If you’re just getting started making cards or doing some other papercrafts the choices of what to buy can seem overwhelming. The Stampin Up catalog has over 200 pages of products and ideas. Where does a new crafter begin?
First, take a deep breath. You don’t have to have everything to get started. In fact, if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you could buy just a pair of Paper Snips and a Snail Adhesive because your first box comes with an acrylic block. Less than $20 plus your subscription and you could be making paper crafts every month. I know crafters with years of experience who are content with exactly this setup. I call them Zen Crafters.
If you’re ready to get more creative, to make some alternatives with your Paper Pumpkin box, or create your own unique designs, a few more supplies will come in handy. I’m going to focus on Stampin’ Up! products. The quality, consistency, and coordination are why I became a demonstrator. Yes, you can find other alternatives to source your craft products, but once you’re used to the best, it’s hard to settle for inferior products. As an example, I still have products that I purchased over 15 years ago from Stampin’ Up! that work as if they were new, including stamps, punches, and even some paper. Stampin’ Up! has sales, you can be a hostess for a party to earn more products, or you can become a demonstrator yourself. If you’d like to know more about these options, contact me.
Click on any of these category links for a description of the products and tips on their use. (Not all the links are active, more information coming soon!)