Quick and Easy Tropical Escape Thank You Cards

Off to A Tropical Escape

Need a few quick and easy thank you cards? These Tropical cards will whisk your recipient off to a palm tree filled land of thankfulness! 

The great thing about the Tropical Escape suite is that the products coordinate perfectly to make super quick, simple cards that look amazing! You can also keep on budget because you’ll only need a one stamp set, one paper pack and one color ink to achieve handmade goodness.

Easy enough? Are you ready to get started?!? Grab your supplies:

Here are the links to the supplies needed

Shaded Spruce Tropical Escape Card

Directions:

  1. Cut card stock case to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Tropical Escape patterned paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to the front of the card with glue. 
  3. On a scrap of White card stock, stamp the greeting in Shaded Spruce ink. You can add a Lime leaf by stamping off  onto scrap paper once then stamping the leaf slightly overlapping the sentiment.
  4. Punch out the greeting with the Everyday Label Punch. 
  5. Use the leftover scraps from the patterned paper to make a banner or color accent on the card front. Adhere with glue.
  6. Attach the greeting with two dimensionals. 
  7. Embellish with a twine bow, paper doily or glitter dots.
  8. Enjoy giving it away!

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at StampinFool.com and I understand why.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Get the supplies here: 

Supplies:
  • 1” circle punch
  • Patterned Paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • High energyCeramic Industrial Magnets
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}


Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Diamond Glaze on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effects
glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Diamond Glaze to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

Glass Pebble Magnet tutorial from StampinFool.com

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Supply List

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2
– Glue sticks $2
– Diamond Glaze ($7, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Garden Patterned Paper – $10 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $30 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.60 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

Glass Pebble Magenet tutorial by StampinFool.com

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NEW: Spring Catalog

Good Morning!  The brand NEW Spring Catalog 2013 is up and running today.  Head over to my shop to get your Valentine’s Day supplies now. Stay tuned for some cards and projects samples using these cute sets.

… And don’t forget about this month’s Stamp of the Month Club, Hearts a Flutter set.

Here are some of my favorite items:

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Hearts a Flutter bundle

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Oh, Whale! Stamp set, with matching Clearlit Dies

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Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP

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Rain or Shine Stamp Set

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