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Old 08-14-2005, 05:27 PM   #1  
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I need some advice, there is a huge and I mean huge arts and crafts fair the day after thanksgiving at the local high school. Thousands of people go and vendors all over the state came to this. So I thought I'll buy a spot and make cards to sell, I know about the pricing and stuff. But what I was wondering is the type of cards I should have, should I have a wide variety or should I stick to mainly christmas cards I just need some advice about being a vendor for stampin up at a craft fair. I was hoping to maybe be able to take some orders and maybe book a workshop, give me advice from some of you more experienced kind. Thanks
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When I told my upline I was thinking of making and selling cards at one of our larger area craft shows, she told me I should just stick to getting my name out. She has a show-on-the-go kit that she will lend me (I have an AWESOME upline) -- she said to just set up a bunch of samples, have catalogs available and try to book some workshops. I'm going to take her advice b/c she has been VERY successful and has only been doing SU for two years, plus she has 8 kids!!!

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I have been doing craft shows now for the last 4 years. this years I have decided to do the biggest in the state of Iowa..With an attendanc of over 15,000 people..I have started and I do make cards in every catagory.
Birthday
get well
sympathy
graduation
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christmas
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I have made it a goal, because this is the first time I have ever done a show this big to make at least 1000 of each sentiment...trust me I am starting to get tired of the same thing.So far I have around 660 of each graduation and sympathy....
Graduation seems to be a really great seller for me.. You will need alot of variety... I focused on christmas last year in the fall and it wasn't the greatest. More grauation and everything else went. I also sell
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christmas tags
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I plan on having such a great variety that no one can resist this year..
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Talking I was thinking

that since I had whats for dinner from SU! I thought I would try to make some sets of blank recipe cards thanks for the tips
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I've only had experience with one craft fair, and my card sales were barely any. I did have single cards(all different categories) but also sets of various thank yous, and sets of all the same Christmas.
I actually sold more of things like tile coasters, ornaments, beaded pens and magnets. I also did notebooks, paint cans, wrapping paper & bags but only sold a couple of those type things.
If I were to do it again, I wouldn't have the quantity of stuff that I did. My table seemed way too congested with a variety of things and I think it just came off as overwhelming and too busy.
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I have a craft fair tomorrow at the local Wal-Mart,there are going to be 50 vendors last I heard.

I have made coasters, memo boards, silk scarfs, magnets and have some cards. I am also going to advertise my birthday parties and two classes - not advertising the SU piece so as not to cross the lines.

So far I've spent $150 on materials and registration(which is a donation to the local children's hospital) and am hoping for more than that in sales(he,he...oh my gosh I hope so!)
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Please post how it went tommrow when you get home and recoupe. Good Luck
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