L ately, I have been asked the question more than once what would I do to get the most bang for my buck? The question was in reference to just beginning as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator or in my case restarting my business after selling everything. Well... the answer is simple. Buy Everything! Just kidding in this day and age money is tight and my want is always greater than my need. Buy SMARTER! For example, If I were starting over I would follow these simple steps in the instruction sheet to follow, I will have suggestions and examples and why. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Turn to page 173 in your catalog and choose a DSP that you love! I chose the Moroccan Designer Series Paper. I love Fall and these colors spoke to me. Right now you can get two free stamp sets through the end of March and I would choose Hey Chick because this paper has a pattern that could double as chicken wire. Remember the colors here and that you have $123.00 worth of product you can purchase. The colors for the Moroccan DSP are: Cajun Craze, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy and the Neutral is Very Vanilla.
Now purchase the coordinating cardstock also on page 173 Moroccan Cardstock Pack . There are 24 sheets and that allows you to make at least 48 cards.
Purchase your neutral cardstock and in this case it is Very Vanilla and it comes with my pack so I am going to save my money and purchase a pack of Kraft Cardstock so that I can enjoy a Neutral accent as well.
Now I am going to buy a few coordinating inks.
I'm choosing Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Dapper Denim.
Now I am picking a metallic to accent with. Because of the richness of these colors I am choosing gold. So now I am going to pick a couple of versatile accents. I'm going to choose Burlap Ribbon , Natural Gold Trim, and Linen thread.
I am going to purchase Blender Pens because they will allow me to add color wherever I want.
Purchase your stamp set and blocks next I am choosing Bunch of Blossoms Bundle because I can make tons of things with it and it's so cute!
Now to your blocks blocks a, b, g.
Buy your adhesive Snail and Dimensionals.
Now if you are able to hold yourself back and make these your only choices. Good for you! If not just keep it along the same lines. Buy all the ink pads from the color family buy another stamp set that you could see yourself making with that DSP. If you stick to this thought process when purchasing as a demonstrator or even a customer you can create more and more. This will encourage your customers to create more and more.
Most of all don't forget your Sale A Bration items you can purchase up until March 31st. I would Choose Hey Chick and the ( Make a Medallian that is coming out on the 21st).