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May 2017

6 Steps to Hosting an Amazing New Product Open House

Posted in Tips & Tutorials
on May 31, 2017
6 Steps to Hosting Open House

So you just got back from this years conference and you have all these great new products you want to share with your customers.  So you decide to host an Open House.  But where to start?

6 tips for hosting an open house

When hosting an open house you want your home to be inviting and the area well laid out so your guests get excited about all your new products.

Start with a theme

A theme will help make the room feel pulled together and give the event order. Your theme can be a color, something that is trending, seasonal or even a time in history.

For my Open House I chose to highlight one of our new products as the theme.  I love the new Delightful Daisy Suite and so went with a daisy theme and the color yellow.

Use a theme to pull the room together

Next be sure to have a welcome area where guests can sign in

Staying with my theme I found a sign in sheet on-line with daisies.  I also made thank you treats for my guests to take home. I got the thank you idea from Mary Fish on her blog HERE

Have a welcome area with sign-in sheet

Serve some yummy refreshments

A place where you can go all out with your theme is at the refreshment table.  I went to Pinterest and searched daisy party and got the idea for these cupcakes and daisy sugar cookies.  You can find almost any shape cookie cutter for sugar cookies these days.  And the best sugar cookie recipe hands down is from Susan Keuter.  These are the cookies Cathy Zielske raves about on her blog and they really are the best! You can get the recipe from her blog HERE

Serve theme based refreshments

Display your new products

You will need an area to display your new products.  You can use shelves and a table for this. Be sure to use different heights to give interest to your display.  Lynn Bordowski has an excellent tutorial on this technique you can read about HERE. Also have a place where your guest can browse through the new catalog to place an order. You can incorporate your theme here too with a simple banner.

Display new products

Hands on area

If you have a product that your customers can try out be sure to have an area for this too.  I sell stamps for making greeting cards so here I have set up an area for my guests to make a card using the new products for themselves.

Let your guest try out some new products

Door Prizes

And it wouldn’t be a party without door prizes. Have small inexpensive items you can give away every half hour and then you might also have something really nice for a grand prize too.

Don't forget door prizes

An Open House is a great way to showcase your business. It is a time to present what you and your business have been working on and what you have to offer the community. I hope these ideas help.  If you have any other ideas that you would like to share, please leave them in the comments below.

Thanks and remember, to do something creative everyday.

Signature Kristina

 

 

 

 

 

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Create Fresh and Colorful Cards with Stampin’ Up!’s New Delightful Daisy Suite

Posted in Products
on May 29, 2017
Delightful Daisy Suite

Get ready to create fresh and colorful cards, pages and more with the new Delightful Daisy Suite by Stampin’ Up! Available June 1st in the new 2017-2018 Catalog.

Delightful Daisy Suite

First the beautiful daisy designer paper is so beautiful! Don’t you just love the soft watercolor designs! They are going to be perfect for all your summer papercrafting projects.

Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper

And don’t forget to include the coordinating cardstock: Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Pool Party

Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Pool Party Cardstock

The Daisy Punch makes three dimensional projects come together in a snap!  The punch has proven to be so popular during our Demonstrator Pre-order  that it’s already on backorder – if you can order it on June 1, go ahead!  You’ll want to make sure you’re one of the first when it’s back in stock – you’re going to love it!

Daisy Delight Bundle

And don’t forget to add a little ribbon and bling to give your project that extra special touch.

Yellow Ribbon with White StitchesDaisy Copper and Clear Bling

But the real prize of the collection is the stamp set. I love the large daisy stamp. Also the smaller daisies and babies breath will make beautiful stamped bouquets to brighten anyone’s day.

Delightful Daisy Stamp Set

It is going to be a lot of fun creating beautiful cards this summer with this cheerful and bright set.

 

During the next few weeks I will be sharing many of my projects I’ve been making with the Delightful Daisy collection. Also don’t forget to sign up for my monthly newsletter. The June issue will include a detailed PDF for making your own beautiful Thank You card using this delightful set.

Until next time, remember – do something creative everyday!

Signature Kristina

 

 

 

 

 

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Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder Card 11

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on May 26, 2017

This is the 11th and final card from my Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder series. This time I used the gold striped designer paper for the card base. One can never have too much gold! If  you’ve missed any of the previous posts in this series click HERE and you can see all the cards and there instructions too.

I have really enjoyed sharing this series with you.  All of these beautiful cards together only took me a few hours to make. I hope I have inspired you to start a One Sheet Wonder project.  It’s a great way to have multiple cards on hand to send at a moments notice.

Order your Eastern Palace Suite today! The FREE gift offered with purchase will only be available until Wednesday May 31!

Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder Card 11

How I Created Card 11

  • Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Cut sentiment out using Layering Square Stitched Shape
  • Matt sentiment in Dapper Denim and Gold cardstock giving 1/8″ allowance
  • Matt One Sheet Wonder piece 11 in Gold cardstock
  • Cut Gold striped cardstock (make sure stripes are parallel with longer side) 8 1/2 ” X 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″
  • Cut strip 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ from Dapper Denim cardstock
  • Adhere all piece as shown in photo above

Like I said this is the end of this One Sheet Wonder series. Next week I start showcasing cards I’ve made from the Delightful Daisy Suite! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a thing!

Remember always do more of what makes you happy!

Signature Kristina

 

 

 

 

 

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Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder Card 10

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on May 24, 2017

This is the 10th card from my Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder series. Don’t you just love the gold medallion in this one!? If  you’ve missed any of the previous cards in this series you can see them HERE.

This Eastern Palace suite is the most versatile set I’ve worked with!  There are so many different ways to use the framelits to create unique medallions and flowers.  And they are amazing in any color! And so elegant looking in white too. And the stamp set!!!  You will go crazy with all the awesome ideas on Pinterest using these stamps!

And right now you can get a FREE gift with purchase until May 31!

Eastern Palace OSW card 10

How I Created Card 10

  • Matt piece 10 of the One Sheet Wonder with gold
  • Adhere it to the upper center of a Very Vanilla card base
  • Cut a medallion from gold using the thinlits pictured above
  • Adhere medallion to center of piece 10
  • Stamp sentiment in Dapper Denim
  • TO SAVE GOLD SHEET cut medallion from center of matt before adhering to piece 10

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Remember always do more of what makes you happy!

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Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder Card 9

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on May 22, 2017
OSW Eastern Palace 8

This is the 9th card from my Eastern Palace One Sheet Wonder series. You can see all the cards I’ve made with the Eastern Palace suite HERE.

Eastern Palace OSW Card 9

How I Created Card 9

  • Trim OSW piece 9 with gold sheet and layer on Blue with Gold Stripe designer paper
  • Stamp medallion design using Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist ink on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Cut stamped design out using stitched circle
  • Cut larger stitched circle from Dapper Denim cardstock
  • Layer circles using dimentionals and adhere to card base
  • Stamp “hello” in Dapper Denim on 5/8 strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and snip flag on end
  • Layer flag on 7/8 Dapper Denim strip and snip flag on end
  • Adhere to card

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Remember always do more of what makes you happy!

Signature Kristina

 

 

 

 

 

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