October 25, 2007

Bella in mass production mode!

Edit: How much do I sell my cards for? Usually I sell them for $2.50.....I know, I know.....I should charge more. My husband gets on me ALL the time. But that's what I like to sell them for and I sell a LOT more this way. And I mean lots.....I can take this basket to school or the soccer games and sell 20-30 cards easily. If I have some cards with tons of layers or make something custom for someone, I will charge more. And most of my cards are even more simple than these. I keep the embellishments simple. And I am a FAST stamper and can mass produce like crazy so I AM getting paid for my time. Hope this helps.

Edit: THANK YOU to Stefanie for the post time tip! I KNEW there had to be a way to change it but could not find it. You just made my day!!!

Here's my card stash basket. Cardstock dividers with printed labels. Yes, it's a Longaberger!
Here's some Bella cards I did a while back......in mass production style. I thought I was all set with birthday cards for my girlfriends. Well, my friend came over and started looking through my card stash and she snatched up almost all of these!!! Woohoo......however I forgot to take out a stash for myself! Back to the stamping board, right!! All colored with Copic markers.
Stampin' Up! paper on this one.
Basic Grey Mellow paper on these.
Bo Bunny floral on top card and My Mind's Eye paper on bottom cards. River Rock card base.
Cosmo Cricket Gretel paper with Really Rust card base.
Who knows on this last one, just a scrap from my paper stash. Background stamp from CHF. Scallop from Spellbinder's and Dew Drops from Ellen's store.



28 comments:

Well Said Cards said...

WOW! Wow on the mass production and wow to your organization. My cards are just piled in a corner. I just ordered my first Bellas! You've inspired me.

Amanda A. said...

Amazing! I never set aside enough time to mass produce cards but you've inspired me!! I LOVE how you've organized them in your basket too!

Dawn said...

Not only are your cards awesome, but so is your taste in baskets:) Is this also the same basket you carry to your schools?? Thats a very cute idea...always on the go with cards! YOU ROCK!

Stefanie said...

I'm impressed by your organization and your card stash! That would certainly make life easier when you remember at the last minute that it's somebody's birthday.

QC said...

Wow.......you're a stamping ROCKSTAR girl!

Katie said...

Hi Michelle! I'm a long-time stalker of your blog and I have to say, you are such an inspiration to me! I love all of your work! Keep it up!

If you don't mind sharing, how much do you sell your cards for? I've recently started selling some of my cards but I'm having a bit of a hard time knowing what to price them at. Any tips would be great!!

Dottie K said...

Wow these are just adorable. Love your organization. Mine are stored in two clear shoe boxes with dividers like yours. I love the basket display. Great minds think alike. I've used your mass production tips and now I get so many cards done and don't waste paper or have alot of it leftover. Thanks. So enjoy your tips and blog. You inspire me. :)

foodpartyfun said...

Hi Michelle,

You are sooo....organized! I was, also curious as to how much you charge for your cards? Any help you can give would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Pat

leenda said...

WONDERFUL cards! Your artwork, creativity, time & envelope are worth more than $2.50! Listen to your dh...this time!! lol

Jennifer Ofiana said...

I love all your cards! That witchy one is too cute!! I am gonna start selling my cards too. You've inspired me (and they are starting to build up). haha!

Angie DiMeglio said...

Beautiful cards in a beautiful basket!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your basket of cards. Im with you, when you love what you do and can whip them out..you can make up the difference in price by quantity!! Laurie

Rose Ann said...

Wow...you go girl! Great tips, as usual!

chelemom said...

I am totally impressed~! I agonized over one stinking card for sometimes hours! I guess the trick is that when I finally like it....make more...duh! These are awesome cards and now you have money in your pocket!

Carolyn said...

Mish, your willingness to share the BIG secrets (how to mass produce / where to sell cards / how much to charge) is appreciated more than you know by us wantabes. Thank you so much.

Cheryl said...

Michelle,

You have spare cards?! Oh my! I'm humbled, what a great job and your husband is right. Start charging more, your talent is worth a lot!

Nicki Lundeen said...

I have a question for you...I'm always stumped on this charging thing as well, and I always underprice myself...I feel guilty charging. My sister has asked me to alter a lunch box with dividers and make cards to put in it for her mother in-law for a Christmas present. I am really perplexed as to what I should charge for this. I don't want to overcharge, but I don't want to undercharge either. I feel guilty charging my sister...
I will make simple cards not many layers or embellies. What do you think would be a fair price? I don't have the foggiest idea. If you could reply, I would be most appreciative. My email is nlundeen@catt.com.

I love your ideas and the inspiration you give me...thank you.

Christina Fischer said...

Love those Bella cards! Your stash and your organization are terrific -- thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

Lori Craig said...

So timely!! I am just in the process of getting cards together. I have a long flat box. Your divider system is perfect! Michelle, I love to visit your blog! I always learn something!! :)

Whimsey said...

WOW; love all your cards; they are simple yet stunning. First, I need some copic markers - tee hee! If I say it enough, with a tiny whine, I might get some at Christmas! LOL

I've got to go back and read your info. on mass production - I typically do 2 almost identical cards at a time, but this is just amazing!!!

kim said...

I have to admit...I'm one of those people who reads blogs and browses SCS but never posts my own stuff or comments. But you got me on this one...I've just gotta ask...What card categories do you have in that adorable card basket of yours? And while I'm at it, let me just say that you are an inspiration! I visit your blog daily, sometimes multiple times. Imagine my despair when you are busy with life and don't post for a few days. Keep up the great work, girl! And thanks for introducing me to the many great stampers and products out there.

Jules said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas! I use that same basket to sell my cards too! :) Julie

Jennifer Buck said...

I actually came today to let you know that I tagged you. I am so excited to read your current post. I am never sure how much to charge! Anyway, I've tagged you as you are always such an inspiration to me! Please check out my blog for instructions. Thanks for playing! Jennifer :)

Erin Vandervelde said...

Hi Michelle. Could you please email me? I am interested in purchasing some cards from you. Thank you.

Erin

EVander257@aol.com

kerry davis said...

Funny to hear you get all excited about Becky Higgins e-mailing you. To some of us little ole bloggers YOU are the celebrity!!
Thanks for sharing -- your blog is totally AMAZING!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Man, Mish! I love your Bella stash! Just ordered a few more of them. . .

Anonymous said...

Mish - what color do you use for the skin tones on the Bellas? Thanks!
susantodd@optonline.net

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