You may remember me posting this Emergency Card Kit as a Class Kit by Mail a few weeks ago. I had such positive and overwhelming response, particulary from my US readers – however due to Stampin’ Up! policy, it was not a class I was (am) able to sell outside of Canada. Although I had many emails requesting that I sell it in a Stamp Class by Email format (for non-Stampin’ Up! demonstrators), or a Class Planner format (for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators) I didn’t feel comfortable doing that, as the tutorial is not set up in that fashion. The second reason is that the whole concept of the "Emergency Birthday Card Kit" is not an idea that is original to me – it was a concept I was introduced to at a Stampin’ Up! regional event, but I thought it was such a great idea that I decided to put together a kit with supplies and offer that to my readers who wanted to make their own.
I have a personal rule that I will not profit from someone else’s idea. Every online class I offer – whether it is a Stamp Class by Email or a Class Planner for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators – is based on ideas and concepts that I personally developed and the project designs and templates are ones that I designed and created (at least , to my knowledge, they are original templates- and I say that because it is has happened that someone else comes up with a very similar template design and I don’t know about it). Now I do want to clarify that these card designs and the box template are my original designs, it’s just the idea or kit instruction wording that is not mine.
So, all that said, as I really value YOU, my blog readership, I’ve decided to gift you with a free tutorial. In the download links below you will be download a very slightly modified version of my Emergency Blog Class Kit by Mail – it is the tutorial I send out with my Class Kit by Mail with a couple of explanations added in. You are free to use it for your own personal use, OR if you are an SU demonstrator you are free to print it out and base a class on it or offer it to your own customers. Please note that my copyright and reprint permission information is on the bottom. It is in pdf format. * I will not be releasing an unsecured version (i.e. MS Word) format of this tutorial due to some issues that have occurred in the past, so I thank you for your understanding of this*.
Update: I’ve had a couple of questions on what supplies you need in order to make these projects. All you need to have is 1/2 of Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scrappin’ Confetti Kit. For the set shown in the picture above you will use three of the self-adhesive die cut sheets (each kit comes with 6 self-adhesive die cut sheets – 2 each of 3 different designs), and ONE each of the textured CS: Taken with Teal, Rose Red and Old Olive (which come in the kit). You will have the River Rock CS sheets left over. I also created a circle template for getting the rounded opening on the box (you can’t actually see it in the picture) – I used my coluzzle, but you really could use anything circular. One full kit will make 4 boxes and 24 cards with plenty of the die-cut adhesives from the kit left over to make other projects.
Optional: because I like all my cards to have a greeting on them, I used three stamp sets: So Many Scallops (an SAB set – now retired), the Think Happy Thoughts stamp set (in the current catalogue) and the A Little Birthday Cheer stamp set (also in the current catalog). You can either completely omit the use of the stamp sets, or simply use whatever birthday greeting stamp set you have on hand.