Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Christmas is coming!!


I am busy making my Christmas stash but not for me. I am making my cards
for a craft fair and also for display in a gift shop up North. My sister
has been monitoring them and I have actually managed to sell quite a few.
I embellish my cards but not over excessively in the expense department. I
don't know what others charge for their cards around the country, but I have
found that the market is fickle, so I have geared my price to $2.50 a card
and I can sell them. The minute I try to raise the price, my take is zero.
I use pretty papers and brads and love stickles for flash. Not trying to
toot my own horn, but I received the nicest compliment this week, when someone
said they had seen lots of handmade cards and "I have to say yours are the most
beautiful of them all". I did feel proud and validated with that statement.

Here is one I made this week for the show.
Materials: StampinUp cardstock
Papers: DCWV Christmas stack
Embellishments: Stickles
No stamping on this one.
The card was cut a little too small, so I attached a backplate of red cardstock.

3 comments:

Nancy Grant said...

Wow... $2.50 barely covers your costs. A comment like that would be validating indeed.

Ila said...

Wow!! Norma...this card is Beautiful!! I can certainly see why they are selling so well. I love the glitter and your design. I know what you mean about not getting your money back for alot of embellishment...but golly..with cards like this...you don't need more. Good luck with your show!!

Tracy.H said...

Great card! Love all the sparkle. :0)