I think it is, if you are very good - know your market (have a market !), know what you are doing & offer a service that others don't. ie personalising cards, making specific themes to order. But you need to buy so much stuff up front I don't think you will ever be rich - but if successful you could cover your costs + maybe a bit!
'Handmade' or 'hand finsihed' cards are in many of the high street shops now at very low prices, so you will always be up against them, plus a lot of people want to spend as little as possible on a card ie 50p from Asda!
hmm...I feared this. I guess I do have a "style" - almost aplique (handcut pieces and lettering) and I don't use ready-made stuff (a la qvc!). I find it takes at least 15 mins to make a card. So, I guess I am never going to make much am I. Ah well, perhaps I'll carry on doing it for fun. Everyone loves my cards but I'd need to charge at least £2.50 a card to make it at all worthwhile...no-one really wants to spend that much do they?
makemineaG&T - if everyone loves your cards then you already have a market! next time someone says they love them tell them you take commisions - thats what i do - i charge upto £8.00 for a very personalised card but i don't really make money on it as i put so much time into it - so it's always going to be just a hobby for me.
I don't make money of my cards, I spend far too long on them to ever make any profit. I would love to branch out but time just always gets the better of me.
I don't sell many but I charge £2.50 for an A5 card, whether it is personalised and often I give 10% of that to my local Down Syndrome Charity - so after actually taking the cost of materials into consideration it really doesn't leave that much left. I keep saying I will put prices up for the really personalised ones but that's something else left "undone!"
The compettion out there is tough, I tried my first Craft Fair at the beginning of the year and all around me 50p cards with a peel off stuck on the front were selling...but I won't go down to that level, I do it as a release for me and the stress of life!!LOL