Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's Time for Tippity Tuesday!!

Hello all you fabulous {ippity} chicks, dudes and fans!!  
 I hope that your week has started out with a bang!

Have you gone through all the blogs listed below from yesterday for some {ippity} inspiration?  Well if you haven't, then I suggest you do!  I am always amazed at all the creativity that we have within the {ippity} family!! I get such a joy seeing how you guys use these awesome stamps!!

Speaking of these awesome stamps, I have a little tip today that might just help increase your customer base and let more people know about how wonderful {ippity} stamps are!

There are many challenge blogs out there that are looking for sponsors each week to provide prizes to the participants of their challenges.  While you are meeting a need of theirs, you could also be seizing the opportUNITY to gain exposure for {ippity} stamps and increasing the size of your customer base.

I recently contacted a DT that I used to be a part of to see if they would like me to sponsor a challenge.  The blog that I contacted is called Sweet Sketch WednesdayArlana, the owner of that blog has a weekly sketch challenge where she offers a sketch and invites readers to play along for a chance to win a prize.

The prize is where the {ippity} chick comes in.  By offering a prize you are letting people link to your sales blog and have an opportunity to show the stamp set that you are giving away which will increase the exposure of {ippity} stamps to people out there that may have never heard of them.

Tomorrow you can visit the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to see the Sketch challenge that I am sponsoring this week.  I decided to make a bigger investment and also sent some stamps to the DT of the SSW blog so that the cards that they make for this week will all be with {ippity} stamps too.  I think it is a great way to get more people to find out about {ippity}!

I couldn't afford to send each of the 12 SSW DT members a full set of stamps but I was able to split up three of the Sweet Thoughts of Spring set and send each of them 3-4 stamps to work with.  I simply split up the sets and placed them onto a piece of acetate and sent them to them in bubble wrapped envelopes.

I am offering a sale for the readers to entice them to come to my {ippity} sales blog and I even have offered a discount to the DT members should they be interested in buying some {ippity} stamps now that they know how wonderful they are to work with!  We will see how it goes and I can only hope that my investment will pay off!

It takes some organization and planning to make this happen, so if you are interested in doing this I suggest the first thing you do is get in touch with some one who hosts weekly challenges and try to get on their rotation.  

A great place to find many challenge blogs is Deb Felts' blog called The Daily Dare!

Then if you want to send the DT some stamps, you need to do it in advance enough to let them have time to get their samples done.  The week of the challenge, ask if you can play along too so that you can show another sample of {ippity} in use, and have your sales blog prepared and ready to go for the readers who will be checking it out and hopefully making a purchase!

If you give it a try we would love to know how it works out for you!! 
Good Luck and happy sales!!


  1. That is such a great idea!! I have been thinking about doing that I see people doing it all the time...and the one thing I was curious was how to give the design team stamps..I didn't want to have to give away multiple sets of stamps..I love how you split up the set thanks so much Kelly for your awesome idea!!!!!

  2. Kelly, This is a superb idea, Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  3. This is an absolute FABULOUS tip! I can see this being a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing Kelly!

  4. What a great idea, Kelly! I hope it works out well for you!

  5. Kelly great idea... thks for sharing with all of us... fab idea!

  6. you clever lady! way to get Ippity and yourself some attention!