Happy Birthday Special Deal

25Jul09

Well I’ve been thinking about how many people ask me about what they need to buy to get started.  It is so hard to choose just a few things but I have come up with a very basic starter pack just for Birthday cards and I’m offering a 10% discount.  This is what I have included in the pack:

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Stampin’ Spots $41.95

12 x 1″ ink pads in your choice of colour family.  These smaller ink pads are a great way to start you collection of colours.  If you’re not sure which colours you’d like this gives you a sample of an entire colour family.

Birthday Wish Stamp $13.95

1 individual stamp that says “Happy Birthday to you!” (coming in the new Spring Mini)

1 pack of A4 Coloured Cardstock $14.50

36 sheets (3 each of 12 colours) in your choice of colour family

1 pack of A4 Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock $14.50 – 40 sheets

Snail Adhesive $12.95 – Double sided tape runner.

TOTAL VALUE is $97.85 but

with 10% discount from me it is only $88


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The cardstock you get in this starter pack will be enough to make at least 55 cards like the one below and then you will have the Stampin’ Spots and Stamp to keep and re-use time and time again.  Now getting all technical here, if you divide the cardstock by the number of cards you can make with it you will only be paying 76 cents per card!

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For these examples I have used the same layout and just changed it up a little.  Each card uses only colours from one colour family.

This first card is the Earth Elements colours.  I have used Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa.  I stamped the ‘Happy Birthday’ in Pumpkin Pie on Very Vanilla cardstock.  A few stars cut out in the same colours and distressed edges around the sentiment and it’s finished.  (I did cheat and use Stampin’ Up!’s Star punch but you could easily cut these out by hand)

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My second card is made using Rich Regal colours.  I used Regal Rose, Rose Red and Brocade Blue.  I stamped the saying in Regal Rose onto Whisper White cardstock.  I then sponged around the edges and cut a few hearts to use as embellishments.   (Again I used a punch for the hearts but scissors are just as good and if you don’t own any sponges you can just use your Stampin’ Spots directly on the edges of the cardstock)

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Now this 3rd card I did take a little too far with prettying it up but I thought I’d show you how easy it is to add to your basic supplies to create something extra, extra special.

These colours are from the Soft Subtles colour family; Lavender Lace, Blush Blossom and Pretty in Pink with Whisper White as the central rectangle for the sentiment.  This is still the same basic layout as the other 2 cards.  The only thing that you couldn’t achieve without buying extra equipment is the embossing.  This was done using my Cuttlebug.  A very handy piece of equipment that can emboss as well as cut.  I really enjoy using it and it makes a pretty card look absolutely amazing.  Even without the embossing this card was very pretty and super sweet.

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If you wanted to go even further with your embellishments you could use ribbon in place of the strip of cardstock down the middle, stampin’ dimensionals (double sided mounting tabs) to raise parts of the card like the hearts, and other extras like glitter or crystal effects and even fabric flowers that are available in the Pretties Kit that Stampin’ Up! sells.

But that is all for later on.  For now if you want just the basics this “Happy Birthday Starter Kit” is a great place to start.  If you want further details please contact me at amy.waters@bigpond.com

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