Monday, December 1, 2014

christmas cards

Last year was the first time I made Christmas cards which I sold for charity.
This year I want to repeat that and do even better, I want to sell (and make) double the amount of cards and by doing so raising more money for Unicef.
Unlike last year when I only came up with this idea end of November and I had to make a whole lot of cards in a short amount of time, I wanted to be well prepared this year.
So I started already in August, I must say it was a little bit strange making Christmas cards when it was 25°C outside.
First I spent a weekend on designing 5 cards which were simple to make and wouldn’t be time-consuming (because if you are planning on making 300 cards that’s something you really can miss)
These are the designs I came up with:

I set up my very own production line, I cleared a table and put 5 shoeboxes on it, 1 for every design.
They contain the materials needed to make the card: stamps, embossingfolder, die-cuts…
So I can easily grab a box and make some cards.

And I set myself the goal of making a minimum of 20 cards/week, so by now I have 300 cards and I can start selling.


  1. Nice designs Vicky, hope you reach your goal with selling as well :-)

    1. Sadly I didn't reach my goal, at first I was a little disappointed, but then I realized all the money that I raise is a win and i did manage to gather 200euro, so not too bad I think.

  2. I am so impressed by your diligence (August!) Vicky, and you've got some lovely cards there. I suspect they'll be a sellout - and I'm inspired by your loving kindness.

    1. Thx Winn, for some things I have diligence, for others not so much :-)