I want to wish all my Canadian reader’s a Happy Victoria Day weekend! For a long weekend the weather sure doesn’t look very promising outside, mind you it is before 8 am so hopefully as the day progresses the sun will come out.
I ended up having to skip my regular Friday Featured Stampin’ Up! Artist due to a little glitch. Instead I resumed my blog posting schedule with my Stamp Simply Saturday. The pupose of Stamp Simply Saturday is to dispell the myth that simple = boring. Simple stamping can be beautiful. I think the problem comes with the word "simple". When most people think of simple they think of plain. When I think of simple I think of easy. The card above is a perfect example, by using a combination of a punch and accessories, I put together a card that looks like it took a lot of time to make, but in reality was a 10-15 minute card. See below for my Simply Stamped Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Business Tip.
Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink: Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Old Olive CS
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Pretties Kit, taffeta ribbon, Flower Fusion
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Business Tip:
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I think it’s an important disctinction to make, especially as we are introducing new customers to the hobby of rubber stamping. Although people may not say it, they may be looking at some of your cards (as I did, at the very first Stampin’ Up! workshop I ever attended), and think, "Oh, I could never do that, that looks way to hard or way to time-consuming", not realizing that in fact it was very easy and very fast to do.
The card above is a good example. While I wouldn’t use this is a workshop as the cost of materials for a worskhop would be too high, I would use it as a simple Stamp Club card. It is fantastic for showcasing a number of different Stampin’ Up! products: a coordinating stamp set (One of a Kind) with punch (Boho Blossoms), the elegance of our tafetta ribbon, the Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, and rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit. While you may be thinking "Yikes that can get expensive!", keep in mind that if people don’t try it, they won’t buy it. Not everyone is as addicted to Stampin’ Up! as we are, and most people aren’t going to purchase something just because it is "new" or looks neat. You have to get it into their hands. So how can you do it without breaking the bank? Whenever you host your own events and you earn free hostess rewards, that is the time to start building your personal supplies of Pretties, Hodgepodge Hardware, Felt Flowers, etc. – the more expensive stuff.
Hope you found the Simply Saturday Demo Business Tip Helpful!