New Stamper Tools

New to Stamping, Card Making and Paper Crafts?
Don't be afraid, we were all new papercrafters once!

Who better to show you how to stamp but Stampin' Up!s 
CEO Sara Douglass in the video below

My mother’s motto was “Stay Busy!” So I did with all kinds of creative projects! I sewed my own clothes, made quilts, embroidered, crocheted, or knited, practiced my cursive and later calligraphy, and played with papers, fonts, graphics and so much more. I think that is why Stampin’ Up! and all their wonderful products appeal to me so much.

Whether you have been crafty all your life or not, don’t worry, I am here to help you get started in this great hobby with the right tools that won’t break the budget!


For Beginning Stampers on a Budget you’ll need seven items to make SIP cards (Stamp, Ink, & Paper)

They are Paper Trimmer, Thick Basic White Cardstock, Basic White Envelopes, Clear Block D, Happiness Abounds Photopolymer Stamp Set (or another Photopolymer Stamp Set of your choice), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and a Simply Shammy.

Total cost before shipping and sales tax is $64.75
40 card bases can be made from 20 out of 24 sheets of Thick Basic White Cardstock and 40 envelopes. So $64.75 divided by 40 cards & envelopes equals a price per card of $1.62. (Not too bad!) 


 For Beginner Stampers with a little more money to spend – $93.50 before shipping and sales tax
These four additional tools are Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Grid Paper, and a Memento ReInker.
These tools will allow you to do a raised layer on your card front; Reink your Memento ink pad; be able to really crease your card folds; and have a protective placemat to create your cards upon. $93.50 divided by 40 cards and envelopes = $2.34 per card

For Advancing Beginner Stampers, the next step up would be adding one colored ink pad and matching cardstock (of your choice), paper snips, and another clear block. 
Cost $134.25 before shipping and sales tax

The last step for Advancing Beginners would be to expand your collection of adhesives.  Add Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Seal, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Cost $151.50 before shipping and sales tax
However with this size order, you would receive an additional $15 in Host Rewards to choose some FREE products to expand your growing hobby.

You can shop any one of the four levels with this online store linked list.

After these initial items building your stamping tool kit, there is so much more to learn. But there isn't any rush. You can go as your budget allows. Have a look see at the latest catalog.

Some topics include...
Die Cutting
Using Embossing Folders
Heat Embossing

Hey! If you find your wish list is growing and growing, it would be silly to miss out on all the great products, discounts, and opportunities Stampin' Up! has to offer.  Let's talk about how you can join the Stampin' Up! family and maybe even make some crafting money along the way! There is no obligation to hold workshops and you don't have to return the Starter Kit ever.  
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