I just love our new catalog!  I looked through it all day, yesterday.  One of the things I love about it it that it aims at three different types of stampers: New stampers, Casual stampers and Avid stampers.  I shows samples at all three levels all over the catalog.  So, no matter what level of stamper you are you can find something to fit your needs!  The show LOTS of great samples and then list out all the products used in that sample and gives you item numbers, prices, everything you need to sort of “create your own kit”.

Speaking of kits: for those who really want a full out kit – we have those too! (Shown above is the Everyday Occasions card kit – just add scissors and adhesive and you have everything you need to make 20 cards for only $29.95.)  I, myself, am an avid stamper and didn’t think much of the kits.  My thought was they would be great for a new stamper or maybe even a casual stamper in a hurry.  But now, they have made co-ordinating products that can be used with or without the kit.  An avid stamper can by a kit and the matching stamp set and accessories and make a real “wow” card!

This card made with Happy Watercolor, is something I would consider good for a new stamper.  It uses Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock in simple layers.  Then it uses just one stamp set and two ink colors  (Blushing Bride and Basic Black).  Really quick and easy.

This would be a card that I would suggest for a casual stamper.  It has a little more detail and serves a purpose (a masculine birthday).  This card uses three colors of cardstock, a background stamp and the Rev Up the Fun stamp set (being retired – hurry and get yours), and two sets of framelits (banner framelits and On Film framelits). I sponged a little on the edge and used some dimensionals. In order to get the two colors on the stamp I used our Stampin’ Markers instead of Stampin’ Pads.  Ok – as I type all this out it may lean a little towards avid, but you get the idea.  It’s something that may overwhelm a new stamper.

This card is for an avid stamper – it has more detail.  It includes framelits, a multi-part punch, sponging, heat embossing, some fussy cutting and crystal effects.  It requires more time, attention and tools.  Basically, the avid stampers is one who – “wants it all” – like me!

If you are an avid stamper – what better way to get “it all” than to get it at a discount and teach others your love of stamping and make money while doing it!  I’m looking for people to join me in Stampin’ Up!  I’d love to talk to you about it more.

If you are a new or casual stamper – I’d love to invite host a workshop with your friends and earn some free product or attend one of my classes.  Email me!

Don’t forget about those retired lists.  Stuff is flying off the shelves – don’t miss out!


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