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Old 07-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #11
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The best thing I can think of is not a tool, but advice, such as things I wish I knew when I started:

You don't need a ton of supplies to make beautiful cards - show her CAS samples.

Don't get caught up in the hype of the latest greatest things - watch & read reviews before you buy

Don't buy sets of some things - you may never use all the colors and the "savings" is actually wasted

Buy quality cardstock

Don't expect your first attempts to look just like the sample - it takes time to perfect techniques

Practice - practice - practice

Last - this is about a tool - I cannot stress the need for a good ruler. I teach a lot of classes and people come with cheap rulers and the measurements are not correct. She should get a good ruler like C-Thru and then compare it to her paper cutter and note any difference. This will save her a lot of frustration and C-thru rulers are inexpensive but have perfect measurements.
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