A handmade card and kit club SUBSCRIPTIONS!

Using the November kits, this lovely card was made by our very own, very talented guest designer, <a href=”http://muffyvan.org”>Anne-Marie Teo</a>.

I love the beautiful simplicity of this card. Anne-Marie makes it easy to believe we can all make wonderfully polished projects, doesn’t she?


Two announcements – KIT CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS and December kits:

We have determined the subscription structure, which will be starting in January 2009.

Each main kit will be worth about $40 retail, with each add-on kit worth about $20 retail. We’re offering subscriptions in 3- and 6-month increments. By subscribing, you will get the following price breaks:

3-month main subscription: $38 per month and $18 for the add-on should you choose to add it

3-month inclusive subscription (main and add-on kits each month): $52 per month ($8 savings)

6-month main subscription: $36 per month ($4 off per month) and 20% off any additional items shipped with it, including the add-on kit (which would come to $4 off on the add-on kit alone)

6-month inclusive subscription: $50 per month and 20% off any additional items shipped with it ($10+ savings)

As a United States subscriber, you will never pay more than $9.00 in shipping, regardless of the weight of your order. International customers will get a 5% discount off shipping fees.

Each package sent to a subscriber will have a few free goodies tucked inside. We plan to offer random “exclusives” to our subscribers, secret limited-time sales, and first dibs on any clearances or discounts. Also, current members will have first chance at future subscriptions, as we are able to offer only a limited number of them.

We’ll bill you monthly, or you can pay the entire subscription upfront. If you pay upfront, you will get MORE FREE GOODIES! For the 3-month subscription, choose any add-on kit or Slurry kit currently in inventory as your freebie. For the 6-month subscription, choose any main kit currently in inventory as your freebie (including any premiere kits we have left over – remember, these kits are worth about $60 each, as they include both the main and add-on portions in ONE kit!)

So tell your husband and mother-in-law and kids and best friend that you NEEEED a Gauche Alchemy subscription. If they love you, anyway. 😉

If you’re a scrapbooker, cardmaker, or collage artist, put a Gauche Alchemy subscription on your wish list this holiday season. They are up for sale in our Etsy shop NOW. Alternatively, we can bill you (or anyone who wants to buy you a gift subscription) directly if you e-mail us at gauchealchemy@cox.net. We’ll provide a lovely gift card for any giver to present as a holiday gift – and of course, we’ll have to throw in some free goodies in the bargain!

The number of subscriptions will be limited (and top secret!), so make sure you’re one of the privileged few!

Upcoming December kits
We wouldn’t be Gauche Alchemy if we didn’t put our quirky little spin on a holiday kit, so here’s what I’ve got in mind. According to holidayinsights.com, December holidays are far more numerous (and strange) than the ones we’re most familiar with. Our kits will include elements to celebrate ALL December holidays – we’re nothing if not equal opportunity!

Not only is December BINGO MONTH and WRITE-A-FRIEND MONTH, but here are some common and lesser-known days that very well might inspire what we choose to put in your kits:

1 Eat a Red Apple Day
1 World Aids Awareness Day
2 National Fritters Day (I had no idea there was a fritters trade group, did you?)
3 National Roof over Your Head Day
4 Santas’ List Day (We personally prefer the people on the “naughty” list)
4 Wear Brown Shoes Day (Even if you love your red pumps)
5 Bathtub Party Day (Hey! why didn’t I think of that?!)
5 Repeal Day – The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition. (“Ossiffer! You’re twins!”)
6 St. Nicholas Day
6 Mitten Tree Day
6 Put on your own Shoes Day (Certain to be a hit with my toddler!)
7 International Civil Aviation Day
7 Letter Writing Day (What’s that? Does it have anything to do with e-mail?)
7 National Cotton Candy Day
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 Eid-Ul-Adha (date varies)
8 National Brownie Day
8 Take it in the Ear Day (I don’t even want to know…)
9 Christmas Card Day
9 National Pastry Day (Glory glory hallelujah!)
10 Human Rights Day
11 National Noodle Ring Day (Haven’t you always wanted a noodle ring?)
12 National Ding-a-Ling Day (Haven’t you always felt like a Ding-a-Ling?)
12 Poinsettia Day
13 Ice Cream Day (This one must be in honor of me.)
13 Violin Day
14 International Children’s Day – Second Sunday in December
14 National Bouillabaisse Day (Bouillabaisse chefs unite!)
15 Bill of Rights Day
15 National Lemon Cupcake Day (This sounds like an incredibly good idea!)
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (I’m having a lot of dirty thoughts right now…)
17 National Maple Syrup Day
18 Bake Cookies Day (Pheeeeenomenal!)
18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day (The only day with “suck” in the title)
19 Look for an Evergreen Day
19 Oatmeal Muffin Day
20 Go Caroling Day
21 Forefather’s Day (Foreskin day? Oh wait – ForeFATHER’S Day!)
21 Humbug Day (Why is this day not better promoted!?)
21 National Flashlight Day (Point it where the sun don’t shine!)
21 Look on the Bright Side Day (brought to you by Mary Sunshine)
22 National Date Nut Bread Day (brought to you by match.com)
23 Roots Day (Is this the day I finally cover my gray?)
24 National Chocolate Day
24 National Egg Nog Day
25 Christmas Day
25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
26 Boxing Day
27 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
27 National Fruitcake Day (This one is just begging for a rude comment…)
28 Card Playing Day (When you get a gift only if you play your cards right! hoo hoo ha ha ha!!!)
29 Pepper Pot Day (My pot-smoking friends will be so happy to know there is a new variety!)
30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (For all the ways it has changed our lives…)
31 Make Up Your Mind Day (because they didn’t want to call it “Poop or Get Off the Pot” Day)
31 New Year’s Eve
31 Unlucky Day (But hey – better luck next year!)

Feel free to add your own snarky comments below!


5 Responses

  1. Really liking the descrip of your Dec. kit! Looks like it’s going to be fun filled!

  2. Hehehe! Love these holidays…I plan to celebrate each and every one (especially that National Ding-a-Ling Day!) Really looking forward to seeing this awesome kit.

  3. […] Party Day." To view the full list of December holidays we were able to unearth, visit this post on our blog. This is the heaviest kit we’ve ever made – I counted up over 45 pieces of vintage […]

  4. Thanks so much for this post! So loving all the lovely holidays! =)


  5. Woo Hoo! National Chocolate Day!

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