First Party Invite :)

Little Mr recently received his first invitation to a Birthday Party from a friend at day care so I made the Birthday Girl a card.
It was the second card I have made since we moved into this house and I seem to have my supplies set up nicely and in a accessible way. I really enjoyed creating for a purpose. I miss playing with Paper and will fall back into it when I feel more settled and have a better rhythm here.


I'm really thinking about if its worth keeping my Madeit shop open. I love that people buy my cards but the cost for listing, featuring and selling really aren't giving me any return on what I do sell through that Avenue. Any suggestions for other options? 


I blinged up the Hero Arts Giraffe with some Kaiser rhinestones.
I'm planning on playing along with Kirsty in her creative space for the first time in about a year I think : )

21 comments:

  1. That card is so sweet. I hope your boy enjoys the birthday party!

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  2. what a gorgeous card. i think you will make a birthday girl very happy

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  3. Love the card. I'd be happy with it too, and I'm MUCH older than 5!

    I don't have any suggestions for selling, except perhaps a small market that has low stall costs? I think people might be more receptive to seeing the cute cards in person, than online.

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  4. Beautiful cards, I love giraffe's! Selling online is hard, maybe you could approach your local florist and sell through them. Good luck!

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  5. Super cute card. The florist idea is a good one, I'm sure they would love handmade cards.

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  6. Gorgeous Card Tammy :)

    I'm having a break from online selling at the moment Tammy after a couple of years of doing it, and enjoying the break ;)
    I agree with Michelle, if you can try a small market..& also with Jacqui, finding a couple of gift stores that would like to take some of your cards on commission....might help :)

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  7. Hi Tammy, thanks for the comment about my wonky heart. Love the giraffe card. Have enjoyed watching the cards that you create. Also enjoying looking around your new garden.

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  8. Just found your comment about the slaters. Will give your suggestion a try. Thanks.

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  9. I like working with paper too. Something nice about the cutting and pasting. Making for children is fun. I really like your giraffe. Pretty cute! Not sure about the online stuff. Maybe try a craft market or a farmers market type thing...

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  10. Way to go Mr 4, i hope he enjoys the party and Tammy you better get your card supply ready as it will be a party every other weekend, and the card looks great.
    How about having a stash of cards in a nice container on your desk at work.
    xx

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  11. Your card is gorgeous!
    I either make my own cards now (they are not as nice as yours!!!) or I buy them online, but I know the fees and time you need to maintain your madeit shop, and understand (first hand) that there is not much return.
    I am shutting my madeit store soon, not worth the effort at the moment.
    Good luck with finding a new avenue :)

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  12. The card is lovely...shame to close your shop down I have just dabbled with Big Cartel...seems cost effective for my little going interest.

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  13. thanks for playing along, so i found this great project, it is stunning, i'm awed again and again at how much love and creativity mothers invest in the birthday celebrations of their small!
    love
    yaga

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  14. that giraffe is so cute! great card =)

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  15. Love that card its beautiful and bright! Stacey x

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  16. Only markets if you can do them. I love your card. Or maybe make things that cost more to sell :-)

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  17. love the card, and I clicked on your shop, very nice cards there, too. I can't help much as I am a beginner selling things on Etsy so all I can suggest is to use a wider shop like Etsy -- I am in Canada and have sold to an Australian address, and American along with Canadian...
    Good Luck -- ps came to visit you via kootoyoo

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  18. that card is gorgeous!

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