5 ways to use your retiring project samples to promote your Stampin’ Up! business

Do you still have piles of cards that feature retired Stampin’ Up! product that you’ve either created or received in swaps, just sitting around? How many more samples will be added to that collection when Stampin’ Up! releases their last chance list on June 1st? Chances are, a lot. So what’s a demonstrator to do? First thing,is to sort through all your samples and divide them into two piles – full cards and card fronts. Now take your card fronts, trim them down so that they are 4″ x 5 1/4″ and mount them onto card fronts in order to create full cards.

Now here are 5 ways to use them:

  1. Gift one to EVERY customer that places an order, every time they place an order. Print up little cards (about the size of a business card) that say”Thank you so much for your order – here’s a little gift just for you”. Put the note card INSIDE the card, put the card in a blank envelope and put it in their bag with the product they ordered. Your customer now has a card that they can use.
  2. Use them as an incentive to order. Bundle your cards in groups of 5-10 WITH envelopes. Tie a piece of ribbon around them, or maybe package them in a clear box with a belly band. Assign a value of about $4-5 per card. Now promote it: “Receive a free gift of 5 handstamped cards with your order of $50 or more (value: $25)”. If promoting on the web post a picture, if promoting at classes or workshops, show them the gift.
  3. Use them as door prizes. Nicely package up 1-2 cards (with envelopes) and give them away as a door prize at all your workshops and open houses.
  4. Use them as hostess gifts. Nicely package up 5 cards with envelopes and give them to workshop hostesses.
  5. Use them in your promotional packets. Take Stampin’ Up!’s clear cello bag – put a catalogue samples, your business card, a flyer of upcoming classes and 2 of the cards (with envelopes). As you meet new contacts and share your business with them, give them a packet.

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