Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Using 2007 Halloween stash























Halloween cards are a big seller for me. I made all of these from scraps from last year's (K&Co. 2007) stash. I really want to use it all up, but you know how that goes :) I have stash from Making Memories, and I'd like to use that too. I use a lot of that green-yellow (top left card in pic), and I'm almost out. Last week I purchased the small scrap pad of this year's K&Co. Halloween dps ($3.99 less 40% coupon), which has a few sheets of a similar green-yellow, plus some other super cute dps. I resisted the 12x12 K&Co. pad, though it is a much better deal. I love the K&Co. Halloween papers (I love all their papers...always so classy), both the 2007 and 2008, but I would get tired of using the same patterns to make Halloween cards every year, kwim? They would last forever.
Last year I put out my Halloween cards starting October 1st, which gives me one month to build the stash. I sold 40 Halloween cards last year, so I'd better get busy!

I just called both my coffee shops. I sold a combined total of 85 cards for the month of August. Wahoo! I don't know when I'll get to McLean to pick up my pay, and I need to invoice cards for them anyway :)

5 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Wow! That's a lotta cards you've sold! I tend to avoid the holiday cards, except for Mother's Day and Father's Day, because I have nowhere to store the ones that do not sell. Maybe I'll test the waters this year and drag out some of my old, unused Halloween papers. ;-)

Windy Hills said...

Your business is growing by leaps and bounds!  The Halloween cards are so orginal, and I anticipate seeing what you will create as each holiday approaches.  Keep up the excellent work!!!

Achtung! said...

Congrats, that's a great accomplishment!

Kristie said...

These are so awesome June! Halloween is not a big thing here in Australia, but I'm starting to wish that it was after seeing all the cool things everyone is making. I really like the Wicked card...wonder what that says about me?
btw: Yes I did see the big cupcake stamp in the catty...and the cupcake wheel...I desperately want them both, as well as the Crazy for Cupcakes set on the same page! 8 months till we get a new catty is just way too long..I can only hope they include something cake related in one of the minis before then or I might have to come to the US for a visit ;)

Amanda said...

Just stumbled on your blog. Very cute cards! I used to own a craft shop in Richmond, IL and had a rack of homemade cards. They always did really well. Congrats on your success!