all our classes who love the ‘book!

      Social media & blogs

      Post wherever you like to share, and let your friends know which class you’re taking. They might like it too!