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Basic Stamping Kit for Cardmaking Beginners

When you first start card making it can be a little overwhelming.  There are just so many supplies, options and styles these days that knowing where to begin and what to buy can be a little daunting.  So I've created a list of items any stamper should have in their basic stamping kit - these items allow you to have a go at most techniques and achieve a wide range of stamping 'looks'.  As you try more things you will find out what you like and what you don't, but I can guarantee that you won't be wasting money on purchasing any of these items.

Basic Cardmaking & Stamping Kit


  • Heat Gun / Embossing Tool
  • Bone Scorer
  • Craft Knife
  • Metal Ruler or ruler with a metal edge
  • Paint Brushes (1x Fine and 1 x Fluffy)
  • Aquawash Brush
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Old credit card (or paint scraper)
  • Non-Stick Craft Mat
  • Stamps (rubber or polymer) only choose stamps you can imagine using for more than one project


  • Matt Medium (any brand)
  • Double Sided Adhesive Tape
  • Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Glossy Accents

Add A Little Color

  • Versafine Ink Pad (for fine detail stamping)
  • Embossing Powders (Clear and Fine Black)
  • Water Based Markers
  • Versamark - Watermark
  • Delicata - Gold
  • Stickles Glitter Glue
  • Acrylic Paint (Matt)
  • Sparkly Sprays


  • Cardstock - plain black and white
  • Smooth Watercolor card 180gsm