Wednesday, September 24, 2008

House of cards


I might just be the slowest stamper ever. Or, to put a positive spin on it, the best card making procrastinator. :-). I received an order for cards about 3 .... or 4 .... or maybe 5 months ago. Here they are, complete at last. All 64 of them.


It's not as bad as it sounds. This order is for Christmas gifts, technically not needed for what, another 3 months? Fortunate for me, this customer (and very good friend) knows me, and plans much better than I do. Thus the early order for something needed by the holidays. These various cards have been inspired by many layouts from various publications as well as samples in the 2008 Fall/Winter Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Not pictured is the pile of extras I made for future card sets to sell. Of course, will I ever actually sell them? It's not that I can't part with them. Believe me, with piles of cards laying around, it would be awesome to get some sold to free up some stamp room space. I simply can't set prices to my cards. Does anyone else have this problem? Seriously? I value my work, and always peruse store bought cards to check out their pricing. It seems as though the cheapest price for anything handmade with only 1-2 layers is at least $3.50, and upwards of $6. Most of my cards have a minimum of 3 layers, not to mention ribbon and embellishments.

Enough pondering. I'm off to prep for Saturday's Christmas Card class. Are you registered yet? Contact me via email now to register.

Happy crafting,
Karan



9 comments :

thescrapmaster said...

Whew that is the best procratinating I have seen in a while!

Great cards!

~Samantha

scrappinmominky said...

Awesome cards and wow, 64! I have trouble making that many cards for my personal use, not to mention for someone else. I also have trouble trying to price my cards. Everyone says, you should sell your cards, but when I say okay, how about $3 or whatever, then they change their tune. It boggles me that people will pay $6 for a storebought card but not $3 or $4 for a handmade one. Oh well, I'll keep making them to give away and that makes me happy. Thanks for sharing.

Heather

gale said...

Wow I need some of your ambition! Great job!!

RedMolly said...

These are beautiful and all oh so Karan. Hope you have a great class on Saturday... wish I could be there!

Naomi said...

Love, love, love the card in front with Inspired by Nature!!! It's so pretty. Glad to be joining you on the SCS Bloggers Group!

Amber (bambi64) said...

OMG! I'm practically sitting on the floor cracking up cause this is so me!! I too had an order for 60 cards but I got my order in Feb!!! I just got them to her last week. I felt so bad for taking so long that I added in extra cards and a little post-it note holder for her!

Now I have an order for about 25-30Christmas cards I need to start! (for this Christmas.. not next year!! lol)

Jen said...

I love all those cards! You did a fabulous job:)

I understand what you are saying about selling cards. There is definitely a certain price point to not go above!

Jen

Jennifer said...

Great cards Karan! I, too, always have a hard time pricing my cards, but go ahead and price them for what you think they're worth. You'll find your niche audience eventually. People who appreciate the extra added touch that a handmade card provides, will find your cards eventually. Just keep the prices where you want and keep trying. I haven't reached this audience yet on the internet myself :) , but it is growing through word of mouth in my area. Good luck and looking forward to getting to know you in our new SCS blog group!

fishlips said...

Wow great cards...They are all so stunning...