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Old 01-22-2017, 06:21 PM   #3561
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Question for the posters who did craft fairs over the past few months: What were the big sellers?
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I have a long stamp from Chocolate Baroque, in the UK, and I coloured up five of these and will be matting and taking them to Staples to laminate them for bookmarks. I posted them to Facebook as the recipients are not on my Facebook and they caused quite a stir.
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It's been awhile since I did a craft fair, and it was a Christmas in the park, and my card sets sold well. I did four cards, envelopes, and matching tags. I made my own boxes, stamped the top of the boxes, tied up with matching tulle. Several women bought them for teacher gifts.
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Papercraft items that do well every year for me are any type of notebook set, but especially the mini size. I make them using the mini composition books and mini pens both (bought at the dollar store).
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It's a good time to look for composition books for holiday crafting, crayons,scissors, colored pencils for stocking stuffers with the back to school sales.

It is hotter than hades in east Texas, so I am trying to get Christmas ideas together while I hibernate from the heat.
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It's been awhile since I did a craft fair, but my best seller was a set of Christmas cards, matching tags, I made a A2 sized box that I decorated to hold the cards/tags, tied up with pretty ribbon. I kept reminding people as they walked by my booth if they needed any reasonably priced school teacher/secret pal gifts.
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I'm hosting a "Christmas in July" craft night at my house this Saturday. Eight crafty friends and I are making Christmas cards, decorations or gifts. Everyone is bringing a card idea and a kit for each person to make one card. (I think on this site it's called "shoe box'" kit) Gotta get started on the cards or I'll be stressing out trying to finish when I should be enjoying the season.
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I already have a couple of Christmas gifts stashed away, and bough on sale.


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Last year, a great seller for me was a small gift bag made with the favor boxes available at the Dollar Tree -- https://www.dollartree.com/White-Wed...5130/index.pro. I added a couple of layers of paper, a Christmas-y stamped image and a tag tied around the handle. They sold well as gift card holders or to hold small teacher or office gifts.
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Last year, a great seller for me was a small gift bag made with the favor boxes available at the Dollar Tree -- https://www.dollartree.com/White-Wed...5130/index.pro. I added a couple of layers of paper, a Christmas-y stamped image and a tag tied around the handle. They sold well as gift card holders or to hold small teacher or office gifts.
Those are super cute! Did you have to buy a whole case (38 packs of 12)? I would not begin to know how to price them! Can you share the cost, and whether you filled them with treats? Thanks!
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Last year, a great seller for me was a small gift bag made with the favor boxes available at the Dollar Tree -- https://www.dollartree.com/White-Wed...5130/index.pro. I added a couple of layers of paper, a Christmas-y stamped image and a tag tied around the handle. They sold well as gift card holders or to hold small teacher or office gifts.
Sounds cute. Any pics to share?
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For those making bookmarks......
I saw that Walmart has a laminator for $18 for back to school. A great price!!!
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I'm making these for my kids' teachers:



Waiting until my new Simply Scored Scoring Tool get here on Wednesday due to 1/8" and 1/16" scoring measurements. Haven't started my Christmas cards yet either...
Well, I realize that this post above is older, however I'm trying to get my brain and hands busy making cards, gifts and even gift boxes for the holiday. I have 200 seniors each year to create for, and at present only two other people to help share the task. The idea is to have a number of cards for each them to give out to any family, friends, etc. at zero cost to them. Most have a mere $31-35 left per month from their social security checks (after their money and HUD subsidized money covers their housing etc), to purchase kleenex, shampoo, bandaids, etc. SO, gifts and cards just aren't in their budget.


Creating gifts like the one above allows them to give a card and also some gifts, and it is always so very appreciated by them. I make sure to get several boxes (at the extra lower price) of the candies used above at Costco the very moment I see them. This idea will be a WONDERFUL way to create a gift for them to give, and for myself - as a way to use up some of my lovely (hoarded) DSP!


So folks - if you remember ideas from posts from previous years, or have new ideas, please POST! I will do my best to post what I create or photos of ideas that I receive outside of SCS to create.


Hugs and many thanks in advance!
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PS - miss being a part of this group! It's been a number of years...
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Working on covered notebooks. These are inlaid butterflies. Some have RSVP pens, while others have staples brand and include matching cards and envelopes. Three more days of work until my summer off!









Gina, a huge thank you for posting this! I had a special request for butterfly items and cards for the seniors (see my previous post) this year. AND the other double bonus, is that when I make gifts that include a note pad, they're always extra happy!! THEY love pens with pads as they're mostly 80-90 years old. Some will want these for themselves, and some will give as gifts, even though the objective is to provide a selection of cards and gifts for them to choose to give as needed, at zero cost to them.

I hope that you take it as a compliment if I simply CASE your idea 100% as you have shown here. Coming up with gifts in quantities of 25-50+ per idea can be daunting. On the other hand, making so many of the same item does allow for an assembly line type approach.


Thank you for your contribution and lovely project!


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If you have someone to share ribbon with you could go halfers! As in you order white, they order red, and split it. Then you have both colors!


Gina,
I just peeked at this site - and WOWZA!!! I am definitely ordering soon! Like you I go through a TON of red alone during the holidays, especially when working on the projects for all the seniors.


Thank you very much! (I'm not sure if my bank account is going to be as happy as I am! )


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For those making bookmarks......
I saw that Walmart has a laminator for $18 for back to school. A great price!!!
Thank you for posting this info! I absolutely need a new one - and soon! And yes, I always make bookmarks all year long -- so perfectly timed!


Thank you in advance for checking this, and posting the info


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I'm hosting a "Christmas in July" craft night at my house this Saturday. Eight crafty friends and I are making Christmas cards, decorations or gifts. Everyone is bringing a card idea and a kit for each person to make one card. (I think on this site it's called "shoe box'" kit) Gotta get started on the cards or I'll be stressing out trying to finish when I should be enjoying the season.
Hi Dianne,
How did your craft night go? Any ideas or photos to share? What a great idea for a fun night!
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So folks - if you remember ideas from posts from previous years, or have new ideas, please POST! I will do my best to post what I create or photos of ideas that I receive outside of SCS to create.
Here's some ideas I've saved on Pinterest:

Box to hold 4 cards plus envelopes - instructions here:




Another box to hold cards from http://www.craftycarolinecreates.com...-tutorial.html



Birthday Card holder with instructions here: Wizard's Hangout: Lucy Birthday Card Keeper



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Cute idea!! And a nice gift item.
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[QUOTE=NicholeC;21532285]Here's some ideas I've saved on Pinterest:

Box to hold 4 cards plus envelopes - instructions here:
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These are all wonderful! The best thing is that you included the links to the instructions. Thank you!!
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Gina, a huge thank you for posting this! I had a special request for butterfly items and cards for the seniors (see my previous post) this year. AND the other double bonus, is that when I make gifts that include a note pad, they're always extra happy!! THEY love pens with pads as they're mostly 80-90 years old. Some will want these for themselves, and some will give as gifts, even though the objective is to provide a selection of cards and gifts for them to choose to give as needed, at zero cost to them.

I hope that you take it as a compliment if I simply CASE your idea 100% as you have shown here. Coming up with gifts in quantities of 25-50+ per idea can be daunting. On the other hand, making so many of the same item does allow for an assembly line type approach.


Thank you for your contribution and lovely project!


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thank you! These went over very well last year, I sold a great number of them! I know the younger generations don't really send snail mail, but the older ones certainly do! I told customers "If you add a book of stamps these make great gifts! Especially if you know someone in a Nursing Home." A lot of folks were buying multiples.
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Thank you for posting this info! I absolutely need a new one - and soon! And yes, I always make bookmarks all year long -- so perfectly timed!


Thank you in advance for checking this, and posting the info


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It was the scotch brand. It's actually a little cheaper online. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scotch-Thermal-Laminator-15-5-in-x-6-75-in-x-3-75-in-2-starter-pouches-8-5-in-x-11-in/17208765
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I just peeked at this site - and WOWZA!!! I am definitely ordering soon! Like you I go through a TON of red alone during the holidays, especially when working on the projects for all the seniors.


Thank you very much! (I'm not sure if my bank account is going to be as happy as I am! )


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I probably won't buy ribbon anywhere else!

My niece is getting married next month and she is getting the little Organza bags from there.

Their prices can't be beat!
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Got new SU holiday card making stuff over the weekend. I am starting cards early this year, and finishing a long crocheted muffler for The Red Scarf Project. Getting geared for the holidays.
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I placed an order for SU on Friday. I forgot to order the crate die though! 😕 I am working on some items for my craft shows. They will be here before you know it!
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What is everyone doing for the holidays?

I have made Christmas cards for friends and family.
Working on a large crochet blanket in chunky yarn
for my niece's dorm room, be her Christmas gift.

I went to a Christmas bazaar and got the cutest zipper pouches for
my other nieces. I was surprised at the price, two zippers and pockets
in these pouches, beautifully sewn, at $10 a piece, and cute fabric.
I don't mind etting someone help me out with the sewing, this lady did a much better job than I would of.

What is everyone working on?
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I have made cards and homemade jam. I still want to make some ornaments.
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There are bunches of gals in my extended family - one daughter has 6 girls, there are other granddaughters, and great-granddaughters, and there are daughter-in-laws! So I have been a busy bee for quite some time.

I've crocheted about 16 scarves, and need a couple more.


I'm also sewing those cute little quilted "mug rugs" that you see all over the internet. I found really nice mugs to go with them at Dollar Tree tonight, and will put a packet of cappuccino in the mugs.


Also making journals from comp. books with inspirational quotes on the cover.


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I made a hand clutch bag using white cardstock and designer paper. I stamped out a tall image and coloured it with prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS and took them to Staples to get laminated into bookmarks. I added a gift card into the hand clutch and tied a ribbon around it.
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I will do a small gift sack of about 4-5 Christmas cards, and a gingerbread clay ornament to go on their tree.

My kitchen is going to be torn up most of December, remodel job. I have one more weekend to get stuff done before I turn the kitchen over. Lucky for us though we have a guest/pool house with a kitchen/bedroom. Husband was worried he might miss a meal
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So.....how is everyone? I have been MIA for a while. Just been crazy and if I sit at the computer my day gets wasted.
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Just finished making 8 altered composition books into journals. They turned out great with inspirational quotes on the front like: "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti!" and "Don't Give Up Your Day Dream!"
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I got about 50 cards finished, most will be given in sets as gifts along with baked goodies. My kitchen remodel is almost done. So I will have five whole days to clean the house, unload all my kitchen stuff that is storage in a pod, put up the tree and decorate for Christmas.

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I am still working on Christmas cards. I an making a few different ones. My daughter saw me bring some out for atm amps the other day and she was like "that' a lot of cards!" I told her I was only up to H in the address book!!
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Every year I think I'll do some cards in the summer. But the last couple of summers have been crazy busy, and I haven't had/made the time. Plus, I have a hard time getting into it in July! But it never fails, I start getting ideas just a couple of weeks before Christmas!
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This is the first year in probably 5 that I made Christmas cards. Usually after my craft shows I need a break and I just can' get back into them. This year I "retired" work to be a sray-at-home-mom so I didn' feel as stresses going into the shows. I took about a week off and then started on cards. I went simple with some of them these are to the "acquaintances" as in former neighbors, former coworkers etc. So I didn' put as much details into them. The santa ones are for my niece and nephew (1 and 3) as well as the children of a crafting friend that I know through the old Cricut board. I am still building the others so I will post photos when they are finished.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:12 AM   #3598
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Very nice cards. Mine are going in the mail today, I am sending about 15 this year.

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Thank you!! I have 2 more to make and mail out then I will be done! Well I still have to make them for my hubby and kids
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I sent just over 50 cards this year (10 were from November's Paper Pumpkin kit):




Now I'm working on gifts for my kids' teachers that seem to be taking FOREVER to get done this year!
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