Thursday, 23 June 2011
Hello blogworld! I am going to be starting up my Big Shot clubs again in July after just last month finishing up the last round of Big Shot Clubs. What's the big deal about the Big Shot? Well take a peek through my cards on this blog for starters... there arent that many cards that I make without it, and it is my most favourite tool to demonstrate with and get creative with, because the results are so dramatic. And fast. And easy! What more could you want??
There are two types of clubs that I run... firstly a Big Shot Club that allows people who dont yet own a Big Shot to get their hands on one, as well as matching dies and embossing folders, over the course of 6 months. This a great way to do it because you spread the cost of the purchases out over 6 months, which makes it much more manageable. The second club is basically the same idea, but for those that already have either a Big Shot or another Die-cutting machine... its called the Big Shot Accessories club. Over the course of the 6 months you get lots of dies, folders and other accessories of your choice. All up you get much more than what you are actually paying for, so its a great deal!
But that's not all! In both clubs you will also receive a tutorial each month, and one month out of the 6 you will also receive hostess benefits (a minimum of $30 to spend on products of your choice, and a free stamp set as well). Hostesses are allocated in the order that people sign up to the group. There is no need to attend classes or workshops, as these clubs are virtual, and the products can be delivered straight to you.
So what's it cost?? If you are local to me (Central Coast) the cost per month is $50, whilst those who are further away will be paying $55 per month to cover additional postage. This means that you can be part of the club no matter where in Australia you are. To be part of it, or obtain further information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am starting to fill these clubs so contact me soon to be part of it!
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
I have had a couple of cancellations for tomorrow's Distressing Class. So if you dont have plans for tomorrow... please feel free to join us! You'll be learning the basics of Distressing.. using lots of different tools to rumple, tear, rough-up, ink and sand your paper and ribbons to get that Antiquey/Vintagey feel to your cards. Look in your papercraft mags to see lots of examples as its a pretty hot technique right now!
Cost for tomorrow's class is $15, and you will make 3 projects. All materials and a light lunch is provided.
Hope to see you!!!
Monday, 20 June 2011
As you know, playing with anything NEW is one of the joys of papercrafting!!! This is a cute card I made this morning with our very special July release of Buttons and Ribbons. What's the big deal? Well, anyone that makes a purchase of $100 or more in July will automatically receive a roll of this ribbon and a pack of the matching buttons! Cute huh? And the card was really easy to make.
So for all my customers, this will make July a great time to buy... but even better to host a workshop! It means that all your guests will be able to qualify for this little gift. To book yours, just contact me at email@example.com... I have a few spots left in July, so dont miss out!
I've also added our first Christmas Stamp-A-Stack of the year to the schedule... so check it out!!!! (Starting next week!!!)
Hope you enjoy the card (it's a happy one!)
Thursday, 16 June 2011
No, not me... but some of my cards lately have been!
This months technique class has been "Distressing"... so lately I've been distressing every papery surface that I could get my hands on! I have to say that distressing is quite outside of my comfort zone... I would call myself a "clean and simple" papercrafter... and that goes whether I am making cards, scrapbook pages or any other paper creation. But given that Distressing is so hot in the papercraft world right now (just look through any Craft mag at your local newsagent) it makes good sense to explore it, and see what its all about.
And here's what I found out. It sometimes is difficult to step out of your comfort zone and create something that goes against your natural preferred style. But it's worth it because the end result will actually take you by surprise. I noticed this with my class attendees the other night... some of them even made faces as they crumpled, stressed, tore and "grunged" up their paper. And yet, at the end, everyone was happy with the result. Even if you discover that its not the way you like to work, there is something very "freeing" about letting go of your need for things to be perfect! So at the beginning of the class I encouraged them to just go with it, relax and enjoy the process... and you know what? I think we all did. I ended up really enjoying it, and am looking forward to next week's class (check the side bar for the schedule). At time of writing though, I only have one seat left.
Where possible I am giving customers the option of purchasing part of their supplies at classes and then receiving a discount on the class fee. In this case, I am offering the opportunity to purchase the Distressing Essentials Kit ($37.95 plus P&H) and then only pay $5 for the class. The alternative is that you may wish to use my supplies and in that case the class is $15.
The card above is one of the cards we made at this week's class. It was really fun to make!!
Please note that I am running two new Big Shot clubs starting in July. Big Shot clubs are awesome as it gives you a way to pay off your Big Shot over time and get dies, tutorials and free products along the way. One club is for people to get the Big Shot and Dies itself... and the other is for people who already have a Big Shot and are after more accessories to go with it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And lastly, I will be wrapping up the Ribbon Shares shortly. Some people have opted for the Taffeta, and others for the Wide striped Grosgrain... and some of you are like me and couldn't decide so you got both! This is the best value way to get lots of colours of ribbon for a great price. Check it out by clicking here.
Below is a close up of the detail of the card at the top of this post. I'll be back with more distressed cards to show you soon....
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
So for tomorrow's Stamp-A-Stack I have created, as always, two different cards, and you get to make 3 of each of the two different designs. (So a total of 6) I have already showed you the first card, and now, here is our second. I have loved every card I have made with this set, it just works! The set is "French Foliage" from our current Mini Catalogue. (rrp $31.93 in clear, or $39.95 in wood). And it works for guys as well as girls too.
So if you would like to join us, just email me at email@example.com and reserve your spot. The cost of the class is $15 - for that you make six cards, all materials are supplied and a light lunch too if you wish to stay for that.
Hope you enjoy the card xx
Monday, 6 June 2011
I still have a few seats left for my Stamp-A-Stack on Wednesday at 11am. We will be making 6 cards to add to your card stash... 3 each of 2 different designs. (One of them is shown above)... unfortunately you cant see the glitter on the top of the cupcake, but its pretty cute :-) If you would like to join us, the cost is $15. All materials and a light lunch is provided.
Classes are held on the central coast... I can give you the address when you book in. To reserve your spot, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!