I attended my very first Stampin' Up home party for a good friend of mine last night and now I see what all of the fuss is about! This particular consultant was really passionate and oh man did she have a boner for paper.. We played a few games and I even won a door prize yayyy! She made two beautiful cards that she said were $0.13 each- they looked like $10 cards from Papyrus, I was impressed! I often have to buy cards for my Pampered Chef team not to mention birthday gifts, babies, etc so I thought this would be a great way to save a little by spending a little. The craft we made to take home was this super cute little purse:
|Hard to believe this was just a sheet of paper before.|
I am going to use my little purse as a gift box. What do you think? Do you like to scrapbook? My husband and I like to scrapbook the big trips that we go on together. It never seizes to amaze me how creative he can be with page ideas! I think he will kill me for writing that.. HA!
I ended up purchasing a few things although it was hard holding back. Here is what I bought and hope to get a lot of use out of:
|I chose this set of clear stamps that you can pop on and off of a block to ink and stamp onto cards.. I love the "celebrate today" one- that and the font sold me! This set was $15.95|
|Once you scrapbook with one of these "snail adhesive" tapes you will never use a glue stick again. Way easier to administer and you don't make a huge mess. You can do even borders, pieces of ribbon, etc. Love it!|
|The ink pads are really need. they fold back and slide behind the ink to lock so that you don't get any ink in your hands and you can refill the absorbent foam pads with bottles of ink. I got one of these for my stamps for $7.25|