Scrapbooking: Supplies & “Extras” for HLM Class

Lots of people are asking about the supplies for the Happy Little Moments class and what other supplies and/or tools they need to start gathering before we get started.

For the actual class kit there are two options: 1)purchase one of the class kits found here or 2)create your own "kit" using products that you already have, which Marcy will guide you through as part of the class.

Either way, you will also need some basic tools/supplies and that's what we are talking about today. In addition I will share some "extras" that you don't necessarily NEED but that you might want in case you want to try every idea/technique that I will share in the class.

Basic Tools & Supplies:

Paper Trimmer


Adhesives such as glossy accents, foam squares, tape runner

Marker or Journaling Pens (my personal faves are the AC slick writers and precision pens)

Die Cut Machine if you want to use the exclusive cut files (I use the Silhouette Cameo)

Regular Stapler and/or Tiny Attacher



Tissue Paper (I'm using pink and gold)

Acrylic Block for the Clear Stamps in the Kits

A Variety of Inks for Stamping

Artsy Mediums such as Mists, Paints, Watercolors


Exacto Knife

You will notice that most of the things I listed are things you already have, but I included links in case there is anything you want to pick up. A few of the items might be considered "extras" to you and in that case you may want to purchase them so you can experiment and learn some new things, or you may want to just forgo that altogether…. and either way, it is completely ok!

For example the watercolors are new to me and I'm having a ton of fun playing with those and pushing myself creatively, but if you don't want to go that route, you can skip those steps or use a different medium to achieve a similar effect. 


These are the items that I tend to like to add to a project like this and that you may see on some of my pages. These are also great things to purchase if you are building your own kit and you want to get a similar feel to my album. (Remember, these are extras and not things you have to have in order to complete the album. If you purchased the class kit you will have enough supplies to make the book. These are simply suggestions if you want to add in some extra layers or if you are building your own kit. These are also things that may be a basic supply to you and that you already have, in which case you can simply gather them in preparation for class.)



Shipping Tags

Glassine Bags & Envelopes


Paperclips (I'm loving the gold ones that I got at an office supply store)

Mini Clothespins

Any other Vintage Supplies like Buttons, Tags, Papers, Etc (Again not needed but would be awesome especially if you are building your own kit!)

And finally here is another sneak peek of my book! I find myself wanting to share them all but I also want to leave some of them as surprises for the class!!

<< Quick Links >>

Happy Little Moments Class

Happy Little Moments Class Kits

Studio Calico Shop for Basic Supplies and Extras

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  • tammy b
    May 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    um…i feel stupid asking, but are we supplying our own book? what is a suggested size?

  • Amber
    May 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I took the first HLM class and am also taking MHLM but where on earth can I find the punch you show in this sneak? I have looked everywhere and I see that you use it a ton. I have to have one!!!

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