Thursday, July 12, 2007

Where Do I Begin

Once you decide you want to start stamping, it can often be overwhelming when deciding what products you must have verses the products you initially need. Thankfully there are all kinds of resources out there to help the new stamper. One resource I highly recommend is Stampin' Up ( They offer a variety of kits entitled Simply Sent (they are located on pages 12-14 of the 2007 Fall-Winter catalog). The kits are all slightly different, but all include cards and envelopes for 10-12 cards, pre-cut paper, mini ink pads, a stamp set, glue dots, various embellishments, and a book of step-by-step directions to create two different looks for your card. I ordered the Simply Sent Good Things kit from their Spring Mini Catalog earlier this year and had a blast with it. After making the initial dozen cards, I was left with the three stampin, spots which still have plenty of use in them, and the stamp set itself. I recently saw an idea from one of their older catalogs and decided to modify it by using the Good Things Stamping set. I also used some spring colors. As you can see, it's a very simple and quick card to make. In the most recent Stampin' Up Catalog I referred to earlier, they have included some new sets with some great embellishments like the zig zag ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. I think it really allows the new (and the seasoned) stamper to try new products, see what they like AND once they've finished those cards, inspire some creativity to find some new ways to use the stamp set. If you get a chance to try them out, let me know what you think.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Simply Sent Good Things
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Whispering White
Other: Almost Amethyst Ribbon, Mellow Moss and Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write Markers


Sharon in NE said...

You are SO creative. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to give that a try.

Julie Tosches said...

Thank you so much for all of your nice comments. I hope that it worked for you, please let me know.