Thursday, May 7, 2009

Selling, selling, SOLD!!!

I am so excited. If you're anything like me you have stacks of cards that you make that never go anywhere, LOL. I've had many comments from friends and family to sell my cards on etsy, etc. Well, I wasn't sure about etsy, I set up an account but didn't want to pay fees for cards that will just sit there. So I did an experiment. I made a batch of cards for mother's day (you can view them here) and sent them with my mom to her work as there had already been interest in my cards (I donated some for an event they had) but I didn't think they would actually sell given the opportunity, you know. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did the original 6 sell the very first day but each night I've been commissioned to do 2-3 more. I have also sent in a box of about 25 all occassion cards hoping those will start selling too! I am really in shock. I never thought I would get such an awesome response. The three cards showcased above are all custom (sold) creations.....as you can see I have printed custom sentiments as well since I don't have a stamp that says grandmother or nanny! LOL It's been fun and exciting. I need to buy cardstock as I'm completely out (was running low anyway) and I did buy the new labels 1 nestie set with my "profit". I have no idea if it's really profit or not but I bought the nesties! (as you can see I've already had fun with them)

I feel bad b/c I have not had time to do my DT assignments so I will be playing catch up tonight as long as I don't have any more requests come home! There are some awesome contests going on at The Digi Shack - check it out the prizes are AWESOME! Also, join us for some party chat at PaperCraftPlanet! You can find our group HERE. Toni released a new girl named Lani and she is just adorable!

15 comments :

Martha said...

oh wow, that is awesome congrats, I had been thinking of doing the same thing. bring a basket here at work with different kinds of cards, I think I will have to ;)

Jacilynn said...

Cool, These cards are gorgeous!

Tenia Nelson said...

You go girl!!!!

Jackie said...

That's awesome...way to go Carisa!!!

Callie said...

Awesome possum... I'm playing with the idea of an Etsy store too, but I'm just not sure! Yeah for you though!!

Lil' Inker said...

AWESOME! Congrats!

Diana said...

That's wonderful! I think all of us are probably looking for ways to sell (or something) our huge backlog of created stuff. I'm so glad you found an outlet for that!

Lacey said...

Good for you!! These are awesome cards, I am sure they loved them.
~Lacey

Gingerbread Gal said...

All of these cards are adorable! Beautiful coloring! Fabulous Work!
:) Rachel

stampin abi said...

that's really cool!, love the cards too very cute!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Fantastic! What a fabulous feeling it must be to know that your talents and hard work are appreciated!

Thanks for checking out the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. Hope you'll join us for some challenge fun soon!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Carisa

All beautiful cards!

Thank you for sharing them with us over on Stamptacular.

Joanne x

Alicia said...

Great job on selling your cards I do the same thing I have my sister take them to her job.I cannot keep up with demand. I love yours great work!!!

Angela said...

Such cute cards, love the scoring on the Mothers card... pretty

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on selling your cards! I am not surprised that they sold out so quickly. They are all very beautiful!

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