Thanks for popping in. We’ve been busy at Clarity, reviewing our Craft Clubs. The Clarity projects Club and Clubs have been going almost as long as I have! Of course, like me, they’ve changed over the years; matured, evolved, dare I say improved? Well, I think so. I’ve done a new video, see below, to explain what it’s all about. Much easier to TALK about it than try and write about it! Click the video to listen.
“An Arty Craft Club and a Loyalty Club at the same time”. That just about sums it up really. In a nutshell then, you can learn crafting skills in your own time, as it suits you, and you can save money while building your crafting stash of designs and essentials.
We’ve got a fantastic library of past projects too. And believe you me, old is GOLD!! Some of the best designs and techniques are catalogued and demonstrated in the past issues. I want to clarify one thing though: the past projects and issues are not old stock, not unsold stuff. No no no. Every month we deliberately make and print more than we need. That’s how we have built up such a good stock and library!
This week is Clarity Craft Club Week! If you’re not a Club member yet, now may be the perfect time to join – especially as there’s a GRAY FRIDAY sale looming large soon. At Clarity, we prefer to go GRAY rather than Black. Black Friday smacks of something ominous, doesn’t it? So with Gray Friday in mind, joining one (or more) of the project clubs this week automatically gives you 10%(or even 15%) discount on all purchases next week – ON TOP OF THE SALE PRICES. Well, it makes good sense to me, and that’s just pennies logic. Who’s Penny? Not sure, but she certainly knows that £6 a month is a barrrginnnn!
The Past Issues Library is Officially OPEN this week! We’ve always quietly added them to the website, and they’ve been available. But you had to know where to look.
THIS WEEK WE CUT THE RIBBON !
I declare the Clarity Craft Club Library OPEN.
And what’s more, to celebrate, we’re having a half price sale in the Past Issues Library. Yep. Half price. So if you were wanting to backdate your sets, if you fancy dipping your toe in this lovely pool of knowledge and inspiration – Penny says TODAY is good!!
Let me tell you how to find the past issues on the website, and how to find specific subject issues, like stamps or stencils..
- Go to www.claritystamp.com. You will land on the HOMEPAGE
- From the menu across the top, choose “More”
- Then from the drop down menu, choose “Craft Club Back Issues”
- You will then see the following page:
If you wanted to buy the whole set from a whole year, we’ve bundled them together for you too – HALF PRICE. And of course we will send you the binder, the folder, to keep your projects all filed and in order. Great reference library of ideas and inspiration PLUS key design.
There are four days left in the week, so how about a bloggy bus, taking you on a Clarity Craft Club trip, one day at a time, from stamps today through to dies on Friday. All aboard!
In the beginning, it was STAMPS and only stamps. I worked alone. I designed them, made them, cut them out and wrote the projects. The kids earned their pocket money bagging the stamps and sticking the photos on the projects sheets, and my Mum helped me label and stuff the envelopes. Those were good times actually. Fond memories.
Nowadays we have a fabulous full-colour printed concertina double-project print, and a whole team works together every month to deliver top quality projects and product. I may not always be as involved on the frontline as I was, but believe me when I tell you I am still working away on club stuff in the background !
I think the reason the Stamp Club is so strong is not only because of exceptional value for money; its roots run deep, and many of its members have been with me since the beginning, since the days of photos stuck on photocopies. Hands up who has been in the Stamp Club over 20 years, and remembers those mad days? Cor blimey. I ought to collate the newsletters too! They’d make a great book! All the sagas and dramas back then! Boy oh boy. One day, when I am old and grey, I shall sit down and read through that diary…
I have the complete YEAR sets here, and I only have to dip into the folders to see how special this reference library is. You can‘t build this overnight; it takes many years. Let’s dip into STAMPS
2016.. Just picking out a couple. 5 years ago and yet still as current as today’s, don’t you agree?
So yes. This week is the week to join the oldest, biggest craft club in Britain. Join online, or call Jeannine on 01732 868215. She will help you. And treat yourself to a few past issues – they are such a great way to build your arsenal of stamps and knowledge! Especially Half price ! Offer ends at the end of November. CLICK HERE
Here’s the other key thing about The Clarity Craft Clubs. Definition of A CLUB: an association dedicated to a particular interest or activity. Ours is all that – and a wonderful, kind, clever creative community too. Many of you have been part of the Clarity family since the get go, and found friends for life here. In a world where many of us are feeling more lonely and isolated than ever, this community may just help.
Love and Hugs
PS A Club Subscription and/or a folder full of projects would make a great gift for somebody too. Just saying….