Last week my monthly scrapbooking classes started up again. I chose to teach scrapbooking from my home because I wanted to use paper crafting as a relationship builder as well as being involved in the industry (make a little money to cover my supplies) without having to push product as a sales rep for a large company. The format that worked for me was to provide monthly paper crafting kits to my students for a flat rate. Most months we focus on a technique, I share the sample layouts I’ve created with the kit, and I let my students loose to create.
I continually stress “This is your kit.” I’m available to teach and advise, I share sketches and layout ideas, but if they want to visit all evening and take their kits home to use, or if they want to make cards instead of layouts, they are free to do so. I love the variety I see every month in my students!
I’m thinking seriously about expanding and wanted to hear from you. Do you dream of teaching scrapbooking at home? Does the cost & effort of putting together kits for classes intimidate you? Would you like to share some beautiful products with your friends and neighbours and see them bit by the paper crafting bug?
Here’s what Paper Therapy kit classes would look like:
1. You order a minimum of 6 kits for a flat rate, paying by PayPal or cheque. I add your instructor’s kit at no charge. Orders of 10 kits or more gets you free shipping in Canada or the USA.
2. Kits include 3-4 sheets coordinating patterned paper, 2 sheets coordinating coloured cardstock, 2 sheets white or cream cardstock and embellishments, plus two layout sketches.
3. You determine kit price, class dates, and class structure/format. Repeat monthly!
I’ve found this to be a really great way to dip my feet into the business side of paper crafting and I love sharing my scrap room with students who have become dear friends. If you’re interested in doing the same, send me an email and I’ll send you a start up info package.