Stampin’ Up! Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

{Back to your regularly scheduled programing}  Excuse my absence from blogging the past week.  College classes are starting back up for me, the baby has had a few rough days and nights, and this momma was worn out. There was no time for crafting, or thinking, or creating, or blogging. Life happens!

Guess what?!? It’s that time of year! Time to start planning Christmas cards because there’s nothing better than sending a handmade Christmas card to your loved ones and friends. I am holding a Stamp-A-Stack on October 12, 2013.  I have two time slots running about three hours each- 11AM and 4PM.

It is going to be a blast!  On another related note, I just got in a huge Holiday Catalog order and here are some of the first cards I created with the new supplies.  They are similar to the cards displayed in the catalog as I thought they were beautiful!!  Some of these cards will be featured at the Stamp-a-Stack, so sign up now to reserve your spot.

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October 13, 2013 @ 11AM or 4PM

What is a Stamp-a-Stack?
A Stamp-a-Stack is a class held in my home, where you will make  a ‘stack’ of cards. You will make 4 card designs, 5 of each card.  The theme for this Stamp a Stack is Christmas Cards.

How many cards do you make in the class?
In my Stamp-a-Stack Classes, you make 20 cards and matching envelopes, in 4 different designs for $30.

Can I make more than 20 cards?
Yes, of course! But to ensure you have adequate time to complete them all, I ask that you register for both morning and afternoon time slots to complete all 40 cards.

What is the cost?
The cost is $30, which will cover the paper, stamps, ink, ribbon, rhinestones and other embellishments (everything needed for the cards is included). Envelopes are included and stamped.
BONUS: You also get to pick ANY stamp set valued up to $11.95 from the 2013 Holiday Catalog to keep!  You also keep any leftover designer paper scraps, card stock, ribbon, bows or embellishments from your cards.

How do I pay & do I need to prepay?
You may pay by check, cash or PayPal (emailed invoice).  Prepayment is required by September 21st, 2013 so that the stamp and supply order may be placed to ensure it arrives timely.

What do I need to bring?
Bring your own adhesive, Snail or Glue Sticks.  If you don’t have adhesive, you may use my SNAIL adhesive for an additional $5.  Everything else is provided.

Are the cards difficult to make?
Definitely not! I precut all of the elements- all you have to do is enjoy stamping, gluing and creating with friends.  I also give written step by step instructions with each card design.

How long does the class take?
We start promptly, so don’t be late.  It will take the full 3 hours to complete all 20 cards.

What is the format for the class?
I take 8 people per class. I set my dining room table up so that there are 4 shoeboxes with all the supplies for that design. 2 people work on each design at a time, then they swap seats as they finish and move to the next box.



I hope this answered your Stamp-A-Stack questions and that you will sign up to join me.  I try to make this the best possible deal for you- a ton of cards, a stamp set, all prepared materials, and card leftovers to go.   I can’t wait for more Christmas stamping!!



Stamp of the Month Club

I am excited to announce that a new club, exclusive to my customers, is starting up this year. It is the Stamp of the Month Club. No monthly obligation! Participate when you want! Extra rewards for monthly participation!! You will receive the stamp of the month set and three (3) completed project samples (no instructions/kits; you will receive a supply list for reference).  The cards will be full size and ready to use or keep.  Occasionally, product bundles will be offered so you get more product for the price.

Each month you may choose either clear or wood mount stamps. *If you already have the featured stamp set, you may substitute it for one of equal value.

Here are the details:

Stamp of the Month Club

On the 1st of each month I will release the Stamp of the Month set. You may choose either the wood mount or clear mount set.

Perks! No commitment. No obligation.

You can join at anytime! You may join virtually! You don’t have to participate every month.


Order as part of the club 5 consecutive months and receive the 6th stamp set at half price. Participate 3 months in a row and receive a FREE handmade gift from me.

What’s included?!?

STAMP SET! And you will get three (3) completed cards/3D projects, including envelopes, that features the stamp of the month. A card recipe will be included for reference or you may design your own cards.

Payments & Orders

Payments and order requests are due by the 20th of each month to ensure your stamp sets arrive before the end of the month. If your payment is not received by the end of day on the 20th, your order will not be placed.

Payments may be mailed (by check), paid by credit card (allow me to store it on file with Stampin’ Up), or by Paypal.

If you are local you may pick up your stamp set and cards [shipping will be free]. If you wish to have your order mailed, there is an additional $6 shipping charge.

Sign me up!

Email me at each month to let me know you are participating and I will send you a confirmation email.

Craft Fair

This weekend I participated as a vendor in the Williamsburg Historic Triangle Last Minute Gifts Holiday Bazaar.  Although the traffic can be slow throughout the day, there is always an opportunity to talk to other vendors and see a lot of really neat handmade things.

I am seasoned at being a vendor at craft fairs.  There are ups and downs.  Good ones and bad ones.  I’ve seen it all, I’ve been to them all.  I have learned a lot after attending fairs, viewing other booths and talking with local artists and shoppers.

Want to learn more: Top Ten Craft Fair Staging Tips


Here are a few pictures of the goodies for sale (as well as my suggested pricing):


  • Fancy gift bags [$2]:Decorated Gift bags are the best handmade way to gift give.  I themed these Christmas bags with punch art that form a cute Christmas tree, tied with string.  It was an easy way to upwell the gifts people would buy. Add in a bag to gift the special handmade treats.
  • Hand sanitizer purses [$4].  I have a tutorial here: Hand Sanitizer Purse Tutorial
  • 3×3 Card boxes with enclosure cards[$4].



Post it note Holder Frames (See the Tutorial Here), Fancy notebooks [$4], mini journals with matching pens [$5], & fancy notepads [$4].


Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Magnets! [$1 each]  See the Glass Magnet tutorial Here!


Wine Bottle Tag Tutorial with Stampin Up Start Framelits, Bright & Beautiful, Trim the Tree

Wine Bottle Gift Tags [$3]  WINE BOTTLE TAG TUTORIAL

Assorted Christmas Cards: [$3 each or 2 for $5; discount at higher quantity or special orders]ImageImageImageImageImage

I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Now to sell the rest of the cards!

Cheers & Merry Christmas!!

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