Card Class in a Box
I have something brand new to show you…it’s a sneak peek, if you will. Starting in January, we are introducing our new class concept called “Card Class in a Box”. The box will be packed with enough paper, cardstock, embellishments, ribbon, etc to create 6-10 cards (with tons of leftovers). So many of you have said you’d love to take some of our classes, but you are too far away. So, we’ve come up with this option! Every month, you will receive a box with everything you need to create the cards, along with pictures of the cards, and sketches (for future use later!). We will also feature one or two stamp sets every month, and hopefully show you a technique or two as well.
Basically, how it works is there is a subscription for 3 months or 6 months at a time. IF we have extras after the subscriptions are sent out, you can purchase these individually for $20. We will automatically ship out your box. Inside your box is your paper, cardstock, and all of the embellishments you need. You will also receive a handout complete with step by step instructions on dimensions we used to cut the paper, and any other instructions you need to complete the cards. As a bonus, we have turned the cards into sketches, so even after you have your cards complete, you can save the sketches and make more cards using our blueprints.
There will most likely be some “add-ons” that you can add to your box if you’d like. It will usually be some sort of stamp or tool that you can add on if you’d like. The cards we create will use a stamp set that we feature, however you can substitute a stamp or sentiment that you have at home. On the 25th of each month, we will email you with your choice of add-ons for the next month’s card class. You can then decide if you would like them added to your box, or not. You will be able to add any featured add-ons for 20% off, and they will ship with your card class.
For example…seven of January’s cards look like this:
We have used Authentique paper, and have added My Mind’s Eye, Jenni Bowlin Studios, October Afternoon, Tim Holtz Jillibean Soup, and Queen & Company embellishments. We are featuring Paper Smooches’ “Good Gab” stamp set this month. We also used brown and blue ink pads, a paper piercer and Scor-Tape.
We are currently taking subscription sign ups via the phone at the store. You can call us at 712-476-3443 from 10 – 5:30 Central Time Monday through Friday. We are at the store from 10 – 1 Central Time on Saturday. You can also email us for questions, or to sign up.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What are your subscription prices?
Our 6 month subscription is $110 plus $4 per month to ship your box, for a total of $134.
Our 3 month subscription is $55 plus $4 per month to ship your box, for a total of $77.
IF we have extra supplies to make more boxes after the subscriptions go out, we will sell those boxes for $20 plus shipping.
2) Is shipping included in my subscription?
For our local customers, you can choose to have your boxes saved for you and you can pick them up at the store.
For our customers who would rather we ship them to you, there is a nominal shipping charge of $4 for your box per month.
3) How will you charge me for my subscription and shipping?
We will charge your debit/credit card for your total subscription (plus shipping) at the beginning of your subscription. Then, you will begin to get your boxes every month. IF we have any current months boxes left, you will start with the month you signed up. Otherwise, you will start the next month, if the current month’s boxes are sold out.
4) How do the add-ons work?
We will email our subscribers on the 26th of the month, with a list of the add-ons we used. You can order your add-ons by phone, email, or using the shopping cart on the website. We will provide subscribers with a coupon code to use to get 10% off their add-on items in the email. Usually, these add-ons will be things like dies, stamps, inks that we have used when creating the cards.
5) Do I HAVE to use/purchase the add-ons?
Absolutely NOT! We have tried to use basic tools to create these cards. If you have sentiment/image stamps you would rather use, by all means, use what you have in your stash! If you have label dies, you can substitute them for what we used! We will give you the dimensions to cut everything and create the cards we created. However, if your sentiment is longer or taller than we used..just make it a bit bigger than our dimensions.
6) When will my box ship?
As we stated above, preferential shipping will start with our subscribers. We will start shipping out the boxes the first working day of the month.
7) What is included in my box?
You will receive a box full of coordinated paper, cardstock, stickers, embellishments, ribbon, etc. You will receive 6×6 papers and cardstock. Sometimes they will be from a 6×6 paper pad, and other times it will be from a 12×12 paper. We will break up embellishment packages and divide them up. Sometimes your embellishments won’t match exactly with the sample card, but you will be able to substitute one color for another, or one shape for another from your box, to create the cards. You will also receive Stamp School 100# cardstock for your card bases. We will include enough envelopes to create the cards we have instructions for.
8) Are there any leftovers after I create my cards?
YES! There will be scraps of paper and cardstock along with ribbon and embellishments that you can use to create MORE cards!
9) How many cards will my Card in a Box kit make?
This will vary from month to month. We will average between 6-10 every month.