Card Making - Getting Started

So many times people ask- How do I get started making cards?  The answer is so simple!  Start with Stampin' Ups! All-inclusive Kits Collection.   The kits are perfect for beginner card makers because not only do you see how easy it is to create beautiful quality cards, but you also add clear blocks, ink, stamps and adhesive to your arsenal for future use.  Another way to get started making cards is the monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription


So you have tried the kits and want to add to your crafting hobby?  What next?  Well, I have created a basics " 2023- 2024 Getting Started" kit for beginner card crafters.


Basic White Card Stock Page 123 Annual Catalog, Item # 159276, $10.50 

Medium Basic White Envelopes:  Page 135 Annual Catalog, Item # 159236, $8.50

Color Collection Cardstock of Choice (choose one):  Page 125 Annual Catalog, Brights Collection # 161707, Neutrals Collection #161705, Regals Collection #161704, Subtles Collection # 161706, In Color 2023-2025 Collection # 161703 or In Colors 2022-2024 Collection #159204 each $10.00

Ink Choose one:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Page 137 Annual Catalog, #132708, $6.50 or Stampin' Spots Classic Assortment, Page 137 Annual Catalog, Item #153183, $24.00

Stamp Set of Choice:  I usually recommend a stamp set with both images and a variety of occasions included.  An example of this type of stamp set is Sending Smiles, Page 26 of Annual Catalog, Item # 158701, $22.00

Paper Trimmer:  Page 145 of Annual Catalog, Item # 152392, $26.00

Adhesive of Choice (choose one): Page 138 of Annual Catalog, Tear and Tape Adhesive, Item # 154031, $7.00; Stampin' Seal, Item #152813, $8.00; or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Item # 110755, $5.50

Simply Shammy (to clean ink off stamps):  Page 151 of Annual Catalog, Item # 147042, $8.50

If you don't have clear blocks in your collection you will need to purchase blocks according to the Stamp Set you choose clear blocks are on Page 151 of the annual catalog.

Bone Folder:  Free from me, if purchasing the recommended kit of the above items.  (This offer is not valid through another Demonstrator.)

This kit comes with a FREE Tutorial on common card measurements and diagrams for cutting cardstock.




All of the items in the Basic Beginners Kit, plus the following:

Ribbon of choice:  Page 142-144 of Annual Catalog prices vary

Take Your Pick Tool:  Page 145 of Annual Catalog, Item #144107, $11.00

Embellishment of Choice:  Pages 139-141 of Annual Catalog, prices vary

DSP (Designer Series Paper):  Pages 128-133 of Annual Catalog, prices and sizes vary

Stampin' Dimensionals:  Page 138 of Annual Catalog, Item #104430, $4.25

 Cutting Blades Multi Pack for Timmer:  Page 145 of Annual Catalog, Item #152391, $12.00

Grid Paper:  Page 151 of Annual Catalog, Item #130148, $13.00

Free cutting dimensions and cutting diagrams for cutting cardstock, Stampin Pierce Mat and Bone Folder, if purchasing the Stepped-up Beginners Kit. (This offer is not valid with another Demonstrator.)



Heat Tool:  Page 136 of Annual Catalog, Item #129053, $31.00

Stampin' Emboss Powers (choose one):  Page 136 of Annual Catalog,  Basics: (black, clear, white) Item #155554; Metallics (copper, gold, silver) Item #155555 $18.00

VersaMark Ink:  Page 137 of Annual Catalog, Item 102283, $9.50

Embossing Additions Tool Kit:  Page 136 of Annual Catalog, Item #159971, $27.00

Purchase all items in this kit and receive FREE from me Heat & Stick Powder (This offer is not valid with another Demonstrator.)


Next Stop: Basic Card Templates for inspiration in your cardmaking.