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I love using Stampin’ Up! products to make and send cards to all my special friends and family, but there are so many other creative projects I can make as well! Using cardstock, ink, and paper to create beautiful 3D gift items is super fun, and terrifically useful as the holidays approach (hello stocking stuffers!).

On Saturday, August 24th I am offering a special class where we will create six small gift items. The $35 workshop fee includes a pack of 12 x 12” Designer Series Paper of your choice, which I will cut, score, and prepare for you so you are ready to create all these fabulous items at the class. You will also get to take home a full-colour tutorial package so you can recreate all these projects on your own! The registration deadline is Thursday, August 8th, so sign up today!

This post-it note holder is a great item to have on hand in your purse, your car, your backpack – always ready for you to jot down a quick note, shopping list, or phone number.

The self-closing box is a fun and creative way to package a small gift! The box and lid are attached, which makes the whole project quite sturdy.

I love this adorable little star-shaped treat holder, the perfect size for a Ferrero Rocher or other round chocolate!

The DSP mini-purse is one I just had to create, as I find them so adorable and versatile. These could hold a whole cellophane bag full of goodies!

This triangle treat box is a really fun and simple design, with no cutting necessary. Perfect for chocolate nuggets or other small treats!

This square chocolate treat holder is one I often give to my workshop attendees or party guests, who have asked for it to be included in our workshop. It’s the perfect size to hold a Ghiradelli chocolate square!

These items are great for hostess gifts, table favours, stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, craft fairs, and more. I hope you’ll join me at the class – but if you can’t attend, don’t worry! You can purchase the written tutorials, complete with colour photos, for $12. Or, you can purchase the tutorial package plus supplies – meaning, a pack of Designer Series Paper of your choosing, and co-ordinating cardstock, all cut, scored, and prepared for you – for $30. Just email me to make arrangements!

Have you made any 3D gift items? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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My regular workshops wrap up for the season this week, but this summer I’m going to offer some special edition classes to help you chase those summertime blues away!  These classes are held on the weekends, and give us a chance to work on some more challenging projects in a longer time frame. Learn some great skills and techniques to take your crafting to the next level!  Best of all – if you can’t attend in person (due to either scheduling or geography), you can still purchase the tutorial package, at a reduced cost!

Saturday, July 6 – Fancy Folds 1                                    
11am – 3pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 20th

$35 – cost includes a pack of 12 x 12” Designer Series Paper of your choice. Sign up for both Fancy Folds classes for only $50!

We will be making four fancy fold cards:

  • Twist and Pop card
  • Pop-up card
  • Waterfall card
  • Bendi card

Light snacks provided, as well as a written tutorial for you to keep.

 

 

 

Saturday, July 27 – Butterfly Frame
11am – 2pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 16th

$25 – cost includes a frame and a pack of 6 x 6” Designer Series Paper of your choice. We will be making a framed project starring Butterfly Gala. This project makes a great gift, or keep it yourself and enjoy!

Light snacks provided, as well as a written tutorial for you to keep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 10 – Fancy Folds 2
11am – 3pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 25th

$35 – cost includes a pack of 12 x 12” Designer Series Paper of your choice. Sign up for both Fancy Folds classes for only $50!

We will be making four fancy fold cards:

  • Pop up stage card
  • Spinner pop up card
  • Shutter card
  • Slider card

Light snacks provided, as well as a written tutorial for you to keep.

Saturday, August 24 – 3D items
11am – 3pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 8th

$35 – cost includes a pack of 12 x 12” Designer Series Paper of your choice.

We will be making five 3D gift items:

  • DSP gift bag
  • Post-it Note Holder
  • Triangle Treat Box
  • Star-Shaped Treat Holder
  • Self-Closing Box

Light snacks provided, as well as a written tutorial for you to keep.

Contact me today to register for any of these events, or order the tutorial package! I’m excited to craft with you!

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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Why did I sign up to do two craft fairs this month? I have no idea.

That’s how I roll sometimes, though! (Note: Sometimes = All the Time. As my long-suffering husband would tell you.)

I decided to up the difficulty level on this particular project by not ordering any additional Stampin’ Up! tools or supplies prior to the event. I could only use what I had on hand, as well as buying supplementary items that I could get locally (e.g., chapsticks for my chapstick holders).

Me at Vendor Splendor fair, November 3rd.

Here are the items I had for sale at the two fairs I attended – in addition to good old-fashioned greeting cards, which I was selling by the singles and in an acetate box as a five-pack.

Most of these projects were new for me, so I had lots of fun learning how to make them, and discovering along the way which ones were worth the time and effort, and which ones weren’t. Given more time (and more varied supplies), there is certainly no shortage of charming gift projects to make, and I found plenty of inspiration on the Craft Fairs, Stampin’ Style Facebook group.

I went for variety of products rather than huge quantity in any one product, which meant I sold out of a few things, including the beautiful candle cards below. On the second day of the two-day event, I had people coming back to my booth to ask about the candle cards they’d seen the previous day…. but they were all gone!

Front of candle card
Inside of candle card

I also sold out of the star photo albums I made several years ago, the last time I was doing craft fairs. Last time I offered these, they were not a hot item. I got them out of the box they were stored in, figuring I might as well give it a shot … and by noon on the second day, I had none left. You never know!

Surprise, surprise …. after making all those gift items, the biggest sellers were CARDS! I sold over 85 cards, in singles, trios, and 5-packs (which I packaged in clear acetate boxes).

Which of these projects would you like to make? Comment below, and I’ll share a tutorial in the coming weeks!

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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