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Friday, 19 March 2010

Why don't I sell my cards...

...cos I never know what to charge.

Most of the stuff I make normally gets given as gifts cos I really don't know what to charge for things. I've read all the tips and guides on how to price your products and I'm still no wiser.

A few weeks ago a colleague caught me in a weak moment and I agreed to make a card for a wedding she will be attending - she wanted something different because the Father of the bride is in the printing/stationery business...no pressure then (GROAN). This is what I came up with........
Due to my photography skills you can't see the lovely textured card that I used to make the box lid - antiqued gold embossing of butterflies all over an antiqued background.
The style of the card was never going to fit into an envelope so there it sits in a nest of tissue in a box.
I've tried to get pics from all different angles.
The tags cause a problem as I don't have a die to cut them with so it all had to be done by hand - my good old Martha Stewart corner punch came to the rescue for the fancy tags.
Paper flowers and pretty ribbons.
Peel-offs do come in handy if you can't find the right design of stamp.
The whole thing was a mix of Bazzill bling cardstock, pearlised card and hammered gold card.


...and what did she think?

She loved it!!! Then she asked "how much?" to which I had to say I didn't have a clue. She asked if £10 would be okay and that is what we agreed.

So....my first paid commission. The hardest part really is deciding how much to charge...........................

6 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

oh wow, thats fabby!!!
Your blog dropped of my blog links somehow so I've missed any recent posts sorry :(

Julie x

Glen said...

WOW! Your card is beautiful Toni. Very unique. I haven't seen anything like that before. TFS. ~Glen~

Mrs Elmo said...

Well done on your first paid card, very proud of you xx

Alix said...

thats a super card...and if the buyer was happy to spend a tenner on it, why not let her!! ;0)

voodoo vixen said...

I am so with you Toni... I have the same problem with mini books!! People want them, they even offer to pay for them... but I have no idea what to charge for them so end up giving them away...
Your card is stunning and well worth the money!!

ffroggie said...

Stunning Toni, and well worth a tenner if not more, so go for it and congrats on your commission hunni :)