Looking at the Stampin’ Up catalog or website can be overwhelming. If you are just starting out, here are tips on Purchasing Basic Supplies:

when Purchasing Basic Supplies memento ink is a must
Memento Ink
  • Stamps – Stamps are pretty basic, but there are so many offered by Stampin’ Up it can be intimidating. I suggest you pick out your favorite image stamp set and/or a stamp set that has versatile sentiments. I find the Biggest Wish stamp set very versatile.
  • Paper – Decide if you want to start out plain or colorful, basic or preprinted when it comes to paper & cardstock. White cardstock is a good place to begin. If you want colored cardstock, I suggest you begin with one of the assorted packs You may even prefer to use some DSP (designer series paper) and follow the One Sheet Wonder directions.
  • Ink – The ink pad you will use the most is Memento, a general purpose ink. If you want a number of colors but are not ready to purchase them all, start small and get the Classic Assortment ink spots.
stamp set sayings of thanks, birthday, happy, hello, friend
Biggest Wish Stamp Set
bright cardstock from Stampin' Up

Brights Cardstock

Classic Ink spots
Classic Ink Spots