In the world of Stampin' Up!®, what does it mean to be a host? Probably the first thing we think about when it comes to hosting is having an in-home party. We invite guests, we watch as the demonstrator shares projects and chats about the catalog, we do a make 'n take, people have a snack and place orders. Hosts are able to choose free products based on the amount of sales at their party. Years ago that was THE thing! It was a great way for us demonstrators to meet people and share the products that we love so much, and it was a great way for hosts to get some free stuff! In fact, before I signed up as a demonstrator, I was able to get three of the color families of ink pads for free by hosting parties.
Probably at least ten to twelve years ago, I saw a major shift in the way my business worked. Parties (workshops) were replaced by clubs and classes as being the most popular way to share new products. I had 30-40 people a month at my stamp camps and five clubs going at one point in time. People placed orders at class, and members of my clubs took turns being hosts to receive the free benefits.
In the last 5 plus years (who can tell anymore), people were moving more and more to the online learning of products and techniques. I still have three clubs of 6 people each, but nearly all of the orders I receive are placed without even seeing the people in person, face to face. Especially now, in the Covid era, we are connecting more and more online. It's been fun to get to know people all over the country in this way, and it's just a new way of running the business that I am getting used to.
So with all the change, how do people take advantage of the amazing host benefits that Stampin' Up!® offers? Joining a club, of course, is one (I'll touch more on clubs in a future post). The other three main ways these days:
1) Host a book party!
Collect orders from friends who like to paper craft. When you have orders totaling $150 or more, you get to choose free items from any current catalog! The bigger the sales, the more you get to choose for free - pretty typical for direct sales.
2) Host a Facebook party!
Invited your paper crafting friends on Facebook for a week-long party, culminating with a live product demonstration. Again, when as a group your friends place orders totaling $150 or more, you choose free product.
3) Host an in person party! (After the Covid crisis, of course)
4) Spend $150 or more all by yourself!
Yep, that's right! Once you place your own order totaling $150 or more, you can choose free product.
The title of this post is Hosts Have More Fun During Sale-a-bration. How does that work, you ask? During Sale-a-bration (through February 28), when you host a party or place an order totaling $300 or more, you automatically receive this host-exclusive stamp set for free, PLUS your regular host benefits!
What's great about this host set is that it coordinates with several of the punches that we carry. It's always fun when products coordinate. What's also great is the variety of occasions this stamp set covers. Birthday, thank you, get well, baby, way to go, and more, some of which are generic and work for many different occasions.
I have recently been sharing this stamp set in live Facebook events. I've combined the set with different looks, showing its versatility. I LOVE how versatile this set really is!
Basic Black cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11", scored in half at 5 1/2", then again parallel to that scored line at 2 3/4"
Basic White cardstock: Two pieces 4" x 5 1/4" and two scraps for the postage stamp stamp
Love You Always Designer Series Paper: 1/2" x 4" and a scrap for the label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies
Basic Black cardstock: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 2 1/4" x 8 1/2" (folded in half and added to the quarter sheet of black with the Designer Series Paper attached. This is a fun fold!), 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Basic White: Two pieces measuring 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" (one goes on the card base, hidden under the piece pictured)
Flower & Field Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4", 2" x 4"
Night of Navy cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11", 1 1/2" x 4"
Purple Posy cardstock: 1 1/2" x 4" and scrap for the scalloped oval
Basic White cardstock: scrap
Pattern Play Designer Series Paper: 3" x 4"
Please contact me to take full advantage of the host benefits - especially during Sale-a-bration!