Paper craft is very addictive and quickly you want to get all the bits & pieces to get started
In this blog I want to pass on some of my tips on where to save and where to splurge when buying product.
And hopefully saving you money and product down the road!
Save or splurge? My first tip on where to save would be embellishments
Disclaimer – I am an Independent Stampin ‘ Up! demonstrator -and have been for 18 months.
However, I have used the Stampin Up! products exclusively for 15 years now.
I think I know them pretty well.
I still think if you’re just starting out in this delicious world of paper craft – save your money and get cheaper embellishments TO START OFF.
The reason I suggest this as a money saver is because
my first tip on splurging when buying product is buy decent cardstock
Decent cardstock is the absolute backbone of every paper craft project you will ever make.
Having a good quality cardstock is like buying the worst house on the best street.
Another tip of mine on where to save your money and splurge your money is actually the same tool.
In this example, I do believe that the Stampin’ Up! cut and emboss machine is of such excellent quality that you will save yourself many wasted dollars by investing in a hard-working machine.
I have written a few other posts about my love affair with the cut and emboss machine.
You can read them here: What is the one stamping tool I would never ever share
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DIE CUT MACHINE (INSERT LINK)
If you’re taking my advice seriously (and I hope you are!), then the next item where you can splurge are your inkpads.
Your cardstock and your inkpads make the biggest impact on your card making and if you’re wanting the best bang for your buck -then I would suggest investing in good quality items.
Of course, the biggest draw card for me using Stampin’ Up! products is that they’re all colour co-ordinated.
This means the cardstock will match the ink perfectly.
So, if I was just beginning and had only a few dollars to spend – I would get some cardstock and an inkpad (or two).
And buy just a little bit of cheaper bling to get started.
I hope this has been helpful.
Drop me a comment and let me know what you save and splurge on.
All Stampin’ Up! products are purchased directly through an independent demonstrator.
If you don’t yet have one and you’re living in New Zealand -drop me a line and I will send you out a catalogue.
Or you can shop online with me.
Until next time!