Thursday, August 11, 2011

Birthday Borders!!

Good Morning, my friends!  I have been finishing cards like a mad woman this week.  You know, just those few details that they need in order to be finished and ready to something on the inside & my name stamped on the back.  So, I have a question for do you sell your cards?  I make them and then they sit.  What is a good market to get into for selling them?  I'm not looking to make it my career but just to cover some spending money on my crafting  LOL!!!!

This card is a brand new one and was my first try at paper piecing a stamp - her dress and the balloon. 

All card stock is Recollections.  Patterned paper & ribbon  from my scrap bin.  The stamp is "Flying High Fhiona" from Your Next Stamp coloured with my copics. Border punch is Martha Stewart.  Stamp is My Pink Stamper from one of her first sets, "Everyday Occasions".

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog - to use your border punches

Birthday Sundaes - a birthday card- this was an easy, peasy one this week!

And, do you all remember my birthday card from last week that I entered into the Birthday Sundaes challenge?  It was featured on Super Sundaes and I am proudly off to put my winner button on my sidebar.  Thanks, Kristie, & team.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope things are well with all my friends here.  Take care & I will be back soon.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather


  1. Beautiful Heather!!! your paper piecing looks awesome!
    hugs & blessings

    I don't sell my cards...yet, would love to know some good markets too.

  2. Super super sweet....oh how i love this card. The image is fab and your design is it...thank you so much for posting my candy...your the best ...

  3. Cute. I would love to have some tips for selling too. It definitely would help support the cost of buying new supplies. Hope you get some responses that you can share. I teach, so I bring them to school and share with the office staff. They have bought some in the past.

    Carson's Creations

  4. I love how you used the twine! You did an amazing job coloring this image!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  5. Another adorable card this week! You really did that border punch proud! I started selling my cards by word of mouth. I started off with a friends baby shower and before I knew it, I was getting phone calls all the time for showers, birthday parties, special order birthday cards, gifts, and now I have different businesses calling me to sell them in their shops. I stopped selling them in the shops and at craft shows because it became more of a headache then a hobby with all the sales tax and business info. I do enjoy holding card classes every so often at my house where everything is set up with the material they need to recreate the specific cards and I help them make them. These crafty ladies that come ususally end up buying most of my extras I have in my stash too! It is always an enjoyable afternoon/evening and they are the best advertisement! I hope that helps a little! Good Luck and thanks for playing at Birthday Sundaes again this week! I hope you'll join us again next week!

  6. This is so cute and you did a fabulous job paper piecing her dress and balloon! Way to go! Thanks for joining us over at the YNS Challenge Blog

  7. Adorable card! I love the pretty colors and all the layers you used. No advice on selling cards from me - I've tried the Etsy route and that really didn't work so well but that's my fault for not marketing myself.

    Anywho, thank you for playing along with us again this week at Birthday Sundaes! Hope to see you next week!


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