7 Cool Tools To Check Out

7 Cool Tools to Check Out | Nina-Marie Design

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been quiet of late; I just returned from a two week vacation in Florida! Have you been seeing all the fun, new things that are being released lately? I admit, it can be pretty overwhelming to see; with so many options and only so much in our budgets to spend, it is hard to know what to choose!

Today I thought I would share 7 items that have been catching my eye and WHY I love them! My hopes is that it will give you a starting point or ideas for what you might want (or need, LOL!) to pick up yourself!


For those of you that follow my blog, you know I have a soft spot for tools. Fiskars is well known for their great selection of quality papercrafting tools. These four new products are just as innovative and useful as always!


These awesome holders from Holster Brands are REALLY intriguing! While they are not new-new, they are new to me (and to the Simon Says Stamp shop!)…  I just picked one of these up to use along the front of my work table!

The holsters are made from specially designed silicone and clings to any smooth, non-porous surface. Textured surfaces are not a recommended surface for attaching a holster to. They work by simply laying the holster on your surface and the silicone material creates a strong, temporary bond.

While these were originally meant for using with hot irons in the bathroom or in the kitchen for cooking, I could see using these with a variety of craft items! Things such as heat guns, the Fuse tool, hot glue guns, etc. They are meant to be able to take heat, but bear in mind that the do have heat limits, so you will want to double check how hot the item you are placing in the holster is.

I plan on using the holsters for holding those “favorite” supplies that are often used; things like scissors, craft picks, pens… even a stamp shammy would be awesome to put inside of these holsters! I’ve even hung it over the side of my Ikea Raskog cart!

Check out the different types and sizes:


Inkylicious Ink Dusters | Nina-Marie Design


Tool Basics Flush Cutter | Nina-Marie Design

I hope today’s post has been helpful in finding out more about some of the newest tools that have caught my eye lately! I will be back very soon with a new card video to share… in the meantime, enjoy your Thursday!



1 Response

  1. Jennifer K says:

    Great review Nina of some of the new tools out there. It is always so temping to just go out and buy the newest crafting tool even when you don’t know how well it will work (I am very guilty of doing this) so your information is extremely helpful! I think the fingertip control tweezers look like a fantastic tool and so does the micro tip spring scissors. Thank you for the great review!!!

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