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What do u do with the cards?

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wendy33 Thu 31-Mar-05 20:29:29

I know people do this for a hobby but what do you do with them all?
I am thinking of taking up card making but dont want it to be a waste and would like to do something with them other than doing it for pleasure

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 20:35:05

sell them or make them for pleasure in advance of knowing who you are going to give them to. for example, I know what occasions I have coming up and plan on doing them for those people and events.

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 20:35:24

ps I have only just started myself.

wendy33 Thu 31-Mar-05 20:48:42

I have only decided to start in the last two days. Always fancied it but never been motivated
Going to hobbycraft tomorrow after work
Anyone brought from there before?

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 20:57:30

It is ok I understand but there are better online places. I know somepeople have used them before.

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 20:57:50

have you seen my thread at the moment about what things to get?

wendy33 Thu 31-Mar-05 21:06:04

just had a look
Really good idea to ask on here. I have only been on mumsnet for a couple of weeks. It is great

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 21:07:35

isn't it just. I have been mumsnetting since about November last year. Got so much help and advice. You ought to get yourself on a localmeet up. Where do you live?

wendy33 Thu 31-Mar-05 21:11:00

In Northampton
I set up a thread but noone has responded

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 21:12:47

try again now it is more busy at this time. I can start one for you if you like. I did that for Juicychops earlier in the week as she had no response to her first thread and she has arranged a meet up already - dartford area - thread is currently at 34 - not bad eh?

Jayzmummy Thu 31-Mar-05 21:13:35

One of the other crafters here held a card party....she made a supply of cards....invited friends around and just let them have a look at her works of art....she sold loads to friends.
Im going to do the same thing....I also sell mine to two shops and my sister buys them of me to sell in her waiting room at her dental practice.

helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 21:15:41

I have just looked at the meet up archives and can't find one from you on there. Did you put it on the meet up section? There seems to be a few people from your area as a meet up was held in January.

Dior Thu 31-Mar-05 21:17:52

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helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 21:21:52


helsi Thu 31-Mar-05 21:36:33

try this too:


wendy33 Thu 31-Mar-05 22:14:16

I start looking at other threads and get carried away
will try agin in a mo

aism Thu 31-Mar-05 22:27:34

Hi guys,

Just a quick tip. I bought a scanner for EURO 100 (about£60) and it was the best investment ever for scanning in cards. It takes much better pics than using a digital camera, and is far less messy. I'd highly recommend it. I even had a professional take photos at one stage, but the scanner is better!

We're winding down our card business now and getting into craft supplies instead, but we did get a fair few orders online. It's hard initially to find a credit card processing vendor that don't need a business bank account - but paypal etc. works fine. We got the occasional big order from the USA as we were Irish, which worked well for us. I think the market is growing for independent card makers...

Just my two cents.


ghosty Fri 01-Apr-05 10:48:14

Can I hijack this thread please ....
helsi, if you are there could you email me on ghostyandmeg(at)xtra(dot)co(nz) when you have a minute??
I have tried to email you but it kept bouncing back and then when I tried to CAT you MN said they didn't have a talker named helsi!!

sorrel Fri 01-Apr-05 10:54:28

helsi has changed her name ghosty

ghosty Fri 01-Apr-05 10:57:33

Oh, has she? Do you know what to? Only she sent me a CAT the other day and her email address isn't working for some reason and I need to contact her ...

ghosty Fri 01-Apr-05 10:58:36

Or is the name change a secret?

sorrel Fri 01-Apr-05 10:59:03

jsut going to check, but i think its darlingbud

sorrel Fri 01-Apr-05 11:00:35

yes it's darlingbud

ghosty Fri 01-Apr-05 11:02:54

Thanks sorrel

darlingbud Fri 01-Apr-05 13:23:24

ghosty have emailed you.

On another note - does anyone have any ideas for what I could do for a home made new home card?

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