Class Planning Service FAQ's
My class planners are released every month, and starting in June will be consistently released before the 10th of the month. There are three ways that you can purchase these classes: individually for $24.95 CAN, a monthly subscription $19.95 per month, or as part of a group buy. For more information about each of these options please visit my "subscribe" page.
Below I have listed a number of Frequently Asked Questions. You can click on each question to take you to the relevant section.
Each month, around the 10th of the month, I will be releasing a new class planner. You will be able to purchase the individual class for $24.95 at that time. If you have a monthly subscription, you will receive an email on the 10th of the month that contains a link to a web page from which you can access and download all the class planner resources.
There is absolutely no need to download every single file from
the class planner web page. You will be able to bookmark this
link in your favourites and only download what you need,
when you need it. Why clutter up your computer's hard
drive with the files you don't plan on using? A cluttered hard
drive will only slow down your computer in the long run!
You will find that the projects will vary from month to month. They are designed to demonstrate to your customers how fun, easy and versatile rubber stamping can be. Each class showcases a variety of different Stampin' Up! products, and offers you a number of different opportunities to sell and upsell products that your customers might not normally consider purchasing without having first been shown how to use them.
If you are looking for a class that offers lots of projects with a really low materials cost so that you can turn around and offer your customers $10 - $15 classes - you will not find it here.
I design my classes with two purposes in mind: to save you time and to make you money. If you want your customers to move beyond buying just stamps, inks and cardstock to buying Stampin' Up!'s accessories (such as ribbon, brads, Pretties, Hodgepodge, designer papers, etc) you have to get these products into your customers hands and let them see, feel and experience the quality and the difference they make in the final look of a project, for themselves. In order to keep materials costs of your class projects between $5 - $7 per person or lower, you need to keep the designs fairly basic, and the extra accessories and layers to a minimum. That is totally not my design style.
To read more about my philosophy about pricing your classes click
In some cases they will, in others they won't. Although I try to make the classes timely, I also try to design them with as much longevity, versatility & flexibility as possible. Some months get really busy and it can be more of a challenge for us as Stampin' Up! demonstrators to find the time to fit in a class. I would hate to have you purchase a class, not be able to fit it into your schedule and then no longer be able to use it once the promotion was over. In most cases the class will be suitable at least for the duration of a mini catalog or even the duration of the regular catalog.
For pretty much every class, the projects can be modified according to the stamp sets and papers that you do have, or that are available in your country's Stampin' Up! Catalogue. You'll also find that by changing the image and greeting stamps as well as the color combinations used you can modify the class to suit just about any occasion!
Absolutely! I currently have Demonstrators from the US,
Australia, Germany, France and the UK purchasing these class
planners. Although the class planner prices are in Canadian dollars,
Paypal will do the currency conversion for you automatically. If you
opt to send a money order, please ensure that it is an
"international money order" in Canadian funds.
At the moment, the planner is offered in a Canada/United States version only. All pricing for the cost analysis and the shopping lists are offered both in Canadian and US funds. As the majority of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators purchasing these classes are from the United States, the instructions are in American English and all measurements are in inches, not metric. If you are from another country, you will need to adjust the pricing/measurements accordingly.
There are several different payment options available.
PayPal Account. This is a safe and secure way of paying without having to expose your credit card or bank account information. Through your PayPal account you have many payment options - bank transfer, e-check, Visa, MC, AMEX & Discover.
Credit Card. PayPal is a credit card merchant, so you DO NOT have to actually have a PayPal Account in order to make a credit card payment. When you finish filling out your address and other information in the shopping cart and you get to the payment option, continue as though you had a PayPal account, then when the PayPal page opens on the left side, near the middle/bottom you will see the following:
Click on continue. It will give you a place to select your method of payment and fill in your billing info. After you press the “review order and continue” link and after they charge your credit card, they will offer you the option of saving your info, to which you decline. If you accept, it sets up a PayPal account for you, if you decline, they don’t save it and you don’t end up with a paypal account.
Money Order. You may send a money order through snail mail to the address below (*please note that this address will be changing sometime around August/September as we are moving). Please ensure that the money order is made payable to Andrea Walford. If you live outside of Canada, you will need to ensure that the money order is an "international money order" in Canadian funds.
The demonstrator planner and
detailed customer handout are provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).
Adobe compresses the files so that they are a lot smaller and
faster to download than an MS Word file, and it preserves the
true formatting of the document. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free
software - the same one that you use to view Stampin' Up!
printed materials. You can
download the most recent version here. I highly recommend
that you always have the most recent version downloaded to your
Yes, past classes are available for individual purchase, and will continue to be available at a reduced rate once the featured products have retired. We as Demonstrators are always looking for ideas, and as the templates are original, all you have to do is substitute current product, and you've got another great class you can offer to your customers.
These classes may be offered in an online class-to-go format as long as they include the supplies to actually make the class projects (see section further below). You may directly hand out, snail mail, or email the customer instructions along with the supplies, to customers purchasing your online classes.
Please ensure that when you are advertising these classes online, your advertising and marketing adheres to Stampin' Up! policy, as outlined in the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Manual. This means that you can advertise the classes on your blog, Stampin' Up! website, customer newsletters (either ones sent out by you, or with a email broadcasting service such as Constant Contact), through snail mail, or in person.
The classes may not be sold in public forums, public groups or auction sites such as eBay, Etsy, Sudsol, Splitcoaststampers, Yahoo groups, MSN groups, etc.
When advertising your class, in order to confirm that the purchase is being made by a customer and not a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please use the following language, in bold, with your advertised classes:
“Please note these classes are not available to Stampin' Up! demonstrators. If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator please contact me for more information.”
If a Demonstrator contacts you, please have them visit www.demotodemo.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do have an affiliate program available so that you can earn discounts on the purchase of future classes, based on your referrals. For more information click HERE.
By limiting the distribution of these classes to those Demonstrators who have actually purchased the class planner, I am able to continue offering this service to you at an affordable rate.
The customer instructions may not be sold alone either to your customers or to other demonstrators as this would be directly competing with the services I offer here at www.demotodemo.com and on my blog www.andreawalford.com.
The class planners are for the exclusive use of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. However, I have created a customer version which includes a supply list, quantity to make 1 set of projects, templates, dimensions and step-by-step photos to make the projects . It does not include all the other features that are exclusive to the class planners
My blog www.andreawalford.com has a broad readership and I have a large customer base. When I began releasing the class planners, I had many requests to offer a non-demo version. As there was a demand in the market I developed a non-demo version. At this point in time I reserve the exclusive right to sell the customer version as an online tutorial.
CASEing is a practice that is widespread and even encouraged by Stampin' Up! and amongst Stampin' Up! demonstrators. CASEing is a great way to give your creativity a boost when inspiration is lacking. Whenever I am in a creative slump I always pull myself out of it by CASEing cards that I love. However, I rarely CASE exactly, and I always credit the original designer if it is something that I plan on sharing on my blog, with fellow demos or with my downline. I also never CASE project designs that were developed and offered for sale by another demonstrator.
I have many project ideas and templates that I freely share on my blog www.andreawalford.com, which you are more than welcome to CASE for your personal use, such as sharing them with your customers in classes, workshops, clubs and other events. You are not required to give me credit for the design unless they are posted to the internet (blog, website, Splitcoaststampers, SUDSOL, etc.).
My class planning service is a PAID service, and the class project designs are original creations - not based on a CASEd design. These project designs and content are for the exclusive use of those purchasing the class planners and are protected by Intellectual Property Laws. Please do not CASE these projects and advertise them as classes to your customers via your blog, SU website or other internet forum. You are welcome to use them as inspiration for your own designs, as long as they have been sufficiently modified, and as long as credit is given and a link to the original class is provided. Any infringement will be handled in due course as a violation of Intellectual Property Laws.