My dear friend Elise suggested that I create a post with links to where I do my stamping supply shopping. I think that is a good idea. She is one smart cookie isn’t she? 🙂
This got a little long winded, but it is full of a lot of info!
I do not get compensation for recommending any of these products. I just love the products and like to share good deals with my friends.
Stamps, Ink and Embellishments:
If you have followed me for any time at all, you know I am a Stampin’ Up! junkie. I absolutely LOVE their product. It is all color coordinated, and it works very well to have your card stock, ink and embellishments all the same colors. I love the bundles they sell in which the dies and stamp sets coordinate. If you need a referral to a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please let me know. You can shop online here: http://www.stampinup.com
Card Base Card Stock:
For my white and cream/vanilla card stock, I buy from Papertrey Ink. I love how heavy their card stock is, and I prefer my card bases to be a heavier card stock.
The Vintage Cream does come in other size packages, but I am pretty sure this is the best deal for your money.
I like to store my cards and matching envelopes (remember – no naked envelopes!) in clear bags. These are nice for gifting your cards if you don’t use a clear box as well. I love to gift my massage friend with thank you cards, and I prefer to put them in these bags so I can fit more into a gift bag rather than the 8 I can fit into a clear box (link coming up). I also like to put cards that I donate into these clear bags. The bags I donate include a card, matching envelope and a quarter sheet of paper with the inside greeting stamped on it facing outward so they know what it says inside without having to open the bag and pull everything out. Check into the economy shipping when you order, and consider ordering in large quantities with friends to share the expenses. 🙂
If you are placing an order with Clear Bags for your clear bags, consider ordering your white envelopes from here as well. I have not used these, but with shipping it might work out better for you. Here is a link to the A2 envelopes through Clear Bags:
I order my envelopes from Heinrich Envelope Corporation. Back in the day when I was making cards to donate to our military, they were our go to company, and I still like them. I order 1000 envelopes at a time. Again, if you find a few people to order with you, split the shipping, and I think it works out better.
If I am gifting card sets, I prefer to put them (most of the time) in these clear boxes. Now the description says they hold 12 cards and envelopes. My experience has been that eight cards are plenty in these boxes. They are easy to use, and I usually just wrap some pretty ribbon around the clear box and attach a tag. I have one card facing out on each side, and since our cards are so pretty, I don’t feel the need to wrap. If you are ordering card stock from Papertrey, consider ordering these at the same time IF you need them.
I bought my ATG years ago at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon. I was just looking online, and the only local place I can find it is Joann. Get yourself a % off coupon if you want to buy one of these. I love it. It is not heavy or difficult to use. Honest!
I order my ATG tape from Tape Depot. I personally use the 1/4 inch, but I do have friends that prefer the 1/2 inch. Both are available from Tape Depot. I got all silly last tax season and ordered myself a full case. 🙂 Yes, it was a bit pricey, but it will not go to waste, and it works out to $1.09 per roll vs. $2.17 per roll if you only order 12. Please double check pricing. I have no control over price changes. They do occasionally send coupon codes via email (usually around holidays).
Standard ATG Tape (56720)
I do have two other stamping companies that I really like. I do not have much in my collection from either company, but they are both Wisconsin based companies, and I absolutely LOVE to support local companies. They have neat products as well. Please check them out if you care to.
Gina K Designs (Village Paper & Ink in Greendale, WI: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/shop/
Newton’s Nook Designs:
Thank you for stopping by. I hope this post is helpful!