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Old 12-31-2005, 12:59 PM   #1  
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I am just starting into the world of stamping and card making. I have been a scrapbooker for about 6 years and decided to try something new. My question is if you were going out to buy your first supplies what would you purchase.

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Old 12-31-2005, 07:08 PM   #2  
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As a novice, I'd purchase VersaMark, black ink pad, a four colored markers, four colored dye-based ink pads to match your markers (a green, a blue, a red, and a yellow), some ribbon, a rectangle hole punch, and a crimper. Purchase a set of versatile stamps and papers that matches the colored markers and ink pads, white paper, and envelopes. Also get yourself some cotton balls at the drug store and a brush with a pointed tip for watercoloring with the ink pads.

If you are able, I'd start off right away with Stampin' Up! products. They really don't cost much more than non-SU and the quality is way better.

You can watercolor with the ink pads and the brush. Since you will have the 4 basic colors: black, blue, red, and yellow, you can mix the red and blue inks to make purple, the yellow and red to make orange. I recommend getting a green pad even though you can make green easily by mixing the blue and yellow, because ya tend to use green quite a bit (I know I do.)

I hope this helps!

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Old 01-01-2006, 11:36 AM   #3  
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Welcome to SCS from Northeastern Ohio. The only thing I can think of to add to the above list would be either double stick tape or glue stick, and pop-up dots.
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:32 PM   #4  
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Welcome....Hope you love it here as much as I do.
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Old 01-01-2006, 03:22 PM   #5  
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:26 PM   #6  
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Welcome, Pam! If you have an SU catalog, there are some "kits" in the very front of the catalog that can give you a good start. They include paper, inks, a versatile stamp set, and suggestions for other accessory items. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of getting started.

If you don't have an SU demo and would like one, go to www.stampinup.com and use the demo locator. All you have to do is put in your zip code and it'll show you 5 demonstrators in your area and how to contact them.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:54 PM   #7  
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You might want to get a paper cutter too.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:43 PM   #8  
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #9  
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Welcome to the SCS gang! I started off with basic color pigment pads & dye based, clear embossing ink, pre-packaged cards, brush markers & a heat gun. I went with cheap stuff to begin with & will work up to SU stuff soon. I did buy a SU stamp set & 2 packages of the ink spots since they were on sale while I was in South Carolina meeting some on line friends for the first time.

Oh yeah, I also just used my kids markers and colored pencils to do projects.

I sure hope you have fun & you will learn a lot here.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:45 PM   #10  
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:15 AM   #11  
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Hello and Welcome from Spokane, Washington! Your going to love SCS and wonder how you ever got along without it before!
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