Sunday, June 5, 2011

Best Wishes!

Something I do not have a shortage of is cards. Since it's my "go to" for paper crafting, the amount of cards in my inventory is quite overwhelming. Eat your heart out Hallmark?? As overwhelming as it may be, it's quite nice to have a card for just about every occasion and not worry if I have the "right" card. Then, each year during the holiday craft fair season, I sell down my stash so I can rebuild it. It's a fun cycle.

This leads me to a question, if you are a paper crafter (hey... I do have a few readers who aren't!) and you do craft shows, how do you sell your cards and what have you found to be successful? Last year I priced my cards at $3 each or 2 for $5. Ridiculously cheap in my opinion but they sold like hot cakes! I wish I could up the price but I fear that no one would buy them. I usually sell other items like altered starbucks jars full of hot cocoa ingredients. I also alter those hard bound composition books. Two years ago I sold out. This past year they didn't go as quickly. Hmmm... So interesting to see the differences between each year and what people are looking for. So I'd be interested to know what you find is always a seller and any things you have learned.

Moving on... last month's issue of ScrapStreet found us featuring the lovely collections from Pink Paislee. We were spoiled rotten by Rebecca too! Some of us got to use the Soiree collection and others, like me, used Hometown Summer. LOVED Hometown Summer! I'm realizing just how much I'm drawn to bright and colorful projects. I'm not a monochromatic fan. I've got to combine complimentary colors and make things pop.

Supplies: Paper, Border Stickers, Button: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ink: Hampton Art, Embossing Powder: Stampendous, Pen: Uni-ball. Tools: Border Punch, Circle Punch: EK Success, Electronic Cutter, Software: Silhouette SD.


I love using the card kits from my Silhouette SD when I want to create a fancy card in a simple and quick way. To jazz up my pinwheel flower, I decided to use a border punch to add a different look. The card shape used for this one is called: decorative_frame_card.  Makes card making so easy!


Hope you are having a great Sunday!


Hugs,
Melissa

3 comments:

Margie H said...

Great card esp. the colors!! Makes me smile :)

Tracy said...

What a fun card.
I was always wanting to do craft shows, but never went in one. I even had made projects for one.

I think your cards are under priced, but then again I made my own as well, so I know how much goes into them.

Linda Beeson said...

Now those are some really fun details! Nice and cool on the idea to sell your cards.