Create Christmas Cards Using Stampin’ Up
Recently I had another opportunity create Christmas cards using some Stampin’ Up products. I also made a birthday card too for my brother-in-law whose birthday was on Halloween! The demonstrator I purchase product through has card-making dates at her home each month. It is a great set up since she has several bins set out, each with a different completed card in it and all the items you need to create that card. Then you just pick and choose which cards you want to make. There is a fee for each card you make so at then end of the session you just pay her for how many cards you completed.
This year my goal is make all of my Christmas cards instead of just sending out a photo of the kids on the post card style card. I will still include a picture of the kids in the card, but I am really enjoying getting back into making cards again. I use to make all my cards prior to kids and then just did not have the time while they were young. Now that they are getting older, I am trying to get back to doing some of my funny hobbies that I had enjoyed. Also, it is nice to get out every now and then and just enjoy adult conversation!
I am now in a bit of a quandary now. There are so many products I want, but the add up very quickly so I am considering registering as a demonstrator with Stampin Up. I would really being able to take advantage of the demonstrator discount for all the products I want. The only problem is that I really do not have the time to do parties…although I have been told it should only take about 3 parties a quarter to meet you minimum amount. One of the problems I face is that I have never done well at these types of home business ventures. I have a very small family and network of friends who live in the area.
I would love to cut to the chase and have people over a couple of times a month to make cards with, but again of the people I know I do not think that is very realistic. Most of my friends at this point have children who are a little older and are very active or they live too far away.
I guess I could try it out and see how it goes. I can always stop if I am not able to make the minimum requirements. It would be nice to just have my hobby pay for itself though…