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Craft Fair Worthy?

Filed under: Projects — September 5, 2017 @ 8:42 am

As some of my readers know, it’s difficult to predict what will sell at a craft fair.   Even from day to day at the same fair, or year to year, the popularity of different items may change.  Our church is sending a team to Japan this fall to visit our partner church near Tokyo.  They will be participating in a community craft fair and I’d like to send a few items along with them.

These journals (upper left) would be both easy to make, and for the team to pack in their luggage.   The Japanese symbols that I embossed in gold on the front mean “faith in God”.  I think the sentiment in English is a good testimony to our beliefs, since only about 1% of Japanese are Christian.

I will be featuring the “Artistically Asian” stamp set at my next class, so surrounding the journals are some cards I also made using this beautiful set.  More about the cards in a future post.

IMG_1226 Asian Artistry

I thought it might be nice to send along a few Christmas cards.  I have no idea if the Christians in Japan send cards at the holidays, but the “Night in Bethlehem” stamp set has some nice images of the Christmas story.  I used the popular 3D eclipse technique on this card – see this post for a tutorial on the eclipse technique.

IMG_1203 Night in Bethlehem

inside and envelopes:

IMG_1225 Night in Bethlehem inside

Since there is not much time left before the team leaves, I thought I would use some of my retired samples that are already made.  So I have gathered up all my extra cards and have 4 boxes full!  I’m going to put some in card sleeves with envelopes to send along to Japan.  But there are still plenty left to give-away for my 19th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  See this post for details on the give-away and what my stash of cards looked like before I started organizing them.

IMG_1227 Card Special

And finally, what is a craft fair without treat holders?  Here are a few that I made with the “Seasonal Chums” stamp set and matching framelit dies.  Isn’t it fun how there is a front and a back included on each stamp?

IMG_1230 Seasonal Chums 1

IMG_1233 Seasonal Chums 3

IMG_1232 Seasonal Chums 2

IMG_1234 Seasonal Chums back2

I think the last one (in 2×8″ cellophane bags) would be easiest to pack for the trip.  But I have no idea what American candy would be considered a treat in Japan.  Certainly not my Starbursts leftover from last Halloween!

If you want to check out any of the products that I used, click on the thumbnail photos below.  If you’d like to get my Stampin’ Up! newsletter then head here.

And if you’d like to try some stamping, but don’t know where to start – how about our monthly Paper Pumpkin crafting kit here.  If you sign up before September 10 your first kit is half price! (You can cancel any time).  I love these kits to take along when I’m traveling.  They have everything you need for a fun crafting experience getaway for yourself or with friends and family.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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1 Comment »

  1. Pat Ertman:

    Nice assortment for a craft fair!

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