Thursday, 9 June 2011

Keeping it simple

You may have noticed this but rubber stamping can be a little addictive. It doesn’t take long before you accumulate lots of different products – stamps, cardstock, patterned papers, ribbon, embellishments. It’s no wonder it can seem a daunting hobby to some people – they think you have to spend a fortune.

Well of course you don’t. The beauty of rubber stamping is that you can still make beautiful projects with just a few products, and I recently designed a workshop just for new crafters. It illustrates how you can get all the basics for around £45, without being too minimalist.

This is one of the samples I made with this limited supply kit – I used the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, which is hugely popular with my customers. I also used the Getting Started cardstock pack, which is designed with new crafters in mind. It’s perfect because it features a wide range of cardstock colours – a black, brown, red, green, yellow, a couple of blues etc – as well as Whisper White, so you only have to buy one pack of cardstock to get going.  I added a roll of ribbon because we all need something pretty in our lives.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Getting Started assortment (used here - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight)
Ink: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: 1/8” Taffeta ribbon – Marina Mist, C6 envelopes

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Very pretty! So true - you can spend as little or as much as you like! :)

  2. Brilliant card and agree on not spending a fortune to create brilliant cards but its so hard when you see new wonderfull stuff that you have to have Luv Sue x

  3. Fantastic way to show off the Getting Started collection, all the colours work so well together & they match all the accessories.


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