Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking about the bundles of calendars and notepads. I’m excited to announce that we will be doing a second preorder for the bundles of Note Pads and Calendars.
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.
Please note that these are ALL pre-orders – we will be taking pre-orders until Monday October 1st at 11:59 EST. The orders will start to ship the week of October 22nd. Please note that International orders are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. 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.
There is a lot of info in this post, so please be sure you read it all! There is also an UPDATE below just added.
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 also have a tin using the Stampin’ Up! products and we have a cost analysis sheet and suggested pricing for anyone who purchases the calendars or notepads. Simply email us after placing your order and let us know you are a demonstrator, then we will send it to you. 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!
Here is the link to the SU version of the Tins (email us for the cost anyalysis sheet after placing your order):
Here is the link to the regular version of the Tins:
So here’s what we have:
Calendar Bundle Pre-order – $7 Each bundle has 5 calendars
Note Pad Bundle Pre-order – $7 Each bundle has 5 note pads
The calendar tins are SOLD OUT. We are sorry for any inconvenience, however, our regular supplier is sold out and we are trying to find an alternate solution. If you have any questions, please fee free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, just a reminder, these are ALL pre-orders – we will be taking pre-orders until the end of Monday October 1st EST and then the orders will start to ship the week of October 22nd.