Monday, July 20, 2009

what do you do at a Stampin' Up! workshop?

I have had a few people ask me how a Stampin' Up! workshop is run. Each demostrator has their own set of rules which they follow. I will gladly share with you what I do at my workshops and even show you a completed card or two!
At my workshops, the hostess is the person who gets everything I make at the workshop. So, I will usaully make 1 3D item, like a bag in a box, or something like that, just to demonstrate how versatile and thick the Stampin' Up! papers are. I usually than will make something that the hostess has asked for, it could be a scrap book page that she (or he) want to fit their album size, to a card with a certain stamp set.
Than the fun begins! I have materials for everyone at the workshop and we all create a step by step project, usually a card, that you all get to take home. Sometimes if time permits,we make a second card, step by step for you to take home!
During the wokshop I run a lucky door prize competition where you get the chance to win an item that I have prepared!!
Workshops usually run for an hour and a half to 2 and a half hours, depending on how many people are at the workshop and how tricky the items are to make.
I think workshops are great, they give you the experience of watching and even using, the tools that you may not have at home. Workshops are great to do with friends as you get to show off everything that you have created!
Here are cards from my last few workshops. The first two cards are from the one workshop that everyone got to make and take home with them!This top card is using the whisper white note cards. We used the Funky Forest roller with the chocolate chip ink. We used a small amount of o saffron under neath our torn and scalloped edged good morning sunshine DSP
This bottom card was made using Pale Plum and blush blossom card stock. We so swirly rolled in versa mark and we created a moving butterfly using dimensionals and coins. We scallop punched the bottom of our card and chocolate chipped a saying that we liked from the short and sweet stamp set. Here is a close up of our moving butterly which was scallop circle punched. I have been making this card since February at workshops as I get a lot of feedback about how easy but affective this card is too make.This card was made for my beautiful hostess at her workshop on the weekend. The hostess received this while everyone else got to see it being made. Jan wanted to see the spot on wheel put too use, so I created this for Jan. It uses the large flower from my pretties kit as well as a white pearl on it. The C/S is one of our current in colours "pink piroutte" the wheel is inked in the same colour. I rock and rolled the chocolate chip and pink piroutte butterfly and used a pop up glue dot under neath it, I than re-inked the butterfly in pink piroutte and cut it out and popped it onto dimensionals. I used the eyelet border with the chocolate chip card stock and overlayed it with the pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. I than used the curly label punch bundle (soooo loving this!) and chocolate chiped the stamp and used dimensionals to pop them on.

A few more questions answered about workshops...

Do I charge for workshops?

No I do not, I do however charge for classes where their are multiple things being made. These are usually advertised and payment is needed before the class.

What is the difference between a workshop and a class?

Workshops are when you get your friends, family around and we all make at least one item. Workshops are done to try to earn you free products and introduce your friends to Stampin' Up! Workshops are usaully held from 4 - 12 people, whereas classes are designed for a larger group, usually 10 - 20 people who are advised beforehand what they are making.

I would like top place an order, do I have to host a workshop?

Orders can be placed whenever you would like items, no you do not have to host a workshop, but it is more beneficial if you do, as others may order and you can earn free product.

How do I organise a workshop?

Just give me a call, comment to this post, or drop me an email and we can organize the date and time that would suit you.

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