Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Crafters: How to Pass the time While You're at Home

  • Let's get started with some fun ideas for productively using our stay-at-home time
  • Join the COVID-19 Card Challenge

How to pass the time while you're at home

Burned through your prerecorded TV shows and new Netflix movies?  Many of us are going to have some extra time on our hands in the coming couple of weeks.  I'm sure there are things you haven't had time to do or things you've always wanted to learn, and things you've wanted to reorganize.  Well, this is a perfect time!  Don't sit around waiting for bad things to roll out. Use this time to move forward.   

Here's some ideas to help you pass the time:

  • Purchase craft kits to help keep your kidos busy  Our Stampin' Up! All-inclusive Kits like Three Cheers for You, Item #151304, on page 59 of the January-June 2020 Mini catalog is one great alternative.  There are several more kits to consider in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.
  • Pull out all of your Paper Pumpkin kits that you haven't yet assembled and make some great cards to send to family and fiends to let them know you're thinking of them.   If it was a kit you didn't assemble because it wasn't a project you liked, look on line for Paper Pumpkin alternatives and find samples of alternative projects using the contents of your kit.  Google, Pinterest, and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator blogs are all great resources for alternative ideas for your Paper Pumpkin Kits.
  • Organize your Paper Pumpkin stamps into Stamp Cases.  Order Standard Stamp Cases, Item # 119015.   Then, join the Facebook group, Paper Pumpkin Fan Club, go to the files for the group and download the monthly Paper Pumpkin inserts for your Stamp Cases.  Make sure to order the April Paper Pumpkin Kit to have something new to work on.
  • Organize your craft room.  If you haven't yet ordered the Storage by Stampin' Up! for your ink pads and accessories, this is a great time to reorganize your craft room work area so that you maximize your time creating.  
  • This is a great time for you to post your retired Stampin' Up! items on neighborhood boards, eBay, or Sell/ISO Facebook sites.
  • Make a list of birthdays and anniversaries coming up in the next few months and make a supply of cards to send when you need them instead of rushing at the last minute.
  • Join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator to make some extra money,  and start a blog to promote your new business.  Join by March 31 for extra sign-up bonus
  • You've wanted to learn how to use some of your new Stampin' Up! stamps and dies.  This is a great time to spend some time on the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel.  Subscribe to the Channel.  Then binge watch  all of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog videos and the Sale-A- Bration product videos for fun ideas you'll love to try on your own.

  Join the COVID-19 card challenge!

We can't wait to beat the COVID-19 virus to an early death.  Show us your fun card ideas for stampin' out COVID-19 using any Stampin' Up! stamps -- current or retired -- and I'll pick two winners on Tuesday, March 31 to receive free stamp sets I'll mail to you. USA entries only.

In the comments below, send me a link to your blog, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest location where you've posted your card.  With your permission, I will re-post your card on my Stamped Sophisticates.com blog with a return link to your post.  Fun?  

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos, plus you'll receive notifications of my upcoming classes.  

Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

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