Saturday, October 17, 2009

DVD Virtual Class Kit Idea

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

I wanted to take a moment to tell about an idea I have for a Christmas Countdown Mini-Album Virtual Class Kit. This is the same kit idea that was discussed in the last Thursday Scrap Chat on my ustream channel ~ thank you to everyone who has expressed interest so far!

Out of all my projects on my YouTube channel, one of the most popular by far is my "25 Days Until Christmas" mini album. This was a huge 6"x9" 18 page {36 pages, front and back} custom chipboard gate-folded mini album that I made to chronicle all our activities leading up to Christmas 2008. I dearly love this mini album, and so do a lot of other people. In fact, a friend of mine loves it so much, that she begged me to offer a virtual class based around this concept for Christmas 2009, so I am writing this post to see if there is enough interest to make such a virtual class possible.

So, here is what I will be offering if I have enough interested scrappers to go forward with the class kits: a virtual DVD class + all the goodies you need to complete a 6"x9" Christmas Countdown mini album very similar to mine from last year.

The kit will contain all the product you need to make the album as well as a full-color instruction booklet with detailed step-by-step instructions. It will also contain a DVD tutorial where I will create an identical album for you in a classroom-like environment. Putting the video on DVD {instead of YouTube} allows me to offer a slower pace with fewer cuts and more detailed shots. The DVD classroom format will also enable you to scrap at your own pace by pausing and playing it back at your leisure. No more having to worry about a convenient internet connection or waiting for videos to load. In addition to the large amount of manufacturers' product included {an over $65.00 value, see supply list below}, the kit will also include various custom embellishments created by me that will be unique to these kits, such as tickets, tags and interactive acetate embellishments.

While a class sample will not be available for this project kit for you to view before you commit to pre-ordering, a detailed supply list is included below so you can see exactly what product is included & know that you will definitely be getting your money's worth in product alone.

As far as the album's construction, it will be of the same design as my album from 2008 ~ a 6"x9" 18 page custom chipboard gate-folded mini album {not that there's anything truly "mini" about this album ~ it's huge!}. Like last year's album, this album will be chock full of beautiful techniques, unique and exciting pages, interactive page elements and custom embellishments. The biggest difference between the two albums will be that the 2008 album used the Making Memories "Fa La La" collection and the 2009 album will primarily use the Making Memories "Mistletoe" collection, with inclusions from 7Gypsies, Jenni Bowlin, Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima and Tim Holtz. If you are reading this post, then you are probably already familiar with my work and my YouTube videos, so you know what to expect from my creations. This one will be no exception, and it will be exclusive to the class DVD ~ it will never appear in videos on my YouTube channel! Only class members will have access to this exclusive album through the instructional DVD. This will also be the album that I use for my personal 2009 Christmas album, so you can be sure that it will have the same attention to detail and level of creativity that I put into all my projects!

The pre-order price for the Christmas Countdown Virtual Class will be $65.00 + priority shipping. Packages will ship from Miami, FL and shipping cost will probably be between $8.00-$10.00 CONUS depending on final package weight and your location. If there is enough interest expressed, I will be taking pre-orders through November 1, 2009. Of the total price, $40.00 will be due when you pre-order to reserve your class kit. The remaining $25.00 + shipping will be due when the kits are completed and ready for shipping. Kits will be shipped once balances are paid in full on a first-come, first-serve basis, and I hope to have all kits shipped via USPS Priority Mail by Monday, November 23, 2009 at the latest. There will most likely only be 24 of these kits available unless there is more interest than I expect.

If this is something that you definitely want to do, please email me at with the subject line "CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN KIT" as soon as possible. If enough interested people email me, I will start taking pre-orders this week & will make the offer first to any people who express interest at this time before opening it up to everyone else.

Christmas Countdown Album Supply List:
This is a custom-designed chipboard album. The kit will include 5 sheets of 12"x12" raw chipboard and a cutting guide. ($1.75 value)

This album will feature patterned papers from the Making Memories "Mistletoe" Collection and cardstock from American Crafts.

Cardstock: 8 12"x12" Sheets
American Crafts in White x 2 sheets ($0.60 value)
American Crafts in Black x 2 sheets ($0.75 value)
American Crafts in Spinach x 2 sheets ($0.98 value)
American Crafts in Pomegranate x 2 sheets ($0.98 value)

Double-sided Patterned Paper: 18 12"x12" sheets
Advent x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Icon Dot x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Pattern Stripe x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Argyle x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Big Green Dot x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Cardinal x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Happy Holidays x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Mistletoe x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)
Trees x 2 sheets ($1.40 value)

Speciality Paper:3 12"x12" sheets, 4 4"x4" die cut sheets
Die-Cut Glitter Mini Dot Red x 1 sheet ($0.99 value)
Glitter Music Note x 1 sheet ($0.99 value)
Poinsetta Flocked x 1 sheet ($0.99 value)
Jenni Bowlin 4"x4" Mini Classic Die Cut Label Papers x 4 sheets ($1.87 value)

Making Memories "Wedding Shimmer Alpha" x 1 pack ($3.99 value)
Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alpha in Vintage Red x 1 pack ($1.75 value)

7Gypsies Charm Dangles in "Ruby" x 2 charms ($1.99 value)
Assorted Tim Holtz Fragments in "Charms" x 3 charms ($0.65 value)
Little Yellow Bicycle "25 Days of Christmas" Cardstock Tags x 1 pack ($4.99 value)
Little Yellow Bicycle "25 Days of Christmas" Glittered Chipboard Shapes x 10 shapes ($2.50 value)
Making Memories "Mistletoe" Chipboard Buttons x 1 pack ($1.99 value)
Making Memories "Mistletoe" Metal Keys x 1 key ($1.33 value)
Making Memories Circle Journaling Stickers x 1 pack ($2.99 value)
Making Memories Dimensional Stickers x 1 pack ($4.99 value)
Prima Pearls & Crystal Bling x 30 pieces (20 pearls & 10 crystals, $0.75 value)
Prima Flowers x 8 flowers ($0.50 value)
Ribbons & Trims {assorted} ($5.00 value)

Other Kit Contents:
2" Book Rings to bind the album x 4 rings
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat's Eye in "Black Bird" x 1 ink pad ($1.99 value)
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat's Eye in "Lipstick Red" x 1 ink pad ($1.99 value)
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat's Eye in "Lime Pastel" x 1 ink pad ($1.99 value)
Judikins Diamond Glaze x 1 2oz. bottle ($4.79 value)
Ranger Stickles in "Crystal Ice" x 1 bottle ($2.50 value)
Full-Color Step-by-Step Instruction Manual
Instructional DVD
Various Custom Embellishments created by me just for you and this class kit {includes tickets, tags and interactive acetate embellishments!}

So that's what you would be getting in the kit if we end up going ahead with this idea! If you definitely want to order one of these kits for your Christmas album, please email me right away at so I can determine if there is enough interest to get the ball rolling on this.

Thank you for your interest and for all your support!

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