Welcome to my 2nd Blog Hop. This time we are featuring limited supplies & it’s a short hop. You should have arrived here from Susan Berg’s blog.
Fun Stampers Journey is still a relatively new company. With the fabulous January sign on promotion, they just gained a lot of new coaches including me. When you first join or if you are a new stamper, you often have a limited supply of items to create with. So this time the challenge was…..what can you create with just a few supplies. I chose just a handful of items featured here:
I used Black Licorice cardstock CS-0003 $6.95, Whip Cream cardstock CS-0040 $6.95, Black Licorice Ink IP-0041 $7.95, Sentimental Prints stamp set SS-0072 $19.95 & Cut Rhinestones AC-0023 $4.95. If you were to order these, the total before S&H and tax would be $46.75. You could easily make over 50 cards just with these supplies. Definitely a budget & stash stretcher.
I love designing black & white cards. With black & white you can design classy, elegant or clean graphic cards in a snap. It would have been easy to design a dozen cards with this set but since the Sentimental Prints Stamp set has 6 sentiments perfect for several occasions, I decided to limit myself to 6 cards.
The 1st two cards are “no layer” cards meaning there is only a card base used for the design.
The 2nd set of cards feature a 2 layer card & a 4 layer card. Building layers adds dimension & interest.
The final set of cards feature 3 layers each.
Once you have a great set of basic designs, you can build a stash of cards in no time just by adding 1 or 2 items at a time to your limited stash. For example if I purchase an embossing folder, I can expand these designs by adding in that texture to the backgrounds & build with more layers. If I purchase 1 or 2 of my favorite colors, I can then add to these designs by adding a pop of color to the black & white.
You don’t have to break the bank to start creating wonderful cards. It is very easy to adapt to your budget & slowly build your stash. Before you know it, you will have plenty of items to make a wonderful variety of cards with. I always encourage my 1st time customers to only buy what they really love, maybe something they collect or speaks to them like butterflies. Then I tell them to buy their favorite colors & it’s usually a good start without being overwhelmed and feeling that they have to buy it all right away. Half the fun of creating art is the new toys you get to play with so work within your budget & enjoy each new purchase.
Thank-you for hopping by today. Stay tuned for the March blog hop coming up in a couple of weeks. I might be offering some blog candy next round.
Please hop on over to Michelle Rothman Greenfield’s blog and see her wonderful creations.
Have a Fabulous Week!