Friday, October 30, 2009

Cardstock Color Guide *** a gift for you!

It's been a while since we've posted... Gen was busy delivering a cute little girl and I was inspiration-less. To make up for the absence of new products, we decided to offer you a free tutorial (at the bottom of this post) to make one of these:

What is it, you say? Well, this cute little bundle contains a full set of all the Stampin' Up! cardstock. Gen (obviously) came up with this concept because we were always pulling full CS sheets when choosing colors and we found this very annoying. And since each sheet was cut at 4 1/4" X 5 1/2", it gives you a great visual when choosing a card base or a mat. Instead of being arranged by SU color families, we've stacked them by colors such as yellows, reds, blues, etc... This enables you to quickly choose the perfect "red" or the perfect "blue" for your project or the perfect color combo. It's a must-have tool!

The CS is secured by a post much like the ones we find in post-bound scrapbooking albums. The hidden closure is magnetic but could easily be made out of a piece of Velcro. Here's an open view of the book:

And we've labeled the colors with stickers on the back of each CS.

Here's how to make your own Cardstock Color Guide:

Step 1: Cut a piece of CS measuring 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" out of each of the SU color, including neutrals and kraft.
Step 2: Label each color to the back of each CS or write the name by hand. Set aside.
Step 3: Cut a 12" X 5 1/2" piece in the DSP of your choice.
Step 4: Score the DSP at 4 1/4", 5 1/8", 9 1/2" and 10 3/8".
Step 5: Cut 1 piece of 5 1/2" X 3" out of coordinating CS and scallop one edge.
Step 6: Cut 1 piece of 5 1/2 X 2" out of the same coordinating CS and scallop one edge.
Step 7: Sandwich the magnetic closure between the DSP and the scalloped CS, at both ends of the cover. Use Sticky Strip for durability.
Step 8: With a Crop-a-dile, punch a whole in the upper left-hand corner of each CS (you can punch several CS at a time).
Step 9: With your Crop-a-dile, punch a whole in the upper left-hand corner of the bottom panel of your book and secure the stack of CS with the album post.
Step 10: Decorate as you wish!

Leave it on your work table or bring it with you to your next demo. It's an awesome visual for your customers as well.

We hope you enjoy making your very own Cardstock Color Guide. Feel free to email us if you need more info.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Tutorial -- New Cards for SU Demo Display !!!

We're so happy to bring you two new exciting products! The first, a tutorial to make 4 cards and a cute little purse-like box -- the second, a fresh new kit for Demo Display using hostess stamp sets.

This tutorial is not our typical "tool-type" tutorial but after Gen put all those cards together, we couldn't help but wanting to offer it to you as a tutorial. The cards are stamped with the very versatile It's a Stretch stamp set which has been a favorite of ours. The images can fit many occasions when paired with a sentiment of your choice from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Priced at 9.95$ CAD, this tutorial includes a 10-page document with step-by-step instructions and photos as well as suggestions for other color-scheme. To buy it, simply click on the button below. Please allow 2 days for processing your order.

***Update: this kit is no longer available*** Our second offering is a Hostess Sets kit for SU Demo Display. The colors are vibrant and the kit is perfect to bring with you at your next workshops. Simply click here to view full pictures and purchase the kit. Here's a quick preview:

On a final note, we've already started working on several projects -- tutorials for yet another handy-dandy tool much like the Inventory Wallet as well as another kit for SU Demo Display. Until then, take good care!

Gen & CeeCee

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Tutorial: Inventory Wallet !

Hi everyone!

We're back with something quite different this time. It's something that's become so useful to both Gen & I that we thought you, and your customers, could benefit from such a wonderful tool.

This Inventory Wallet was first designed by Card à la Carte for a WOW swap at the Stampin' Girls convention back in May. It was so popular that we've decided to create a tutorial for it. It's a management tool of sort, in which you keep an inventory of your Stampin' Up! products you've acquired, by color family. You'll always have a list of your cardstock, ink pads, re-inkers and markers so you can refer to it when creating projects or when it's time to place an order. There's even a Wish List and a Calendar included in the deal!

Because the Inventory Wallet is 3" X 6", it fits neatly in your purse so you can carry it with you at all times. It's also a neat sampling tool if you want to match say... a shirt for your next workshop that coordinates with the SU colors?! The tutorial includes 5 pages of step-by-step instructions with pictures and 3 pages of printable templates for your products inventory lists, wish list and calendar.

The tutorial is available in both English and French.

Please visit our store to buy the latest version.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Cards for SU Demo Display: In Color 2009-2010 !

***UPDATE: This kit is no longer available***

Gen & I couldn't wait to show what's new at Card à la Carte! Our newest offering: 14 card fronts ready for display! They are a must-have for promoting the new Idea Book and Catalogue that's coming out on July 1st. Be ready when that time comes to show your customers all those brand new colors and products with this kit. After all, it's only 10 days from now and we've done all the work for you!!!

Just go visit our Cards for SU Demo Display to get your very own kit. But hurry -- quantities are limited!

Finally, we'd like to give a little preview of what's coming up at Card à la Carte. In the weeks to come, we'll be releasing a new kit for Display featuring only the new Hostess stamp sets and a tutorial ( a first of its kind!) on how to create your very own pocket organizer for keeping track of your SU products inventory. Can't wait to share all of that with you so stay tuned!

We're havin' a blast and we hope you'll have fun too during the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! year!

Talk to you soon!
Gen & CeeCee

Monday, April 13, 2009

mother's day card set to go!

As promised, here's a set of gorgeous elegant cards just in time for Mother`s Day!

Check them out on Cards To Go!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

more baby cards?!

We really appreciate the enthusiasm you have shown in our baby cards to go.

And since our previous stock went really quickly, we got busy to offer you 2 new sets.

Quantities are limited so act quickly by clicking on the Card To Go link here or on the side bar. First come, first served! Gen & CeeCee

Saturday, April 11, 2009

baby cards to go

The baby population always seems to be larger in the springtime! We have prepared for you a beautiful kit of baby cards, ready to given or mailed. They's so cute with their satin ribbon and soft colors. You can order them here. But act quickly; there are only 2 left!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

it's springtime at Card à la Carte !!!

Update: Please note that our Occasions Mini Catalogue Cards for SU Demo Display is SOLD-OUT. Stay tuned for our next offering due for mid-June release!

Spring is a time of renewal, freshness and innovation. There's certainly a lot of that going on here at Card à la Carte. At Cards for SU Demo Displays, we offer Stampin' Up! Demonstrators a chance to promote the newest products from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.

For our regular customers, 2 new kits are being offered at Card Kits and Cards to Go. These all-occasions cards are simple to make but pack a punch!

You'll find more details, photos and Buy Now buttons by clicking the links above!

Happy Spring, everyone!

Gen & CeeCee

Sunday, February 1, 2009

raspberry tart - new Cards for SU Display

***UPDATE: This kit is no longer available***

We have had such an amazing response from SU Demonstrators all over the continent and we thank each and everyone of you who have contributed to our incredible success. Of course, we won't stop there! A new Stampin' Up! catalogue is out and we're quite excited about all the new products. Card a la Carte offers you our newest Cards for SU Display which showcases some of those yummy products. Just hop on over to Cards for SU Demo Displays to view this new offering where you'll also find images of each individual cards as well as a suggestion for display.

We'll be back later on this month with more offerings showcasing new products so stay tuned! Gen & CeeCee

Friday, January 16, 2009

2 New Card Kits !!!

We are happy to offer you two new card kits to make. This time around, we've used an oldie but goodie... the Pun Fun stamp set. Their unusual scalloped shape and bright colors make them ideal for gift giving, either individually or offered as a set in their clear plastic boxes. Just hop on over to Card Kits to choose which kit -or both- you want to play with!

Stay tuned for more fun kits and offerings soon!

Keep warm,
Gen & CeeCee