Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baby card and Gift

I've had people ask me many times if I sell the stuff I make and the answer has always been no. Well I finally decided I'm going to start selling some of my things and take specific orders. I already have sold some cards and have an order for some Christmas cards and I'm making 2 scrapbook albums for Christmas gifts. I may have gotten in over my head on those but I'll let you know when I'm done.

This is a card and paper bag album for a baby gift. I made it for the lady who cuts my hair. It's for one of her customers and in exchange she will give me credit towards the services she gives me. I'm also going to be doing a scrapbook album for a trip she is going to be taking.

This is only the second paper bag album I've made but I enjoy doing these. I think they are fun and pretty easy to make. All the paper in this project and for the card is from Fancy Pants, it's called "Little Sprout".
She knew the baby was going to be a boy so when I found some pink in the paper I tried to cover it up. Like with the brown flower at the bottom. Yes you can use flowers on boy's pages, especially when they are babies. It may get harder as they get older but when they are young, go for it.
I just used 2 paper bags for this ablum so that made for 2 opening that I had for pull out tabs.
I used ribbon to connect the bags together instead of rings because it made it less bulky and that way she could toss it in her purse for a take along brag book.

I have thought about opening an Etsy shop to sell my cards but I just don't know if I want to deal with shipping or not. I like doing thing local so there is no shipping involved. Who knows maybe I can make enough to support my own scrapping addiction. ; )


Teri said...

Fabulous Album! Love it!
I sell some of my things on ebay, yeah they charge you for it, but at least I get a bit back on what I spend! Not much though - LOL
Have fun, whatever you decide hun!
Teri x

rozzy said...

fabulous Album... I love making PBA's they can be expensive to make depending on what you use. I have a few on my blog. I just make them as presents or to swap with other crafters.
I've just signed up to follow your blog, hope to see you make some more
hugs rozzy xx

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I love making paper bag albums, they're so much fun!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is so sweet! I love albums and this one is perfecto!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great work! Love the paper bag album! Thanks for sharing!