Saturday, 27 March 2010

For Sale at Be Inspired

For a very long time lots of people around me have been asking me whether I would consider making cards to sell. Generally my answer was that I can barely keep up with making cards for all my friends and family throughout the year and I want to make sure it remains a pleasure of making them rather than becoming a chore.

On the other hand I would love to just make cards and be able to sell them, or to make cards on request - which I've already done occasionally even though I have not asked for anything in return.

Beth, our babysitter and good friend works in a gorgeous little shop called Be Inspired on Maling Road. They sell all sorts of stationary, ribbons, paper, etc. I'd asked her before if the shop would consider selling any of my cards, and she said definitely.

Last night I made three cards with matching lined envelopes inspired by the beautiful and super talented Betsy Veldman and took them to the shop this morning. I'm curious to find out if they will sell.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics | Patterned Paper: Amy Butler by K&Co. | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink 'Turning a New Leaf' + 'Damask Designs' + Technique Tuesday 'Whispy Gigs' + Melissa Frances '1000's of Combinations' | Brads: Amy Butler by K&Co. + Basics Grey | Corner Rounder Punch: EK Success | Ink: Staz'On 'Timber Brown' + Archival 'Brilliance' | Ribbon: Be Inspired | Lace | Glitter: Stampin'Up| Scalloped Circle Punch: Marvy Uchida

How to make the flower design I discovered on Cosmo Cricket's blog. You can also watch the video tutorial on YouTube. I just love how easy it is to make it and yet it looks very intricate. I used a larger version of this flower on a card I made the night before, which I'll post in a couple of days. I've also made a couple and attached them to a hair clip. They looked really cute in Renee's hair and would look fabulous on any hat. You could even make them out of fabric.


Hanneke van der Linde said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love the new design of you blog!


Ingrid Danvers said...

Your cards are always. I am sure they will sell. Love the new look of your blog.