If I Were Purchasing the Starter Kit Today...
When I purchased the Starter Kit in 2001, things were a LOT different. There were two options for
the kit. The Standard Starter Kit could be purchased for $195. Items in the kit was "...an economical choice with versatile pre-selected stamps, accessories, and business supplies..." The Elective Starter Kit could be purchased for $295, and that one contained "even more stamps and accessories, and also allows you to choose your own stamp sets and some accessories to build a kit custom-made for you!" I got those words right out of the 2001-2002 Idea Book & Catalog, which was actually released just after I started as a demonstrator.
Today's kit looks quite a bit differently, in a very good way. The current catalog states: "Join now and build your Starter Kit, by selecting $125 of products for only $99." I love that you get to choose everything in your kit now, and for such a good price! In addition, you receive FREE SHIPPING on your kit AND you receive a previous Paper Pumpkin kit to try. So much value for your dollar.
BUT WAIT, there's more! During the month of October, you will choose $30 MORE in product for the same price - just $99! That's right! You get to choose $155 in product for just $99. So have you thought about that Starter Kit before and just didn't take the leap? NOW IS THE TIME!
So I got to thinking...what would I choose for your $155 in products from the catalog if I was purchasing the Starter Kit today, 21 years later? Let's assume I don't have much to start with and I plan to purchase the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine on my first order, with my 20% demonstrator discount.
159232 Basic White Notecards with Envelopes, $7
150276 Basic White cardstock, $10.25
146976 Regals cardstock, $9.50
152525 Lovely You stamp set, $24
159644 Hello Harvest bundle, $49.50
159633 Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper, $12
159254 2021-2023 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, $12
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink $6
155639 2021-2023 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, $15
104199 Linen Thread, $5
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals, $4
What do you think? How did I do? Here are a few projects I made with just these items (plus some adhesives), so you can see what can be done with these products. It was so much fun to play with limited supplies, but it shows you can really make a nice variety of cards with a few items.
If you'd like to join my team by purchasing the Starter Kit, you can click here. October is a great time to do that! If you have more questions, please contact me! I'm more than happy to answer your questions, walk you through the process, and tell you all the fabulous reasons you want to make that purchase. :)
Happy shopping in your Starter Kit!