Monday, November 19, 2018

What is a Class to Go?

Hi Crafty Friends!
Today's blog post is an informational post explaining how my Classes to Go work.

Each month, I plan to offer a Class to Go. I will select a stamp set or bundle, (stamp set with framelits or punch) design some projects (usually cards) and come up with purchase options. Then I'll do a blog post that explains that month's options. Pre-payment is necessary, by PayPal or in person. If you are not local to me, there will be an additional charge for shipping your kit to you. There will be a set closing date. Then I will order the products, prepare the card kits, make the PDF and the video tutorial.

Let's take a look at this past month's class. I have a short video.  
Then see the descriptions and  pics below.

November's class featured our limited edition Snowflake Showcase (still available till the end of November or as supplies last). 

I shared the projects that would come in the kit and the options for products needed to complete the projects at home.

Once the orders were received and the due date passed, I ordered each person's products from Stampin' Up. Then I prepared the card kits.

This is what the complete kit looked like, plus two free pieces, 6" x 6" of the White Velvet Paper. There is usually some kind of freebie in the kit. Each kit includes the pre-cut paper and die cuts, as well as any embellishments.

Then I make them into packets.

And then package them up for local pick up or into a priority envelope to be mailed.

You then get an email from me with a PDF that has measurements and basic assembly directions, as well as a link to a private video so that you can stamp and complete your projects at home. You'll need blocks, ink, adhesive, and sometimes a Big Shot. 
Extra product can always be added to your kit if desired.

Once the due date has passed, the only part of the Class to Go that remains available is the option of just the PDF and video link. Most times you can still order the stamps and other supplies from my website. So if you really like the projects, you can still make them!

These classes are exclusively to go. We will not make them at my in studio classes. I offer discounted options for my team members.

I hope this post has answered your questions. If not, let me know. Feel free to take a look at previous month's classes. And stay tuned for the upcoming classes.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

So Santa, Tropical Christmas Card

Hi Crafty Friends!

I've been working on card designs for an upcoming class at The Frederick Inn Bed and Breakfast. The class is on Sunday December 2, so save the date as I'll have more info soon.

I like to offer a variety of cards and as I got to the last one, I really wanted something fun and not too traditionally Christmasy. I decided to use the beach Santa from the So Santa stamp set.
 I turned to the Freshly Made Sketches sketch to help me make the card.

Isn't it adorable?!? I used our Tropical Escape DSP to brighten the scene. I love how crisp and clean the card looks with the black and white. I stamped the Santa in Momento ink and then colored him with Stampin' Blends. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then heat embossed.

Here's the sketch I used:

And my card again:

You can find out more about Freshly Made Sketches and their challenges here:

Thanks for stopping by! Need help purchasing, let me know. 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Snowflake Showcase, ICS Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's ICS Blog Hop time. We usually do this blog hop the first Wednesday of the month, BUT it's coming early as lots of us will be in Orlando celebrating 30 years of Stampin' Up next week. I'm so excited to go celebrate, catch up with other demos, be inspired, see new product, and squeeze in a few short visits at Disney World. But I digress...let's get on to the creative inspiration!

We're celebrating Christmas on this blog hop.
I'm showcasing our limited edition Snowflake Showcase. (Haha, see what I did there). Starting November 1, you can order from this lovely suite.

It's such a fun set. The card I'm sharing is all about Christmas!

Isn't this the most Christmacy Christmas card? The DSP is in our annual catalog, it's called Under the Mistletoe. I stamped the snowflake tree in Old Olive and the greeting in Real Red.

I just love the snow flurry die cut.  I attached the tree and snow flurries with our Mini Glue Dots.
I love this set, there's a lot that can be done with it. 
(In fact I've made it my November Class to Go, see link at the end of this post).

For more Christmas inspiration, click HERE or the arrow below to see what Shirley has to share.

Here's all the info on the Snowflake Showcase:

See more projects from the Snowflake Showcase and get info on my Class to Go, here.
Need help shopping or crafting, contact me, I'm happy to help.

Stay Crafty!