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Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 15:15:30

Do any of you make christmas cards in bulk?

If so...

When do you start to make them?
Do you have certain designs?
How much do you charge?


The reason I ask is that I normally buy my cards from Studio and the brochure will be due any day now but I thought if any of you made them in bulk I may order.

Carolinett Mon 13-Jun-05 15:23:44

Hi NBG
What figures are you taking when you say bulk?
Do you want them personalised?
What kind of price are you looking to pay?

Yorkiegirl Mon 13-Jun-05 15:24:53

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Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 15:30:02

I normally buy about 40 to 50, not personalised.

Yorkiegirl Mon 13-Jun-05 15:41:37

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Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 15:48:13

Erm... Simple I think. I'm not one for all these fancy traditional type cards.

I have seen some handmade ones on the studio website which just have some stars hanging from the top of the card and a little tree in the middle. Thats the sort of thing I like.

Do you have any piccies or samples?

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 16:07:40

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 16:19:27

Where have you gone?

gscrym Mon 13-Jun-05 16:34:10

I made in bulk last year for all of mine. The ones going to not so close people were dry embossed with a christmas theme and I was going to start this years soon. My friend took my extra ones and got about £1 a card for them. I sold them in packs of 5.

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 16:36:24

Eeek.. that would be £40 then.

Yorkiegirl Mon 13-Jun-05 16:37:24

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Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 16:40:41

It varies as they have offers on certain ones.

The handmade ones were £3.99 for 5
The other nicer ones were £3 for 15 and some on offer £1.99 for 15.

They don't have to be 3D.

Have you got any already done that I could look at?

AuntyQuated Mon 13-Jun-05 16:43:23

i think it is a huge bargain to pay £1 for a handmade card!

none of us could compete with studio prices but we all beat studio's quality!!

AuntyQuated Mon 13-Jun-05 16:45:54

all of our cards are here, nbq

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Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 16:46:30

I know you lot make gorgeous cards.

I might buy my bulk lot from Studio then and get my family ones from you lovely Mnetters

I have loads of them to get anyway.

Please let me know when you will start making them as I have alot of family and it would be nice to buy early.

AuntyQuated Mon 13-Jun-05 16:48:11

we are all making them all the time...it is addictive

christams ones????? when we get a minute!!

AuntyQuated Mon 13-Jun-05 16:50:23

here are some Christmas ones tht some of us did last year

but remember we are "one-year-better" now.

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 16:54:47

They look great but I can't see them very well. Is there any way of making them bigger?

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 17:03:24

AuntyQuated Mon 13-Jun-05 17:17:04

the christmas ones are all small but if you click on the other individual ones you get a better view

Dingle Mon 13-Jun-05 17:18:42

Just loading 2 of mine from last Xmas into my folder! But I think trying to compete with Studio prices would be very hard. I was personalising these A5 cards and selling them for £2, people kept on telling me to put my prices up!!!
Prices could be reduced by buying in in "bulk" , reducing the size of the card, but the same amount of materials and work still goes into them IYSWIM.

Never really sold in packs before, perhaps it is worth thinking about this year as an extra fundraiser for my Downs Syndrome group.
Has anyone got any more feedback on pricing for packs please?

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 17:20:26

Well like I said I am deffo interested in buying family cards.

Dingle Mon 13-Jun-05 17:24:53

AQ, we haven't got a category for......

...sshhhh....

....xmas... I am amazed I am even thinking of packs of xmas cards!!

Must admit, I haven't even put all my new xmas stamps away yet, I usually pack them away until September or so but I have been buying xmas bargains throughout the year!

Nbg Mon 13-Jun-05 17:26:09

I always buy my xmas cards around this time and my wrapping paper.

It's so much easier.

AuntyQuated Mon 13-Jun-05 17:27:29

Hello Dingle

shhh

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