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AIBU to think cutting out preprinted designs then sticking them on a bit of card does not constitute a handmade card

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18yearstooold Sat 29-Nov-14 08:01:52

I went to a craft fair last night and there was a stall selling 'handmade cards'

Every single one of them was a manufactured pack with the pictures cut out and stuck onto a card with little foam pads to make the design stand out -and they were selling them for £4 each!!!!

AIBU to think a 7 year old could make them?

CakeAndWineAreAFoodGroup Sat 29-Nov-14 08:07:33

I dislike handmade cards unless they were made by a child.

Certainly would never buy one but then I don't do cards anyway, I prefer to phone and say happy birthday and have a chat instead.

Handmade cards I've received from children (who did make them) I keep and display with pride.

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Sat 29-Nov-14 08:11:22

YANBU. I hate this sort of thing, but on the other hand, people are desperate to raise money and can feel so low that they have no creative talant (and no money) to risk doing anything more. You hardly ever see a really good handmade card these days.

NoelleHawthorne Sat 29-Nov-14 08:14:07

Ha ha. We had loads of threads on this back in the day. I just don't like the look of any handmade card ice ever seen. Are fussy and twee.

Waltonswatcher Sat 29-Nov-14 08:18:44

Cards are not my thing unless they are from friends and family you rarely see.
Most handmade cards are like bloody the other trend -'cupcakes'; overpriced ,garish and tasteless .

Screenclean Sat 29-Nov-14 08:23:32

Made by a 'mumtrepreneur'. Eugh.

SunshineDaisiesButterMellow Sat 29-Nov-14 08:25:28

I was going to say ywbu as that's exactly what my 5 year old dd loves to do.
But at a crafts fair yanbu. £4 for one card.. faints. I don't think I like anyone that much. Dh gets a 99p card from card factory grin

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Sat 29-Nov-14 08:26:50

And macaroons! They seem to be everywhere, cost the earth and consist mainly of air, sugar and food colouring/artificial flavouring.

hazeyjane Sat 29-Nov-14 08:30:17

An 'auntie' of mine used to sell card made like this from a barrow in a market, she loved making them, and put a lot of thought into the designs, and people bought them. I don't really see what is unreasonable!

TheFowlAndThePussycat Sat 29-Nov-14 08:32:00

Yanbu. I went on a workshop about hand-making cards & was really disappointed that this was all it was.

An elderly relative hand makes her cards and more than once we have had to pay extra to rescue them from the post office because they are so fat they don't fit into the standard letter size & she has just stuck a standard stamp on. <eye roll>

manchestermummy Sat 29-Nov-14 08:32:29


I have a friend who has launched a career as an illustrator. She is actually rather talented and has drawn some gorgeous Christmas cards. She has had them printed and turned into proper folding cards. They are lovely. However, she is selling them on an fb page as "handmade cards". They aren't. They are prints of hand drawn illustration. Every time I see her post I scream "Trading Standards!!!!!" at the pc. I wonder sometimes if I should tactfully point out this out (I would if it was a work situation) but she defriended me for a while for liking and commenting on her cards page so I can't really be bothered.

manchestermummy Sat 29-Nov-14 08:33:51

not liking her page even.

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