Podcast Episode 3 – Top 5 must-have supplies to begin stamping

Podcast Ep 3 stamping must-haves

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Hello!  Thanks for joining me in the craft room with me today! Here I was with only the cat to talk to, and now, here you are. Last week we talked about card making, and my top 6 must-have items for making a basic card.  A lot of card makers become stampers, so today, I thought we’d talk about stamping, specifically … what exactly you NEED to start.

Naturally there are a lot of options, as with card making, so I’ll try to break it down for those who are just starting out in the world of stamping.

  4. INK PAD

That’s it for the absolute basics you will need to start stamping.  Of course there are lots of extra things you can get … like embossing powders, heat guns, anti-static pouches, markers, pencils, paints … but these are the things that you will need to get you started.

This is the stamp cleaning pad I have been using for over a decade. It is remarkably similar to the paint pads you can buy at Bunnings, for cutting in edges … and the paint pads are a much more affordable option for stamp cleaning.

If you are working with a limited budget, don’t be afraid to purchase small stamp sets.  You’ll be surprised how versatile they can be.  I have a number of video series on my YouTube channel showing you how to take one stamp set and use it 3, or 5 or 7 different ways.  I’ll link to a few of those series in the show notes.

I enjoy stamping because I can’t draw, but I enjoy colouring in.  Stamps solve that problem for me. If you are looking for stamps in Australia, I invite you to check out my online store, as stamps are my specialty. 

Remember … people will tell you that you need a whoooooooole lot of things, but one person’s need is another person’s budget-buster or want-list item … so ease in at first, and if you get hooked, then you can start investing in the new toys.

Printable ink pad guide


  1. Vicki

    Hi Dawn I’ve just binged your first 3 podcasts. Even for someone who has been stamping for a number of years it was great to listen too. I was wondering where I can find the pic of the magic carpet you refered too. I don’t seem to be able to find it.

    1. Dawn Lewis

      Thanks for the reminder Vicki! I’ve added that photo to the blog post, so you should be able to see it now.


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