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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October Main Kit - Reveal


October Main Kit - Collage 2  
Season Premier

Be sure to tune in to Scrap Again's season premier this October.  It's sure to be a hit with characters like October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, and Pebbles.  The drama continues with two alphas, chiffon flowers, tags, twine, buttons, and more embellishments.  This is one episode you won't want to miss.   

Main Kit now available for purchase online.  Click Here

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Consignment Sale 9/15/12

WOW... yesterdays SUPER SCRAPBOOK SALE was a huge success! It was so much fun and there were great bargain too! What was the best scrappy bargain you found?  Here are a few pics from the day!

Getting setup for the sale

Bins full of bargain!

Going... going...


Thank you to everyone who came and to our volunteers for their help!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Today's the day!

Shop the super Saturday SCRAPBOOK SALE.  Can't crop... be sure to stop by and shop!  More bins and more tables jam packed with product than ever before.  We'll see you there!  (Shopping open to public at 3:00p)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Consignor Tip #5

O.K. consignor's... it time to get packing!

All items (with the exception of large items) must be packaged in clear bags.  You can use any size clear bags, including sandwich size bags for smaller items. 

If you plan on selling a single item, and your item is in it's original packaging, for example; a pack of Thickers or stickers, you do not need to put them inside another bag.  Use the original packaging as long as it is not torn. 

When putting your items in the bag, it is a good idea to have contents visible from both side, so the buyer has a good feel for what it is they are purchasing.  This also means that small items should be placed in front and not hidden between two sheets of 12x12 paper.  

It's important that labels are taped to the inside of the package to keep them in one place.  Why you ask?... this is because we are looking for the label when checking customers out, and if you have discounted your item, and the label moves, it's likely that we will not see the discounted price marked on top of the original price.  For larger items, please be sure to securely tape your label to your item. 

Lastly, all packages need to be sealed shut to prevent damage and theft.  Yes... even if you are using flap sealed bags or bags with a Zip Loc seal, you will still need to seal the packaging!  Clear packing tape works great.  For larger items that may be in boxes, please be sure to seal them shut to prevent pieces from falling out or pieces getting separated.

Check out pictures on our web page to show how to package your product.
Happy Packaging!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Consignor Tip #4

Keep those groups laid out and grab a bunch of index cards and a sharpie... it's time to label and price.  You can use scrap pieces of paper, or cut 8 1/2" x 11" into smaller index card sizes... or I went to the Dollar Store and bought a 100 pcs. pack of 3x5 index cards for ... well you guessed it $1.00.

The labels must include the following information:
1.  Consignor #
2.  Price (in increments of 50 cents)
3.  Description (optional)

Although the description is optional, the buyer appreciates knowing the contents.  The description doesn't need to be long, but it should include information if the item is partially used or if there are known missing pieces to kits.  If anyone is selling Cricut cartridges, we do ask that you disclose if the cartridge has been downloaded on a Gypsy.

We get a lot of questions about how to price items.  The best advice we can give is... price it for what you would be willing to buy it for... not what you wish you could sell it for.  For example, you saw a jar of flowers and you had that moment... the 'OMG... I HAVE TO HAVE THEM!' moment.  If the cost was $4.99... and you made 3 beautiful layouts, and you only used half of them, you might reason and want to sell the remaining flowers for $2.50.  But, is someone willing to pay $2.50 for them... would you?  Items that are priced to sell, tend to sell.  We have given the bench mark that, 10 - 20 sheets of single sided pattern paper sell for around $1.00.  But, if you have very current product, and we all know that one sheet of quality, name brands, double sided paper, now goes for $0.89 or more.. you should definitely make the appropriate price adjustments and price accordingly.   

We've identified two different pricing strategies.  The first one we will call it the 'I have to have it' price strategy.  It's much easier for shoppers to have the 'OMG... I HAVE TO HAVE IT' moment, when the product is reasonably priced.  You may choose this strategy and keep your prices lower in order to sell more items all together.  Keep this in mind when you are making your groups too... so if you have 50 sheets of single sided pattern paper, you may consider making 5 groups at $1.00 each or 2 groups for $2.50 each.

The second pricing strategy we will call it the 'starting price' price strategy.  This is when maybe your not quite sure what price you want to mark your item, so you choose a starting price, knowing that you will have the opportunity to reduce the price if it has not sold.  At around 5:30p, when there is about 1.5 hours left in the sale, we will make an announcement letting the consignors know that if they would like to reduce prices on items that have not yet sold, they may do so at that time.  

Lastly we will be having the 'fire bin' sale at the very end of the sale.  This is when we will ask the consignors to determine a final price for all the contents in their bin, as is.  

Please note that lowering pricing on your items, and participating in the 'fire bin' sale are optional.  For any consignors who are not staying for the crop, we will have volunteers to help reduce prices on items not yet sold for you at a rate of 50%, and determine a fire bin sale price by taking an additional 50% off.  For example let's say you had $20.00 worth of product still left in your bin.  The volunteers would reduce each item by 50% and your bin would now have $10.00 worth of product in it.  Let's say $2.00 worth of product sold and your bin now contains $8.00.  The volunteers would determine your 'fire bin' price to be $4.00.

You will be amazed at how quickly $1.00 + $2.00 + $3.00 will add up! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at
You can also find more information by reading the FAQ

Sunday, September 9, 2012


We are so excited! Happy Sunday to all our scrappers! HUGE announcement! WE HAVE OVER 50 CONSIGNORS!!! AND 9 FABULOUS Vendors!!! Gigi Hill, Cookie Lee, Jamberry Nails, The Art Life, Creative Memories, Close to My Heart, Handmade by Linda, Blessings Unlimited, and Scentsy! Come shop our scrappy bargains, get an early start on those holiday gifts, and spend the day scrapping with your friends! What could be better? Next weekend is going to be our BEST EVENT EVER!!!!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Consignor Tip #3

Deciding how to group your product is much easier than deciding what to sell... so congratulate yourself on getting to this point in the process!!

There are a several different ways to group your product.  Consider the following:
1. By Theme: Baby Girl, Holiday, Birthday, etc.
2. By Type: Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ribbon, Embellishments, Thickers, Stickers, etc.
3. By Condition: New Product, Used Product, Scraps of paper
4. By Color: All shades of one color grouped together- this works well for cardstock and pattern paper.
4. By Kits: All remaining product and embellishments from a kit or paper line.
Alpha and Thickers Bundle

Find a good amount of space, like your kitchen table or counters, and begin sorting through your stash and grouping them in piles.  You may decided to group them in a combination of ways... like your cardstock and pattern paper by color an your embellishments by type.  You may even decide to make up your own themed kits by putting together a few pieces of cardstock, pattern paper, and adding a few embellishments that coordinate.  If you have a lot of one product, consider making smaller groups.  For example, if you have a lot of Halloween product, make up 2 or 3 kits.  The idea is to present your product in a way that would appeal to the buyer.

 Basic Grey Hopscotch Kit with embellishment

Lastly... as you sort and group your product DO NOT create a 'return to scrap-stash' pile!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Consignor Tip #2

Deciding what to sell may not be as easy as you think.  This is because we are reasoning with ourselves on why we should keep the item.  Let's admit, we've all heard those voices inside our heads!  

So, a tip to help is, decide on a reasonable time frame like 6 mos, 1 year, or even 2 years.  Then, as you go through your scrap-stash, keep only those items you purchased within that time frame.  Items purchased beyond the time frame should be added to your designated bin, box, or drawer (and keep it their!).  If you haven't used it by now, chances are you not going to use it... and you most likely already bought something more current to use in it's place.

Also consider smaller quantities of one product.  For example, if you bought a jar of flowers and there are 175 pieces in the jar.... ask your self are you really going to use all of them?  If not, keep only what you think you will use and sell the rest.  The same goes with brads, buttons, and ribbon.  If you bought a spool of ribbon with 3 or 10 yards on it... keep for example 1 yard instead.

Be sure to go through your stash of 'used' product too.  If you are holding onto stickers, thickers, paper, and other product with hopes that you might use them again one day, you should consider selling these items.  Again, decide on a time frame.  If you haven't used the remaining items in the last 6 mos or 1 year, then add them to your designated bin. 

More tips to come on packaging, labeling, and pricing.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Consignor Tip: #1

We are so excited for the upcoming scrapbook sale (Sat., Sept 15!)  It's going to be BIGGER and BETTER than the last!  And, with the sale taking place in about 1 and 1/2 weeks, we are back sharing our series of tips for all consignors to help you get ready for the sale.  So here is the first tip...
Tip #1: Designate a box, bin, or drawer, and as you start to go through your scrap-stash keep all the items you are going to sell in one spot.  (And here is the hard part)...  Once it has made it's way to this designated box... it should remain in the box and not come back out to join your scrap-stash again!! 
 If you have a creative crew member who is interested in selling their scrap-stash, we are still accepting consignor registrations!! You can register online at

Rachel's September Layouts

hello everyone! I'm sharing my September projects from the Sweet Tea and Porch Swing kits.

a layout with just a few of the many instagram photos I have taken this summer. The little flags are made from toothpicks and cut out pieces of the basic grey alphabet paper -i loved all the different patterns on that page (the button and thickers on both layouts are from my stash).

I loved the floral prints in the kits, and wanted to showcase the feminine side of them with this page. And what better topic than a rare girls night out?! :) The little wood veneer birds were one of my favorite embellishments, so of course i had to use them here.

simple and sweet! I thought this die cut was perfect for an encouraging card for a friend. Its going in a glassine envelope with a starbucks giftcard :)

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mandie's September Layouts

Hi, there!  Mandie here with my projects for September.  I totally love the pattern papers and colors in this month's kits.  So adorable!  I made 3 layouts & a little wall hanging (which I realized I forgot to photograph! Oops!  Will need to go back and do that!) I found myself making layouts about school this month.  I don't know if it is the back to school or the kit colors.  
For this layout, I cut some flowers from the pattern paper and layered them together with tags - which are textured and thick and fabulous & the misting mask. (I am just not a mister.  But, I love the pattern!)  
(the thickers are from my stash.) 
 I layered some of the tags together.  I wanted more of the pattern paper to show because I love the patterns so much!

 I cut my title for this one before layering it on.   I typed out my kiddos "stats" for 2nd grade on some cardstock and on one of the Basic Grey tags

Do you have 'Scrap-Stash'?
Being a consignor is easy and fun
Scrap-Stash (skrap stash) n. 1. New or partially used paper 
crafting products that have been hoarded past a crafters 
desirability date.  Often feels like a woobie, but once sold, 
allows the crafter to buy more to replace it. 

Sell your scrap-stash!

Do you have scrap-stash in your scrapbook room, closet, 
or bag, and would like to earn money for it?  
Become a consignor for the SCRAPBOOK SALE 
on September 15, hosted by Scrap Again.

We are accepting scrapbook and paper crafting supplies, 
tools, bags, and organizational items.  Register now to be a 
consignor and earn VIP shopping status... and be one of the 
first to shop the sale!  For more information see our  

Being a consignor is fun and easy... here's how!
1.  Register online and receive a consignor number  
2.  Package and price product
3.  Drop-off product
4.  Pick up product
5.  Get your check in the mail!

Register Now to get started! 
Receive a discount on your consignor registration fee 
when you sign up to crop to


Hosted by Scrap Again

Saturday, September 15 
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688 
Sale Hours  
1:00p - 2:00p VIP Shopping 
2:00p - 3:00p Registered Croppers 
3:00p - 7:00p Open to Public

Register now for the crop  
Consignors earn VIP shopping status
Consignment Sale, Crop & Shop 
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