Friday, December 9, 2016

Benefits of Creating Gift Packs




Creating gift packs of cards to sell or to give as gifts is a wonderful way to create a fabulous market for yourself and clean out your stash. Do it correctly and you essentially have the perfect Henry Cavill trifecta; Henry Cavill, Clark Kent and Superman!




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Gift Packs Should Be

  • Quality Card Stock
  • Completed on the Inside
  • Matching Envelope
  • Packaged Nicely
Pricing Breakdowns

Cut it in half for one card = $.16
Add a Gina K Envelope = $.29 per envelope
Total Cost for a Single Layer Card = $.45

If you switch out the Gina K Envelope for a Stampin Up Envelope = $.016
Total Cost for a Single Layer Card using Gina K Paper and SU Envelope = $.32

If you have an 8-card Gift Pack using SU envelopes and Gina K paper = $2.56
The entire set of 8 cards with envelopes comes out to $3.41

Consider Giving Sets Of
  • Christmas or Holiday Cards
  • Birthday
  • Thank You's
  • Generic Cards
Themed Packs for Family and Friends
  • Family - Assortment of Birthday Cards
  • Friends - Birthday Cards is safe
  • Teachers - Generic Cards with Cool Quotes
  • Girlfriends - Snarky or Motivational Cards
  • Co-Workers - Thank Yous or Birthday Cards


LINKS

Pictures of Henry Cavill as Superman, because he is just yummy




17 comments:

  1. Super Fabulous Suzanne!! Wow! Loved the subject, advice, and fun. I can be a Super Hero too! Can't sit for the next episode! ��

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  2. I absolutely love making gift packs of cards as gifts! For my very special friends and family I make batches of 10 Christmas cards and gift them when I send their Christmas card to them! That way they can send 10 of their special people handmade cards too! I include a pen and postage so all they have to do is fill out the inside of the card and the envelope and send them off! Thanks for the great post!

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    1. Barbara, that is an EXCELLENT idea! Way to go, woman!

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  3. Nailed it, Killed it, Crushed it! Again. Thank you!

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    1. LOL Thank you so much Laura!!!!! Woo hoo!

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  4. Great job love all this advise! I've been making gift packs for friends maybe its time to branch out. ;-)

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    1. Heck ya, it is!!!!! Thank you, Ericka!

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  5. Wow! Another amazing poadcast! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My first podcast and i loved it . Thank you miss suzanne a great help for us newbies to the craft sales world xx

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    1. YEAH! So glad you enjoyed it and welcome to our podcast!

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  7. I make card sets for gifts quite often. One of my favorites is to make thank you notes for people I know who have had a significant medical issue/illness. I know they want to show their appreciation for the support they have received, but may be limited in getting to a store to purchase such notes. What better way to do this than customized thank you notes for these personal messages?!
    Your podcasts are always so informative. One question I have on the cost breakdown you offered is why you don't factor in the cost of the inks and stamps?
    Thanks again for providing so much insight with a very interesting and enjoyable delivery.

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    1. Hi Meg! In our first podcast (I think it was the first LOL) I talked about the breakdown of stamps and stamping supplies. For a single layer card, I didn't go into too much, but you are right, I should have added it in. Typically what I do for stamps and ink, is add a blanket $.20 to the card. Primarily because your stamps are reusable and some of our stamps we get our money's worth out of them quicker than others; Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, flowers, etc. Most inks can be refilled so the pennies on the dollar use is quick low. I have an Excel spreadsheet that I used to use that I am hoping to be able to share in the coming months. =) Maybe I should do a podcast on just pricing!

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    2. Thanks for the additional information, Suzy. I am beginning to sell my creations and have found pricing them is a challenge at times. Your advice has been very helpful for both the pricing and detail to offer.

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  8. Looks like I need to check out Gina K's cardstock!

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