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Friday, April 22, 2011

Back to Basics - This one is for all the beginners out there.

When I first joined Stampin’ Up! I couldn’t imagine being a beginner and facing all the options Stampin’ Up! had to offer so, I made a list of recommended products for the beginners to purchase, to maximize the variety of cards they could make. This was all based on theory. So tonight, I went back to basics and challenged myself to produce at least 4 cards for 4 occasions with some of the items I had on my “recommended list”. This is the result:

Congratulations on your new baby
Thanks I needed that
Happy Together
Get well wishes

In total I used;
2 sheets of coloured 8 ½ x 11 cardstock
½ sheet of 8 ½ x 11 whisper white cardstock
¼ sheet of Designer Series Paper
2 stamps sets
5 ink spots
2 lengths of ribbon
1 length of string
4 dimensionals

The tools I used where
Slicer (because I couldn’t cut a straight line if my life depended on it)
Standard hole punch (the kind you used in school)
Snail adhesive
Blender Pen
Versa Marker
White Gel Pen

So if you're a beginner and seeing all these blogs with elaborate cards and thinking I couldn't do that. Just remember we all started at the basics.

1 comment:

  1. Good reminder! Someone on SUDSOL was asking about what beginning stampers needed and I suggested she come here.
    Your cards are lovely and show that you don't need 'everything' to make beautiful cards! Thanks!