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Old 05-23-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Help me make my Wish List - What SU! Supplies can you not live without??

I'm sure you have all read a thread similar to this one... but... I am a new SU! Demo... so new I have not received my starter kit yet. I am planning my first workshop and have been making my supply wish list as I go along. So I was wondering what current products are essential to you either as a demo or a customer and why?

I personally could not live without my heat tool because of the versatility.

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Old 05-23-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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full sized ink pads
Craft Ink
Black or Brown Stayz On
Paint Brush or Aqua Painter
White Singlo Gell Pen
H2O Crayons(all colors)
Snail Tape
Red Sticky tape
Crystle Effects


I could proably name another 20 items but thts off th top of my head...*S*



Paper cutter

paper snips
brads and eyelets
nutural ribbon(that way it can go with meny different crds and projects
cardstock(get as much as you can)
markers
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I was always told by my Upline to order from the back of the book first and then earn the stamps for free. Because with just a couple of sets you can do tons with them but if you have no paper or ink or things like that...well you might as well have nothing.



have fun and welcome to the demohood...*S*
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
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My Watercolor Wonder Crayons. They are da bomb! And to go with those, my Aquapainters.

I also love my eyelets & brads that coordinate & are easy to set.

Can't have enough Sticky Strip. It's the same width as the grograin ribbon, so it's PERFECT for sticking ribbon onto lunch tins!

Hodgepodge Hardware~~you CANNOT beat the price for the amount you get. Yes, you may want 20 of the large frames, but where are you going to find all those different shapes in these quantities for the price?
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Along with everything said above, my fav product? White craft! Love it!
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corner rounder punch ( i use mine almost daily for something )
mat pack
paper piercer
exacto knife
bone folder
sanding block
brads & eyelets
crop-a-dile !!!
circle punches - all sizes
ultra clean & stamp scrubber
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printing paper to print out instructions
glue stick, mounting squares & pop dots
ruler & pencil

ok there is probably more but I am sure I will think of them later snort!
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For me, its gotta be the watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils and white Signo pen.
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For me it's definitely the Many Marvelous markers (set of 48 in the caddy). I bring it along with me to every workshop so it's never a problem if I forget to bring an ink pad or bring the wrong one.

After that the paper snips, white craft ink, the guillotine paper cutter (Love that thing!), 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds glitter and the Stap-a-ma-jig.
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When I demo for TAC- I often use spots. I find that its a good way to show my customers that they work great- and a great way to get lots of colors.

So I'd recommend you get at least a family of spots (unless you have all the full size pads)- that way its cheaper for you to have all the colors, and you can show them off!

All the markers.
Plenty of Paper

I love clear buttons and twill tape. SU Grosgrain ribbon is awesome.
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These are the basics that never seem to get put away:
dimensionals
glue dots
white craft ink
black ink
spots (like Skittl1321 said the spots are a great, convenient way to demo all the colors)
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mono multi (not in the catalogue - buy from LSS)
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I'm not a demo, but I would have to say to stock up on cardstock and pads (or spots) of one family. And maybe one color of ribbon (white, cream or black?). That should be enought to get you going! Good luck!!
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You all are soo great! Thanks for all of the advice! My wish list total is at... $422.. AH!
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One thing I found helpful was to purchase all of the colors in the variety pack, and then see what colors you use the most. I tend to use the same colors over and over, and not use them all, that will save you a bit of money, while still having all of the colors.

One of my first purchases were the markers. I don't regret that at all, so if you don't have all the ink colors, at least you have the markers to color the rubber of color images in. I need my rubber snips, very important! I also use the gingham ribbon a lot. I hope that helps!
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One more thing.. All of the workshops I have been with have handed out envelopes with our cards.. is it cost effective not to hand out the envelopes?
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One more thing.. All of the workshops I have been with have handed out envelopes with our cards.. is it cost effective not to hand out the envelopes?
Personally, I think you should hand out envies. My demo always did and I really liked that, just an added touch. Especially if you can find them in bulk, it won't cost as much, but that is just my opinion :0)
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Personally, I think you should hand out envies. My demo always did and I really liked that, just an added touch. Especially if you can find them in bulk, it won't cost as much, but that is just my opinion :0)
If you're doing a Stampin' Up! event (workshop, class, etc.), you are required to use Stampin' Up! envelopes. But besides the fact that it's a requirement, I think it's a good investment to give Stampin' Up! envelopes with make and take cards at workshops, because the quality of these envelopes is wonderful and customers will never know that if they don't get the envelope in their hands. It's also a great way to show people that they can stamp envelopes to coordinate with their cards.

Sometimes I also hand out a clear envelope with one of the projects, explaining that these can be used for mailing and how much fun it is to receive a card in a clear envelope!
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You know the one thing I never ordered as a customer but began ordering when I was a business demo to use at workshops? The Grid Paper. I'm a hobby demo now but I still LOVE it! Sure, you can use copy paper or whatever but I really love my grid paper and I use it all the time. I love that is has the 1/4" grid for measurements and also that it makes clean up easy (whether at a workshop or at home)! Plus it's 11x17 so plenty of room for wheeling!
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As a demo I would stock up on....

cardstock
Ink
A few new stamp sets
ribbon
dimensionals
eyelets
brads

Once you get your business going and get some regular customers I would get more of the fun accessories. If your customers are going to be new then I would just start with the basics.
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I don't think anyone has mentioned the great craft scissors (for cutting stamps sets), I am soooooo sorry I waited so long to get them! They make the mounting job so much easier!!

I also think you should invest in:
versamark ink pad
white signo gel pen
dazzling diamonds
white or cream craft pad
White or cream ribbon
White or vanilla CS
one full set of ink spots of your favorite color group
Markers
Assorted CS of each family group to begin with, then packages of your favorites as you discover what those are;

Good luck, I know you will have so much fun!!

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Here is my list of must haves:

Slot Punch
Tag Punch
Watercolor Crayons
Ink Pads, and Ink spots
2 way glue pen
Cardstock in cordinating colors
Ribbon( I just recently started collecting and I love love love it)
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Thanks everyone for your tips! I finally signed up on the demo side and love it! Uggh, I am still waiting for my starter kit order though... I wonder how long it will take?
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Thanks everyone for your tips! I finally signed up on the demo side and love it! Uggh, I am still waiting for my starter kit order though... I wonder how long it will take?
I should have said this before -- welcome to the SU family! The starter kit takes a little bit longer to arrive than a regular SU order, but you should have it within 2 weeks of when SU received your documentation. It's hard to wait, isn't it? But it's so worth it when all the goodies arive!
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You all are soo great! Thanks for all of the advice! My wish list total is at... $422.. AH!
Put it in on your first "workshop" order and take the extra 10%!! That will help!!

Must haves:
Bone folder
mat pack
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adhesive remover
white craft is a must (for me)
black stazon
aquapainters- can paint from the inside of your ink lid.
vintage brads- can work with most colors
black gingham
dazzling diamonds
black stampin write journaler- (It's pigment ink)
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Perfect Layers rulers. Just love these and I have not seen anything else like them anywhere else.
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