It’s easy to become overwhelmed with materials, tools and accessories in your stash. So, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a keen novice, we’ve rounded up the ultimate making essentials for every maker’s creative toolkit!


Ink Pad and Acrylic Block

A high-quality ink pad and acrylic block is a must-have for a multitude of makes! The Sizzix water-based ink felt pad is ideal for use on paper and other porous materials. This item was designed for makers, with additional grip due to the acrylic block’s curved edges and gridded for precise placement and centre point for even pressure.


Glitter is a must have in every makers toolkit! Adding a delicate sparkle to your designs, the Sizzix fine micro glitter is a staple set which includes white, gold and silver.

Embossing Powders

This set of embossing powders are a Sizzix making essential and comes in a versatile palette to complement your making projects. Use alongside Sizzix clear embossing ink pad to create effective stamped embossed elements.

Clear Embossing Ink Pad

A clear embossing ink pad is essential for use with embossing powders, achieving excellent results.

Permanent Pens

A great set of permanent pens are a staple in every home and toolkit. Sizzix permanent pens are designed specifically for making, and so are dual tipped, with one broad and one fine point tip. These alcohol markers allow you to use them on non-porous surfaces such as ceramics and are ideal for use with shrink plastic. This set includes a wide variety of colours to complement the making essentials colour palette.  


Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch to a multitude of making activities! Sizzix’s ribbon set includes 5 different colours, and each ribbon is 2 metres long and 1.2cm wide, helping to enhance all your creative makes.

Washi Tape

Washi tape is so versatile and these beautiful designs make them the perfect addition to your makes! With 5 different designs in a set measuring 5 metres in length this is a must-have set for all makers.  

Stencil Film

Making transferring designs effortless, stencil film is an essential for makers of every age! Stencil film is ideal when making upcycling and scrapbooking projects as it can be die-cut to create custom stencils. Visit our how-to video here to learn how to use stencil film with your Big Shot machine for professional yet effortless designs. 

Shrink Plastic

Shrink plastic can be die-cut using Thinlits or Bigz and shrinks when heat is applied, perfect for making jewellery, fashion and accessories. New to shrink plastic? Visit our how-to video here to learn more! 

Pastel Felt Sheets

Pastels are a great addition to every makers colour palette. Always on trend, a set of pastel felt sheets will inspire you to get creating!

Fabric Pieces

A selection of fabric pieces is essential for makers who love home sewn projects! Each piece of fabric in Sizzix’s set measures 45cm x 55cm and is 100% cotton.

Adhesive Iron-on Sheet

Create fabric projects effortlessly, without the need for a needle and thread! Simply apply to fabric or felt and die-cut using your chosen Bigz die before appliquéing onto your makes.  Visit our how-to video here to see how easy it is to create fabric projects using adhesive iron-on sheets!

Bold Felt Sheets

A set of bright coloured felt sheets is a must-have for all felt lovers.

Cardstock Sheets

A must-have in every papercrafter’s making essentials kit. Sizzix’s high quality set includes 80 sheets in 20 different colours of textured, solid core cardstock.

All our making essentials are available in our essentials range, which you can visit here!

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