Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Making and Selling Cards

I've had lots of interest in the card-making ministry at church, so I thought I would share a card idea with you and tell you more about our group.

If you make cards to sell, try this fun and easy (3.75 x 8.5) card. It's great for TAC's Wing It pads and can be customized, which customers will LOVE. They want that handmade, personal quality, so they can give this card to a grandpa, dad, uncle or brother with this option:

Fill-a-Phrase Stickers
I used 1/2" x 1 3/4" labels (Avery 8167) and stamped them with masculine family member names. The stickers are clipped to the card and the small tag is perfectly sized for them to just choose a sticker and add that personal touch!

On a Mission to Make Cards
I was just visiting with some of our group members about how many people all over the country have been blessed by our cards. We have a set night that we make them and we have three large card racks to display them, with a locked drop box for donations. They are $3 or 2 for $5 and we are constantly surprised by how many we "sell" every month.

Volunteers provide the designs and materials, so it's free for participants and they get to keep one card for every five they make. (We usually only make a few of one style.) It is so much fun and it has grown over the five years we have been doing it. If you have been thinking of doing something like this with your church or organization, you should jump in! Schedule a night and look for a card rack and you're in business. Let me know how it goes!


Jamie said...

What a great idea! Love the customazition aspect.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing about your church's card making ministry. It's something that I've thought about getting started at my church. I just love the card you shared, too. The Fill-a-Prase stickers are a cool idea!

Chelsea said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing ... definitely wish I lived closer ... I would LOVE to craft with you!

suzann said...

love your cards, and what a great idea on how to sell them, always wanted to but never knew how to go about it, thanks

KellyRae said...

Awesome ideas Julie (the card ministry and the choose-your-greeting WITH the card).

Bridgett said...

Oh, what a wonderful ministry! I love this and wish I was able to be involved with something like this locally. Thank you for sharing!