Saturday, July 26, 2008

Stamping on a Budget - Day 3

Found some more storage space??  Let's talk today about the...


The file box stamper has a little more room available.  There are a few things that I would suggest that will multiply your stamping options...

1.  A good 12" paper trimmer.

2.  8 1/2" x 11" packs of cardstock - both neutrals and colored.  I use this smaller size often because it is easy to store and because a normal invitation size card uses a 1/2 sheet of cardstock for a base.  I also use textured cardstock which comes in 12x12 sheets, as well as a lot of patterned designer paper.  A nice 12x12 plastic craftkeeper box solves the storage problem nicely!!

3.  Envelopes

4.  Adhesive - monoadhesive, glue stick, double stick tape...  Everyone has their favorite!

5.  Dimensionals or foam mounting tape

6.  A good pair of Craft and Rubber scissors - imperative for cutting out stamps!

7.  A roll of neutral ribbon of your choice - white or ivory is a good choice!

8.  Gold Brads

9.  A set of punches that would enhance your stamps - perhaps a circle and scalloped circle set?

10.  Stamping sponges to add color to the edges of your work

11.  A paper piercer

12.  A pack of designer paper in your favorite colors.

After this... the sky is the limit!!  Most of us can't stop with just the basics.  We enter the world of blogs and catalogs, websites and stamping stores and see more and more new things that we'd love to try.  How do we stay on a budget??  Come back tomorrow for more!!! :)

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