Farewell & Thank you gifts

Hi,

So I’ve taken a momentous step in my business,  in closing down my classes and doing more online, blogging, video tutorials, product shares and Team building.

I have been running classes, teaching like minded crafters as well as total beginners – well most of them were complete beginners lol, how to make some amazing cards and techniques for the past 6+ years.

Along the way, many of my customers have become great friends, so I decided I wanted to make some lovely Thank you gifts & cards to show how much it has meant to me to have them join me every month for my classes.  Some of them have been with me from the very beginning even before I set up the business, while I was learning my trade.

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you the gifts I made and how I made them.  I gave them out at my farewell lunch they organised for me as their way of thanking me!

The first is a Pizza Box pop up calendar, post it & pen holder.  It is primarily made from a pizza box which we sell and are in our Seasonal catalogue.  It is a great little box, food friendly, so you could use it to put homemade cookies in and gift wrap it for a loved one.  It will also hold our 3″ x 3″ envelopes so why not make some gorgeous cards and give it as a gift at Christmas?

 

Here are the measurements for the Cardstock (CS), inks etc I used.  There are images below the video with links to my Online shop for you to order any or all of the products. I used four different colours of CS to make 4 different coloured boxes.  So just substitute the coloured CS for the colour you like best:

1x PIZZA BOX (score box lid @ 2¾” from flap edge)

LEMON LIME TWIST CS 3⅜” X 3⅜” x2 (for top & bottom of box)

LEMON LIME TWIST CS 3⅜” X ⅞” x4 (for sides of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 3¼” x1 (for bottom of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 1¼” (for top)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 6/8” x4 (for sides of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 1⅝” x ⅝” (for Pen holder), SCORED @ ⅜”, ⅝, FROM BOTH ENDS

EASTERN BEAUTY STAMP SET

MARBLED STAMP SET

LEMON AND LIME TWIST INK PAD

TUXEDO BLACK MOMENTO INK PAD

TRIMMER/SCORER

BONE FOLDER

TEAR N TAPE ADHESIVE

TOMBOW MULTIPURPOSE GLUE

PAPER SNIPS

Click on the video link to see how it’s made.

Why not order some pizza boxes and have a go yourself?  Everything I used is listed below, just click on the image to go to my online shop and place an order.

If you like what you see, why not pop back tomorrow to see the next gift I made for my lovely ladies.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Change as good as a rest!

That’s what people say ‘Change is as good as a rest!’  Well I didn’t want to rest on my laurels but wanted to change the way I did things with my business.  So I’ve taken the very brave (some of you may say fool hardy hehe) decision to stop running my classes!

I had my last class just over a week ago and whilst it was sad, I know I will keep in touch with these lovely ladies and perhaps we will craft together in the future.

This is the card we made:  They had a choice of either having the cute doggy or the pile of pressies being pulled up the card!  Each have a hidden christmas sentiment that gets revealed as they are pulled up.  Great Fun and everyone loved making it!

If you want to make one of these cards here’s the products I used, just click on each item to place and order with me on my online shop. (remember to use September’s Hostess Code if your order is less than £150).  Use the Hostess Code and get a gift just from me sent directly to you by me to thank you. (remember I need your details).

 

Now I thought I would give you a heads up on just one of the new things I will be doing in my new venture!  I am so excited and I really hope you will be too and will continue to support me and join me in my new venture!

Firstly, I will be doing a ‘Product Share’ from the New Seasonal Catalogue!  What does this mean you ask?  Well in a nutshell, I choose a Suite of Products from the New Seasonal Catalogue, put a sample of the products from this suite (not including Stamp Set, dies or punches) together, place them in a strong plastic box (which you get to keep) and post it directly out to you ready for you to use to make your own gorgeous projects! How cool is that!   Examples of the types of products you will get:-  6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, Embellishments, Ribbon, things like that, depending which suite I choose.

At the moment this is in the planning stage, but I would love to hear from you if you would be interested in taking part in this Product Share.  I plan to choose a different suite every month, so you get the chance to have lots of products at a fraction of the cost!  This will also help you try many of the lovely products before purchasing a full pack of say Designer Series Paper or gorgeous Embellishments.  It is very good value and a great way to get your hands on lots of products.

The first Product Share will go live Monday 2 October!

Email me asap if you would like more information, but drop back next week for the details of the first Product Share and more information about other things I will be doing in my new venture!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Christmas in July-Recruiting Offer!

Hi!

Have I got lots of fantastic news and offers for you today!!!! I am so excited, especially with the amazing Recruiting offer that Stampin’Up! are offering during July.  It will mean that if you sign up with me between 1 and 31 July, I get to show you all the great perks of being a Demonstrator and being part of my Team!

Ok you say what’s the offer?  So when you sign up under me (click on this link to go to my Online IDA form to ensure you are signing up with me) Join Me Now!

Not only do you get to choose £130 worth of Stampin’Up! products from their New Annual Catalogue, you will get an Essentials Gift Pack (worth £47), plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth £18) from the upcoming autumn/winter catalogue added to your starter kit ABSOLUTELY FREE! This means that you as a new recruit will get products and business supplies worth a whopping £195 for just £99 with FREE SHIPPING!

Ok the Essentials Gift Pack worth £47! What is it:

How exciting is that!?  Why not contact me to find out more or click on the Join Me Link above to sign up and get this amazing offer today!  Remember you’ve only got until 31 July to take up this amazing offer!

Thanks

 

 

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HUGE BOGOF SALE AND ANNUAL CATALOGUE LAUNCH!

Hi!

I am so excited, not only am I having my Huge BOGOF Sale next Sunday 12 June, but you will also have the chance to get your hands on the NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE! How great is that!

streetfair poster large

So why not put the date in your diaries come along to the Bishops Cleeve Street Fair, pop in to the Tithe Barn, main hall (up the stairs) and take a look at everything I am selling.  Remember all the stamp sets, Framelits, Dies, Embossing Folders, all Stampin’ Up!, (which those of you who know me and come to my classes, all know how amazing and fantastic value the SU products are), are all in my BOGOF! Which means basically, for every one of these products you purchase from me at the Event, I give you a voucher for the value you have spent, and a copy of the Brand New Annual Catalogue for you to take away. You then choose from the new catalogue, other Brand New Product(s) ((to the same value as the voucher) to get ABSOLUTELY FREE! You then give me your order and voucher, I place the order and contact you when it’s arrived (usually 2-3 days later!)  Of course, buy lots on the day and you can choose lots of lovely new products from the new catalogue! What a bargain!

There will also be lots of ribbons (by the metre), 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, (individual sheets), 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, (individual sheets), as well as Embellishments – buttons, brads, candy dots etc.  So lots of bargains to be had, you don’t want to miss this Event!

If you fancy joining me at a class another time you have the chance to purchase a ticket to join me at one of my Card Taster Sessions for just £10! For more information and dates come to the BOGOF event and talk to me (I’ll be wearing my SU Apron and even wear a handcrafted name badge!) lol.

You can also sit and make a lovely card (everything provided to make it), which means you get to stamp, punch and embellish with some of my Stampin’ Up! products.  You will also get the chance to chat to fellow crafters (some come to my classes) and take the card home with you (along with your purchases).  Your friends and family will be so jealous they missed out! lol

Here’s the card you will be making, isn’t is lovely?  YES! you can make this gorgeous card – FREE!!!!

flower shop street fair project

There will be a raffle – First Prize – A 1-2-1 Class with me at Sue’s Crafting Place, where you will spend a couple of hours with me in my craft room, seeing all my amazing products and make a gorgeous bespoke card, designed by me especially for you! (normal 1-2-1 class price is £20+)

On Display will be samples of the sorts of cards/projects I teach in my classes, as well as wedding stationary, gift packaging etc as well as some of my cards for sale.  Information about my classes will be available and some of my Class members will be on hand to ‘sing’ my praises! lol

I would love to see as many of you as possible, so please pop along next Sunday, 12 June between 12pm & 4pm at the Tithe Barn(upstairs, main hall), Bishops Cleeve, meet lots of likeminded crafters, bag yourself a bargain and have fun making a gorgeous card.

Look forward to seeing you (mention you saw this blog when you meet me).

 

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Great Coffee n Card Session Today

Hi,

Great Coffee n Card session today at the No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve.  Daphne came as usual which is always a delight, she is such a lovely lady. Then a lady and her daughter, Holly who had been in the Cafe a fortnight ago when I was last doing my coffee n card came in and joined me.

I was blown away with how amazing Holly was at stamping, her card was beautiful and her technique of stamping for someone so young, was awesome! Well, look for yourself, here’s her finished card – great isn’t it?

Holly at coffee n card

Here’s the one her mum did (lol she didn’t want to show her face). A great card too I think you will all agree!

Holly's mum at coffee n card

Thank you Daphne, Holly and Holly’s mum (oops forgot your name lol) for joining me, I hope you had a great time.  Hope to see you again next time.

If you want to make a card just like Holly why not join me at my next Coffee n Card which will be Thursday 25th February 3pm-4pm. Get in touch to find out more.

Thanks

 

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