I had a card party over the weekend. It was GREAT! I chose the cards (2 wedding, 2 baby, 2 thank you, 2 birthday, 1 get well and 1 blank), and everybody sat around the table and made them together. It was soooo much fun!
Out of all of the cards we made, the Hello Baby card is my favorite.
Sharing the supplies wasn’t too bad, but I only had 4 people. I think I can do up to 6 people, but any more than that will be too hard to do because of sharing.
I have two more sets of card parties already assembled, and one more in the works. One set uses alot of patterened paper, one set uses the Cuttlebug embosser and the third set uses alot of clipart images. I need to get the clipart set printed out and put together.
Oh, yeah, and I charged $20 a piece. That’s only $2/card, and the people didn’t seem to mind at all.
I e-mailed Denise photos of the cards. I haven’t heard back from her yet, though.
I also designed a set of 10 winter cards so she can choose whether to do the All Occasion set or the Winter set.
I also e-mailed another neighbor to see if she’s interested in hosting a party. I haven’t heard from her either.
The cards are designed and assembled, and they look awesome! I’m so excited to show them to Denise, however, she’s on her way to AFRICA for vacation and won’t be back unil Nov. 2. We’ll have to get together then so she can pick the 10 cards she wants to make at her party.
I’ve already decided I’m going to have a flower pot full of the cards on dowel rods with alligator clips. That way the people attending the party can see what cards we’re going to make that night.
You can’t tell in the photo, but the little wedding dress is covered in glitter. The floral one says “Best Wishes” on the tag.
The card parties I’ve done in the past were in a station format. All the supplies needed to make a card were at a station, and the people moved from station-to-station as they finshed the cards. The advantage of this is that I only have to have a single set of supplies per card. So if a particular card needed a punch, I just have to have one punch, and every body doesn’t have to share. The disadvantage is that people work on the cards by themselves.
The format I’m thinking of using with Denise is that everybody works on the same card. That means everybody is sharing supplies which will slow things down, but is more interactive than working singly in a station concept.
I used to have card parties at Hobby Lobby and the YMCA before moving here. Now I have the opportunity to have another one in the near future.
What I do is design 10 cards and charge attendees $15 each. Then I bring all the supplies to the party, and the attendees just have to assemble the cards. I use lots of ribbon, glitter and rhinestones on the cards. Some of them take a few seconds to assemble, and some of them take a few minutes. I used to do 12 cards, but people start to get frazzled and cranky at the end of 12 cards.
Denise wants to have a party so I just have to design all the cards, get everything cut out and show her what I’ve come up with. This should be fun!