Over the last several months I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking when the 2013 Calendar and Note Pad Tins and the refills will be back. I’m excited to announce that for our fourth year in a row, we are finally ready to take pre-orders through the Sunny Stampin’ Store!
For those of you unfamiliar with the Calendar and Note Pad tins let me tell you a bit about them. Back in 2009, I found that I was always scrambling to find something to write on and write with – whether it was when I was at home on the phone trying to take a message, or out and about trying to make a note to myself or wanting to check my calendar. Inevitably when that would happen I never seemed to have a calendar or note pad handy!
That’s when I came up with a solution to my problem – a custom-designed Calendar & Note Pad Tin. I wanted something portable, durable, small and of course pretty. I couldn’t find anything like that…so I made it! I started with a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ hinged CD tin and integrated some customized elements to make it a one-of-a-kind gift. Because I didn’t have a “Just a Note” stamp, I designed the ”Just a Note” greeting that you see on the front of the tin, on my computer.
I had the calendar that you see on the inside front cover of the tin (also shown below) custom-made so that it perfectly fit the inside of the tin. The calendars are 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. The font used for the months and the date match the font used for the “just a note” on the front of the tin.
As you can see from the picture of the tin at the beginning of this post, and the picture below, I also had some note-pads custom designed to fit insite the tin. The notepads are 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. There’s 50 sheets on the notepad and the lines are black so they match with any color scheme.
As we did last year, we offering this in several options. Please note that these are ALL pre-orders – we will be taking pre-orders until the end of July and then the orders will start to ship at the end of August 2012 . Because everything is custom-designed and manufactured, I don’t want to order too many and end up with hoards left over, or too little, and then run out.
Different this year – as soon it’s ready – EVERYONE will be receiving the pdf handout and video tutorial on how to create these tins absolutely FREE! So keep your eye here on the blog for that.
There is a lot of info in this post, so please be sure you read it all!
One of the things I do have to give you a heads up about is shipping. As we are located in Canada, the most “cost-effective” option for shipping is Canada Post. I use that term loosly because it’s still not cheap. The only methods of shipping we offer are small packet air (which I don’t really recommend because it is not trackable) and expedited – which is trackable, and the fastest method. We used to offer a small packet surface option, but ran into too many problems with it being waaaaaaay too slow (as in at least 4 weeks to the US), and not trackable.
I do want to assure you that we only charge you what we are charged. We do not mark up shipping. Because we are a small company with small volumes of shipping we don’t qualify for some of those great shipping volume discounts that bigger stores get. If perchance you are overcharged (which we will only know when we start shipping the packages out), we will re-imburse you the difference. Shipping in Canada is based on weight and package size. Because of the weight in particular, for most of you, shipping is probably going to start at about $12 – $15. What I have found though is that the more you get, the better the deal. So if you only want one of’s I would recommend ordering as a group (with a friend or a few friends). So please be prepared.
*For Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators wanting to offer this as a class: as we do every year, we will be re-designing the tin using all Stampin’ Up! products and we will be putting together a cost analysis sheet and suggested pricing if you want to offer this as a class to your customers. If you email us to let us know you are a demonstrator, then we will send it to you once it’s released. The suggested pricing will be assuming that the tins are being made using all SU product of course. I’d love it someone could do me a favour. There are a number of demos that have bought the calendar and note pad bundles every year. I can no longer announce it or let them know on the demo-only boards like Sudsol, and other yahoo groups, so if one of you could let those that might be interested know, I would appreciate it!
So here’s what we have:
Calendar & Note Pad Tin Kit Pre-order – $17.95 CAN These kits include all the supplies needed to make the project shown in the main picture (pencil/pen colors will vary). You’ll receive a pdf handout with the kit and a link to page from which you can view a video on how it’s made.
Calendar Bundle Pre-order – $7 Each bundle has 5 calendars
Note Pad Bundle Pre-order – $7 Each bundle has 5 note pads
Bundle of 5 tins pre-order – $25 Each bundle includs five 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ tins
Once again, just a reminder, these are ALL pre-orders – we will be taking pre-orders until the end of July and then the orders will start to ship at the end of August 2012.
Paper Crafter’s Library Members will be receiving the 2013 calendar templates in pdf form for the Desktop and Calendar Easel project as soon as we have them from the printer. Anyone that purchased the Desktop and Calendar Easel tutorial (or who purchases it any time going forward) will also receive it as soon as it’s ready.
Okay, and now info about the give-away.
I will be giving away the completed Calendar and Note Pad tin to two lucky winners. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment in the comments section of this post. You have until July 31st to enter this give-away. Winners will be announced August 1st and pre-orders will begin to ship end of August.