Friday, November 17, 2006

"This is For You"

I am participating in BootCamp, a training for Stampin Up Demonstrators. One of our tasks this week was to create 3 TIFU packets (this is for you) and give them to cold contacts. I put together a small packet in a cello bag with a technique booklet, winter mini catalog, business card and some stamped goodies (Snowflake Challenge Card SC92 and a candy bar wrapper I created using Like it a Latte). I created 4 of these and passed them around to people I met in the community while running my errands. This was a task designed to help us with cold contacting, everyone seemed very excited to receive such a fun little gift. I am very curious to see what happens next. I gave my TIFU packets to a bank teller, teacher, grocery store clerk, and a gal I saw at the fuel pumps.
Candy Bar Wrapper Details: I got the pattern for creating the candy bar wrapper from a convention trade. I used Close to Cocoa cardstock for the candy bar wrapper, it is stamped with little coffee beans. I created the belly band using Regal Rose cardstock, stamping random hearts from "Like it a Latte" stamp set. I stamped the little cocoa cup on Whisper White cardstock with Close to Cocoa, popping up a heart for some added fun and pink marshmallows. The best part of all is the chocolate bar, everyone loves chocolate.
Measurements for the candy bar wrapper: 5 1/2"x 6" Scored 1 5/8" on both ends of 6"side. Decorate and put together using sticky strip on the bottom and on one side as you fold together. Crimp bottom for added texture. Belly Band: cut 2"x 7 1/8" stip, fold in half, crimp ends. I also used 1 1/4" hole punch, punching a half circle at the top of wrapper for easy access to the chocolate! I created a Halloween version and sent them to school with my kids, everyone loved these. The best part of this template is you can create 2 with each piece of cardstock.

3 comments:

Elizabeth P. said...

What a cool idea! I never have the nerve to start conversations about stamping with stranger, so packets would be so cool to share! Love your projects, too!

Stacey's Stamping Studio said...

I absolutely love this idea! In fact, I am going to attempt this myself! I have been racking my brain how I can expand my stamping business and get my name out there. This may just be the answer!

Thanks so much!

Stacey
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Anonymous said...

I thought this sounded like a great idea! I was wondering if you had anyone contact you after they received their gift packet? I'm considering doing this to help me with cold contacts.

Thanks!
Jennifer