Monday, 1 June 2009

SU June and July promotion - EXTRA HOSTESS BENEFITS!

If you've been thinking about having yourself a Stampin'Up workshop, then now is a great time to book that in with me. If you hold a Stampin'Up workshop in June or July 2009, and sales reach over $600 (and that's not hard!) then you will receive an additional $40 to spend on product of your choice. That would mean that you would receive a minimum of $110 to spend (as well as either a free Level 1 or Level 2 stamp set)... how cool is that? See your Idea Book and Catalogue for more details re the benefits available - or click over on the right hand sidebar where you see the picture of the catalgoue. So NOW is the time to book your workshop in.

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about holding a workshop with me:

Q: What do we actually do at a workshop?
A: Everyone who comes will receive a pack of materials for them to make 2 projects - the projects themselves will vary, but everyone will go home with something that they have created themselves. As a demonstrator it's my job to teach everyone, included people who have never done papercraft before, how to make our gorgeous cards and other items. So it's a great way to connect with your creative side, but also to socialize and enjoy each other's company.

Q: How many people should I have at my workshop?
A: The answer is as many as are comfortable around your dining table. The ideal number is 6-8 in my experience, but of course sometimes groups are smaller than this, and sometimes they are larger. But you dont need many people in order to have an enjoyable afternoon/night - and to earn yourself some great benefits along the way.

Q: When should I have my workshop?
A: To get in on this special you will need to book into June or July, but anytime is a good time really. Saturday afternoons tend to book out quickly, but I can also do some week nights, and on occasion I can do a Sunday afternoon. If you would like to book a workshop, email me at and I'll grab my diary and we will work out a date that is good for us both.

Q: How can I enjure that my workshop will be successful?
A: Good attendence is obviously a key to a good workshop - I provide invitations if you wish to use them and you should invite more people than you actually think will come, as not everyone can always attend. Make sure you follow up the invites with a quick phone call several days later - it makes it easier to confirm numbers, and also to remind anyone who has forgotten. I will contact you a few days before the workshop to get an idea of numbers so that I can prepare the materials.
The other thing that will make a huge difference to your workshop success is to have some outside orders on the day. Not everyone can come usually, so when you book your workshop you will receive a free Idea Book & Catalogue from me, and you can show it to people. Even if they cant come, they may still wish to place an order. This will boost your sales figures at your workshop, getting you closer to that magic $600 figure, to make the most of this promotion.

Q: What do I need to prepare?
A: In reality there is not much preparation required on your part after you have invited and reminded your guests. For the workshop I will need a table - kitchen or dining room tables are best, but even a coffee table can be used if that's what you've got. As your guests will be getting creative, remember that they will need some room to work. I will provide all the materials for the projects. It is usually nice for everyone to enjoy a cuppa at some point too, and sometimes people will have some bikkies or snacks, but please dont feel that you need to go over the top... simple is good and no-one expects you to be a Master Chef. (A packet of Tim Tams or similar usually hits the spot).

Q: How do we pay for our products?

A: There are several payment options - cash, Direct Deposit, MasterCard or Visa, although my preference is Credit Card. But any of those are fine.

Q: How long does it take for Orders to arrive?
A: Please allow 7 business days after all completed orders are processed for delivery of your products. The date that orders are processed will however depend on how quickly the money is received for the orders... generally I am unable to process the order until payment is received. (Which is why I prefer Credit Card).

Well that should answer some of your questions. If you are not close to the Central Coast area, and would like to host a workshop, please still let me know.. if I am not able to do it myself I am only too happy to put you in touch with a demonstrator in your area. If you've never had an SU workshop before, do try it, because they are heaps of fun... and if you havent had one for a while, now is a great time to jump into it and do it.

(And I've popped a card here for you today - it's a male card that I did at a couple of my workshops last month.. enjoy! Dont Baha Breeze, Basic Gray and Black look good together?)


Tracy said...

Oooooo Linda I really lurv this card, wish I was doing a workshop with you myself. Did you do something to the crimped paper?
Just luv luv luv it!
Tracy x

Kristy said...

Linda this card is just stunning, I really must get a crimper!

Nerida said...

Hi Linda,
Love these colours together - Grey is just such a great colour when you give it some texture as you have here. Might have to come and make it with you soon.