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Old 03-23-2005, 06:22 AM   #1
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Default What is your favorite make n take?

My customers always like...
cello bags and toppers, cards that use ribbons or eyelets, pastels and versa mark, 6 x 6 scrap book pages, and any of the die cut boxes.

As a SU! customer, what are some of yours? If you are a demo, what do you get the best feed back about?

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I want to come away with a card that has a new twist - albeit layout or technique or something like that.

Most of the parties I have been to are with fairly advacned stampers. So my demo does a great job of keeping us interested with new techniques -

however - she DOES on occassion take us back to the basics and we all give her a look - almost like we have been running for so long we forgot how to crawl!!!

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I'm a demo and post-it note holders are usually a well-received make-n-take. There's many different ways you can do them. It's nice to have something other than a card for a make-n-take.
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I'm not a demo, but my daughter is, lucky me! The thing that impressed me that she did was all the things you could do with a heat gun besides emboss. I think she sold a lot of shrink plastic that day! LOL
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This may seem like an odd question...but "make and take"?? My demo makes 2-3 things at all the stamp camps and parties and all are usually made and taken home....does everyone not do this??
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keep the ideas coming, I'm becoming a Demo soon and would love to satisfy my customers
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I have the easiest card using chalks, versamark, clear embossing powder and the Wonderful Wings stamp set. It doesn't matter how many times I've done it at workshops, my customers always love it! They also like anything that is made with ribbon.
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I'm a demo, and after quite a few stamp-a-stacks and stamp camps, the thing that really wowed them was crayon resist. I pretty much cased this card from the gallery.
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As a customer one of my favorites was a note pad where we stamped a cover and attached it to the front. Very useful and a nice gift.
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Judy, My demos are "totally hands on" where everyone makes all the items that I demo. Some demos show how to make a couple of items, usually given to the hostess, and then the party goers "make and take" one item home with them. It's just different styles for different demos.

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Thanks Laura....I have actually been wondering about that since I joined this site a few months ago!!!
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wonniegirl, I case'd that same card and have done it at workshops, they LOVED it. They can't believe how simple the card actually is to make.

I did the melted crayon background last night, and they were WOW'd by that.
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Most of my workshops are 7 for $10s so there are lots of opportunities for m&ts. The one that's constantly wowing them this month is a card using Lovely as a Tree with a brayered spectrum pad background on glossy cs. The other great one this month uses the PP chalks & Terrific Tulips. Do the Mauve mist type color dtp on US White. Stamp the big tulip in the same color. Then use the other set of colors with the Magenta type color for the second layer of the tulip and green leaves. Finish it off with a sentiment from one of the Wonderful Words sets across the stem. I sold a bunch of chalk inks to very experienced stampers on Saturday.
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Anything incorporating CHOCOLATE!
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I agree candy holders are always a hit and fun!
At Christmas I loved doing envelope gift holders-a fun way to give a giftcard!
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Britta and Lori, you are right! Anything with candy goes great. I like to wheel over the avery labels and wrap them around nuggets. Very easy and fast. We have a store that carries the m & m's in individual colors. They are fun for certain projects also!
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The one thing that always WOWS my customers is the bagalope (a gift bag made from a 10x13 envelope). Every participant gets a chance to create their own design and background, use a variety of stamps and colours and even different techniques (it's almost like stamping a white scrapbook page). Then I give them a 4x4 square and matt so that they can create a tag for the front of the bag which we usually attach with pop dots. They all go home amazed at how they created a bag out of an envelope....I've hooked more stampers this way than any other
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My demo makes 2-3 things at all the stamp camps and parties and all are usually made and taken home....does everyone not do this??
Before I became a demo my now upline did 2-3 projects and only 1 make and take. I thought this was good as I don't like parties to drag out to long.
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Bag-a-lopes are always a big hit. I also find that my customers love the make n takes using the corner punches.
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we did gift bags one night and that was great - can't get enough of those. I think it does really depend on how long the people have been stamping, embossing is totally cool to someone who has not done it yet - add some Kool aid for scratch and sniff for those who have been around a while longer
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we did gift bags one night and that was great - can't get enough of those. I think it does really depend on how long the people have been stamping, embossing is totally cool to someone who has not done it yet - add some Kool aid for scratch and sniff for those who have been around a while longer
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When you do post it note holders or composition notebooks at workshops do you buy them or have the hostess buy them?
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My demo did a party for me before Christmas. We did several gift tags. I loved that! They were fun, easy and SO practical! As long as it's something I can use I LOVE it!
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My demo did a party for me before Christmas. We did several gift tags. I loved that! They were fun, easy and SO practical! As long as it's something I can use I LOVE it!
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I got a good response with the pencil pouches that SU! had on the front of On Stage last year; you can make them for any time of year and they can also hold pixie stix.
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What's an envelope gift holder?
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I'm always happy to make a card using a new tehnique! I do like non-card items, but rarely end up making more. I guess I'm mainly a card stamper.
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I have the easiest card using chalks, versamark, clear embossing powder and the Wonderful Wings stamp set. It doesn't matter how many times I've done it at workshops, my customers always love it! They also like anything that is made with ribbon.
can you post it in the gallery? I would love to see it!
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I am not a demo, but I am doing a 10 for 10 and learning so much. I love the bagalope. I never buy gift bags anymore. My most favorite so far has been stamping on the tumble tiles. You can make some pretty unique things. Can't wait to learn something else!
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Are there detailed instructions somewhere on how to make a bagalope? Would love to see a picture too. I am so visual! TIA
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here'e directions when I did a google search

BAGALOPE - ENVELOPE GIFT BAG - ENVELOPE TOTE
Standard Size Envelopes * Decorative Scissors * Hole Puncher * Rubber Stamps * Monoadhesive or Double-Stick Tape
1: Seal the envelope closed.
2: Using decorative scissors, cut off one short side of the envelope.
3: Score along all three edges - equal on all three edges. Make crisp crease by folding the score line both ways.
4: Stamp and decorate now - allow inks, etc. to dry.
5: Open the cut edge.
6: Fold the scored edges inwards (valley folds - look at a grocery bag or other bag of that type to get an idea).
7: The bottom of the bag will form two points at bottom sides. Use Monoadhesive or Double-Stick Tape to tack down the two points & press to the bottom of bag.
8. You can make a handle to attach to the bag or you may punch a couple of holes on the front of the bag & string ribbon or raffia to form a bow to close the bag.
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There are bagalope directions here:

http://forums.splitcoaststampers.com...light=bagalope

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Thank you ladies for your help! I knew at least one of my Splitcoast Sisters could point me in the right direction.
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This may seem like an odd question...but "make and take"?? My demo makes 2-3 things at all the stamp camps and parties and all are usually made and taken home....does everyone not do this??
When I do a demonstration, it is just that. I demonstrate 3 projects, people visit, order & go home. It is a FAST, FUN, EASY workshop for me. If the hostess asks about a make 'n take, then I will make one easy project for the demonstration & let customers do that as well.

As I was reading through this tread, I was amazed at the "caliber" of make 'n takes you all do. I don't have the extra cash to shell out for notebooks to covers or even Post-It's to put in a holder. Someone else asked if you have the hostess buy those kinds of things, or if do you, and I would like to know too.

Just so that you know that I'm not stingy with the supplies, I hardly ever do just a "demonstration" workshop. I do at least one Stamp-A-Stack (20 cards for $20, four each of five designs) and a couple of mini Stamp-A-Stacks (6 cards for $6.50, two each of three designs) each month. Besides those, I do a monthly Stamp Camp (three sessions, usually filled) where customers come and do four projects for $5, discount for 10 Club members. My customers love the pastels, shaving cream technique and polished stone, but these are maybe more time consuming items than can be done at a workshop. The Aquapainters are a big hit, as well as eyelets (my personal favorite) and gingham ribbon.

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Here is a post which includes the instructions for bagalopes.

http://forums.splitcoaststampers.com...ight=bagalopes

I've been making them this afternoon based on these instructions. They are fun .

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I must be bagalope challenged because I just don't get it. Does anyone have a picture of a finished one? TIA!
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cards! that's really want I want to see-new techniques, etc... other stuff is ok, but I really like make n take cards!
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I must be bagalope challenged because I just don't get it. Does anyone have a picture of a finished one? TIA!
search in teh gallery and there are many samples
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My demo makes 2-3 things at all the stamp camps and parties and all are usually made and taken home....does everyone not do this??
Before I became a demo my now upline did 2-3 projects and only 1 make and take. I thought this was good as I don't like parties to drag out to long.
I do the same thing - I demo 2-3 projects and then everyone does 1 make and take !!! The 2-4-6-8 boxes with Nuggets chocolates covered with stamped labels (to match the box) are always a big hit !!!
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