I love Petal Palette! It is a large set (It comes in 2 stamp cases!) and has some great images and sentiments too. I used the Thank you, but any of the other sentiments would work just as well. Not only that, Stampin’ Up! offers coordinating Petals & More Thinlits. That makes it easy to put together some beautiful cards. I also used Sheet Music to make my own printed background paper. Sheet Music is actual score: Für Elise, by Beethoven.

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The sliding mechanism is easy with the Sliding Door Framelits. It makes a really fun card.

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Here’s a beautiful card that is great for new stampers. I did use a lot of colors, but only one stamp set and it has some great sentiments. You can create a beach scene with palm trees, a mountain lake scene, or a winter wonderland. My card is a near copy of the one on page 48  of the Occasions 2018 catalog.

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The textures on this card are so beautiful! The rich colors of the flowers are done with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. The gorgeous stamp set, Blossoming Basket, is part of a bundle you can get free from the Sale-a-Bration Second Release. It comes with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and you can get this bundle free with a $100 order. The shiny ribbon is also from Sale-a-Bration (free for a $50 order) but you could also use the Crumb Cake ⅜” Classic Weave Ribbon or the Old Olive ⅜” Mini Chevron Ribbon.

The shiny ribbon is also from Sale-a-Bration (free for a $50 order) but you could also use the Crumb Cake ⅜” Classic Weave Ribbon or the Old Olive ⅜” Mini Chevron Ribbon.

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Acetate Card Boxes Get a set of 10 Acetate Boxes. Use four of them to organize your own Stampin’ Blends.

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Such a lovely card. It looks fancy, but it’s really quite easy. If you already have a greeting stamp, blocks, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, all the card stock, Designer Series Paper, ink, and envelopes comes to $62.95. You could then select the Lots of Lavender stamp set as your Sale-a-Bration item and get that free!

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Yep. Stamps, Ink, & Paper are what we’re all about. And when you get started with paper crafting, that’s what you will want to invest in first. So lets start on this page about the stamps. Then I would suggest you move on to my page about Color (ink and paper). You will probably also want to read my pages about Cutting and Scoring, Adhesives, and More.

When you order for the first time, buy a stamp set that you like. If it doesn’t have many greetings, consider ordering a set with words that say Thank you and Happy Birthday and maybe Get Well and Congratulations. That will cover most of your needs. You will want some card stock. I always recommend Whisper White and/or Very Vanilla and then an assortment. You can get an assortment in any of the color families or there are packs of 3 colors that go with the printed Designer Series Paper. The get a stamp pad and refill in at least one of the colors that you selected. Don’t forget envelopes. Later, you might want to add an embellishment or a punch.

I put together some Starter Kits for people who are signing up to be a demonstrator, but each Starter Kit would also make a great set of supplies for beginner stampers.

What’s So Special about Stamps from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! sells quality red rubber and clear photopolymer stamps in sets. The red rubber sets come in wood-mount that include the blocks and clear-mount. I prefer clear-mount stamps because I can store more stamp sets in my tiny stamp corner.

Clear Mount

(We no longer carry the cling sheets shown in this video.)

I like to keep my stamps and blocks very clean with a microfiber cloth. When I clean before mounting the stamps on the block, they do not fall off. Some people leave the labels off the clear-mount stamps so they cling better. Others use temporary adhesive, as shown in the video.

You will need Clear Blocks for your clear-mount or photopolymer stamps. The catalogs now suggest the sizes you will need for each stamp set. You can probably get by with the D Block for most stamp sets, but the better the fit, the easier it is to get a good image without ink in the wrong place.

Photopolymer Stamps

Photopolymer stamp sets now come in standard clear-mount sized cases.

I recommend you use a Stampin’ Pierce Mat when using photopolymer sets.

Photopolymer Stamp case inserts and tips

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