It is hard to believe, but release night is already here! We’ve shared some incredible products and projects with you over the last five days and now its time for the big shopping day!
All of the products we have featured over the last ten days will be available for purchase tonight at 10pm ET. Want to know all the details about how our releases work? Check out THIS PAGE.
Join us for this month’s Release Party Live! Broadcast tonight (April 15th), 9PM ET, on our Facebook page. We’ll be announcing our release countdown winners, answering your questions about the new release, and giving you a closer look at all of the fantastic new products coming your way. We hope you’ll tune in! See you there!Tune into our Release Party Live broadcast April 15th, 9PM ET on our Papertrey Ink Facebook page where the winners from each release day will be announced! Be sure to check in and see if you were one of the release winners on the April Release Winners Page ! The Winners Page will be updated Monday (4/16).
All winners need to contact Customer Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email to claim their prize. Your email must include your full name & the email address in which you would like your gift certificate sent to, the online alias (if applicable) that you used to win the contest, along with the contest or challenge that you won. You must contact us within 30 days of your win announcement.
Weathervane cardstock will be available to purchase in the following options:
- Weathervane 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (12 sheets), $3
- Weathervane 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (24 sheets), $5
- Weathervane 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (50 sheets), $9
Now that you have had a chance to see everything revealed, how about a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some of the amazing goodies used to make them?!?!
Here’s your chance to win a $150 Papertrey Gift Certificate for you to spend however you choose!
All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below…
You have until 8:30pm ET to post a comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on the Release Party Live broadcast tonight (April 15th), 9PM ET, on our Facebook page, on this post, and on our April Release Winners Page after the Release Party Live broadcast. Thanks for joining in our release festivities today and best of luck with the contest!
Edited to add our winner for this month:
Marilyn G says
Ink and paper. I believe the first inks were memento.
My first supplies when I started card making: cutting mat, Exacto knife, metal straightedge and glue. Very basic. Now I would need a van to move my supplies!
Linda Carson says
Lots of paper, adhesives and color mediums!
Linda Craig says
Ink and cardstock with a couple of basic stamps.
Eileen Mathys says
My first supplies were a splattered background stamp (similar to this months corner adorner) and a package of mixed occasion sentiment stamps. My birthday cards looked like my sympathy cards, but that was only until I was able to afford to add on to my colllection.
Penny P says
I got hooked on stamping at a party I was invited to. We made a very cute gift to give so I bought everything needed to make more. Some designer paper, black ink, ribbon, and adhesive.
Christine Nixon says
Stamps, ink and card stock- still my staple purchases, with the wonderful addition of dies (how did we ever craft without them?)
I bought a little kit that came with three stamps – a butterfly, a snail, and something else I can’t remember. It also had a little ink pad and little markers. I also bought a big ink pad and some paper and a set of Tombow dual tip markers. It quickly became a go to gift for people to get me.
A stamp, inks & cardstock. From a stamping party. Hooked ever since.
Aunt Min says
The first stamping supply I bought was an Aquapainter, water reserve holder brush. I still have it, and it is my most used stamping item.
Tina B. says
One of my first stamping purchases consisted of ink, a wooden stamp and cardstock. After discovering PTI, I’ve expanded my collection considerably. My credit card can prove it.
Carmela Douglas Hubler says
My first supplies were some stamps and ink pads. Wow, I have a whole lot more now!!
Vicki A says
When I started stamping hobby eight years ago, my first supplies were purchased from Papertrey Ink. A friend introduced PTI to me. I bought paper, the Dahlia stamp and die set, a dark chocolate stamp pad and ribbon. Not sure why I just bought the one stamp pad, but that is how I started!
Cardstock , confusing inks 😉 and then discovered embossing with the gun and papertrey ink the rest is history ….
Melissa S. says
The starter kit from Stampin UP! was my first purchase. That was 16 years ago. I have been using Papertrey stamps and products since Papertrey started.
I had been scrapbooking way before I started stamping. My first stamping supplies were a set of inks, an acrylic block and one wooden stamp set. Things have escalated since then!
One of my first purchases was a sentiment stamp set and some colored card stock. I quickly was hooked on stamping and have since grown my collection to include just about everything stamping related ( well, I do still have a few wants!)
Jeannine j. says
Cardstock, ink, stamps & buttons. The pretty buttons are what first attracted me to PTI.
Nancy Penir says
PTI’s cardstock! I remember seeing cards in magazines made with PTI cardstock, and found the website and ordered some. It’s been my favorite ever since. Lovely release. Looking forward to the new grey too!
My first supplies were stamps and ink and a paper cutter.
Carrie K says
Back in the late 80’s, I saw heat embossing for the first time and I was enchanted! I saved my money (broke college kid) and bought a single rubber stamp, black ink pad, and a jar of clear embossing powder. I used to have to melt the powder using the heat from a stove burner as there was no way I could afford a heat tool. It was a decorative image with a Happy Birthday sentiment that I would stamp on the envelope of birthday cards I sent to friends and family. I would color the tiny characters and balloons with markers or colored pencils. I used that stamp well after my college days and it remained my only stamp until I discovered clear stamps existed. Then, it was full speed ahead and no turning back! Lol!
Hmmm….pretty sure it was a black ink pad. lol Also some wood stamps from Close to My Heart. It’s been eighteen years so memory is hazy. 😀 I think I bought black and gold embossing powder, a VersaMark pad, and an embossing gun after that. I’ve been having fun collecting stamps and supplies ever since!
Diane Anthony says
Stamps, a few ink pads and card stock. And I am still buying them today!
Crystal O. Minkler says
My first ever stamping order was 20 years ago! I bought a tiny stamp set that worked for several occasions, some white card stock, and black ink. That’s how it all started! ❤️
Laura Seki says
Embossing powder and a small stamp! I was immediately wowed by heat embossing when I saw a demonstration in a local stamp shop.
Jessica Monte says
OMG I absolutely love the release butterflies are amazingly beautiful in that fence is breathtaking. The First Supply I think I ever remember buying is foam stamps and my first thing pad boy that’s been a long long time ago.
Janet Mack says
It all started with a few stamps and a black ink pad to make gift tags for Christmas packages. I found PTI shortly after that and I have had the best time ever since.
Andrea S. says
The first product I bought when I started stamping was VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I’m still using the same pad!
I honestly can’t remember what my very first stamping supplies purchased were since It’s been over 20 years ago. I know I used wooden block stamps and became frustrated with uneven stamping so much that I gave up on stamping but then clear cling stamps came out and I discovered PTI and the MISTI stamping tool. Now I’m totally an attic and have the supplies to prove it! My daughter’s friends come over and comment in amazement about all the “stuff” in my craft room.
Beth Stiver says
I bought the stamps first and then went out and got the paper and a few inks so I could use them! Once I started stamping I was amazed that they made such pretty images, and I was hooked. That was 24 years ago.
Kathy DuBose says
A pair of scissors, a wooden stamp and an ink pad. Boy have times changed.
My first stamping purchase was in 1996 when a SIL was selling SU! I used them to embellish the envelopes for my Christmas cards! Then promptly put them away… until 2012 when my card-making journey began! hmmmm… wonder where those are today?
Your fabulous card stocks were my first paper purchase, PTI… and I STILL love them!!! and every other thing your hearts make…
Lin Brandyberry says
All of the usual things….paper, stamps, ink, but the one thing that stands out for me is embossing powder! And after all these years, it’s still magical when you apply heat!
Terri (Blindstamper) says
I got into stamping through Stampin’ Up. I wanted so much for my first order, the demonstrator talked me into purchasing the starter kit which had a bit of everything, but mainly stamps, ink, paper and cleaner.
Barbara Schmidt says
I started stamping almost 25 years ago! How things have changed since then. I believe I bought a pad of gold pigment ink and a couple of Christmas stamps. I used them to decorate the outside envelopes of my Christmas newsletters. I didn’t realize that the pigment ink needed to be dried, so I am sure some of my envelopes arrived smeared at their designations. Didn’t buy a heat gun until a couple months later when I realized that I really, really liked my new hobby!
Denise C. says
My first stamping supplies were a couple wood mount stamps, a few ink pads and card stock. My four kids were still living at home at that time and a dedicated crafting space was not in the cards (haha) so I would set up shop in my laundry room…..I was in there all the time anyway!!
Happy Release Day! The first stamping supplies I ever bought were two ink pads (black and red) and a Christmas stamp set.
Vikki H says
A wooden rubber stamp sentiment stamp, black ink pad and silver embossing powder which I melted over my stove.
Susan Hoey says
I first bought stamps, black ink, versamark, chalks and cardstock. Now I have so much I could open a store.
Marianne M says
Watched a demonstration of the magic of heat embossing: got to Michaels immediately and purchased a butterfly stamp, embossing ink, embossing powder, and a heat tool. Then I made that magic myself!
First things first… I LOVE that you created a flipbook to show us the release! It’s FANTASTIC!!
My first purchase was a Stampin UP! set of mini stamps (remember those with all the little stamps?), a few ink pads and some white cardstock to make Christmas cards. After that I was hooked! That was almost 20 years ago.
My first purchase was a Cutterbee paper trimmer and patterned paper. I won a stamp set & inkpad at a women’s event at church. The rest is history.
The first thing that sold me on stamping was embossing, so my first purchase was card stock, embossing ink and black, gold and white embossing powders and a heat gun. I didn’t even own black ink until my sister insisted I needed it, two or three years later, Ha!
Karen Briguglio says
Like many crafters I bet, I first bought a rubber stamp in order to make my own cards to save money. HA HA HA HA – I’m still laughing about that one!!!!!!!! I saw the rose stamp used with gold embossing powder and I was absolutely hooked. Great release PTI!
Diana K says
Hmm, hard to remember. It must have been a single rubber stamp, Versamark, black embossing powder (!!!) and a heat gun. I already had plenty of paper on hand from scrapbooking. ??
Brenda Kuder says
It is hard to remember back to what I bought first. It had to be stamps and stamp pads. Probably some colored pencils.
Yvonne F. says
It all started with a few Ink spots from Stampin up, a black ink pad and a trimmer to cut down correctly shaped cards and a set with birthday sentiments! And since then…I can´t stop stamping !
I went to a Stamp’ Up party and bought a set of four wood mounted stamps. They were season stamps, so I thought that was all I needed. I also bought a couple colors of paper and a black ink pad! I used my work paper cutter! Ha! I’m guessing that was about twelve years ago! I still have hat set and, of course, a whole lot more. But now, nearly all my stamps are PTI!
Marlena M says
I’d have to say the first serious purchases I made were clear ink mounts and quality inks. Name brand stamps were a must, of course (once I had the right inks~I was set!). Thank you for your years of wonderful releases and products Papertrey!
Regina M Hamilton says
Paper and a paper cutter.
Amy Papale says
My first supplies were actually in the form of a kit. I bought the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator kit. The kit had a lot of supplies to start with and I figured I could get a discount on future supplies. I basically was my best customer LOL! I have been hooked on paper crafting ever since!!
April Zderad says
I started stamping so long ago that I don’t really remember. I think I bought stamps to make Christmas cards and some dark green cardstock. I had no idea what I was doing and those cards didn”t turn out great, but it was fun.
Krista T says
Stamps and Ink. I colored them with my kids’ Crayola markers, and everything fit in a plastic shoe box!
One black ink pad, a plaid & alphabet stampset, and one bottle of embossing powder. My mom would hold my paper over the stove to emboss it for me =) I was about 10.
Melanie Ann MacKenzie says
When a friend introduced me to stamping, my first supplies were bought to make place cards and menus for Thanksgiving. I bought a turkey stamp and two brownish coloured ink pads. That, as they say, opened the flood gates and I never looked back. I still have the stamp and the ink pads and still use them. Cheers.
Mary Ann Evans says
I bought a Milwaukee heat gun 22 years ago, which I still use today: a paper trimmer, scissors, wood mount stamps, card stock, black ink, and embossing powder
Elaine Hoogerwerf says
Stamps, ink pad and a paper trimmer. Simple beginnings.
Ohhh Snap says
A Winnie the Pooh stamping kit in the early 90’s with some rubbery stamps that snapped onto a plastic handle… I’m pretty sure polymer and cling stamps weren’t a thing yet lol.
Linda K. says
I bought a paper trimmer, white note cards w/envelopes, corner rounder, roll-on adhesive, black ink and of course a few stamps.
Sandra Andersen says
My first purchase was a class at a store called Stampin’ Around Art. Then, a few rubber stamps, a couple ink pads, and some card stock, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Shirley Rea says
I have a love affair with paper so that was one of the first items I bought.
Kelly W. says
Several stamps, multi pack of paper with different colors, a few inks, and a paper cutter. My sister and I shared to get more bang from our buck! That was a very long time ago, 18 years!! Great release Papertrey Ink!
Marlee S. says
My first stamping order consisted of ink, card stock and a few basic wood stamp set. That was fourteen years ago!
Cindy H. says
Well, 23 years ago there weren’t as many choices as there are today so when I took the plunge I bought a rubberstamp of a heart wreath, some pigment ink and gold embossing powder. I heat embossed my image over a toaster, lol. Once I realized I was hooked on rubberstamping, I purchased a heat gun, which still works today!
iris shubert says
My first trip to a Michael’s and Hobby Lobby started my hobby, ( addiction) . I bought a black Momento ink pad and a wooden rubber stamp, and some basic cardstock. I think I found PTI in 2012, Now I need a bigger craftroom……………………… lol
Mary Lou Kemp says
I bought a small stamp set, card stock from Michaels and a black ink pad. My sister and I colored the images with colored pencils.
Jan Metcalf says
Back in the mid 90’s I purchased a wooden angel stamp, pigment ink and silver embossing powder, made my Christmas cards by the heat of the toaster! I still have that first stamp and many more!!
Elizabeth McGregor says
I first bought a lot of Distress Ink and embossing folders, along with the basics: trimmer, die cut machine, and MISTI!
Liz mca says
I went crazy and bought a bunch of Martha Stewart punch dies. They are still in my basement…. ugghh
Judy Woodland says
I used to create my own cards by cutting up commercial greeting cards that had been given to me and using the elements, along with colored card stock. I finally bought a couple of stamp sets and some black ink and started stamping. The rest is history.
Tammy W. says
A couple stamp sets when I was invited to my first SU party, years and years ago. Well, then I had to get some paper and ink, and don’t forget some cool tools, and……. And well, as they say, the rest is (very expensive) history!
Lori B says
It was many many years ago, but at a garage sale I picked up some used stamps & ink. Then I remember looking at them thinking now what do I do with them!
Pennie Glasser says
Paper trimmer and boxed cardstock
Lea Ann H. says
My first supplies were patterned paper, stamps and acrylic blocks. I was testing out scrapbooking and cardmaking at the time. Oh my, have the collection of tools grown in recent years !
Sharri Niehus Reeves says
Way back in 1990, I bought 4 woodmount stamps, black pigment ink and gold embossing powder. Used an electric skillet to melt the powder. That year, everyone got a birthday card with a tree, a castle or a carousel and the same Happy Birthday Stamp.
Alexia Nguyen says
Hard to remember those days! Ink and paper for sure. I think I got a couple of punches, too (very basic!). It was all so new!
D. Suzanne Cox says
I visited an Archiver’s store and was in awe of all the beautiful patterned cardstock. I bought paper and later a score board that later led to taking classes and purchasing stamps, ink, etc. A friend told me about your web site and the rest is history!
I went crazy with stamps and ink and I have not changed. I just love all the Papertrey products.
Pat A Whitley says
The very first supplies I bought were from Creative Memories. Very basic ones. I wanted to make my nephew a book about the new addition on Mom’s house. We had gotten him a construction set with a belt, suspenders and hat and he “helped” a lot. I didn’t stay with CM long and my crafty sister enabled me more! His scrapbook was expanded to include our many trips and adventures with him.
Mel H says
I started with a few inks and two sets of floral stamps. My collection has grown since then. Like rabbits in a meadow of lettuce.
Annie Dill says
A boxed set of various rubber sentiment stamps like Get Well Soon and Happy Birthday was my first investment into paper crafting!
I went to a SU demonstration and was hooked on stamping! I went to Michael’s to get an embossing buddy, Versamark ink, rubber stamps, heat tool, white cardstock and an assortment of inks. Of course online shopping has now made it so easy to get incredible products without ever having to leave the house!
Nicole Roach says
one bumble bee set with yellow and black ink and white paper. My friend introduced me to stamping at her kitchen table. We set up a cookie sheet with a towel to clean our stamps. It was so much fun!
Amy Klin says
A few stamps, inks and cardstock plus Versamark, embossing powder and a heat gun were all purchased near the beginning of my stamping, many years ago.
A friend started selling TAC. A mutual friend of ours hosted a party and invited me to attend. I went just to support my friends. I ordered an ink pad and 1-2 stamp sets just to try it out and be supportive. Whoever would have imagined that just supporting some friends would blossom into a hobby like this?
I bought cheap stamps from Michael’s, Marvy markers, gel pens, and paper. Then I bought embossing ink, embossing powders, and a heat gun. It snowballed from there.
Barbara Jones says
My first stamp was a bold image nativity scene and a black die ink pad. My plan was to stamp my Christmas card envelopes. This was about 23 years ago. I still have the stamp!
Cindy C says
I remember buying a snowman stamp set from Stampin Up & a black ink pad. I was sunk after my first party!
Barb Kirkwood says
I found a cute stamp by Karen Lockhart, then came the paper, ink, etc. I loved her graphics.
Linda Steele says
Stamps, ink pads and white cardstock. That was just the beginning of a world of creativity and fun. My tastes have changed over the years and now Papertrey is where I purchase most of my stamps.
Allyson Blanchette says
My first stamping purchase was a couple stamp sets, ink pads and cardstock from Stampin Up.
Kathy VH says
I hate to say this, but the first product I bought was when my daughter-in-law invited me to a Stampin Up party. Then later, a craft shop was opened here in town. A Walk Down Memory Lane! I spent lots of time and (money) there. And she told me about Betsy V., and that’s where I got my start with PTI. And I continue to shop here!!!Love this stuff!
My first stamping supplies were from PTI! A birthday set and been hooked ever since!
BTW, love the new digital book to flip through with all of the new products, it’s amazing! =)
D.Ann C says
When I was little (many decades ago), my dad got me some alphabets that you put into a holder with lines on it to form words. I had a black and a red stamp pad.
My love of stamping and making my own cards stayed with me and I am thrilled with the variety of stamps and inks available today to help me make gorgeous cards – one of the biggest and favorite sections of my stash is PTI!
Besides the basics of paper, ink and a stamp – I had taken a class where they taught us how to emboss so I was hooked on the magic of embossing and had to have the heat gun and the embossing powder! One class and I was hooked.
Kari D says
I was at a show and saw the owner of Buffalo Stamps heat embossing and I.was.hooked. I think my first supplies were embossing powder, a heat gun, black pigment ink, Marvy Markers, and a couple of stamps! Little did I know you needed lots of types of paper, and more ink colors, and Versa Mark and…..I was addicted and have been ever since.
I don’t even remember! I was a papercrafter for a long time but avoided stamping because it seemed too messy. Jennifer McGuire showed me via her YouTube channel that one can be organized and methodical. So I started buying PTI inks. I already had several of your stamps but I had cheap inks. I bought a few other tools and I quickly figured with the right supplies and organizational system stamping was enjoyable!
Tanja Souter says
My first supplies were a set of wooden sentiment stamps, paper and paper punches. Also a stamp pad that had black dark brown and metallic tan. Three colours for the price of one! I already scrapbooked so I used a lot of the papers etc from that.
Terri W says
I was introduced into stamping by attending a Close to My Heart demonstration. I bought 3 sets of stamps and some basic colors. That branched out to rubber stamps and finally clear stamps that are easier to use. I was introduced to PTI by a scrapbook friend on one of my message boards and the rest is history. But shhhhh don’t tell my husband.
Ann Steinbrecher says
White linen card stock,inks,stamps,envelopes,embossing powder and embossing gun
Kelly Schirmer says
I bought a hydrangea stamp set, purple and green inks, and white cardstock to make thank you notes for my wedding in 2001…whoa, if only I knew back then I would some day need a room for my stamping habit!
Sharon Jaeger says
Oh good question! I think it was a black alphabet sticker sheet and gold photo corner tabs! Oh how far we’ve come!
Gina GP says
I remember YouTubing a ton about the essential tools for stamping… initially I went to my nearest craft stores to buy some tools… the inks I got were so horrible that I started researching more and discovered so many brands online. I rarely buy from Joann’s and michaels when it comes to stamps and inks. I love the unique products offered from PTI and love PTI card stocks.
Penny J says
My SIL is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and my first stamp purchase was from her: Ink, paper, stamps, ribbon, paper cutter. That is of course until Papertrey started in 2007. I loved their classic, clean line stamps that would stand the test of time and not look dated a few years later. Not to mention the fabulous cardstock and matching ink. Most of my SU items go unused today, but I do need to change that to use things up.
What a fun question! I bought two or three PSX stamps (this was in about 1997 and I loved PSX the way I now love PTI!) some pigment ink (I believe it was Encore gold) and gold embossing powder and a heat tool (which I am still using) because I saw a demo of the magic of embossing and I jumped (with both feet) into the paper crafting world. I bought a mixed pad of cardstock as well! Soon after that I began collecting Tombow markers so I could colour all of those beautiful embossed images. I still have two of the very first stamps that I purchased and I still use them. They have battle scars but they still make beautiful impressions each and every time.
pat phillips says
I was in to teddy bears (still am!) and I saw a teddy bear rubber stamp back in the l980’s. I got myself some ink and off I went into the rubber stamping – still enjoying it.
Lizzie T says
My first supplies were rubber stamps, Memento inks and those decorative edge scissors! I bought all my stuff from Michaels. I was fortunate to get into card making when it was really taking off with clear stamps and these independent stamp companies coming out of the woodwork! When I first discovered clear stamps (through PTI) I stalked blogs to see how they worked. Once I dived in I was sold and never looked back! And then dies came along – THAT changed my world!
Karen Rose says
My first supplies were a black ink pad, a set of childten’s markers, basic acrylic paint (brush-painted white card-stock for colours) a couple of rubber stamps and an x-acto knife!!! Wow! Now my supplies occupy a whole wall in a fairly large bedroom. Of course that was 20+ years ago. Thanks PTI for your contributions to my supplies!
Bonnie T. says
The first supplies I bought were cardstock, lots of colorful ink pads, an acrylic block, and a couple of stamp sets from PTI. I later added diecuts and embossing supplies. Then I learned about ink blending, stenciling, and watercolor. The PTI team is always inspiring me with fresh ideas!
Ann Merry says
I had some Stampin Up sets that were bought from my sister-in-law (maybe almost 20 years ago) and never used. So I happened to buy a Papercrafts magazine (I think) maybe 10 or 12 years ago which got me interested in making cards. I then bought some cheap ink, cheap cardstock and some markers that only smeared the ink lines….and had some frustration initially! Fortunately, I quickly found Papertrey, and got hooked on their quality products!
Tracey McNeely says
What a great question! I was just talking about that the other day. I bought two woodblock rubber stamps, embossing ink, embossing powder and a heat tool after seeing a card on a wall. I thought to myself, how hard could that be?? Ha ha ha ha
My first supplies were some stamps, ink and paper….none of it was great quality, but I did fall in love with the process.
Susan Keiser says
A handful of wooden stamps and a black stamp pad! And so it began…
Cindy Beach says
Wonderful release, and I LOVE the flip book! Will look at it again and again.
I first bought stamps and ink pads in the 80’s to use for scrapbooking. How the times (and my supplies stashes) have changed.
Wendy G says
The first supplies I purchased were all of the items I needed to make an invitation for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party…paper, stamps, inks, etc. I was hooked from that point on.
Julie Bitner says
My first purchase was a rubber-mounted Christmas wreath stamp along with red and green ink pads. I had very little idea of how to actually use them!
Steffi H. says
The first supply I bought years ago was a pad with 180 sheets of beautiful printed scrapbook paper, because I decided to make my own envelopes. After that I started card making, and I bought almost everything a card maker could need.
Silke Ledlow says
My first supplies were stamps, a paper cutter, and ink.
Dianne Fike says
My first supplies were paper, black ink, one wood mounted stamp and Tombow markers.
Sandy S. says
I started stamping in 1983, when supplies were really limited. I bought three Emerald City polymer stamps at a craft show, and a couple of office-supply inkpads. My collection grew from there as I started mail ordering from Rubber Stampede, Hero and Inkadinkado, and eventually other companies. (All stamps were wood-mounted then.) Not too long after that, the very first embossing powder appeared, in the Bizarro catalog, and I bought the whole set–five colors. I still have most of those first powders!
Suzy Girl says
Paper, adhesive, paper cutter and ink. Away I went and here I am almost 30+ years later going strong!
Luanne Ford says
Black ink and one stamp set. Down the road I found PTI, and there was an explosion!
My first stamping supplies were a few inks (I had no idea about the different types of ink), some Christmas stamps and a pack of blank cards. Boy have my supplies grown since then but I always seem to need just a few (or several) more items.
Susan G says
Rubber stamps and some ink. I first started using copy paper and my children’s construction paper and the basic colored sharpie pens. Boy, when I look at a few of my first cards, it’s embarrassing. What an amazing journey to where I am now… and I still have TONS more to learn. My stash now rivals a small store…well, maybe not quite. I am totally hooked and loving every minute.
Linda Gorman says
I know this sounds funny but it was a heat gun, embossing ink, and embossing powder and a pirate stamp. This was in the early 90’s and this had just been introduced. I was shown a demo and that was all it took! I still have that Milwaukee heat gun and it works perfect!!!
Stacy Breidenbach says
I received a rubber stamp and basic ink as a gift when I was 12. I was obsessed with sunflowers so I purchased embossing ink along with green and gold embossing powders to try and I still have those two embossing powders in my stash today, almost 30 years later! ; )
Miriam Prantner says
Inks, heat gun and embossing powder, blocks. The list of supplies has definitely grown from there!
Christina S. says
I remember buying some Martha Stewart ink cubes and a stamp set from Michael’s. I had no clue what to look for quality wise when purchasing stamps and inks. Now, I have a decent size collection of stamps, mostly from PTI.
I think it was paper, ink and an all-occasion stamp set. Then I was hooked.
Cathy Weber says
I laugh when I think of the first supplies I bought when I first started stamping. Cheap, thin paper, really cheap ink and I used tons of adhesive. So funny to look back to the beginning before I discovered PTI and their quality products.
Frederica Bond says
My first supplies were Fiskars stamp press, inks and paper. I knew I wanted to make cards so I also purchased the sizzix machine with the pull down handle and dies in basic shapes.
That was so long ago I can’t remember. But I think it was a cute Close to My heart Snowman stamp and black ink pad. We were so poor that I would use the stamp catalogs for ideas and draw the stamp images to make cards.
Nancy Ward says
Oh my, so many new goodies! One of my first supplies was a die cut machine. I had an “antique” Sizzix machine that you had to crank! I was also amazed with embossing powder. It still seem like magic!
Tasha H says
Stamps (they only had wood mount back then), Paper and a black ink pad. 20 years later, I still make cards.
Colleen B. says
When I started stamping, my first supplies consisted of rubber stamps, paper, lots of embellishments and ribbon.
Donna Phelan says
4 Beautiful Stamp sets! Then of course I had to get paper and ink and cutters lol I can’t even imagine how much money this little hobby has set me back…..BUT the pure JOY I get in creating and sending home made cards is Priceless! Fabulous Release!
Debbie Selby says
I think my first supplies were a trimmer, cardstock and a stamp set from Stampin Up which I got someone to order for me as I didn’t want to “get involved” LOL Now I have a fully stocked craftroom with an extra storage closet downstairs. Guess I got involved after all.
Nancy Guse says
My first supplies I bought when I started stamping was my name and address stamp and some black ink. It was a home party and was not sure I wanted to start another hobby!
My first supplies were actually a gift. My sister gave me a set of the Papertrey monogram and small frames and a set of blocks. I don’t remember if she gave me ink but I definitely remember the stamps and blocks. It was the beginning of my obsession with all things PaperTrey. ?
The first supplies I bought were some Colorbox inks, the Turning A New Leaf stamp set, and the Beautiful Blooms II stamp set. And I remember buying a bunch of those Martha Stewart border punches – Wow, that seems like a long, long time ago!! Thank you for a lovely week of fabulous inspiration. I always love to have my new Papertrey ink supplies show up on my doorstep!
Natasha Trupp says
One stamp set. Some cheap card stock and a rainbow pinwheel of ink.
Cynthia C. says
That takes me back! Those 99 cent clear stamp set series from Michael’s, clear blocks, versafine, and watercolor pencils. It was pretty close after I discovered scrapbooking. Still remember my first PTI purchase! I had been thinking about it for a while; it was the month that Hawiaan Shores was released.
Ink, paper and a few wood stamps. And I’ve been in love with card making ever since.
Laura Gaechter says
I went to a Stampin Up party and was totally amazed at what you could do with stamps. I think I bought a set of seasonal stamps, a couple of ink pads and sponges (because they inked the edges of everything) and some whisper white card stock. I went to Michaels and bought a paper trimmer and some scissors that would cut scallop edges
(remember those?) and a pack of colored paper.
Kristie H says
Somehow I thought the crimper was a very important crafting investment. It was one of my first supplies and one of my least used items. If only I’d known that I’d only use it twice in 13 years.
Kristine Johnson Gifford says
I first bought a Valentines rubber stamp set and a book that came together with ideas of how to make cards! I have a lot more supplies now!
Black ink, a wooden block butterfly stamp, and Momento markers. I used printer paper and hand cut everything…thankfully I discovered wonderful companies like PTI for real supplies!
First supplies of course were stamps! But glitter was quickly added! Almost everything, even today, looks better with glitter!
Colleen F says
I bought black ink, some wooden stamps at Michael’s, and a cutter…oh and paper…at first whatever I could get at Michael’s, then of course everything PTI!
Betty Wright says
I had to have a stamping block, versamark, embossing powders, a stylus, and a heat gun! Still use the same basics, though!
Pam Young says
I went to a Stampin Up party to support my neighbor! As they say, the rest of the million dollars I’ve spent, is history!! I bought a bear stamp set with no ink or paper!! I was a novice at best. I glued Mylar on paper with a glue stick!!
Rachael B says
Wow, that was so long ago I’m not sure I remember. I think I started with pre-made blank cards, paper, black ink, and a few wood mount sentiment stamps.
Greta H says
Wow–I started stamping nearly 20 years ago, so hard to remember–haha! All the stamps I got were wood mounted & I loved heat embossing, so got inks & embossing powders. I’m sure I also got a paper trimmer–one of about 20 over the years! Finally realized a few weeks ago that some cardstock comes with uneven edges, so it wasn’t the trimmer’s fault!
I started with one black Stamping Up pad and a small Christmas Holly stamp to color with colored pencils on my Christmas card letter inserts!
Pauline T. says
My first stamping supplies were Alphabet stamps and embossing powder. I used a toaster to melt the embossing powder!
Sue in Grapevine says
I bought some red rubber alphabet stamps.
Amy Cooley says
The first product I bought when I started stamping was a stamp cleaner and spray solution. That was many years ago, and I still use it!
I always had lots of paper on hand for use with my paper cutting machine but found a used stamp set at a garage sale and thought I’d give it a try. Have had so much fun combining methods (along with using lots of dies) to make cards and other paper crafting projects.
Card making has come a long way since the late 80’s when I started stamping. I bought a balloon and Happy Birthday stamp. A black Marvy marker and a few Marvy stamp pads. Everything was cheaper too 🙂
Stephanie Clapper says
I started stamping with sentiments with an everyday set by Hero Arts and Signature Greetings from PTI. A Stampendous acrylic block, black onyx ink by Momento and the tea dye duo set from my favorite company, Papertrey Ink! I haven’t looked back. 🙂
Regina Roach says
Stamps, ink and paper. Then more stamps, ink and paper. Then ribbon. Then brads. And on and on and on!
Darla S says
It has been so long ago that I don’t even remember for sure, but I think it was some very inexpensive supplies from our local dollar store. PTI was the first company I started following and purchasing from online.
Josie Dee says
I was invited to a Stamping Up home party and ordered a few markers and some small stamp sets. This was years ago, and I remember thinking how expensive this hobby could become! Well, thousands of dollars later and can say it’s still cheaper than therapy.
Peggy C says
I first started with scrapbooking and multi-media products. Then I went to a SU cardmaking session. After buying SU products for a few years I discovered PTI in 2009. Now PTI products are my go to!
Dana Kirby says
I was a scrapbooker, and then I found stamping!! I went to a class for CTMH. I bought a Woden stamp set with some ink.
What a great release! One of the first items I bought when I started stamping was embossing powder and clear ink. I still love to heat emboss!
I have been stamping for over 18 years. Someone had me to a Stamping Up party. I bought a winter set and an outdoor flower set. I also bought ink and precut cards. It was a meager beginning, as I had no idea how much I’d end up being enthralled with stamping. I feel intrigued, each day, by new ideas and images I am drawn to.
My very first supplies was a wood mounted teddy bear stamp, brown ink, and blank cards!!! (way back in 1990!!)
Another GREAT release!! Cant wait to shop!!! 🙂
Kathy Mc says
A paper cutter, white card stock from Walmart and basic ink pads from Joann’s plus “borrowed stamps” from a friend were the first stamping products I owned. Soon after, my credit card is proof that I was hooked, and my current supplies show it.
Betty Neville says
My first supplies were a stamp set, a background stamp, a stamping block, and some glossy paper. Thank you for the chance to win!
An embossing gun, clear ink, and powder. Heat embossing hooked me the minute I saw it and I just loved it.
Arianna Barbara says
Congrats on your new stunning release!!!
My first supplies when I started card making were a black ink, cardstock and a set of little bears stamps.
It all started when the Cricut was released. It wasn’t soon after I got tired of cuts that I moved on to stamps and was one of PTI’s biggest fans. Still am….
Deborah Long says
My first purchase was one stamp set, a couple of neutral ink pads and a variety pack of cardstock. I started off using a ruler and x-acto knife to cut the cardstock to make simple one layer cards.
My first supplies I bought was ink, paper & stamps. From there it just exploded into so much more!
Sue Z says
My first supplies consisted of paper, stamps, stamping block, and of course ink! I think I may have added some cute embellishments at the time. I knew I was in trouble because I loved this craft from the moment I was introduced to it. It has become a passion of mine and my friends and family are very supportive!
Denise Bryant says
I started stamping in 1986 when I happened on a stamp demo at a local Hallmark store. I bought a stamp or two and an inkpad!
Cynthia Myers says
I took a beginner’s stamping class at a store near where we were vacationing. My sisters had already discovered stamping and had encouraged me to try it. I was entranced by the heat embossing. So, in addition to some needed starter supplies of white CS, ink and some wood mounted stamps, I bought Versamark ink, embossing powder and a Marvy heat tool.
Karen S. says
Happy Release Day! My first purchases were some simple sentiment stamps, ink & (12×12) Paper as I originally started as a scrapbooker. I found that to be very time consuming given small children, so I waited a bit and “moved over” to card making. At that point, I made a big (for me anyway) investment of a heat gun & BigKick machine!
Tammy Johnson says
I think I went to a Stampin Up party and it’s been a journey since then
My first purchase was in 1995 at a “party”. I bought an outdoor themed stamp set, an ink pad and decorative scissors.
Susan W. says
My first stamps were those wood mounted rubber ones by Hero Arts. I started collecting when my oldest daughter was a baby (she is 34 now). So yes, Hero Arts stamps, some black ink, a stamp cleaning solution, blank cardstock foldover cards and something called a “Thing-a-ma-jig” were amongst my first collectibles.
Julie Garbisch says
I bought a set of inkadinkadoo stamps back in the late 80’s when I was in high school and I’ve been buying stamps and now dies ever since. I love that after all these years I still love stamping and card making just as much — probably more! — as I did way back then and love coming up with new ways to use those old stamps and supplies.
Donna Gourley says
As a crafter, I had some supplies already like ribbon, colored pencils, buttons, etc., but it was white cardstock, stamps, black waterproof ink, double sided tape, papercutter (a big one which my husband recommended…it was pricey in the scheme of things for us, but I’m still using it and never regretted the purchase).
Pat H says
My gosh…that’s been so long ago! I went to a Stampin’ Up party. I can’t recall what I bought then, but I’ve accumulated quite a stash over the years!!
joni p says
a stamp set and ink pad. soon to be followed by many more supplies. 20+years later still going strong.
I bought a inexpensive dye ink with alphabet stamps which were horrendous to line up but that journey into my stamping has brought so much joy into my life. I have made tons of crafty friends and my creativity has been a blessing!
Isabel Z says
My first supplies were a few stamp sets, some ink, and white paper.
Natalie Winterstein says
I started scrapbooking before I found card making, so I think I started with paper, adhesive and a paper trimmer!
Sally Keagle says
So long ago! I totally remember going to a stamp party and buying one small wood mounted stamp and some ink pads. I knew I had found my next hobby! Through the years it has brought me so much joy.
My first stamp related purchase consisted of card stock and memento dewdrop sets and memento tuxedo black ink full size and reinkers and the markers. I still have the inks and markers 8 years now!
Michele W says
My first supplies were a few small wood block stamps, some black dye ink, and kid’s colored pencils. Don’t think I even knew the difference between die and pigment inks back then.
Rachel W. says
It all started over 20 years ago with an enthusiastic friend and one simple stamp!
Chris L says
The very first supplies I bought were my first stamp set, a black ink pad, and a package of card bases and envelopes (at least I think–that was a long time ago!). What a great release this is–and I love the reveal catalog!
Fabulous release! Love the new kit!! I started over 25 years ago, stamps, paper & Ink.
Angela Person says
My first purchased supplies were Distress Inks and a couple of floral stamp set from Joann’s.
PSX Stamps were hot when I first started stamping. I bought an initial stamp from PSX, some generic white card stock and some Marvy color markers from Michaels, and created note cards for my mother as a gift for her birthday.
Jillian Norwood says
My first supplies were from my local scrapbooking store to make a baby book after my son was born. Soon I had a ton of scraps of pretty paper to use and I began making Birthday cards. I fell in love with card making and began to research how to stamp and design cards. I saw gorgeous cards in magazines with product lists and this led me to Papertrey Ink. I fell in love with the timeless and classic elegance of their stamps and the gorgeous cardstocks with matching inks. I have been a customer ever since!
Cindy O says
My first specific card-making supplies were Scor-Tape and the PTI card stock sampler. I wanted to mount some of my drawings to make cards. But I didn’t start stamping till years later, when the MISTI came out. The MISTI, some PTI ink cubes, and a few PTI sentiments (such as Communique Sentiments, KIS: Thinking of You, and KIS: Thinking of You) were my first stamping purchases. All are still my favorites and necessities! The new kit will be a wonderful way for new stampers to get started.
Marcia Hill says
My first supplies were a black ink pad, white cardstock, a set of colored pencils, and a small stamp set of birdhouses…I’ve been hooked ever since!! :0)
My first stamp purchase was a hedgehog stamp and a black ink pad. I started building a serious stash after discovering the Cuttlebug and PTI. Never looked backed…
I was introduced to stamping about 12 years ago when I was invited to a Stampin’ Up party. I purchased a stamp and ink. Since then I have probably increased my supplies a thousand times over!
Chris S. says
Years ago, I bought Christmas stamps, one complete with its handle, and inks, and embossing powders.. My largest buy was an embossing heater. Being very messy, and, except for a few tags, not making anything useful with these supplies, they were put away for many years. It was the Petite Places that brought me into the real world of stamping!
Susan Beauchaine says
I was a Cub Scout leader looking for a way to make invitations to the Blue and Gold awards banquet. I bought mostly foam stamps and a You are Invited stamp.
I quickly became hooked! BTW…the boys had a blast making the invitations!
My first supplies were a few stamps, ink, paper, and Marvy markers. Quickly invested in a good paper cutter.
KRISTII LOCKART says
A black ink pad, adhesive and white Cardstock were the first items I purchased over 20 years ago!! What a fun ride it’s been!!
The first supplies I had purchased from my local craft store were a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Versamark ink pad, clear embossing powder, a sentiment stamp set and a few sheets of Bazzill basics card stock.
Maureen P says
That was back in the 1990’s. I bought some card stock, ink, and rubber stamps on wood blocks. Soon after I discovered embossing powder and bought an heat gun. I still have the same one!
The first supplies I purchased:
Sarah T. says
My first cards were a way of using supplies I’d bought for a scrapbooking class, but had discovered I didn’t enjoy scrapbooking. I bought a set of thank you sentiments that came with a stamping block and some black ink. I remember I had to hand cut circles for one of the sentiments – never a great idea.
My first supplies when I started stamping were wooden stamps. My daughter bought me a few for Christmas one year – and that started it all! I bought additional wooden stamps on ebay for a while (mostly Stampin Up), then found Papertrey and clear acrylic stamps – and the rest is history! I started with a few inks and – now have TONS – started with a few sets of stamps and now have TONS – started with a few die cuts, then a die cutting machine – you guessed it – now have TONS! This hobby is an addiction, but one I love and I hope one I bless others with in the way of handmade cards.
Dawn Y. says
My cardmaking journey has been a long, happy one! I remember writing sentiments with an erasable pen and heating the embossing powder over my toaster in my 20s. As the years went on, I loved alphabet stamps and cute, encouraging stamps to use with my young students. Floral stamps became my favorite when I became a gardener. After I retired, the first BIG tool that I bought was a Big Shot. I knew that meant I would make papercrafting, especially card making, a very special part of this chapter of my life. This creative journey has been such a joy and I have been inspired and blessed by the kindness of everyone I have met along the way! ?
Tammie Koehnen says
My first supplies was a stamp (small Hero Arts Christmas wreath), green and black ink pads, some kraft wrapping paper, and some white cardstock. It was close to Christmas and I wanted to make my own gift wrap with matching tags. Then I went to a Stampin Up! Party at my nieces home in 1992 and that was it for me. I have loved cardmaking/papercrafting ever since. Great release this month! Love PaperTrey Ink, and so grateful for this fabulous company that gives me joy to buy and use your products. And the design team is awesome! So much inspiration.
Keri H says
My first stamping supply purchases were the cheap-y dollar ink pads, and wood block stamps from Michaels (I wasn’t sure how long this hobby would last). I then saw a PTI feature in a magazine, and placed an order for a couple of Melissa Phillips’ designed stamp sets, and never looked back. 🙂
Clear alphabet stamps and cardstock!
The first supplies I remember purchasing were a package of assorted card stock, a few wood mounted stamps, black ink pad, versamark, adhesive, and a paper trimmer. I also purchased a few different engraved metal embellishments. One had a wedding cake on it that I used as the focal point of the very first card I made. With the help of my seasoned stamping friend, Ruthann, I’ve been hooked ever since.
Sue McRae says
I started stamping over 25 years ago and there weren’t a lot of good supplies around in my area so I first started stamping with a stamp set found in the toy section of a department store. I bought brown parcel wrapping paper and made my own Christmas gift wrapping.
The first purchase was few floral stamps and one ink pad from Michael’s. That was 20 years ago. Now my two bedroom home has guests sleeping on sofa so I can occupy a whole room with scrapbooking supplies. :):):). PTI is by far my favorite company. :(:):)
Adele Holcomb says
If memory serves, I joined a stamp-of-the-month club for a while, which included a subscription bonus of a couple of acrylic blocks and an ink pad or two. Oh my! How far I’ve come since then, with drawers full of inks and embossing powders, and 4 or 5 bins full of stamps and dies (mostly PTI of course!) Love this hobby!
Lynda Marquez says
My very first purchase was a hydrangea stamp, black ink pad, and card stock from Stampin’ Up. My daughter had a party at my home!
Annette Gordon says
My very first supplies I bought were some stickers and a wood mounted stamp set that had 4 bugs. (I didn’t even have any ink, but I permanently borrowed a versamark pad from my sister and some gold embossing powder she had as left overs from making her wedding invitations. I didn’t even have a heat gun, I used a oven toaster to try and emboss. And I never even bought any paper, my mom worked at a print shop and I took home some of the scraps left over. (Some of the paper I still have today). I also first started out scrapbooking, but then later went on to cards. I only ever finished 1 scrapbook and have about 3 others still waiting to get done. lol. I think they will stay that way. I started making cards with my leftover scrapbooking supplies and found I liked that way better. Once I got into card making, I found PTI. Yeah!
A coworker had introduced me to stamping by stamping a cute cupcake on a birthday card for me. She tried to find the stamp for me but wasn’t able to. But that’s okay because I had already caught the bug by then. ;). My first stamp purchase was stamps and ink. I think I already had cardstock since I had started scrapbooking already.
S. Molinari says
My first supplies were wood mounted rubber stamps and ink. $100’s if not $1000’s later, I still don’t have enough of either one. It’s perplexing 😉
Carolyn Picken says
Black ink, paper and a few stamps
Anita in France says
Two wood block flower stamps, a black ink pad, a six pack of dual tip pens and some prescored card bases. Things have moved on a bit since then … !! Anita 🙂
My love of stamping began when I bought a couple of stamps from a Current Outlet Store and a black ink pad from a Michaels. That was about twenty years ago. I’ve never looked back!
Kim Heggins says
Wood block stamps to make birth announcements with my daughter was born.
I bought a stamp set and ink and I remember what a difficult time I had getting a good impression. When I think back to that I realize how far I’ve come.
Dr Sonja says
I bought a heat embossing tool, gold embossing powder and Versamark ink from a LSS.
First ones? A set of wooden stamps, don’t remember what was on them. A pad of red ink and … a punch? I think that was it. They went under the bed. Repeat twice. THEN I finally pulled them out and started stamping. Things are not the same now as they were then!
Donna K says
my sister and I took a class with Hero Arts at a stamp show (I was along for the ride and we just walked up and got into the class). I bought a stamp and some black ink and a pack of their paper and envelopes. I had a small plastic box and I thought all my stamping supplies would fit in there. they did for a couple months and now half the basement holds my supplies. it’s a crazy journey but I love it.
Barbara Schesser says
I was instantly drawn to dies when I began papercrafting which meant I purchased a Cuttlebug in the beginning. High quality cardstock brought me to PTI!
The first supplies I bought were a stamp ink pad, a couple of stamps and some cardstock. From there it has been crazy. There are so many things I would not have
bought had I just been a little more patient and waited to see what new things were coming on the market. I have a lot of punches that I no longer use because I love the dies so much more.
Not quite sure, but I think my first supplies were cardstock, a paper pad, decoupage sheets and a few stamps. I’m pretty sure the first ink I bought was black Stazon.
Tina V says
A flower themed stamp set from stamping up, a few ink pads and white cardstock. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Haha
Wendy Whiting says
I remember buying a lot of clear stamps that were made of silicone because I didn’t know the difference back then between that and photopolymer. They never stamped very well and I’ve since learned why!
Catherine Milne says
A set of Mexico stamps made by Plaid where the rubber sheet was separate from the wood block and you had to put them together. There is a little black ink pad included in the set too. I also bought some chalks to color the images. I was a first time scrapbooker making an album for my MIL of a Mexican cruise we all went on and wanted her to have something to remember it by. I used those little stamps to accent the pages. I still have that set. Bet the ink pad is dried up though.
It has been over 20 years since I bought my first stamping supplies and I do not remember for sure what that was. Probably a Stampin’ Up kit was my first stamp purchase. Paper, embossing powder, heat gun and ink my first supplies.
Karen H says
The first products I bought were rubber stamps, ink pads, embossing powder, a heat gun and paper. It was the embossing that got me hooked. I have been addicted to stamping ever since !
The first supplies that I bought were a stamp set and an ink pad; I was hooked after making just a few cards.
Gina Eggebrecht says
I bought a bunch of pre-made A1 cards/envelopes, a wood-mounted nativity stamp, clear embossing powder, and Versafine ink in black. 🙂
It was in the early nineties and a friend and I went on a trip to North Carolina. We stopped at a cute little stamp store and I purchased a black ink pad, a few rubber stamps , some markers, white cardstock and that’s how I got started. Boy have we come along way in the art of card making.
Marilyn Beaumont says
It has been awhile! 30 years ago there were few ink pad colors and few stamp choices. Some of my first were wooden stamps and black ink pad. The first clear stamps presented an exciting adventure!
Amy McCue says
I bought a wood block mounted stamp of a botanical pansy. I wanted to make stationery. I also purchased markers to color it.
Barbara Martin says
I started (a million years ago) with making tags for Christmas presents. I bought some wood block stamps, red, green and gold ink pads (ColorBox I think), and blank white index cards. It wasn’t long before I added a paper trimmer, embossing powder and a heat embossing gun. Then markers and more ink colors. then more stamps . . . You get the picture!
Introduced to rubber stamping via the Carol Duvall shows, and then in 1997 I hosted a Stampin Up party. Budget allowed purchasing a stamp set, black ink pad and card stock. Day after party a trip to Walmart with my daughter we found a Fiskars paper cutter. From that day to this we have lots of Mother-daughter and now granddaughter together time.
Colorbox ink pads were on of the first things I bought when I got into stamping. I love to emboss with them!
Leigh Penner says
A Cuttlebug and a Fiskars Stamp press. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jennifer Thompson says
Ink and stamps. I was trying to stamp onto Muslin bags. It wasn’t very successful, because of the ink I picked.
Deb V says
I bought Blue ink, a coffee cup stamp, white card stock, a tiny stamp to make a background, blue cardstock and glue. I still have my first card. I was so proud of it. That was 20 years ago and boy have things changed. I think my first card cost $30.00. Now I have my own “store” in my studio. Just think of all the money we have save in greeting cards by making our own. Hehehe.
The first supplies I purchased were a stamp ink pad, most likely black Staz On, a couple of wooden stamps and some cardstock. From there it went crazy. I loved it
so much that I felt I had to have it all. Looking back, if I had been more patience, I am sure there are plenty of things I never would have purchased. Like punches for instance. I rarely use my punches now because I prefer using dies, and dies store so much easier than punches.
Linda Mazzola says
My first “adult” products were a set of small all occasion stamps. I had ink and card stock from other projects with my kids but these were stamps I could use to make cards for a variety of celebrations. That opened the door to so many wonderful products, and the door is still swinging wide open. I became a follower of PTI because of their online presence, the talented designers and the high quality, beautiful photopolymer stamps. Pti continues to be one of my favorites.
First I would like to thank PTI for the addition of the “sample book” on the release page – Wow how wonderful is that to be able to see each item AND a sample (or samples) without having to flip back and forth between blog posts!! Please keep that.
My first supplies were markers and stamps so we could color each individual stamp and then “huff” on them to print a colored image. Also my stamp store (which is no longer in business, boo hoo) had a big selection of Tapestry peg stamps and Versacolor inks – I loved those things and I still have all of them because they are timeless. Reminds me – I should pull them out again and make some cards with them.
MaryAnn N. says
A trimmer , adhesive and patterned paper and I was hooked.
Of course now 20 years later been through a few trimmers , and added tons of products.
To fill my spare room and overflowing into the family room.
laura mm says
I think I started out with wood mounted rubber stamps and cheap ink/paper…
I started out scrapbooking and needed a Paper Trimmer. Once I discovered the art of card making and papercrafting I have not turned back. I remember my first paper and ink color was Perfect Plum.
Julia D. says
What a wonderful and UNIQUE set of new products! I can always count on PTI to bring something fresh and new to the crafting world. The first supplies I bought were stamps, inks, and paper of course but I also bought some of those old paper flowers for embellishments. How far we’ve come! Thank you for the chance to win such a generous prize!!
Jennifer Turner says
Another rockin’ release! My first stamps and supplies I bought were from Stampin’ Up. Then I found PTI and was blown away by your designs!
White and Gold embossing powders!
Terri Earley says
I went to a stamping up party and bought a whole bunch of papers, ink and stamps. So much fun!
A set of Christmas stamps (red rubber on thick foam) with a little booklet full of ideas for using them.
Dee G. says
The first stamps I bought were sets for my kids. They had a great time creating and coloring, that making handmade projects became a life long pleasure we as a family enjoy everyday!
Laura Holt says
A friend got me hooked – I bought a stamp set and a set of markers…….. soon followed by a heat gun and embossing powders and an ink pad……….soon followed by – you know the rest!
I went to a stampin up party and wound up buying a few pads and 1 or 2 stamps- that was over 25 years ago
Becky Green says
For my first supplies for stamping, I bought a few quality stamps & some cheap inks, & of course, a heat gun & some gold embossing powder! 😉 SUPER RELEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉
Nancy M says
My first stamping purchase was a small wood-mounted rubber stamp of a teapot along with a purple ink pad. I started out stamping the envelope flap of letters being sent and that little teapot was my signature.
Annette Snyder says
I bought markers, paper and stamps.
Rachel W says
Beautiful brushstrokes during the rerelease. That’s when I first discovered PTO and this great world of stamp and dies.
Anna S. says
My very first crafting item I had was a rubber stamp was a teddy bear frame that I used to mark my name in my books, with a rainbow stamp pad of course (this was the 80’s.)
Lisa Schenck says
Hello! I think my first stamping supplies I bought were a stamp pad and a some stamps. Then I absolutely fell in love with those flip flops dies from Papertrey Ink, and then I fell in love with everything Papertrey Ink!
Oh wow let me think. I believe it was a heat gun and embossing powder. Still love watching that powder melt. Lol
I attended a Stampin’ Up party that my friend had. I bought a couple stamp sets at the party & well, the rest is history. I blame her for all of the money I’ve spent. The sad thing is that she doesn’t even stamp at all anymore.
I got hooked on stamping at an SU home party. So much so that I ended up signing up as a demo for TAC. I had lots of scrapbooking supplies already, but my first stamps were TAC. I quickly branched out to all sorts of fabulous stamp companies and haven’t looked back! 🙂
Angela TX says
My first supplies were products from Stampin’ Up after attending a demonstration – wood stamps, patterned paper and ink. I remember the days of scrapbook stores and countless scrapbooking magazines. Then I discovered PTI and this amazing community of talented designers!
see mary stamp says
I was introduced to stamping at a home party and I remember buying a bunch of stamp sets, but not too much in the way of other supplies. These languished for a long time until another home party where the emphasis seemed to have switched from scrapbooking to card making. That I could wrap my head around. Shortly after that I was introduced and rest is history. First supplies – definitely – good quality cardstock, a variety of ink pads (start with favorite color palette), adhesive and pop dots and some multi-occasion stamp sets with images and good sentiments. The Simple Impressions: Celebrations set provides everything someone should need to get started and see how much fun and rewarding cardmaking can be!
It’s funny, I can’t even remember how I got into stamping. I’ve always been a maker, so likely I saw a picture somewhere and I just got that itch to do it myself. I believe I started with a handful of wooden block stamps and ink. I have a ridiculous amount of patterned paper and embellishments I will probably never use, but isn’t it funny how hard it is to let go of these things because what it?!?
Stephanie Marostica says
I was at a florist buying flowers and they had a tiny shelf with about 10 stamps. I bought my first stamp and that started my love affair with stamping!! I was at a Stampin Up retreat and I heard a lady at my table talking about Papertrey Ink products. Many stamp sets later, I am your biggest fan. The 15th of the month is my favorite day waiting to see what incredibly creative new product will be released.
Kathy J in Ellicott City says
My first supplies were the actual stamps; I then purchased the paper and then the tools to make it easier.
Julia Aston says
A Christmas tree lights stamp set and ink from a Close to My Heart home party!
Anne B says
I’m pretty sure the first things I bought were black ink and a couple of rubber stamps! It was quite a few years before I discovered PTI and it’s wonder products.
GINA WILSON says
My first supplies were a woodblock stamp of a leaf and some ink and paper. There was so much stuff and I was so confused!
Holly Flores says
Stamps, Paper, Cutting Matt, Adhesive, and scissors. My first big purchase was a big shot.
Kathy Groff says
Some pretty papers and some dimensional stickers I liked. Got into stamping a year on, as I was not confident about doing that.
My first supplies for stamping were a couple of stamp sets, matching dies, three of four ink pads and lots and lots of paper. I am still buying too much paper. ?
Lisa Dolson says
Stamps, Ink and Card stock! It’s amazing with all the stuff we have now, that stamps, ink and card stock is still all we need to make a pretty card. I love all of those supplies and the making of cards, but there’s something about all those pretty colors of card stock…
Stamps , ink, and a heat gun. I was fascinated with the “magic” of heat embossing, oh so many years ago. As the saying goes, we’ve come a long way, baby!!
Becky m says
When I was in elementary school I started stamping with just a few basic inks and some wood mounted stamps that my mom bought! Oh, and I remember using an embossing pen to handwrite and emboss the sentiments!
Joyce Mehrberg says
First supplies–ink, embossing powder and a heat tool. Embossing was the magic that first got me interested.
Eileen Lucas says
Geez hard to remember my first supplies. Bought some stamps from Michaels and used stampin up ink pads, then a Spellbinders
die cutting machine with many dies and supplies to follow. Have loved pretty much all of the PTI releases including this one.
Vicki Smith says
It’s been so long I don’t actually remember but it was back when you could only buy wood block rubber stamps and I would buy them from Hobby Lobby and I have a lot of them. I probably bought their blank cards and envelopes. I do remember being obsessed with stickers and patterned paper. Of course, I bought a black ink pad.
My first stamping supplies were given to me: a wood-mounted set of all-occasion outline images with attached sentiments, plus a box of neon pre-folded cards with matching envelopes and black and blue ink pads from an office supply store. The first supplies I bought, however, were three wood-mounted sets: a floral set (can’t go wrong with that! I still use it all the time), a kitschy bird set, and a stylized woodland animal set. My style has evolved quite a bit since then, and I quickly learned the importance of versatile sentiments! Discovering photopolymer stamp companies online was revolutionizing.
Linda Miller says
A friend had a ‘Dots’ (name of company) party, and I was amazed when the leader demonstrated embossing! I bought a pack of the Dots’ paper, the heat gun (still use it), embossing powder, and I guess some stamps and ink. Have loved stamping ever since and have added tons of stamps and dies but really love the ones at PaperTrey. Just placed an order yesterday!
Patt H. says
I got hooked on cardmaking with the purchase of some brass stencils & a light box. I bought a sentiment stamp set, a basic card stock pack & a black ink pad so I could make Christmas cards. Then I went to an SU party & went crazy over all the things I could make. Now my craft room is so full of goodies to play with I don’t know what to use next. PTI has become my go to sets for quick fun cards. Thank you, PTI designers!!
Terri Bills says
I think my paper cutter was the very first thing I bought when I decided I wanted to take up the hobby. Everything else came after that.
I purchased a Sizzix Big Shot for the sole purpose of embossing thin sheets of metal for my jewelry making. Then I watched a video on You Tube showing all the things you could do with that machine and i was hooked on paper crafting thereafter! From there came the stamp and die sets, cardstock, ink, stamp pad , acrylic blocks and double sided tapes! The list goes on. Now I have more supplies and space to store it all! But how can you have too many PTI stamps, dies, inks and paper?!
Sandy Dayhoff says
A rubber stamp set, a few stamp pads and white cardstock! I had never dreamed it would turn into what it is today – dies and all!! Stamping has come SO far since then!
Beverly Perdue says
My first purchases was Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, some acrylic blocks, a paper trimmer, and some adhesive. I was so excited when I purchased my first Papertrey Ink products. I loved the cardstock, matching ink colors and ribbons.
Suzi Fohringer says
My first purchases were from a StampinUp demo…over 25 yrs ago…black ink, a set of wooden all-occasion stamps and white cardstock. A life-changing hobby was born! (I almost did not go)
Barbara M says
I bought stamps from PTI, a frog set and what ever else they put out…every single month! I did scrapbooking but things didn’t fit. It has been a journey alright!
Rosemary D says
Trying to remember what my first crafting supplies were, but I think it was a sweet little stamp (that I still have) , ink and cardstock.
Michelle Benoit says
Oh! Twenty years ago, my thoughtful Sister made me a gift basket of stamping and embossing supplies. With no direction or examples to follow, I made a huge mess and put it away. Soon after, I was invited to a stamping party where inspiration and step-by-step instructions abounded and I was hooked! I bought stamps right away and now I make and send 300+ cards per year. Of course Papertrey has stolen my heart (and business) with your beautiful paper.
Samantha Johnson says
Some of the 1st products I bought were stamps, I started as a scrapbooker so I had plenty of paper and adhesive .
Suzanne Russell says
My very first purchase was a class at a local paper craft store which included a beautiful selection of patterned papers that we used for the class projects. After the class, I bought a big shot, a few sentiment stamps, clear embossing powder, and a few basic colors of pigment ink. Nine years later, I would like to know how much money I’ve spent at Papertrey Ink! It was my favorite then and remains so today.
Victoria h says
Stamps, ink pads, card stock, glue, scissors, paper trimmer then I needed a die cutting machine & dies, heat embossing gun and powder and the tool list grew!
A friend introduced me to StampinUp where I bought some ink pads and a couple of stamp sets. That was before I discovered PTI by accident on the web when I was searching for a Marvy Uchida punch…..here I am….many, many years later with more supplies than I should have!
Pat Ackley says
My first supplies for card making were a Fiskars paper cutter, some cheap card stock, four for a dollar sheets of patterned paper from Michaels, a roll of double-sided tape, and a semi- dry black ink cube. I almost stopped after the first card! But I soon found Papertrey Ink and stampers Select Card stock and I was so happy!
Makalah W says
A black ink pad and cheap paper, with a hodgepodge of single woodmount stamps.
Donna Oates says
Ink, paper and stamps! And much more of each and other things not long after!
Joan K says
Black ink pad, white cardstock and a few stamps. Simple supplies then, my how things have changed!
Donna C says
I went to a Stampin Up make and take. I purchased a stamp set and a few inks. I still love the Rose Red color and Pretty in Pink.
First supplies were a couple of wooden mounted Christmas stamps and probably some red ink. 🙂
I don’t remember what I bought first, but the item that I LOVE the most is my Cuttlebug. I love adding embossing to my cards and die cutting and I just wouldn’t go on a cardmaking retreat without it!!!
F. Andre says
My first purchases were from Walmart. I got several packs of solid Neenah card stock and Echo Park and Doodlebug paper pads. The first stamp I bought was Avery Elle’s Sentimental.
Mutzy Mia says
Wow…that was over 30 years ago! It’s hard to remember back that far. White card stock, envelopes, black ink and a wooden stamp set that included stamps to cover several occasions. I already had some cheap colored pencils so I was good to go. I still have some of the first cards I ever made…what a hoot! I didn’t discover PTI until about 8 years ago and a couple years before that discovered all that was on the internet. My passion exploded with all the creativity abounding. So from the first taste of stamping at a summer camp, to a few SU parties, to now experiencing all that is available, PTI is my FAVORITE!
Cindy Littler says
Lots of great new stuff, but those new colors are WOW!! I am also happy to see some more bitty big colors. Things have changed so much since I began stamping over 20 years ago with my first wood mount stamp set and a few basic ink pads from Marvy.
Diane Jackson says
Way before Papertrey Ink, I purchased wood mounted stamps & inks from SU at a stamping party. So glad when the clear stamp sets came out. Once I discovered Papertrey Ink I was completely hooked!
Lesa Wolfe says
I started stamping while I was scrapbooking, using those big chunky foam stamps and paint! After that I discovered the finer details of wood stamps, then the financial savings of clear stamps!
Susan from Colorado says
The first things I purchased as a new stamper was white card stock, black and brown ink pads and a stamp set I could use for multiple purposes. I thought I was pretty groovy but soon learned colored paper and markers helped a lot ?
Cardstock, paper trimmer, adhesive, patterned paper and probably a card magazine for ideas. Not sure I even had stamps then. Lol. Oh, how it has changed.
Diane Bowman says
I bought my first supplies over thirty years ago – simply started with an ink pad and a few wood block stamps. I used them mainly to decorate letters or envelopes or to stamp my elementary students papers.
Sheila W says
It’s been so many years ago that I bought my first supplies but I think is was a small set of rubber stamps, a couple of ink pads, and some basic white cardstock. (I sure didn’t know back then how much difference the quality of cardstock can make. Boy do I now and PTI has the best!)
Bridget W says
My first supply purchases were cardstock, inks and stamps.
A paper trimmer and very nice pair of scissors from Stampin Up and a black ink pad. The real breakthrough, though, was buying a die cutting machine.
A couple of woodmounted stamps, ink and gold embossing powder. I still have the embossing powder and still love using embossing powders!
My first purchases were a couple of stamps with wooden handles, a black ink pad and some gold embossing powder. I turned an iron upside down and put my paper on it to melt the powder. I could not believe how easy it was to achieve such impressive results!
Virginia P says
The first supplies I bought were a stamp set and a black ink pad.
Sue Symens says
Lovely as a Tree stamp set and Night of Navy ink. Can you guess where I was at? Lol.
Ivana Camdzic says
Another fav realease!! Flashback to 15 years ago, long before all the fabulous clear stamps, dies, pretty papers, and embellishments were available, I bought a set of wood mounted stamps, black ink and card stock. Seems so simple now, but back then, I loooved spending hours upon hours stamping with these few items!Another fav realease!! Flashback to 15 years ago, long before all the fabulous clear stamps, dies, pretty papers, and embellishments were available, I bought a set of wood mounted stamps, black ink and card stock. Seems so simple now, but back then, I loooved spending hours upon hours stamping with these few items!
Maria C F says
I started with a Christmas stamp set and a handful of ink pads so so long ago.
I saw a stamp in a bargain bin and decided to try so I bought the stamp and some black ink. Needless to say this was the start of a love affair with stamping and I now have a large collection of stamps and inks as well as other crafting supplies!
It was so long ago that it’s hard to remember but I recall it was a simple stamp set and a few ink pads–a black, red, and blue.
Cheryl B. aka slibby says
I stated stamping about 25 years ago. My first purchase was a small red rubber wood mounted stamp made by PSX that I bought in a Hallmark store in the mall. I also bought a black ink pad. Once I realized there were rubber stamping magazines and rubber stamps stores(!), I bought a beautiful copy of RubberstampMadness. At that time, it was a very large magazine with beautiful and kooky cards and wonderful ads. The rest is history!
I was given a box of small stamps at least 40 years ago and that started me off. Of course I had to buy stamp pads and I used these to teach my grade 1 and kindergarten children about stamping. Since then I have accumulated 2 rooms full of stamping products and started hundreds of young children along the path to stamping.
A single woodblock stamp and an inkpad about 25 years ago. I didn’t really get into cardmaking until several years later.
My first supplies were a few stamps and inks from Wal-Mart. I quickly realized how these didn’t ink very well, and bought a few stamps and dies from PTI. That was about 6 years ago, and I have been buying from PTI ever since.
Jill A says
My first supplies I bought were a couple of stamp sets, inks, and paper.
I was a scrapbooker first & resisted stamping for a very long time! I bought some used Stampin’ Up ink and stamps and have never looked back!
I started stamping after seeing cards for sale in a small craft shop in Vermont about 15 years ago. I picked up a few red rubber foam-mounted stamps and some ink from that store. In the intervening years my craft supplies have threatened to take over my house.
Becs Attwood says
Great release – so many awesome products. When I started stamping a friend gave me some stamps so the first things I bought myself was a heat tool & embossing powders – after seeing a demonstration of heat embossing I knew I had to be able to do that for myself! I still get mesmerized watching the powder melt into a beautiful smooth finish.
Karen Ba says
Stamps, ink, and paper. PTI was my first exposure to photopolymer clear stamps and I was hooked. Awesome products and designs! 🙂
A black inkpad! I never imagined stamping anything in color!
Kathie Powell says
The first thing I bought was an Art Impressions stamp from a kiosk in Salem Oregon. Many years ago! Little did I know what was the start of a lifetime of creativity.
My first supplies were ink pads and a few rubber stamps.
Helen F. says
My first stamping supplies were purchased at a Stampin’ Up party in 1997. I bought three stamp sets and 4 ink pads. I thought these supplies would be enough for many years of stamping . HA! Little did I know that was like a bucket of water thrown into the Ocean 🙂
PS: I still have the stamp sets!
Karen Rice says
When I first started getting into stamping, I remember buying a photo cutter (for straight lines) and deckled decorative scissors ( which were all the rage back then and soon there after a heat gun for embossing–that was 25 years ago!!
Sandy R says
I bought wood block rubber stamps and a Colorbox wheel that had many ink colors. And…some paper, of course.
Karen Jones says
I think I bought just about every stamp that I could find for Halloween! I’ve come a long way since then!
Kathy McCluskey says
I was introduced to stamping at a Stampin Up party. The demonstrator brought all the supplies and had each of us make a card following her directions. I was hooked immediately! Of course, I had to buy everything we had used to make the card….ink, stamps, ribbon, and cardstock. I took home the catalog and wanted to buy every single thing in it, but of course I had to use restraint and start small. Actually there were many things in the catalog that I had no idea what they were! That was 15 years ago and today my craft room is bursting at the seams! Papertrey Ink is my favorite company and I am the proud owner of many of your products and I keep adding more every month when your new products come out. I’ve learned so much from your designers and I so love making cards using your amazing stamps, dies, inks, etc. Thank you for creating such an awesome and inspiring business!!
Teresa F says
Pack of neutral shades of paper, inks to match and adhesive. Now I have so many supplies I can’t keep track!
Lynn W says
I became interested in stamping on my own because I wanted to use stamps to make titles and embellishments for scrapbooking. I was an avid Creative Memories scrapbooker at the time so I had lots of paper, adhesive and cutting tools. I remember buying a little peg alphabet set and a grey inkpad the identical color of the new Weathervane (my love for those greys goes way back!). I also bought a set of stencils that I used to make borders on my scrapbook pages. Eventually, I got into cardmaking when my best friend introduced me to Papertrey Ink, whose wonderful design team has helped me stretch my imagination! What fun!
Heather Mills says
The very first stamping item I bought was a Stampin’ Up all occasions set. It had basic sentiments and a few images to go along with them. I definitely still have it. Of course, I had to buy a couple cheap ink pads at A.C. Moore and some card stock. Boy, oh, boy has my crafty stash grown since then!!
You didn’t ask, but my first PTI set was Damask Designs and I STILL love it; so elegant and timeless!
My first stamp was a cute teddy bear! I also bought a set of brush markers and a black ink pad. All of my stamping supplies used to fit in a plastic shoe box…my how times change!!
Judith Wibholm says
My first stamp was a background stamp that had a rustic look to it. I saw a picture of a fence on a card that used that stamp set, and I bought the stamp and some brown ink to replicate it. I’ve sure added to my collection of stamps and inks since that time.
Kathie B says
I started out with some wood-mounted stamps and an ink pad that I planned to use for student’s papers. Then I took a class and discovered that there was a whole world of stamping that I had never even guesed existed.
Angie McKee says
Boy, I had to dig deep to remember my very first foray in to the world of stamping. Heeheehee! ? The very first supplies I bought were foam stamps, a set of mini sea creature wood-block stamps, and a GIGANTIC black ink pad. It makes me giggle now….ink NEVER came off those dang foam stamps. Lol! ? It’s been SO awesome to watch the evolution of our beloved craft – all thanks to incredible companies like PTI! ?
Sheri Elmont says
I started my stamping journey probably 35 years ago, they were all wood and nothing went together. I still have a couple of those around for memory sake. We didn’t know anything about different paper or even ink. We only had black ink pads. After that, I was into D.O.T.S (Dozens of Terrific Stamps) which is now Close to my Heart. Then I started scrapbooking with Creative Memories and here I am today, a room full of wonderful supplies from so many companies. And the need for an addition!
Dolores Dolan says
Wow! It has been over 20 years ago that I bought my first supplies. Since I had been a scrapbooker for many years I had lots of supplies that did double duty. My first stamp was the old style rubber stamps that came as a set with various sentiments. Since then have been hooked on card making, especially since discovering PTI! You all Rock with creativity!
Laurie Hunt says
Ink, card stock and stamps! Then I learned about other types of inks, embossing powder, tools and more. It was never ending!!!
I was given a rocking horse stamp as a gift because I collected rocking horses but that sparked my rubber-stamping hobby. I looked on the side of that stamp and seen it had come from a company called Personal Stamp Exchange. I’m not sure how I figured out how to order a catalog as there was no googling it back then, but I did and it was poured over endlessly! My first stamping supplies would have been ordered through them although I don’t recall exactly what it was!
Hmmm…believe I started out with wood block stamps, some ink pads and white paper. Had no idea what I was doing, LOL. Then I found Papertrey Ink.
Mimi r says
I bought a stamp, an ink pad and paper. Who knew this was just the start of a life time hobby!
karen h says
Is it bad that I can’t remember? I’ve been papercrafting for about 18 years. I know I started with scrapbooking, but within months I started stamping cards. Pretty sure my first order would have been huge with lots of stamps, ink, paper, and adhesive.
Sharon Wentz says
White paper, black ink, and a snowman stamp set from Stampin Up! I still have it and use it. You can tell it was my first because you were supposed to trim the rubber before mounting on the wood block. I didn’t know and didn’t trim it! That was in 1996!
Kylie Z says
I started with a simple paper cutter, one stamp set, and four ink pads. I’ve come a long way since then thanks to PTI.
April C. says
Back in the late 80s I bought a little scottie dog stamp on wood and a black ink pad and added him to envelopes, notes, and whatever else I could think of. Never thought to color him, lol! Now I have a whole room of stamping stuff. I oughta stop buying but y’all keep coming out with such cool things! (Gray card stock anyone? :D)
Sharon D. says
The first things I bought were a wood mounted stamp about friendship and a 3 color stamp pad – pink, blue and purple. Oh how that has multiplied since!
Toni C says
I stamped butterflies on my wedding invitations with silver and metallic blue ink – I still have them 16 years later! But about 10 years after that was when I really got into stamping and card making and I started with Stampin Up supplies after being introduced by my cousin. Onwards and upwards!!
Linda in StChuck says
It’s been a while, but I think it was paper, ink, and a stamp set or two.
New Leaf, Pure Poppy papers and inks, Flower Garden and Wishing You stamp sets. PTI got me stamping!
Marisela Delgado says
Stamps, of course. I had no ink, but I had stamps! ha-ha
Before I knew anything about card making, I had a black ink pad and rubber stamps that I used to stamp the outside of my snail mail envelopes! Shall we say my skills and collection have certainly grown since then!!
Jill S says
When I first started stamping in 1996, it was to add images to our Command Newsletter as Ombudsman for the USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740)(B). I bought 3 rubber stamps, some black pigment ink, some clear embossing ink and some gold embossing powder. One of the stamps was a Christmas tree shaped and sized much like Lizzie’s “Very Merry” with submarines as ornaments. I still have the stamp, even though it has been years since retirement.
Back in 1990 (after my first child was born), I purchased a couple of wood block stamps, some black ink, stamp cleaner and white paper. Life was so much simpler back then…
Pat Robinson says
My first stamping supply purchase was some 20 years ago. I bought a Stampin’ Up set that was for all occasions. Then went to Michael’s for a Fiskars paper cutter, ink, paper, and pencils and I’ve enjoyed this hobby ever since. Of course my craft room is pretty stuffed now with way more than that!
Nita K. says
The first things I bought were black ink and tons of cardstock. I still love to use black ink, but a lot of that cardstock is still in my stash. Lol!
Debbie B says
My first supplies included a stamp set, black pad and some cardstock! I was at a women’s retreat where a lovely woman was showing how to make cards. All for free, and man I was hooked! From that moment on (15 years ago), I still love it!
Gosh, that was, like 300 years ago—hard to remember! I think it was a birthday set and a few colors of ink. It was at a Stampin Up workshop clear back in the ‘90s.
Lynne Ward Wallace says
I started a new job and was invited by one of my peers to a Stampin Up Party. I bought a stamp set, white cardstock and a set of pastels.
Karla P says
Wow! That was a long time ago! I purchased some stamp sets (on foam blocks), paper, black ink, a set of colored paper chalk, and maybe some sort of glue and glitter. I didn’t do very much with them…….20+ years ago. Not until the last 5 years have I really gotten into it. 😉
Jen Carter says
When I first started stamping I went with the basics like paper, stamps & ink but I also invested in a set of chalk.
Connie G says
First things I bought was cardstock,ink pads, stamps and a paper cutter. That was 2005. Still have not lost my passion for cardmaking. Companies like PTI keep that alive!!
Crystal Francis says
When I first started stamping I bought beautiful ink colors and a set of floral stamps for my first card.
Melanie A. says
Whew that was a long time ago! Ink, white card stock, stamp cleaner and a stamp set of some kind. I honestly don’t remember which one! I still have the one we used at the party I went to that eventually bought!
Janelle H. says
After seeing an SU catalog at my daughter-in-law’s home, she gifted me with a stamp set. Then I bought cardstock, trimmer, one stamp pad and then markers at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t even know this art form existed before I saw that catalog. Now I have been stamping for 13 years and really enjoying PTI products.
Meagan W. says
I was introduced to card making, like a lot of people I think, at a card making party. I ordered a couple ink pads, a few stamps, cardstock, and some acrylic blocks from a catalog and everything was way over priced. Oh how I wish I would have discovered PTI right away!!
Lee Winemiller Cockrum says
Something from Stampin Up. I went to a party at a friend’s house. Was a slippery slope!
Kim A Klinkovsky says
I started stamping about 15yrs ago when my sister was a consultant who introduced me to the wonderful world of stamping. She said I needed stamps, ink, card stock, a paper trimmer, adhesive, ribbon, and rhinestones to make your own cards and save money. So, I said “ok” and an obsession was born. Love the new release. Thanks for the inspiration!
Victoria Nelson says
Wood mount stamps, coloring pencils and colored printer paper were some of my first supplies back in 1992!
Mary K says
My first stamping supplies were a Christmas themed kit from Better Home and Garden magazine about 25 years ago. There were wood mounted stamps, some colored inks and card blanks. I could use a barn for all the art supplies I’ve acquired since then!
Sandy M says
In the early 90’s I found a wall display of embossed cards at a hobby shop that no longer exists. I purchased a container of gold embossing powder, embossing ink, a 6 pack of markers, card stock and several wood block stamps. I heated the powder using my toaster. Took a while but I was hooked. I never dreamed it would lead to a room full of stamps.
When I first started stamping I purchased stamps (of course!) and embossing powder. I got so frustrated trying to use that I ended up just trashing it all. Once I learned how to use it, easy as pie and now I have more embossing power than I know what to do with!
When I was a kid ,many many years ago I acquired a set of Little Orphan Annie stamps & a bl stamp pad & fell in love .beleive it or not,it was in the 60’sThen I later discovered it as a card making hobby from a push cart in Boston.It’s history!
Karen Ramsey says
A few stamps, an ink pad, paper, embossing powder and a heat gun. My aunt showed me how to emboss and I was hooked!!
My first stamping supplies were 4 ink pads (a blue, green, yellow and red), white Card stock, a floral stamp set with a birthday and thanks sentiments and a paper trimmer. Thanks for making me realize how far I’ve come since those early days 10+ years ago. LOVE this new release and thanks for your continued inspiration!
Kim Badelt says
A little bit of everything! Well the basics anyway – cardstock, ink and a couple of multi occasion stamps sets. It didn’t take me long to start expanding my collection though 😉
I first bought wood mounted stamps and black ink. Oh how times have changed with clear stamps, dies, and multiple colors of ink of all types.
Sandra Vincent says
Some Stampin’ Up sets and ink pads were my first purchases.
Jill S says
Started with my kids about 25 years ago. Stamps, black ink and embossing powder. We used to emboss over a hot iron!
Anita Ritchie says
Stamp set, inks, and card stock. Love the way you did the product reveal!!
Linda E (uncbballfan) says
My very first purchases were a PSX botanical rose stamp and a pack of Tombow markers. I still have that stamp!
I bought a set of border stamps, cardstock with matching envelopes, and some ink from Stampin’ Up back in the late 80’s.
My first supplies were some hand-me-down Stampin-Up supplies from my sister-in-law. My first cards were the quality that led to polite, awkward, “Oh, you made this yourself, didn’t you?’ comments. Thankfully, I’ve learned a few things over the years! As far as my supplies … well, let’s just say I’ve come a long way, lol!
Stampin up paper, stamps, bone folder, chalks, blender pen, and cutter.
Many, many years ago I went to a Arts and Crafts Show (not a stamp one – just a regular show) and there was booth and they had their own line of stamps. I was shown embossing with gold powder. I was hooked. I bought many stamps, ink pads and gold embossing powder. Then I went back those next day and bought more. I still have those wooden stamps.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Wonderful release! Beautiful inspiration! My first craft supply for card making was rubber stamps from I bought from QVC, I don’t even remember the brand now!
María Alba Negrón says
My first were a paper trimmer, stamps, ink, paper and glue. Fifteen years later I have amassed a FORTUNE mostly in things that I buy but find too pretty to cut for they are reserved for that special event or person that never comes!
Vicki Finger says
Of course the first things I bought were Ink Pads. That was true when I found Papertrey as well – I started buying cubes several at a time.
I also wanted to say that I am blown away by the “magazine” format of all the new the stuff. This is the first chance I’ve had to check the blog today and I audibly gasped when I saw the “cover”. Well Done, Again!
First stamps and inks and other supplies were from Stampin Up as a friend was a consultant .. it was so long ago that I don’t think there were any other companies around!! I hated that I couldn’t position the stamps exactly where I wanted because of the wood blocks – when I stumbled upon PTI at a Craft Expo in the Chicago area I fell in love with the acrylic stamps and the gorgeous paper, inks and ribbon.
Sharon D'Amico says
I only had a few small stamps so I bought a Kaleidacolor stamp pad in Pastels. I figured I would have a number of colors in one and could layer my images on a background paper for a focal point. It carried me until I could afford more stamps. Wish there were clear stamps back then.
Sharon D says
A few SU stamp sets and a few ink pads. The friend who introduced me to stamping gave me a paper trimmer. At first I just used some white card stock from Staples. How times have changed!
Dawn Z says
I bought a paper trimmer and tape runner. Not too bad!
Emma s, says
Besides ink and paper, a crimped and a heat tool. Back in those days, everything was crimped and heat embossed. Lol!
Lisa S. says
My first stamping supplies were paper, wood block stamps and ink. How far I’ve come in a decade with PTI!
Rema DeLeeuw says
Ink, several colors of cardstock and stamps, a trimmer and bone folder. I thought that would be all I needed. Boy was I wrong…lol! Now I have an entire bedroom turned into a craftroom and I’m am slowly creeping into other rooms without my husband’s knowledge!
Lori Y says
I had been scrapbooking for years before my first stamping experience. I started with a wood stamp set and black ink. At first, I was only stamping on my scrapbook pages. It didn’t take long before the slippery slope of card making came along and many, many, many more supplies were bought!!!
Brandi R says
Very cheapo stamps and inks with the thought of scrapbooking in mind. They were foam stamps, just to get my feet wet..lol
My first supply for stamping was Inkadinkadoo stamp set and ink. Over twenty years later….
I started scrapbooking a very long time ago so I think I had everything else except stamps and inks. I had been resisting because i knew once I started I would want everything and yes sure enough my first of many purchases after were stamps and then the collection just grew and it’s taken over my craft room now. ?But I truly love this hobby.
Christmas stamp set, ink & cardstock.
Jo Ann Mooney says
First of all, I want to tell you how impressed I was to see the book format of the new release items! I was blown away! I looked at it several times in awe! Great job!
The answer to your question is, my first supplies were a paper trimmer, watercolor pencils, blender pen, black stamp pad, a bone folder, a few red rubber stamps and some very inexpensive cardstock. Today, I have a small room that I call my “STAMP VAULT” in which I store all my many, many wonderful supplies, the vast majority of them are PTI products! Thank you for contributing to my papercrafting addiction! I love it!
Kay R Tillman says
My first purchase was stamps to start scrapbooking, have yet to finish one book and that was 18 years ago. Thanks for such a great release.
Sharron Gregory says
I went to two parties before finding PTI and bought a small set of wood stamps. I’m not sure what else except I did order the watercolor pencils because I thought they were so cool. I never knew how to use them effectively so they are still stored away in my closet!
Michele Lourenco says
One stamp set, a set of ink cubes and a carstock sampler. To think that it was enough!
By the way, I love the interactive catalog that you pubilshed at the top of this post. It’s beautiful, professional and love the samples embedded in it.
Liz R says
My first card supplies, were ink and cardstock, and my first papertrey purchase was the Little Lady stamp set.
Kimberly Rendino says
I remember buying some stamp and ink sets from AC Moore – very poor quality, lol! Thankfully I kept with the hobby and discovered more quality products as I went on….
Nancy Lempinen says
My first supplies were from Stampin Up, Oh how I remember having to scissor cut the rubber stamps, I kept thinking this is ridiculous, but kept ordering . Became a demonstrator for a number of years, eventually hooked my daughter into it too,She is still a demonstrator I have since retired being a “demo” and discovered PTI along the way and love it.
Danielle Siegel says
The first thing I bought when I started stamping was an ink pad that had multiple colors in it. I guess one of those color box ombré kind. Also, a few wooden blocks and some paper. I think I also bought a heat gun and some embossing powder. Boy, have a come along way!!! My first wooden block stamp was a Kokapelli! And I got some verdigris copperish embossing powder to go with it. Funny how my taste has change so much!! PTI Is one of my favorite companies! You guys have the most unusual, original stamps and dies! What a generous giveaway you are doing. Thank you so much
Started simply with two stamp sets and a handful of ink pads.
Kathleen Curry says
Such a fun new release tonight! My first supplies were really big folk art rabbit stamps. I think I still have them, it’s hard to part with the stamps that started this fun hobby for me.
The lady who got me started in stamping was a demo for SU, so those were the first supplies I bought – cardstock, ink, stamps, and ribbon. Thanks for a great release, and for the chance to win a gift certificate!
I went to a Creative Memories Party given by a friend. I was annoyed by another “buy” party. I was completely enthralled and bought almost everything they had. I was a die hard from that moment on. I think I’m the only one that does it from that party. I’ve developed as product has too. I do altered art, cards, canvas art, bottles, and the occasional mini album. I’ve been a Papertrey Ink fan from the beginning!
Eileen M says
I started with a stamping up party, so got inks, paper and stamps. Another great release with some very creative products!
Marla Harris says
I started card making with a fiskars doodle flower stamp. Initially, I was a scrapbooker and paper was my first purchase.
Cheryl F. says
Stamps, ink, paper, and a paper trimmer. Very modest supplies. Not like now! 🙂
Heather Jensen says
I picked up some basics from my local craft store, but my first purchase online was from PTI, back in 2009 called Blooming Button Bits, Turning A New Leaf, and Giga Guide Lines. I’ve been a faithful shopper ever since, and have many, many more PTI stamp sets in my collection.
Besides a simple angel stamp and some ink, one of my first purchases was a paper trimmer.
Leslie Scholes says
Many, many, MANY years ago I went to a DOTS party and bought a couple of Christmas stamps and some basics – don’t even remember. I told my husband I would save money making them myself…hahahahahaha!! I found PTI through a rubber stamp magazine (remember those??) and a serious addiction was born! Thank you PTI for another great release!
Jennifer L. says
My first exposure to stamping was an SU! party. I think I bought some wood block stamps and an ink pad with multiple colors in one pad. I almost quit stamping around 2007 due to having kids and wood block stamps taking up so much space. But then somebody introduced me to PTI…
My first stamping products were a flower wood based stamp and black ink pad.
Corinna McGregor says
A sentiment stamp set, ink and white cardstock to make a birthday card. 🙂
My first things I bought were a set of stamps, an ink pad and some card stock. Now my cupboards and drawers are overflowing!!
Twyla S. Anderson says
I started out with Stampin up. I think the first thing I started with was an embossing gun and embossing powder. I love the look on everyone’s face the first time they try it.
Annette Hindes says
I think the first supply I got was a wood mount rubber stamp!
Lisa K says
I started scrapbooking before I started stamping. I remember thinking “why buy stamps when you can use them once and then you’re done? I would only use it on one page.” Boy was I wrong. Stamps can be used over and over and in so many ways. I have long stopped scrapbooking but my stamps remain. I already have card stock and adhesive so I guess my first supplies included ink, acrylic blocks and stamps of course. What a great hobby. 🙂
I bought ink, stamps and clear blocks.
Karen B says
I bought Papertrey’s Basic Labels set!
Mary Mil says
Ink, wooden blocks, and embossing powder.
Michel Espey says
First supplies I bought were ink and paper, and acrylic blocks. I won my first set of stamps I ever owned.
Gwen Jackson says
I purchased cardstock and a July 4th wooden stamp.
Hi – I went to your website and wanted to see stamps by release date 2018 but there was no such option.
Heather Nichols says
Hi Riette, We have a brand new website coming soon and so some items have not been updated on the current site. Here is a link to the 2018 releases: https://www.papertreyink.com/index.php?p=catalogbyyear&year=2018