Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stamp Class Set Up

The tables where the ladies sit to make their cards.  The front right section is where I teach the technique of the month. Envelopes are placed on this table as well.

Each stamper is provided their own Grid Paper, and I provide the Stampin' Scrub, dimensionals, glue dots, scissors, and any necessary tools.  They bring their own snail adhesive.

Card set up with all necessary paper, stamp sets, and punches.

Close up view of some of my selections.

Table with ink, markers, and embellishments.  I also place any treat items they can select on this table as well.

Big Shot Table

I thought I would show how I set up for my monthly stamp classes.  Everyone has their own way of doing it, but this seems to work for the ladies.  Each month I prepare between 15-20 cards.  On two tables I have all of the materials precut and laid out in front of the sample.  The ink, markers, and embellishments are on another table, and the ribbons, adhesives, scissors, and tools are on the table where the ladies sit.  I also have a separate table with all of the Big Shot items.

When I am teaching a technique or we are doing a card fold that requires a tutorial, I set that up at the front of the one table, this way everyone can see what I am doing, but at the same time I am not in the way of those who choose not to do that particular technique of the month. 

I charge the ladies $1.50 per project made, and they can make as many cards as them want.   The only item I ask them to bring is their adhesive, such as snail, however, I provide glue dots, dimensionals, sticky strip, and any other tool needed.  Envelopes are provided too.

My classes are run usually the third week of the month on a Monday evening at 6 PM, and a Wednesday morning at 10 AM.  I love getting together monthly sharing ideas and new products.  Most of the ladies have been coming for awhile and don't need a lot of direction or help from me.  However, when there is a new stamper I love showing them different techniques, and sharing my love of stamping with them.   We all learn from one another, and this group inspires me to come up with new ideas each month. 

Thank you to any Stampin' Up! demonstrator whose sample I have cased for my classes.  I always tell the ladies if the idea is not an original of mine, and they know how wonderful all of you are for sharing your creativity with all of us.

I would love to hear any comments or suggestions how any of you do your classes, and if any of my ladies are reading this, I also would love to hear from you about any changes you think need to be made.  I am always looking for ways to make the class better and appreciate any ideas you would like to share.


Dale Morin said...

Looks great!

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Eileen, it looks like you have the perfect setup!! Everything looks great

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Great space!! love the size of the tables!!