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Unread 03-20-2017, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default What are your most used SU products?

I'm just getting back into stamping and have always loved SU products. I hadn't seen a catalog for many years and am completely overwhelmed! I've gotten involved in a SU group and want to do the swaps, which leads me to ask...

What are your must-have items? It could be stamp sets, inks, embellishments, etc. I just need some guidance on what will be the most versatile items to purchase. Btw, I do have stuff from other companies; right now, I am looking for SU particularly.


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Unread 03-20-2017, 03:45 PM   #2
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I say pick one great sentiment set and a few image sets you like. A blender pen, an aqua painter, some ink, maybe the watercolor pencils. White cardstock and watercolor paper and go to town! That's pretty much a list of what I use on every card. I'm not an embellishment or patterned paper user though.
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Ditto what Lydia said
I would add the white epoxy embellishments. I like that the sticker can be peeled off the back to make it clear. (If you do this, just use a glue dot to adhere to your project.) You can color them with sharpies or alcohol-based markers to change the color, too. I find them to be a very versatile embellishment for that reason.
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Unread 03-20-2017, 06:16 PM   #4
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A paper trimmer and bone folder too!

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Well, you need to think about your style AND what kind of cards you want to make (who will receive, what is your message, etc). Then you will see some stamps that fit those priorities. MUST Haves: Paper trimmer, bone folder, adhesives, white cardstock, black ink, stamps, great scissors.
MY MUST HAVES: Color cardstock and ink (tho I don't buy SU inks due to that complicated pad and my limited grip), patterned paper, dies and Big Shot.
When you find your style, you'll see if you need embellishments, embossing folders, embossing powders and a heat gun....then there's watercoloring....
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Unread 03-20-2017, 08:50 PM   #6
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I really love SU punches. I have two retired tag topper punches and they are fabulous. I'll probably get the banner punch too.

SU is one of the only companies that I know of to carry stamp sets with matching punches. This makes it so easy to take your project on the road.


I also happen to like their coordinating stamp and die sets.


I also love their clear blocks. Thick and very comfortable to hold.
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I really love SU punches. I have two retired tag topper punches and they are fabulous. I'll probably get the banner punch too.

SU is one of the only companies that I know of to carry stamp sets with matching punches. This makes it so easy to take your project on the road.


I also happen to like their coordinating stamp and die sets.


I also love their clear blocks. Thick and very comfortable to hold.
I with you on the punches....my favorite punch is the Decorative Label Punch. I use it so much! Alot of sentiments fit on this punch and it makes a simple card look a little fancier!


Blender pens or a water brush is handy also. You can color using the Stampin' Up! die ink pads very easily with one of these.


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I'm getting some ideas here, thanks so much!

Do you find that you use the ink pads, markers or watercolor pencils more frequently?
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Speaking strictly for myself I use them mostly in this order. Ink Pads, Markers and then watercolor pencils. Depending on what I'm working on I may then color in a stamped image using either of the other. HTH!

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I love SU and 90% of what I have is SU.

I use colored inks on all my cards.

I also love punches and especially those that match stamp sets-I prefer punches over dies but have quite a few dies/framelits too.

I use embossing folders on almost every card.

I also use dsp on many cards.

I use Rhinestones often! A new sparkly technique I just saw and love is drop a tiny
Bit of re inker on the opened lid and use to paint in stamped image with Wink of Stella! Sparkle heaven! Just did this with leaves.

Wink of Stella is a sparkly glitter brush pen.

I use twine or ribbon often On cards

Here's a card I made for a shower...a little embossing, a button, some twine and punched hearts. I like texture.
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Here's an example of my style that's more involved. There's ribbon, punching, designer paper, bling! I also love pastels but I use other colors too. This is not my card but I want to case it!

I tend to like cards with lots of white space too.
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SU! Essentials for me (mostly scrapbooking, but lots of cardmaking, too):

Whisper White cardstock (8.5x11 and 12x12)
Basic Black ink
Chocolate Chip ink
Markers set
A floral stamp set
A flourish-y stamp set
An alphabet stamp set
A versatile ribbon
A patterned paper pack (DSP)

Next would be a cardstock pack and inkpad pack of one of the InColor groups or color families.

Then gradually add in the bling and doo-dads, and stamp set after stamp set, and papers after papers, and cardstocks and inks after cardstocks and inks, ... you get the idea
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