Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to spend a little time stamping and crafting! I spent a few hours straightening out my craft desk and work station in my "Studio". It was a much needed task and I feel so much better now that it is more organized... not perfect yet but it has improved a great deal!
I want to share with you a couple of clubs that I am going to start up. I will be offering a Hostess club and a stamp set of the month club, both starting in June when the new Idea book & Catalog begins . Each will be available in the coming weeks and I look forward to having you join me! I will also start offering product shares so you can get a sampling of some of what 's new in the catalog with out spending a lot of money!
The Hostess club will consist of you and your friends. Just how does the Hostess club work? You and your friends will commit to spend x amount of dollars each month for a determined amount of time. The purpose of this club is to come together with your friends once a month to my home and have fun crafting, catching up and spending some time for just you! I will provide the materials for each member to make the cards and other paper crafts at each meeting. The hostess for that month provides some goodies to share and will receive the hostess benefits for that month. Let's say you have four friends that you would love to get together with and craft, in order to qualify for hostess benefits the club must spend $150 each month (before shipping). $150 / 5 people = $30 a month for each member. The hostess for that month is allowed to bring in outside orders from other friends and family members to help increase her benefit for that month. Hostess benefits. You can have up to 8 total members your group. The club will run one month for every member so you all have a chance to receive the benefits!
The stamp set of the month club is available to as many people who want to join. Each month for 6 months you will receive a brand new stamp set and the materials to complete 2 cards of three different designs and one 3D project. You will receive the card stock, paper, ribbons, brads etc with your kits all pre-cut with color photos and instructions for you to follow. Any extras like punches, ink and adhesive will need to be purchased separately. The price for this club has not yet been determined but will cost around $45 each month with shipping included ! It is a great way to build your stamping collection and try out a wide variety of Stampin' Up!'s papers and embellishments! You will learn new techniques and have a great collection of cards to give to your friends and family!
If you have never heard of Product Shares then let me explain how they will work. Let's say for instance you want to join in on a ribbon share of the new in colors for 2012-2014 when they come out. You will get a certain amount of yards from each of the 5 colors in the collection. The price is calculated depending on how much per yard the ribbon costs. Say 15 yards for $8.95 and you get 3yards from each color. $.60 per yard x 3 = $1.80 . $1.80 x 5 colors = $9.00 plus shipping. This is another really great way to accumulate a wide variety of products!!! I will also be offering brad and button shares, Designer Series Paper (DSP) shares, and if there is enough interest, I will also offer the Many Marvelous Markers in a share.
So keep checking back, I will have more details for you as June comes closer! Have a great day!