This is my third year of challenging myself to make as many projects with few supplies. Each year I select one or two stamp sets, paper, ink,and a few extra supplies that I think will be give me the most bang for the buck.

Getting Started Case Inserts

Cutting Plan for 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and layers

Cutting Plan for 4 1/4″ x 11″ and layers

Cut Plan for Light Neutral layers

My 2015-16 Getting Started Series Supplies

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This gives you plenty of card stock and envelopes. You will have nine colors of ink, though admittedly they are in the form of Watermelon Wonder and Night of Navy small ink pads and the rest as markers. You can write, color, or ink your stamps with markers, but they are not as quick and not as vivid as you get with stamp pads. You might want to add a few of these colors as ink pads. You will have greetings for many occasions. You will also have lots of embellishment

$126 /60 = $2.10 for each unique hand-crafted card.

Not covered:
Adhesive and a way of cutting card stock. I’m assuming you have scissors, tape, and glue. But I strongly suggest these supplies.Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

You could start with the kit to get started and add the rest as you can afford it, but if you buy it all at once your total would be $152, enough to qualify for Stampin’ Rewards! You would get 10%, or $15.20 to spend. You could get the $30 Stampin’ Trimmer for $14.65. Your grand total would be $166.65 and it would still a great price for all those personalized hand-made cards at $2.78 each.

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Finally, here are my Getting Started Case Labels.

Not your style?

We have lots to choose from and a lot depends on your personal style. Create your own “kit” with stamps,  ink, and paper. Here are some suggestions.

Stamp Sets
These are some stamp sets I think have great flexibility.  Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Built for Free Using: My Stampin BlogAnd here are some sets with a wide variety of greetings.

Ink and Paper

Start with either Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock and envelopes, then add an assortment from our core color families.

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I’ve listed several adhesives. Here is a post and video on adhesives.

Kits

Or start small and easy with a kit that has everything you need to get started.Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

 

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