So what are the basic essentials in card making? And how much does it cost? It’s a question I often get asked.
You don’t need a lot and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. I have narrowed it down here for you so that once you have them you can keep going for a long time.
Here’s a list of basic essentials:
- Cutting Mat to protect your desk and provide an even surface for you to work on.
- Paper Trimmer to precisely cut and score your card stock.
- A4 Cardstock with their coordinating ink pads – I recommend our In Color A4 Card Stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle. Not only will you have 20 sheets of our new colours but also 5 coordinating ink pads at a very affordable price.
- A4 Basic White Cardstock. There’s 40 sheets in a pack so this should last you a long time.
- Stampin’ Scrub is a must to keep your stamps clean and dry at all times. Just wet with a cleaning solution on one side for cleaning and keep the other side dry to dry off your stamps.
- Basic stamp set with greetings and images.
- Adhesives are a must so your cards can be put together and hold up nicely. There’s nothing worse than a card that falls apart once you send it out. I highly recommend our Stampin’ Seal which is refillable and my go-to Multi-Purpose Glue for heavier embellishments.
- Paper Snips Scissors is sharp and the pointy ends ensure that you can cut hard to reach corners.
- Punch they are optional but having a couple of good ones are handy for greetings and making embellishments.
And there you have it. Creativity comes easily when you have the right tools. It is also important that you invest in high-quality products so that they last you a lifetime.
When you’ve become more confident in your card making, you can slowly add products. I recommend a Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine so you can add texture and cut stamped images with embossing folders and dies.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide and that you’ll give card making a go.