Purchasing the Starter Kit is the best way to get the most bang for your buck. Choosing $125 in products for $99...add in free shipping and some supplies...it's a fantastic deal.
That being said, some don't want to make the Starter Kit purchase (actually, I'm not exactly sure why. ;) Make sure to let me know if you want to chat about it). So...what's the best way to build up your Stampin' Up!® product supply without paying full price? Be a host! There are a couple different ways to do that...
Home party! Invite some friends over, and I'll bring some projects to show you. You and your friends will make a couple projects, too! You and your friends place orders totaling at least $150, and you as host get to choose free product!
"Book" party! Share my online store with your friends and have the place orders there under your host code. You choose free product based on the amount your friends order.
Facebook party! I'll make a group on Facebook to share sales, product information, demonstration videos, and even a live event there where people can ask questions and watch me make some projects live. Group guests are encouraged to place orders, and you will receive those free products based on sales at your party.
One of the best perks of being a host is the opportunity to use free host dollars to "purchase" host-only products. There are some great ones in the Annual Catalog right now! Scroll through to see all the Annual Catalog host options.
The Mini Catalogs also have choices for items you can choose free with your host dollars. This January-June 2022 Mini Catalog has some dandies:
Such sweet stamp sets...and you can get them for FREE as a host!
This past week I had Facebook followers choose what I would use on the card I would make during Wednesday's What's Up! Stampers?.
My very wise fellow stampers chose for me to use the following:
The Expressions of Friendship stamp set
The Regals colors
Watercolor Pencils coloring medium
And here was my result:
I stamped the image in Saddle Brown Staz On ink. Then I highlighted areas of the image using Watercolor Pencils. To spread the color, I used both Water Painters (the larger areas) and Blender Pens (the smaller areas). Although the Watercolor pencils give a totally different look than Stampin' Blends, I think it's sweet and warm.
Paper sizes are as follows...
Early Espresso cardstock:
-4 1/4" x 11"
-2 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Shimmery White cardstock:
-3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
-Stitched Labels Die
Real Red cardstock:
-3 3/8" x 4 1/4"
Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper:
-4" x 5 1/4"
For a list of all the supplies I used on this card and links to my online store, see below.