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Old 10-10-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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I am looking for some input from both demos and non demos as to what their favourite thing is to make at a stamp class/stamp camp.

I am trying to come up with some projects for some upcoming classes. I personally love to make 3d projects and shaker cards.

Do you prefer to go to a class centered around a technique or a theme, or do you prefer a mixture of projects.

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Okay over 60 of you have read this post and none of you have a favorite thing that you like to make??? Even if it's just plain, regular, old cards please let me know.
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I've not done one yet, so I don't have lots of details for you. I plan one in the future and have given it a little thought. I plan on doing a few of the designs I use for M&T cards from my workshops. They are fairly simple cards but you can do a bunch. I'm not planning to do many embellishments on them - maybe just some ribbon and using the crimper to add some texture to them. Sorry I'm not more help.
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Okay . . . I have attended a few stamp camps, and I most enjoy a chance to try something I have never tried before. For example, once when I was a fairly new stamper, we made post-it note covers with the front and back covers bound together with the ProClick system. Another time we stamped note boards that we laminated with the no-heat lamination. The pens were attached with velcro dots. Another time we made a Christmas card that had a glittery background done with a sprayed mixture of pearl ex and hair spray. I also remember a card that had pockets inside made with folded envelopes (I have seen these here as well). Every time I try something new, I feel more committed to this hobby!

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Almost forgot . . . another favorite was when we stamped with StazOn ink and WG I on terra cotta pots. My mother-in-law still has this on her window sill!
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Thank you for your answers ladies! I have done a couple of classes for my customers, so far they have loved everything. I just want to make sure I stay on the right track!
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My sister is having a stamp camp next week and she has a variety of projects planned. I have loved the workshops that are centered around one theme or stamp set but appreciate the wide variety of things you can do with stamps too. I don't really think you can go wrong either way, it is stamping we are talking about .
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I like to have a mixture of things available, if possible. I like to learn at least one new technique, but I am always interested in at least one quick and easy card, too! I like to have a scrapbook page option, since I am a big scrapbooker, as well. My very favorite class is when my demo does 5 projects for $5, usually there are 7 to 8 to choose from, so if you don't want to do the baby card, for example, you can choose something else. She always demos one new technique each party (shaker card, shaving cream, poppin' pastels, brayer, pearl ex plain or heated, etc.) She has already announced that we are doing a spinner card for our next meeting, which I am excited about as I haven't the nerve to try it alone!
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I am old fashioned...
I like just cards, but with new stamp sets I do not own...yet!
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At the camps I've had the biggest WOW was the tumbled tiles.

I used the Antique Background stamp with black staz-on. Everyone loved them and I sold several BG stamps and lots of staz-on in both black and olive green.

I've found that people really like to learn something new that takes more time than you would normally show at a workshop.

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Anything 3D. I have some of the cleverest boxes, a triominoes keychain (Ijust hung on my board for decoration, I don't want to wear it out.), tumbled tiles, glass votive holders. What's cute right now is the paper box votive holder with vellum windows. Stamp the windows with faces from carved and candlelight.
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I would like to make or see different card / note holders. I like to give note cards as gifts and am always looking for a nice holder to put them in.

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I am doing a Christmas stamp camp. I am mostly making Christmas cards to help people get ideas. I am doing a small gable box, and a gift card holder, and a votive thing. Ten projects for $15 includes a package of metal edged tags. But, everything is Christmas! This gives them card and gift ideas. This is the very first one that I am doing. Hope this helps.
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Interesting question, and replies!

Personally, I like the shows where I can learn something new. At so many shows I've been to, they just show how to cut the stamps, clean them, and do a basic stamping project. That's fine - the first time! But after that, I want to STAMP!

The most recent show I had (as a customer) was one where I had requested my demo to show us at least 2 new/different techniques, but creating cards with all of them. They were the marble effect, crayon resist (using the brayer, which many people had been scared to do), and one with the new copper products (no new technique there, but the colors were different). It was a huge hit! I had SO many people compliment that this was the funnest party they had ever been to - and found out that these techniques really aren't that hard - it just takes someone to show them to you! I guess it did go over well - it was a $1,000 show!

Another .02, I've heard many people say they get turned off/discouraged if a demo acts like something is "too advanced" for them - they feel put down and end up not buying anything because they're afraid they won't be able to use it!

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I love to make the run of the mill a WOW card by adding something that will allow my customers to feel "totally accomplished" Such as glitter...so cheap, so easy and yet it has that "I MADE THIS" affect... I also like the post above love to show my customers that techniques are not as hard or scary as they think they may be...I like to give them the "go ahead and try this at home..." LOL
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I have classes monthly and have done a variety of cards and 3-D ideas. There are so many techniques I'm constantly learning I find it hard not to do 3 at each class, but I think my ladies prefer one technique and work with it 3 different ways. I have 10 gals or so and they cut and design their own cards with a variety of stamp sets I lay out. (any chose of colours) I show them the samples and let them go from there. (Takes them about 2-3 hours to complete just 3 ideas, maybe this is slow but they love the nights and free rein on creating)
I did box cards or as you call them exploding cards, one class and had them use 3 different cardstock: coloured/vellum/glossy.
I think people like the containers or 3-D things, so I try to do at least one each time. Tiles are very popular. I like to work with Glossy paper techniques to sell it.
Sometimes even just a 'simple' class of working with 2-step sets is successful. One class I had them work with border sets but with the shapes for backgrounds or use the markers to use just portions.
I'm also doing spinner cards at my next class! They are so cool and I thank the instructions and examples on line!!
I also endlessly use chalking techniques and I've done a couple classes with the small plaid maker. Okay enough by me.
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I try to do a variety of different levels/techniques because my camps are usually mixed as far as experience goes. I also try to use a set from the mini cat (usually creates a sense of urgency to buy it when they LOVE it but they know it's going away, maybe for good!) and I do 5 projects. I always do cards that are general...thank you, thinking of you, etc., unless it's specifically a holiday themed camp.

Good luck! I'm sure whatever you choose to do, your customers will have fun because you are enthusiastic and you love what you do!!!
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Keri, are you stalking me? Just now saw this post, right after your last post, next to mine! Just kidding! - J.
Maybe, Maybe not...you may never know...ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! LOL Just kidding
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I'm getting ready to do my first Stamp a Stack. They're making 5 different Christmas cards---making 4 each. They'll go home with 20 cards done. When I've done Stamp Camps, I do 2 cards, 1 3-D item and a scrapbook page. It's a lot to get done in an evening.

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I'm getting ready to do my first Stamp a Stack. They're making 5 different Christmas cards---making 4 each. They'll go home with 20 cards done. When I've done Stamp Camps, I do 2 cards, 1 3-D item and a scrapbook page. It's a lot to get done in an evening.

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Tile coasters using a masking technique
Notepads with cardstock covers and top it with a ribbon
Notecard holder and matching cards using one piece of cardstock
RSVP pens and matching notebook
stamped & embossed gift bags/boxes
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Christmas card stampathon's (making several different Christmas cards

Hmmmm...that's all I can think of right off the bat.

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What is a 10/10/10 ?
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Ten Cards in Ten Minutes for Ten Dollars
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Is that possible? it takes me 20 min for 1 card.
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My demo did a "Fun Folds" camp and I think that has been my favorite so far. I love to send someone something a little different! I also like it when a new set is demo'd and or just some new layering technqiues w/scraps!
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2-4-6-8 boxes are my all time favorite now. I just love them.
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I love doing techniques classes. My customers love them, too. Right now, I love doing cards - almost any technique. I haven't gotten into too many of the non-card items because I'm a relatively new demo.
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I always like to learn a new technique or how to use a new (to me) product. We usually do cards, but have done other projects a few times. Mostly, I just really enjoy the camaraderie at the stamp camps!

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cut an 8.5 x 11 in half like you are making a card. Score the bottom of the card at 2", turn it sideways and score at 2-4-6-8. You will have a little piece on the edge. Cut up the bottom part that you scored to make flaps. Then when you get to the little .5 piece on the bottom cut it off. This gives you the 4 bottom pieces of a box. Fold them inside themselves. Takes a lot of mono. The leftover top flap goes inside the box to hold the sides together. Take you hands and pull the top togeather, punch holes in middle top and tie with ribbon. This is one way to do it. I know there are other instructions on SCS.
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I like to have a mixture of things available, if possible. I like to learn at least one new technique, but I am always interested in at least one quick and easy card, too!
I like a mixture too! Show me something that may have never tried. Ex. Shaving cream, Pop-up Card, Accordian Card, Stamping on Candles
Then show me a Quick and Cute card for everyday.
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Clarification for 10/10/10
You make 10 cards, which take 10 minutes EACH, for $10. But my demo now charges us $15!

As far as stamp camps go, I like to make an artsy card with a new technique, a cutsie card and a holiday/seasonal themed card along with a fun goodie idea. (Like wrapping a Reeses, or a candy bag, or cute paper container with a few mini choc bars in it.)
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You make 10 cards, which take 10 minutes EACH, for $10.
Thanks for that ... no wonder Delene was so surprised!! LOL OOPPPPPSS
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cut an 8.5 x 11 in half like you are making a card. Score the bottom of the card at 2", turn it sideways and score at 2-4-6-8. You will have a little piece on the edge. Cut up the bottom part that you scored to make flaps. Then when you get to the little .5 piece on the bottom cut it off. This gives you the 4 bottom pieces of a box. Fold them inside themselves. Takes a lot of mono. The leftover top flap goes inside the box to hold the sides together. Take you hands and pull the top togeather, punch holes in middle top and tie with ribbon. This is one way to do it. I know there are other instructions on SCS.
Thank you! I think I understand. So it's a box! I'll give it a try!
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It is a box with a cute top. You could crimp it or cut it with decorative scissors too.
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When I went to my first stamp camp I was wowed with the shrinky dink and using a wheel on a white paper bag. I think it's those "oh I never thought of using that to stamp on!" that gets people hooked. It's the little things that make a big difference. Good luck!

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