This event is open to all demonstrators and their guests. We do talk business, but more from the perspective of ideas for sharing and doing classes. Non-demonstrator guests who've attended past events come for the inspiration and chance to see new product in action - and for the camaraderie.
Its a fun day and you'll leave so inspired and motivated, and you'll have so many great new ideas that you'll want to go home and start playing immediately.
Our Make & Take projects are intended to highlight new product. Check out these 10 great projects along with ideas for marketing them to your customers.
First up is a pair of Halloween cards
The card on the left is by Brenda Moen featuring the Jar of Haunts stamp set. be sure to point out to customers how Stampin'UP! coordinates products. There are currently 3 stamp sets that all coordinate with the Jars framelits.
The card on the right was designed by Rachel Durtschi. Rachel used the Chalk Marker to highlight the spider web and took Pumpkin Pie Ink pad direct to paper to get the look of a pumpkin. If you're looking for techniques to show to customers then play with this direct to paper technique. Using brown ink can give a great woodgrain look.
Next is a pair of pretty fall cards
Jana Secord's gorgeous fall foliage card features the Totally Trees Stamp Set The Totally Trees set is very versatile. You get everything: deciduous trees, an evergreen tree and even a palm tree!
Rachel Durtschi's fall card is so quick and easy: a piece of coordinating ribbon tied around a piece of what looks like Designer Paper . . . but its not DSP. She stamped the background using the Paisleys and Posies stamp set. Stamping your own "DSP" is a fun idea, especially useful if your customer plans to mass produce a card and is concerned about having to buy lots of paper. Its also a great way to show them another use for the small stamps.
The Fall 2016 catalog has lots of fun new coordinating dies and punches and stamp sets.
Joyce Hall's Reindeer card features the Cookie Cutter punch and Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. The cookie cutter stamp sets and punch would be perfect to feature at a kids event or Mom and Me craft event.
Tina Petko's Card showcases Jar of Cheer, another set that coordinates with the Jars Framelits. Tina also used the Swirly Scribbles dies to make the blue snow on the bottom of the card. This is a nice way to show all-year use for a die set that might not be thought of as a winter set.
Yvon Hamas's beautiful pine cone card features the Pretty Pines dies and Christmas Pines stamp set. Yvon's draped ribbon on this card lets you show your customers a non-typical way to use ribbon on a card.
These next 2 cards both show what you can do with a hole
Rachel Durtschi's sweet little ornament was die cut with the Merry Tags die set. The die cuts the tree shape so the green is a piece of paper showing through the hole. This is a fun coloring trick to show your customers.
Judy Arawinko used this card to teach us a modified Iris Fold. The hole here is from the Peaceful Pines dies set. As we look forward to spring you might consider doing this technique with your customers using a star or heart shape.
This last card is a z-fold
Doreen Viking taught us how to make this z-fold card with the Seasonal Bells stamp and punch bundle. This
is a very popular card design right now, you see this lay-out almost
daily on Stampin Connection, Pinterest and SplitCoast Stampers. Its
pretty easy and would make a nice "wow" card for your customers.
Thanks to all these talented stampers who created our September Make & Take Projects
If you are not part of our Madison Area Stamping Stars and you're wondering who we are
The Madison Area Stamping Stars are a group of local Stampin'UP! demonstrators who gather several times a year - each time there's a new catalog. Our purpose is to share ideas for using the product and ideas for stamping with others. We come from various different "downlines" and everyone is welcome including non-demonstrator guests.
Here are a few highlights from our recent September event in McFarland. Gatherings like our fall event give you an opportunity to "fall" in love all over again with our craft and with Stampin'UP!and its products.
Our next gathering isSaturday, January 17th when we'll be playing with product from the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalogs. The registration form for that event will be posted in mid-November.
Stampin'UP! continues to wow and amaze us with the release of each new catalog.
And the 2016 Fall Holiday catalog continues that trend.
Join us: Sat. - September 17th, 2016
for a chance to play with new stuff and share ideas
for sharing our love of all things Stampin'UP! with friends, customers and family.
Remembering Shelli's vision . . . SHARING is the KEY WORD
Our Agenda Includes
** Demonstrations and hand-outs
** Event Ideas
** 10 Make & Take Projects ** 3 Group Make & takes
** Door Prizes
** Card Contest with prizes
** Displays: bring your camera and projects to share
** and Additional Optional Trading:
*Please download and read these Guidelines for Trade Cards
. . . Many of us use these trades in our business and we depend on them being quality projects with current product only.
Cost:$25 ( early bird price is only $20 if you register in August ) The $5 price increase reflects the increase in prices in the New Annual Catalog
Deadline to register is Sept 9th
Your registration fee includes Door Prizes, Hand-outs, & Make & Take Materials and materials used at the "Try-It" tables
Lunch is "on your own" FYI: we will be coordinating an order that day from a local eatery if you want to support a local business
This event will beyour chance for a hands-on experience
with some of the new product and an opportunity to build up your stash
of samples with the new stuff . . . and of course your opportunity to re-connect with friends or meet new stamping friends.
Did you miss the June event? These were the Make & Takes.
Here are a few more photos from our June event.
Its so fun to see
everyone and hear how you're all doing. I love seeing everyone's
projects and I come away with such great ideas. Thanks to everyone who
attended. and I can't wait to do this again in September.
you miss this event? We do this 3x a year, each time there's a new
catalog. Mark your calendars for the next one - Sept 17th. ( click an image to see it larger )