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Old 03-08-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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I'm interested in knowing how many SCS members sell there creations.

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Old 03-08-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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Yes, I have sold individual cards, card sets, tile coasters, thumbtack magnets, memo pads, and post-it holders just to name a few.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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No I don't sell. I might help my daughter's make some to sell at future craft fairs, though.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:28 PM   #4
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I don't sell yet but may in the future. Maybe a craft fair or school carnival. My DS school has one every year and I haven't seen anyone representing SU before. So I might try there!

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Old 03-08-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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I'd like to, but I just don't think there's any money in it when you consider the time invested. I have tons of SU stamps and a brick and mortar store is who approached me about selling my cards and that's a no no. I just think with all the differing angel policies it would be too big of a headche and I like to mix and match different companies' stamps.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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Yes, I sell many of the things I make.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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I sell an occasional special request card at work- mostly I give them as gifts, in little all occasion packets to co-workers and relatives.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:16 PM   #8
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i used to HOARD all of my 'creations' (cards)

then i started to send them out

then i started giving some as gifts for the reciever to be able to send

then i finally have sold a few but don't really know how or where i can sell more and stay with in the angel policies!
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:49 PM   #9
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Yep...I've sold many things (non-SU) in the store my husband and I own , at craft fairs, and I make cards sets for several different people. I was also commissioned to make 8 sets of tile coasters for a college equine program.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:40 PM   #10
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I stamp so infrequently that I could never commit to sell. I spend most of my free time here on SCS instead of actually stamping.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #11
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I take orders for cards all the time (respecting the Angel Policy). And my standard gift for my girlfrieds when we celebrate birthdays is a stash of assorted cards. They love them!

I've been commissioned to make scrapbooks too. I'd rather do cards though. But I have done coasters as special orders, and bookmarks for a rehearsal dinner...
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:50 PM   #12
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I'd like to. So far I just make and send all I make. If I could get a little back that would be great!
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:19 PM   #13
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I sell to people I work with sometimes when they request something. I use mostly SU products and can't really sell my stuff and stay within the angel policy. The only craft fair around here is way to expensive to rent a spot and I would not probably make a profit.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #14
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I have been taking orders for cards for about a year now. It's a funway to make some extra spending money.
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I sell mostly to my former co-workers. I bring in a whole box of cards every other month or so and they buy what they need for birthdays anniversaries etc. Sometimes they will request a set of notecards. I just did a special order for a friend for birthday invitations for her daughter's first birthday. And last fall my mom did a few craft fairs so I sent up a box of cards for her to put on her table and she also sold some to her coworkers. A friend also ordered 10 sets with matching totes for Christmas gifts so that was a decent chunk of change. I figure if I can make a little bit back to pay for paper it's all good since I'm going to stamp anyway and it lets me get creative.
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That's a big reason why I choose to use TAC stamps--because of the Angel policy. I can sell whatever I hand-stamp.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:22 PM   #17
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I should clarify that I sell a lot of things that would be really tough to put some sort of copyright stamp on. I sell lots more than just cards....
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:46 PM   #18
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i've sold them for years at a once-a-year sale at my home. We have quite a following now. Last two years have sold over 300 each year.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #19
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I would love to sell some, but I don't have any buyers and am not sure how to go about getting people to buy them. Most of the stamps I own are from companies that do not allow you to sell in stores, so that doesn't help.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:01 PM   #20
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Yes, I sell a lot of my cards. Actually I think I do better on selling cards than I do at stamp camps and shows!
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I am interested in starting to sell some of the cards and things I make, I was wondering if someone could help me out. I know there is an angel policy, but what exactly does that entail?
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:15 AM   #22
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I sell a lot of my cards, especially to the people that I work with. I don't do craft fairs or things like that though, I just don't have the time...
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:24 AM   #23
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I don't sell on a constant basis, but I have sold packets of Christmas cards. I didn't really make money though, just enough to cover supplies and maybe let me get a few extra supplies.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:22 PM   #24
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I don't sell my creations, but I would if there was a buyer!
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:03 AM   #25
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No, not now, but I DEFINITELY plan on doing it with my DD when she is older; she's 9 now. The key is to find something that covers these two things: something that is affordable and also something people want. I grew up going to craft fairs with my grandmother. She did bead art. It was a hit or a flop depending on where we were. But papercrafting can be a hit everywhere, if you can manage to find something that is a hit. What always seemed to be big was anything that you could personalize while they waited. People LOVE that. And it always helps to have some sort of a $1 item.
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As much as it sounds like a great idea, I don't have time to make all the cards I want to send for family and friends and for packages I send to the soldiers, much less time to create and sell them!
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I hesitate to say I "sell" my cards but I do. My MIL's office has a craft show once a year that employees and their family members can participate in. All I have to do is give the cards to my MIL and she takes care of the rest. I love it, but I really don't do anything!
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With the amount of time I spend making a single card, I would have to charge $100 in order to break even! lol

So no, I don't sell mine.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:09 PM   #29
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I am toying with the idea. Recently for a fund raiser at the school where my DH works I made an altered tin with 15 cards. I now have requests for cards and well as wedding invitations. The problem is I have not clue as to what to charge. I would love this info if those of you who sell cards can share. Thanks!
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I sell some cards, but it would consume too much time and (for me) turn stamping into a "job" if I did a lot of sales oriented stamping. So, I have a friend/neighbor who buys their birthday (& a few anniversary) cards from me every year. Typically, it is about 60 cards. I have all their family names and birthdates and put the cards in a nice box, organized by month and then birthdates.

Every summer I make my own (about 60) birthday cards for the coming year. I just make a few for me and a few extra (of the same layout) for them. So I can minimize the "creation" time. Pretty painless. They pay me $4.00/card. They think it is a deal for them and I think it is a deal for me (extra cash for Tombow adhesive LOL).
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I don't really sell many cards, but I do sell lots of tins, notebooks, coasters, hot plates, beaded pens, etc. DH's employer has a craft sale twice a year, so I do that. I also have been getting some large orders for covered notebooks. I do not make much doing it, but it gives me a reason to do it instead of just keeping it all.
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We have monthly craft fairs on our base, so I sell anything I have then I get to make more. The fair helps to support my 'habit' since I am mostly a hobby demo.
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I've sold some through the years, but have never really persued it as a business. I mainly only sell to the people who come to me asking to buy.
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I answered "yes" but wanted to clarify that I don't sell very many things. I'd like to sell more...
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I sell sometimes to co workers, but it hard to sell with angel policies attached to alot of the stamp companies. I would like to be able to sell more.
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I've sold a couple at a garage sale (not a good forum) but don't know how to go about selling more. i don't have the time to do craft shows because i work full time 3rd shift. if any one has suggestions i would love to hear them.
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I have donated cards to the Provincial Music Festival, they sold them for $4 a card. Also I sell them to the seniors home for $1 a card. My dd wants me to sell them at the farmers market, but I don't think so.
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I haven't sold any yet but with the changes to the SU Angel policy, it looks more and more inviting. Not that I'd make a lot but it would be fun anyway.
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I sold valentine cards at work the last few days and sold 11 of them, I am in a small office and was very pleased. I also sell them in a consignment shop that is 8 hours away and do okay, but not being there to see what is selling is tough. I am working on a inventory system for the owner of the store so I can know what sells.
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I just started selling a few of my cards at work. The girls were all at me to look at my work. So the next thing I know is someone ask for some valentine cards, another ask for a few birthday cards. I sell them for 4.00 ea. If it's starts getting to much I will just say NO. I'm diffenently not going to get rich at this. But I'm having fun.
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