I decided to post a little more about my Card Buffets I hold. Yesterday, I showed you my October card choices.
Today I’m showing you my set up. Here, I have all the corresponding boxes to the cards. In each box are the supplies to make that card. Punches, ink pads, whatever is needed. I also have a second sample and directions.
Here is my table with the cutting machines. I have each embossing folder numbered according to which card you use it with and also color coded as to which tab on the Big Shot to use. If not, it confuses people every time. I just like to make it easy. I also had the Magnetic Platform set up this time too.
Here are my boxes containing the supply packets. All the pieces needed to create that card are contained in numbered baggies, I reuse these each month. I score the card bases too. You either get envelopes or make one special sized using the Envelope Punch Board.
On each table is a basket with Diminsionals, bone folder, scissors, Tombow glue, SNAIL adhesive, tape, and a SU glue stick to assemble the card. I have a trash bowl and a container used to clean the stamps. As you can see, red ink stains.
I also serve light refreshments. I prefer the guest to not eat or drink at the tables, but sometimes that’s hard to ask – I don’t want to sound rude by asking them to not eat at the tables.
As guest are making the choices of what cards to make, I do point out supplies used or techniques they will learn by making that card. I do also provide one on one instruction to help people if needed.
I initially had about 20 of the shoes box sized totes. They were about a $1.00 each. I made the board to display my cards on. The cards/projects are attached with a velcro dot to the board. The circles and numbers are also Stampin Up.
I try to use all current products. That’s just me. Although I really should use up some of the retired stock i have. I just feel my guests should get to use new product.
Please comment on my Buffet post – we all love to hear what you think. And, if you have any questions, please shoot me and email and ask!