What do I need to get started stamping?

What do I need to get started!

As far as getting started... are you a totally new stamper or have you done it before?  Do you have any items at all?

Stamp Sets
If your wanting to make Holiday cards or cards in general... you'll for sure want to pick out a couple stamp sets.  If you choose wood mount then they will have the wood with them in which you can mount them.  This gives you the ability to stamp them.  Otherwise, if you choice clear mount you'll want to purchase the coordinating blocks.  Once you own all 9 blocks you'll never have to purchase them again.  You just re-use them!  Blocks are on page #183
Click Here for detailed information on the difference between Wood Mount and Clear Mount Stamps.

You definitely will need some stamp pads.  If your able to purchase a whole color family then I would do it that way.  Each individual stamp pad is $6.50 / 10 pads = $65.00.  If you order them as a color family you save $10 and pay only $54.50.  Page 169-171

Do you need all colors?  No!  As you get going and really enjoy it you'll want them all but there is no need right away.  I would focus on the Bold Brights or maybe even Regal color family.  The reason is the Holiday''s are here and then you'll be able to roll those same colors into Valentines day, Easter and Spring... so on.  You can build your color collection as you go!

INK Refills
You will eventually want to purchase the ink refills.  The pads are fantastic and hold lots of ink.  You also use more ink with our new firm foam pads.  So plan on purchasing the refills at some point. Ink Refills can be found on Pages 169-171 of your Annual Catalog.

You'll for sure want our Whisper White Paper. Its fantastic and highly recommended!!!  I would also suggest that you pick out card stock that matches the stamp pads or color family your choose.  This way all your things coordinate and its easy for your to start to create. Our Cardstock Selection can be found on Pages 169-171 of your Annual Catalog.

We also have a beautiful collection of DESIGNER SERIES PAPER that you can find on Pages 172-174 of your Annual Catalog.

StazOn Black
I would recommend you purchase our StazOn black ink and refill.  Its fabulous!!! It is a perminat ink; therefore, you can watercolor around it and color with markers and it shouldn't smear or smudge.  You can find it on page 180.

You'll want adhesive for sure.  I like the Tombow which is a liquid glue.  Once you get the hang of it you'll love it!  I also recommend pop dots or Stampin Dimensionals. You can find these products on page 182.
All the punches are awesome!!!  Best thing to do is look for stamps set that coordinate with them.  You can tell by the red or blue line around an image in a stamp set.  You'll also see some items are bundled.  I recommend the bundles as that will save you money! Page 186-188

Die Cutting

You don't need these things now; however, down the road if you really enjoy your card making and crafting you'll love our Big Shot and accessories. They are fantastic!!! My favorite is the Embossing Folders.  Your paper goes in smooth and comes our beautifully textured.  I use my over and over and over and just love them!!! Page 190-195

Click Here for Detailed Die Cutting Info

Aren't necessary just super fun to have!  You can decide if you want to embellish with buttons, brads and or ribbons. Page 177-179

I hope this helps a bit!  There are so many wonderful products so please let me know if you have any questions or need clairfication on anything.  I'm more than happy to help!

Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to earn your business.  I sincerely appreciate it!!!

Order Online
You can place your order online here http://www.BrandyCox.StampinUp.net or you can email it to me in which I can place it for you and send you an invoice via paypal.  Its probably easiest if you order online; however, I'm flexible.


Keep in mind if your order reaches $150 before shipping and tax you'll earn another $15 FREE!!! You can pick anything out of the catalog you'd like for FREE!!! Yay!!! You can find Hostess/Reward information on page 178 of your Annual Catalog.

Have a great weekend!

Many Blessings,


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    JoAnn Johnson

    I didn't know if I was supposed to find a demonstrator closer to my area but the one I found didn't seem to have a lot of energy or web access. When I was searching for card you tube videos, you were the one that struck me as fun and energetic and I know you will help me with ideas and answers.

    Thank you


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    Marilyn Woods

    Brandy, You are so inspiring! Thank you for all the info!

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    Marilyn Woods

    Brandy, You are so inspiring! Thank you for all the info!

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    Glema Warneford

    As Jo Ann did, I found you on You Tube. After watching dozens of demo videos, I found myself going back to your demos. I loved them and appreciate your energy and the knowledge that you have. You are the best! Thank you!

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    Angela Waterman

    Hi Brandy, do I need to find a demonstrator in my area? Thanks.

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    Linda Griffin

    I will be placing an order very soon, thank you for the catalogues. I too have watched a lot of demonstrators. You are my favorite , you are fun and always cheer me up. You give a lot of information that is helpful, not of a lot of rambling and you always have everything you need at hand. Your camera shots are the best I have seen. The above shot is so helpful, you don't miss a thing. Please would you do more live classes, I have only see one and it was great. Thanks you make me feel like I am in the room with you. many thanks, Linda Griffin

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    Mara Zipporah Ashzubal

    Brandy thank you so much for such a motivator. By the way, I was wondering if you could send me the sizes on the doyle cards that I saw in you tube when you were making 10 cards scallop in 20 minutes I sure could use the sizes of those scallops and card stock.. Could you tell me what size I should purchase for my boxes if I order them at ULINE was it the "Note" boxes clear size? I am also very interested to purchased the starter kit.

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    Deborah Stonebraker

    Now I am so excited about the catalogs!!!! Debbie Stonebraker

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