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My Crafty Clubs

There are so many crafty clubs offered. Each of them have a variety of products and perks. In this post I am going to share with you which clubs I am enrolled in, what I like about them, and some of my recent makes with the club products.

The first club I joined was The Stamps of Life Die Hard Club and Card Club. (I became a gold member right off the bat.)  After taking Stephine Banard’s class at the Scrapbook Expo, I was so inspired by her enthusiasm that I ran down to  her booth to sign up.  I’ve been a member ever since! Because I have Gold member status I receive a 20% discount on all other purchases which is a great perk. The Stamps of Life Clubs run me about $56/month. I receive 1 4×6 stamp set with matching dies, 1 6×6 paper pad, multiple 8.5 x 11 cardstock sheets, 1 2×3 sentiment stamp set, 1 word die, 2 packs of embellishments, 2 rolls of ribbon, and several envelopes. The sentiment stamps are exclusive, I’ve never seen these sold separately.

January Stamps of Life Die hard and Card Club

My second craft club was Stamplistic “Cut Above Club”. I love the unique look of Stamplistic products. If you haven’t checked them out, visit their website at Stamplistic.com. I will include several of my creations from these club products. Unfortunately, I had to let this club go. I still use the products and look forward to the day I can sign up again. The price of this club varies depending on the products, but it averages about $41/month.

A fun Card Made with the Stamplistic Cut Above Club stamp and die Easter Bunny
Happy Easter Gate Fold Fence card

I was ecstatic when I received the email that Graphic 45 was starting a monthly club! The kits are expensive, but worth every penny. They give you plenty of product so you can not only make everything from the idea/ instruction page, but have lots leftover. The Original club runs $50/month and the new card club is $30/month.

These G45 Cards were made using the leftover pieces from the Kit plus additional supplies

For awhile, I was a monthly member of the “My Monthly Hero” with Hero Arts. They have an added perk called “Add ons” which are several additional stamp & die sets that coordinate with the club set. Member’s are offered time to add on these sets and have them shipped in the club box. In addition you can purchase anything else from their online store and have it shipped at no extra cost in the club box. Nice perk with today’s shipping costs! I still purchase this set sometimes, but not every month. This club runs $34.99 and comes with a large stamp set, matching dies, paper, and fun product like inks, adhesives, and even foils. It’s always a surprise what goodies may be in the box.

Stamps and Dies from My Monthly Hero Kit
Cards Made from the above kit, plus Hero Add ons

My final club is the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Kit. Wow, I can’t say enough positive things about Simon Says Stamp, they are just awesome! Their service is fantastic and fast. The kits are jam packed with amazing product. The kits are built around a beautiful 6×8 stamp set, there is always some individual die included (not for the stamps), 6×6 matching paper, 8.5×11 coordinating cardstock, and additional product goodies. This kit is also priced at $34.99 (an exceptional buy).

Woodland Whimsy Kit
Thankful Blooms kit

If you are considering investing in a craft club, I hope my experiences can help you decide on the one that will suit you best. I would like to try other clubs such as Divinity Designs Blessing Box, Pink & Mains Crafty Courtyard box, or Whimsy Stamps Paper Door kit. However, for this year I’m going to stick with the clubs I am currently in and perhaps change it up next year. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the clubs out there. Whichever you choose, I hope you have fun crafting!

Carrie

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