Gumpaste Goodness for Summer Weddings

PCFTeam's sister promotional team, The Promo Swap Team, will be saying goodbye and shutting down in just a couple of weeks. Before they go, we wanted to share some of the fabulous members of that team with you. 

Today's featured shop is a member of both The Promo Swap Team and PCFTeam. Our featured shop today definitely offers summer wedding gumpaste goodness to decorate your wedding cake or cupcakes. Colors can be customized for weddings, as well as being pastels, vibrant or ombre hues. Finishes also include matte, shiny or pearl shimmer, making these gumpaste goodies perfect for the special occasion fitting our fun Summer Wedding Theme! 

Take a look at the great summer wedding items from Gumpaste Garden, specializing in making lifelike gumpaste items for your special events such as Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Christenings and Birthdays. (All images are clickable.)

Which one is your favorite???

Summer Wedding Jewels

Summer Weddings are absolutely beautiful. Not that all weddings aren't gorgeous, but summer weddings can often have beach themes and be outdoors in excellent weather conditions.

We're doing a series for Summer Weddings here on the Team Blog. We're going to be sharing lots of summer wedding finds with you, and today we're sharing lovely jewelry.
All images and titles are clickable, so please feel free to click for more info!

Aren't these lovely? Which one is your favorite pick?

Facebook Promotion

If you're an Etsy shop owner and you have a fan page on facebook...

You may have noticed a sharp decrease in facebook page reach (the number of people who see your facebook posts from your fan page) lately. Many, many things have changed on this social media platform during recent months. However, facebook will now increase your exposure based on page activity. The more ACTIVE your fan page is, the more REACH.

Take a minute to think about this. How engaging is your fan page? Do you ask questions? Do you get answers to those questions asked? Are people liking and commenting on your posts?  There's a way that we can help each other as small business owners. We as handmade artists are a community, and we are and can be a strong force when we work together toward a common goal.

Our goal: Increase our facebook reach.

How are we going to do this? Facebook promotion! 

We are Promoting Creative Friends Team, and we can do this.

We've started a new discussion topic in our Etsy Team threads: Facebook Fun.
If you're on facebook, and you can spare just a minute or two of your time once or twice a week, we encourage you to read the short directions and see how we can work together to increase our reach.

Our Winners Are...

We have TWO winners for our first group giveaway, winning one Sampler Box each.
Let's see who the winners are!

Thanks goes out to all our participating shops and to all those who entered our first group giveaway. Remember that there are still a few Sampler Boxes left for sale. You can check availability here

Our SHOP HOP is now live, so please link up your Father's Day gift idea!

Over the next few weeks, we'll be implementing some new ideas and series here on the team blog.

Be prepared for a Summer Wedding series, where we'll share lots of summer wedding ideas and handmade goodies!

Gift Ideas for Dads & Men

Since Father's Day is right around the corner, and we haven't done a shop hop link up in awhile, let's share our gift ideas for Dads (or other men's items)!

You don't have to be a PCF Team member to participate. If you have a gift idea to share for him, link it up and share it with us.

Winners of our Group Giveaways will be announced later this week, so please come back for a visit to see if you're a lucky winner! 

Sampler Box GIVEAWAY

Our big giveaway event is finally here. Our apologies for the delay, as this was supposed to begin on April 24th. Sometimes life happens. But here we are: A big giveaway, worth over $140 total in prizes. We will have TWO WINNERS, each winning one Sampler Box (contents of each box is valued over $68).

Let's get to the details!

Please learn about our Sampler Boxes and get a peek of contents here and check for box availability here. Our sampler boxes each consist of NINE quality, handmade sample products, ready for gift giving. You get to sample items from NINE different Promoting Creative Friends shop owners!

To enter this giveaway, there are two parts.
1. The social share pool. 
One winner will be chosen from this drawing. The more you share about this awesome giveaway, the more entries you earn. Plus, you'll earn 20 entries for completing ALL 1-entry options from Part Two.

2. The Etsy Favorites Pool.
One winner will be chosen from this drawing for adding participating shops and items (from those participating shops) to your Etsy favorites. You need to be an Etsy member to complete all entries for this pool of entries.
ALSO - If you purchase a box from one of the available shops listed, you will receive 10 entries for the giveaway!
PLUS - If you make a purchase from ANY participating shop, you will receive 10 entries for the giveaway. (And don't forget you can use the universal coupon code PCFTBOX1.)

Because there are two parts to this giveaway, you have the chance of winning BOTH boxes. That's right...Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity! 
Giveaway is open to US/Canada residents and ends on May 25th, midnight, Eastern Time.

So here we go, let's do this!!! Good luck to all entrants. 

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Remember that our Sampler Boxes will make EXCELLENT Mother's Day Gifts. You can purchase one in time for Mother's Day by simply visiting our availability blog post.

Also, if you make a purchase from ANY participating shop, remember to use coupon code PCFTBOX1 for savings. =0) 

Getting Ready

We're getting ready for a big giveaway, so stay tuned for full details coming soon!
In the meantime, be sure to check out our Sampler Boxes for sale. Click the image below.

Our giveaway will be going live in less than one week!

Woman-Owned Business Day

Woman-Owned Business Day is May 1st. It's a day to support women business owners all over the world. 

There is a business directory, and anyone can shop from that directory in support of women entrepreneurs. Many of our PCF Team members are participating in the event and have already signed up to be added to the directory. You can too!

Visit the URL shown above in the infographic, or click here, and learn more about this awesome event supporting women worldwide!

Mother's Day Sampler Box Pinterest Board

Get a complete view of what's inside our Sampler Boxes at the Mother's Day Sampler Box Pinterest Board!

 Something fun like this print from Four Happy Faces could be in your box!

Check out the Pinterest board and see all the great handmade gifts available.

CLICK HERE for purchasing information to get YOUR box!

Get it in YOUR Box

Sampler Boxes for Mother's Day make the perfect gift. You get over $60 in handmade goodness for the low price of just $20. Don't miss out. Visit this page for more information on availability.

You could get the following items in your Sampler Box:

 Crochet Dish Cloths from A Cozy Crochet

 Wax Tarts from The Home Art Store

 Pressed Flower Bookmarks from Patsy's Pressed Flowers

Any mother (or anyone else) would love to open up a box full of goodies like this. Don't you think so?

Would You Like This?

We're looking at more possibilities as to what could be in your Sampler Box for Mother's Day from the PCF Team! Order yours now by visiting this page for availability.

Let's get on to the preview teaser for today!

 Chocolates from Gumpaste Garden

 Soap Samples from Beer Suds

 Gift Toppers from Sassy Sudbury Sisters

 Floral Note Cards from Nature Images by Design

Visit these participating shops and see what else they have to offer!

Could This Be in Your Sampler Box?

More peeks as to what COULD be in YOUR Mother's Day Sampler Box!!! Order yours today. Visit this post to see complete availability.

All items are for examples only. Sampler boxes may include items similar, but not exactly the same.

Coffee Stained Tags from Lady Bug Co.

 Cards 'n Things Case from Designs Works Studio US

 Bracelet from Govi Girl

Angel Ornament/Gift Tag from The Gift Garden Shoppe

Aren't all of these possibilities exciting??? Which one is your favorite from this list?

What Could Be in Your Sampler Box?

They're here! They're here! The Mother's Day Sampler Boxes are now for sale! Limited quantities, so act now to get yours.

What could be in your Sampler Box? Let's take a look! (All items are examples only.)

A pendant from Creations by Janet USA

 Beaded Earrings from Arts Paradis

An ACEO from Theodora Designs

 A bookmark from BK Inspired


Now For SALE!!!

The time has come. It's finally here! Our first Sampler Boxes from PCFTeam are now available to purchase.

Below you will find the links to shops selling the Mother's Day Sampler. Availability will be updated as they are sold. There are LIMITED QUANTITIES, so please order while you can!

We will also be hosting a giveaway to win a Sampler Box on April 14th, so save the date! - Sampler SOLD OUT!!!

The Gift Garden Shoppe - Sampler Box SOLD OUT!!!
Patsy's Pressed Flowers - Sampler SOLD OUT!!!

BK Inspired - Sampler SOLD OUT!!!

Four Happy Faces - Sampler SOLD OUT!!!

Govi Girl Jewelry - Sampler SOLD OUT!!! 
Always Pretty Paper - Sampler SOLD OUT!!!

Please remember that each participating shop is also offering a shop discount with coupon code PCFTBOX1.