Ready to get your craft on? After all the love from Part 1, we’re back with Part 2 of our favorite crafting tools for 2023 – and we’ve got some serious inspiration in store for you! From tried-and-true classics to cutting-edge innovations, we have scoured the market to bring you the very best tools and supplies to take your DIY game to the next level. So grab your glue gun, sharpen your scissors, and let’s dive in!


1. Gelli Plate: Hey there, fellow crafters! Are you looking for a versatile and exciting new tool to add to your collection? Look no further than the Gelli Plate! As a mixed media enthusiast myself, I can attest to the endless possibilities this squishy and fun tool provides. Whether you’re making unique prints, backgrounds, or textures, the Gelli Plate is the perfect way to add that extra touch of creativity to your projects. I highly recommend this crafty gem to both beginners and seasoned crafters alike. So why not grab a Gelli Plate and let your artistic side shine through? The possibilities are truly endless!


2. Distress Oxides by Ranger: If you haven’t tried Distress Oxides by Ranger yet, you are missing out! These little ink pads pack a serious punch when it comes to adding unique texture and depth to your crafting projects. The possibilities for creating gorgeous backgrounds, blending colors, and adding a touch of vintage flair are truly endless. So whether you’re an experienced crafter or just starting out, I highly recommend adding a set of these bad boys to your crafting arsenal. Trust me, your projects will thank you!


3. Minc Machine: This magical little machine can turn any ordinary piece of paper or cardstock into a shimmering, metallic masterpiece in mere seconds. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of glam to your scrapbooking pages, create custom invitations with a metallic edge, or even just make your grocery list a little more exciting, the Minc Machine is the tool for the job. With a variety of foil colors to choose from, the possibilities for adding that extra sparkle to your projects are endless.

4. Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat: Let me tell you about my secret weapon for staying organized and keeping my crafting space looking sharp – the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. This sleek and stylish mat not only protects my work surface from all the glue, ink, and paint I inevitably spill, but it also has a handy ruler and grid system that makes measuring and cutting a breeze. Plus, the non-stick surface makes cleanup a cinch. But that’s not even the best part – the mat has a mixing palette on the side, making it a versatile tool for your projects! 


And there you have it! I hope this list has inspired you to try out some new materials and techniques in your own crafting projects. And remember, all these tools (and more!) are available on our website:, so head on over and stock up on the supplies you need to let your creativity run wild. Happy crafting!

If you live in Dubai, come on down to our store to get your hands on some fun craft supplies. 




Creative Crafts 


Al Shraifi Building 1, 


Shop numbers 30&45, 


Opposite Karama Post Office, Dubai


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