Essential Card Making Supplies

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New to card making or just searching for a list of all the essential card making supplies in The Little Paper Tree? We have collated all the essential card making supplies from inks and acrylic blocks to stamp with, tools for heat embossing to tools for helping with embellishing your handmade cards and quality card and adhesives in this one post.


Ink for Stamping

  • Midnight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs – (foam pad) best for water based colouring and can be used for alcohol colouring* Also available in mini size *
  • Catherine Pooler ink pads and refills are available in over 60 colours and TLPT’s favourite for colouring, stamping, blending and can also be used for heat embossing. Click here to find out all the ways to use Catherine Pooler premium dye inks.


Stamping Tools


Embossing Powder

Tools for Embossing


Blending Tools


Embellishments and Tools


Card For Watercolouring/Ink Blending


Card for alcohol markers (and stamping)


Card bases and Speciality card


Patterned Paper

Various patterned papers in different sizes by your favourite brands – Catherine Pooler Designs, Trinity Stamps, Elle’s Studio and American Studios




Stamp Cleaning




*Heat setting may be required on non – Catherine Pooler Designs cardstock.

** Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight ink pad is archival and will stain high-quality stamps, so ink lightly to ensure you only ink up the actual stamp part.  Clean immediately with your favourite cleaner, such as Squeaky Clean stamp cleaner.

*** Jeni’s most used card for watercolouring are these two Strathmore Bristol.

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