Merry Christmas Eve! Hope you’re having a great start to your long holiday weekend.
Today, I’m announcing sign ups for my new Stamps In the Mail round starting in January. I’m so excited to be using products from the new Occasions Catalog for this round. There are some truly GORGEOUS products in this catalog, which made it difficult to narrow down my choice for Stamps In the Mail. But, in the end I picked the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits Dies because they are so versatile. Not only do the two products coordinate wonderfully, but the stamp set has loads of great greetings for card fronts and insides!!!
This is an example of the types of cards I’ll be designing for this upcoming round of Stamps In the Mail. They will be feminine, include Spring colors, and be geared towards multiple occasions.
Just in case you haven’t received your new Occasions Catalog, here’s a look at this bundle, including the stamps and framelits dies.
For the first month of Stamps In the Mail, you’ll receive the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. You’ll also receive instructions and supplies to make four projects at home on your own time. In addition, I’ll send you ideas for two additional bonus projects. All the projects are exclusive to Stamps In the Mail. I do not share them on my blog or any other social media site.
For the next two months, you’ll receive instructions and supplies to make four additional projects each month. (I’ll also provide bonus projects ideas.) Each month, you’ll receive approximately $32 worth of Stampin’ Up! products to use on your projects. I’ll let you know which items you’ll be receiving, as well as any additional items you’ll need to complete the projects at home. It you already have something on the list, you can replace it with an item of equal or lesser value.
Also, if you decide to add items to your order, I will give you a 10% discount on all the items. That’s like getting free shipping!!!
Plus, because this round of Stamps In the Mail will be occurring over Sale-a-Bration, you can earn free Sale-a-Bration products each time you order $50 or more. Think about it, for the first month, the bundle itself costs $49.25, so all you have to do is add $0.75 to earn a free Sale-a-Bration product. For the second and third months, all you have to do is add $18 more merchandise to qualify for a Sale-a-Bration gift.
Because of the cost of the Rose Wonder and Rose Garden bundle, the first month of this round will cost $62, and then subsequent months will cost $45 each. Cost includes emailed instructions from me for the exclusive projects, including pictures and step-by-step tutorials, and mailing costs for the supplies. I strive to come up with unique designs that include a variety of techniques and embellishment methods.
For the second month, I’m doing something a little different, and I’ll be including another stamp set, Timeless Textures, on the product list! (This will be part of the $32 worth of products you’ll receive from Stampin’ Up! that month.) I’m totally in love with this stamp set!!! It’s going to allow us to create some amazing backgrounds for our projects. I know you’re going to love it!
Stamps In the Mail is designed for experienced stampers who have an established inventory of basic tools at home. For example, for this round you would need a Big Shot, Precision Base Plate (suggested), Big Shot Die Brush (suggested), a variety of embossing powders, Heat Tool, a variety of ink colors, basic punches, dimensionals, glue dots, and SNAIL. I provide card stock and embellishments.
I’ll be honest with you, the projects I create for this program are my “over the top” type cards. This is where I concentrate my efforts for teaching unique coloring and background techniques, as well as different methods to use embellishments. These projects are a labor of love. They are the cards I may not have time to teach in my classes, and the ones that I make for the truly special people in my life.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in signing up for, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to talk to you and make sure this program is a good fit for you.
I don’t want to scare anyone off, I’m just trying to tell it like it is. I can at least say that for all the customers who’ve signed up for Stamps In the Mail in the past, they love it and have all come back again and again.
I’m not going to go into the technique I used here, as I will save this for my class. Suffice to say that I had a few tricks up my sleeve to figure out how to watercolor the background so that it fit under the die cuts. This was my first attempt at using these products, so it’s not perfect, but I think that’s part of the artistry of a handmade card.
I can tell you that I used both the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot Die Brush when cutting out these laser thin die cuts, and both products worked like a dream!!! It was super easy to cut and remove all these dies.
I used the Timeless Textures stamp set a little bit under the greeting just for a touch of interest. It really coordinates well with this bundle.
Supplies used on my card:
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