Rubber Stamp help for a Beginner

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Beginner Stamping help:

If you are a beginning stamper welcome to my website.

I just couldn't be happier to have you.

Stamping is "happiness" and I hope you find a ton of happy hours right here on my site. The aim is to have something for everyone! Hopefully everyone will find something they like. I want to try to make the beginners feel comfortable. Hopefully I can give you some real help with your stamping and help you love it as much as I do.

I want to introduce you to products, that I think, are really a "must have" for stamping. Things that make your life easier to do your stamping without breaking the bank but, at the same time I want to try to hit on things that people already have and either never use or don't know how to use, beginner or not.

I want to do what you want to do. If you want to do quick and simple we'll do that. That is why I really would love your input, please add it to the contributor link below.

If you say...I have a Bind-it-All in my closet and never used it, maybe we could play with that or...if you have a Cricut Cartridge you never make anything with maybe we could make some cards with it that you will just love so you'd feel it wasn't just sitting on the shelf being wasted.

Maybe there is a technique you cannot figure out how to do and we can figure it out together.Whatever you want I'd like to try to make it happen. In the meantime if there is a saying you need for a card maybe you can find it here. I hope so.

Soon we will be running with tutorials for beginners and seasoned stampers. Keep checking us out.

Happy Stamping, Mary Lynn

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This cardmaking idea handcrafted by Mary Lynn.

Are you new to scrapbooking or are you a seasoned expert?

We’ve compiled a list of must have scrapbooking and rubber stamping supplies that should assist the novice stamper as well as spark some new ideas for the expert scrapbooking hobbyist. While there are hundreds of supplies that can be purchased at your local hobby and craft store, or online, we have highlighted the most essential ones.

Rubber Stamping Pads: Rubber stamping pads come in a variety of shades and colors. Stamp pads can be used to tint and colorize embellishments as well as distress paper and chipboard. Dye based stamp pads are great for projects where you need a fast setting ink. Have some time on this project? You’ll love the brightness and brilliance that pigment based stamp pads provide—just allow plenty of time for the drying process.

Stickers: Sticker options available are endless and you’ll be excited to find unique types and styles including velvet, gel, and even three-dimensional brands. If you’re very creative, you can even make your own stickers with any one of the commercially avaible sticker adhesive machines. Why not recycle those adorable magazine pictures as stickers in a timeless scrapbook album?

Ribbon: Scrapbooking and rubber stamping ribbon comes in a variety of widths from 1/8” to 2” or more depending on what you need for your project. Color coordinated spools of ribbon can be purchased at almost any craft and hobby store. Today’s scrapbooking ribbon is especially designed with the current styles and trends in mind.

Buttons, paper clips, and staples: Embellishments for stamping and scrapbooking include buttons, paper clips, metal fasteners, eyelets, paper clips, colored staples, rivets, and dried flowers. Once plain items have now become necessities for any scrapbooking room. To create coordinated sets, purchase plain white embellishments and colorize with a stamp pad or acrylic paint. You'll love having embellishments that perfectly match your paper and albums.

Card stock: Card stock can be handmade, hand dyed, and you may even purchase printable fabric stock paper. Acid free paper, which will keep your memorable albums in perfect shape for the longest time possible, is an important item to use throughout your scrapbook album.

Scrapbooking Albums: You’ll want to make sure that your memories last many lifetimes and finding a good album is very crucial. The standard album sizes are 6x 6, 12 x 12, and 8.5 x 11. These sizes are perfectly suited to the most common sizes of scrapbooking paper. They can also be found in smaller sizes, however, and can even be custom-made for special projects.

Don’t Panic! You’ll only need a handful of supplies and your creativity to enjoy cardmaking and stamping. All of these supplies will eventually find their way into your creative space and will make your rubber stamping and scrapbooking and cardmaking exciting and enjoyable.

by Kathy Williams

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If you want to add anything, have any beginner questions or possibly have a cardmaking story you would like to share please continue to our contributor page.

Mary Lynn

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Every effort has been made to give proper credit to the author of each of the beginner ideas on this site. If there has been any oversight on my behalf please contact me and I will remove the quotation or give the proper acknowledgment.

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