I've been making cards and paper crafts for the past couple of weeks to put in my Etsy shop. I'm not an artist, but I love making cards and playing with all the pretty papers that are out there. It takes me a long time to come up with a design on my own, but once I get one, I can usually reproduce it pretty quickly. What I've been doing (and I don't know if these will sell) is taking old Christmas cards, cutting them up, and using them as the elements to make new cards. I just listed 8 of them in my shop. Since it takes me a while to work out a design, and each of these cards is more or less a different design, it's taken me all my spare time to get these 8 cards made!
I have also made a little box of miniature cards and envelopes (just 3" square!), all by hand, to offer in my shop. I fell in love with the box pattern, and I followed the example of the tutorial I used to make the cards, but I put my own twist on them. I loved, loved, loved making these cards, and if this set sells I'm going to make more of them. They just take a lot of time, and cost a little more to ship because of their needing a box instead of just a bubble mailer. I could also make just the cards without the boxes or envelopes, or buy the envelopes, or just make the boxes . . . so many options. I'd love to make baby cards and Christmas cards too.
I'm so pleased with my little card set that I wanted to show you some pictures. I'll leave you with those. Thanks for reading!