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May 12, 2009

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I have had a request for another round of Stamps in the Mail (SIM).  As long as at least 4 people want to participate, I will do this program and will begin it in June. 


Due to needing to charge enough to cover all of the expenses and not shortchange myself not only monetarily but also with the time and effort involved in the program, the cost now will be $55 a month, and the program will run in 3 month increments (Jun-Aug).  This way you can decide if you want to continue every 3 months. 


What is the benefit of doing the SIM program? 

You get everything you need (stamps and accessories) in a box that will arrive at your doorstep each month - pre-cut and ready to stamp!!  You get to make 2 each of FOUR projects for a total of EIGHT projects each month.  You will need some common crafting items (common ink colors like black, brown, green, etc., adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, bone folder) but all of the other items needed to make the projects will come in the box!  Each month you will also receive an e-mail with full color pictures of the actual projects, pictures of the sketchused for each card, and step-by-step instructions on how to put together each project.  If something is created, like a ribbon rosette, a tutorial will even be included with step-by-step instructions and full color pictures.   You can see some of my past SIM projects by clicking on the Stamps in the Mail category in my right-hand sidebar.


If you would like just the tutorials/instructions each month, I charge $5/month and will e-mail you each set of sketches/photographs/tutorials/instructions and you are obligated to a three month increment just as the regular SIM participants.


THE STAMP SET WE WILL BE USING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES - UPSY DAISY(pg 87 in the SU! IB&C, item #111710) and if you ALREADY HAVE IT - you can substitute it for any other stamp set of the same or lesser value (or pay the difference).  That is what happens each month - any items you have already you can make substitutions for.


Just to demonstrate that my pricing is no different than that of other demonstrators, if you look around at other demonstrators offering this program, the lowest price I have found for a similarly run program (includes the monthly boxed kits AND instructions/tutorials/photographs/sketches) is $52 PLUS an additional $7 to cover shipping.  So, that demonstrator's grand total comes to $59.  My total is slightly less at $55.  Here is the break-down of the cost:


$35 in merchandise each month

$10 goes towards shipping (it has to ship from SU! to me, and then from me to you)

$5 goes towards consumables

$5 goes towards my time/labor (Stamp Camps/Classes usually cost $10 but that includes food, so this is a comparable price)


If you live in the Dover area, I will subtract $5 from the cost of the kit if you would like to pick it up from me each month (I can bring it to you if we are going to be at the same place for whatever reason after the kits are assembled so check with me about that to save yourself a drive).


So....if you have any questions, please let me know.  I will open this program to sign-ups from now until Wednesday, May 20th at 8:00 pm.  At that time I will let all those that have signed know if we have enough participants.  On Friday, May 22nd, I will e-mail the participants the exact details for the first round, and checks will be due in my hands by the 2nd Monday of June (June 8th).  You can e-mail me at "mariemc01 'at' gmail 'dot' com"   Yes, that's a "zero" after the "c".  I am typing my e-mail this way after getting some spam from not doing so in the past ;)


If you get someone to sign up for my SIM program that is not on my customer e-mailing list, I will give you your choice of any Classic Ink Pad for FREE ($5.95 value) or any item of the same or lesser value.


  1. What a great program! I am trying to do a scrapping class to generate some interest, but I am not feeling too confident that it's gonna work...oh well.

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