Make Cash For Your Crafts!
If you’re reading this, you no doubt know how much fun it is to craft. It’s a relaxing hobby that really can feed your soul. There is something fabulous about sitting down and puttering with your craft stash and ending with something you made with your own two hands that you can use in your home or give as a gift.
Do you know what is even more fun than that?
Making money on those great projects that you are creating! When your hobby starts paying for itself, that is really fun!
Something you should know:
Of course there are legal issues that you should be aware of when using hand stamped images and designer papers. Companies actually hold a copyright on those images, which means that they can’t be copied without permission.
Many companies, not all, have what is called an Angel Policy. This allows you to use the images on your hand crafted projects and then sell the projects.
Here is Stampin’ Up!’s Policy:
Stampin’ Up! welcomes artists who would like to use our copyrighted images in their own handmade craftwork and other projects that they produce to sell. Therefore, we give permission in the form of a limited license to use any Stampin’ Up! images for the purpose of creating items for sale, under the following criteria:
Handmade craftwork created for sale must be personally and individually created by the selling artist and may not be reproduced or copied in any form by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying. Mass production, assembly-line construction, production by workers for hire, or syndication of craftwork for sale is strictly prohibited. Digitally created projects intended for sale must be personally created by the selling artist.
All of Stampin’ Up!’s images are copyrighted, which means that they may not be copied without permission. To help protect the rights granted by these copyrights, all items for sale using Stampin’ Up! images must be marked with one of the images from the official Stampin’ Up! Limited License stamp sets shown in the catalog, or the digital copyright image included in the My Digital Studio program, or available online.
There are no quantity limits for for-sale, handmade craftworks that abide by the restrictions as stated in this policy. However, you may only sell 150 total individual items per calendar year of printed projects that were digitally created containing Stampin’ Up! images unless other permission has been requested and granted. Calendars, cards, photo books, or other digitally created projects apply to this limit.
Completed, handmade or digitally created projects may be sold at competitive and non-competitive permanent retail locations, as well as temporary craft events, community fundraisers, and over the Internet. In selling handmade or digitally created projects, the seller must make it clear that the items are handmade or personally created by the seller, and not a product of the company. The seller may indicate that the supplies used are from Stampin’ Up!, but the Stampin’ Up! logo may not be used in any way for the sole purpose of promoting the sale of handmade or digitally created projects.
You may not use Stampin’ Up! images for the purpose of creating logos or company trademarks.
Digital files of any type containing Stampin’ Up! images may not be sold under any condition.
Persons creating handmade or digitally created items for sale are responsible for complying with any state and local business and tax regulations.
Persons participating in this angel policy assume all liability for suitability of their work and agree to indemnify Stampin’ Up! from disputes arising from their work.
Stampin’ Up! is a Utah corporation. The laws of the State of Utah govern the policy. The state and federal courts for Salt Lake County, Utah, will have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceeding arising from this policy and Salt Lake County, Utah shall be the exclusive venue. Any failure by Stampin’ Up! to enforce any of its rights will not constitute a waiver of such rights.
This means that if you use Stampin’ Up! stamps and designer papers on your cards and paper crafts to sell, you need to use one of Stampin’ Up!’s one of the images from the official Stampin’ Up! Limited License stamp sets shown in the catalog.
Good news! Stampin’ Up! just came out with a new Photopolymer stamp set that you can use on your creations to meet the legal requirements stated in their policy above!
This is called the Better Than Email Photopolymer Stamp Set! #140463 for $15.95 and this is available online at mystampingstore.com. Just an FYI, Stampin’ Up! guarantees the availability of these online only photopolymer stamp sets for 6 months.
They also have one stamp set in the catalog that has images that will meet the requirements of the Angel Policy for selling your handmade items. It needs to include the © Stampin’ Up! image. This Creatively Yours (#122612 for $14.95) is nice because some of these would be perfect for labels for jams& jellies and other handmade goodies besides just paper crafts! This is also available online at mystampingstore.com!
Another great way to get your hobby to pay for itself…Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator!
Take your passion for papercrafting and SAVINGS to the next level by joining Stampin’ Up! Here is what you get when you join!
- Get $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! supplies for only $99 with the Starter Kit! TShipping is free on the Starter Kit which saves you another 10%!
- Customize your kit: Choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for your kit. Decide what you need to get your business started!
- Get things on your WISH LIST! When you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days. Plus you get Hostess Rewards!
- Get a 20% demonstrator discount on all of your future orders.
- What’s the “Fine Print”? You’ll have 6 months to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits. If you reach $300 in sales by the end of June 2015, you will renew and remain active for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can drop with no penalty. You are under no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.
- You can earn free stamp sets, free stamping supplies, cash bonuses and vacations!!!
- You get access to Stampin’ Success and Stampin’ Connection…exclusive materials available to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators only!
- Your first two months of your online demonstrator business website for FREE (that’s your online store)!
- Start your business or save on your hobby with this amazing special offer!