Stamping 101

Lesson 2: Find Your Niche

There are so many options when it comes to WHEN and WHERE you paper craft.  As I said before, it truly is a craft for ANYONE!  I have heard people say “I can’t be a stamper because…  1.I don’t have time to go to classes, 2. I don’t have the money to invest in all the needed supplies 3.  I’m not artistic enough, etc.  But, if you give me a chance, I will show you how false those statements are!  Below are just SOME of the opportunities I have for my customers:

LOCAL options

Papercrafting is a wonderful social hobby.  Getting together with friends to create is both fun and stress-relieving.  I offer a variety of classes for my local customers to choose from.  You can always check my calendar for class offerings and details. Most classes cost $10-15 (or FREE with a qualifying product purchase), take approx. 2 hours and most of the time all supplies are provided for you (read class descriptions to see if you need your own adhesive or tool kit)!

Now, if you prefer to stamp in the comfort of your own home, with a few friends, I can provide materials and instruction for that as well (and you can earn Host Rewards).  Perfect for Girls Night Out activity, showers, birthdays, etc. these custom classes are also great because they can be tailored to your specific needs and wants.  I’m happy to tell you more about any of these opportunities.  Contact me anytime!

ONLINE options

For those not located in the Shelby County area, or with time limitations that make it difficult to come to a class in my home, consider  my Stamp of the Month Club.  As the name suggests, each month I will choose a Stamp of the Month to design a class around and post the details the last week of the month.  There is no ongoing commitment, you can choose to participate however often you like, every month or once a year.   There are a variety of purchase options that allow you to tailor the class to meet your specific needs.   This is a great way to grow your stamp collection and sample various embellishments and decide whether or not you would like to order full packs, rolls, etc.

Additionally, I post free tutorials regularly on my blog.  Most of these tutorials come with a supply list, which contains direct links where you can order the needed supplies or compare to what you already have on hand to recreate at your convenience. When making your purchases online, I recommend you read about my Stampers with Benefits club which awards perks and/or free products for purchases over $25.  I appreciate all of my customers.  Your interest in my classes and your support by shopping with me allows me to continue doing what I love to do! and I enjoy being able to reward you for your patronage.

Classes and Clubs are a fun opportunities to learn techniques, try new products and build up your inventory of available cards to use as you need them.  Whether you gather in large groups, with a few friends or even tuck yourself into a quiet place and craft alone, you can find happiness and joy in this craft – in the making, in the giving and even in the receiving!!

In the next lesson we will explore another option to help jump start your creativity, learn some new techniques and discover an economical way to sample a variety of products with Stampin’ Up’s All-Inclusive kits!  Whether you are trying to fit this hobby into a busy schedule, or simply want something you can make with minimal prep time or even something you can easily take along with you for crafting on the go, kits are fun to make and fun to share!  Follow me to Lesson 3: Exploring SU! Kits.


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