Cut Paper Magic: Supply List - Jeanne Oliver


  • Scissors with sharp points,and narrow blades – These work very well or you can pick these on Amazon.
  • Craft knife with spare blades. Any brand works well. Use what you have or visit a nearby hardware or craft store.
  • Self healing mat Any of them are fine. No need to purchase a specific size or type. If you have one, use what you’ve got. In a pinch you can use the heavy fiberboard backing from a tablet if your budget is tight.
  • Assorted lightweight papers- copier paper, text weight colored or white paper or vintage, book pages, text weight scrapbook paper and found papers. No construction or similarly fibrous paper unless you’re working with children. Plain colors or those with a very small, subtle pattern work best. Again, use what you have or purchase whatever attracts you. Ordinary copier paper is a very good choice for practice cuts.
  • YES paste or glue sticks – I like YES paste best, and it’s what you’ll see me using most of the time. Glue sticks are wonderful for small projects.
  • Ordinary pencil – Use what you have on hand.
  • Daler Rowney 4B pencil from this set or a Blackwing or similar soft pencil
  • Eraser – Any eraser is fine.
  • A ruler – Any ruler will work just fine.
  • Tracing paper – You can use a roll or pad, any size or brand is fine.
  • Iron – Use it dry; steam causes warping. Any iron is fine.



Use your favorite supplies. You won’t need everything below but here’s a list of my favorites, some of which I’ll use in the video.


  • A clear case to fit your phone. I’m using this one but any clear case works great as long as it will fit your phone.
  • Pigma micron pen
  • Scraps of paper
  • Sample paint chips from the hardware or local paint store


  • Vintage book covers, scraps of cardboard, book board or mat board, shells or anything you can use for a book cover
  • Hot glue gun with hot glue sticks (optional)
  • Scraps of card stock or other heavy paper
  • Long, thin strip of cardstock-weight paper to use as background (optional)
  • Ribbon, twine, leather laces, elastic or other ties



  • Plain cut out cookies
  • Powdered sugar
  • Small sifter or tea infuser

A note about traveling with scissors or knives: Within the US you can bring scissors on a flight as long as the blades measure less than 4” in length from tip to screw at the joint. In Europe and especially in Britain you may not bring any sharps at all. My scissors are much shorter and smaller than the regulations. Check the rules if you plan to fly with scissors. Knives of any kind are never allowed in a carry on bag.

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