Getting Started: Scrapbookers – What to Purchase First

Want to get started with Scrabooking? Well you came to the right place… There are so many pretty things in the Stampin’ Up! Idea book and catalog, but where oh where and what oh what do you REALLY need when you are just getting started?

I would purchase first a few fundamental tools that you will use time and time again… then throw in a very versatile background papers and punches and a few embellishments to make things fun and special… all the supplies below you will reuse throughout the course of the year… and will maximize your budget!

su afternoon daydream simply scrappin kit


1. Use the Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up your stamps and stamp images!

2. Use the Stampin’ Write Markers to journal notes and loving thoughts!

3. Decorate the flowers in the Mixed Bunch stamp set with pearls and / or rhinestones.

4. Make the flowers in the Mixed Bunch stamp set multi dimensonal with the dimensionals adhesives!

5. use the 3/4″ circle punch and 1/2″ circle punch to make a fastener for an envelope… use the antique brads and linen thread to fasten envelope shut.  Store locks of hair, a tooth or small mementos of a trip for discovery later…

6. use the Antique brads to make a bow with the ruffled ribbon.

7. Try doing the my life style of scrapbooking with the divided page protectors!

8.  Thread linen thread through buttons to make an interesting embellishment.

9. Use the stampin trimmer to cut out a rectangle shape for journaling, decorate with the stickers in the Scrappin’ Kit.

10. Try stampin a bunch of flowers and cut them out to provide embellishments on the corners of a photo.  Decorate with pearls.

11. Why not put a neat rhinestone on the ring finger of an engagement photo!  Now that is blinging things up softly! Then punch with a circle punch out the actual ring and place next to picture with a nice circle layer.

12.  Punch out butterflies and decorate the body with pearls.

13. Go Hybrid and download the Afternoon Daydream MDS Digital kit and the Mixed Bunch Digital Kit!

14. Use the thin tip of the stampin write marker to journal stories on the page… go crazy and journal around the flowers!

15. Look at for journaling ideas!!!


Getting Started: Basic Scrapbooking Supplies Ideas:

QTY ID Description Cost ea
1 126889 Tool: Stampin’ Trimmer 29.95
1 103579 Tool: Paper Snips 9.95
1 126200 Tool: Stampin’ Scrubber 16.95
1 102394 Tool: Stampin’ Mist 4.50
1 119873 Tool: 3/4″ Circle Punch 12.95
1 119868 Tool: 1″ Circle Punch 12.95
1 119869 Tool: 1/2″ Circle Punch 5.95
1 119849 Tool: Blossom Punch 16.95
1 125535 Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch – Wood 27.95
1 119703 Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers – Neutrals 22.95
1 126856 Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers – New 2012-2014 14.95
1 127686 Linen Ring Album – Crumb Cake 29.95
1 104522 Page Protectors 12″ x 12″ 5.95
1 127690 Divided Page Protectors 12″ x 12″ 10.95
1 124302 Cardstock: 12″ x 12″ whisper white 9.95
1 126928 Cardstock: Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin’ Kit 21.95
1 119745 Embellish: Subtles Designer Buttons 8.95
1 109070 Embellish: 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – whisper white 6.95
1 104199 Embellish: Linen Thread 4.50
1 119247 Embellish: Pearl Basic Jewels 4.95
1 119246 Embellish: Rhinestone Basic Jewels 4.95
1 117273 Embellish: Antique Brads 5.95
1 103683 Glue: Glue Dots 4.95
1 104430 Glue: Stampin Dimensionals 3.95

Getting Started: Deluxe Scrapbooking Supplies Ideas:

The above Basic Scrapbooking kit above plus:

QTY ID Description Cost ea
1 113439 Tool: Big Shot 99.95
1 127012 Tool: Floral Frames Framelets 26.95
1 113463 Tool: Top Note Big Z Die 21.95
1 126467 Stamp Set: Daydream Medallions – Wood 36.95

Getting Started: Hybrid/ Digital Scrapbooking Supplies Ideas:

The above Basic Scrapbooking kit above plus:

su afternoon daydream mds

(if you want hybrid or full digital scrapbooking you can replace the stamp sets and simply scrappin’ kit with the items below… the Stampin’ Write markers then would be optional depending on if you prefer lettering/journaling yourself versus the My Digital Studio (MDS) software.)

QTY ID Description Cost ea
1 130647 Software: My Digital Studio (MDS) 2 Plus Disc 79.95
1 130861 Software: Afternoon Daydream MDS Download Kit 26.95
1 129359 Software: Mixed Bunch MDS Download Kit 7.95
1 130854 Software: Daydream Medallions MDS Download 3.95


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