I’m excited to have Andi from Cards by Andrea S. on the blog today! Andi owns and operates her own card Etsy shop; crafting each card by hand. Check out more about her shop, and enter a win a set of 6 greeting cards.
1) Tell me about your shop. When you started, etc.
- I opened my Etsy shop, Cards by Andrea S., in 2017. I had always loved crafts growing up and as I got older I lost that. Around 2016 I found my love of paper crafts again and it slowly morphed into making handmade cards. At first I was just selling them on Twitter and on my blog, Andi’s ABCs, but in June 2017 I decided to go legit and opened the shop. I think once I had a designated craft space it really helped me make my card selling dream a reality.
2.) What’s the process for card making, and how long does it take per card?
- This question is hard to answer. The process for each card varies depending on the size of the card, if it is a one layer card, a clean and simple card, interactive. Each card has one thing in common, it starts with a sturdy card stock base. Without that your card will not hold up the test of time. The process after that and the length it takes to create varies. Admittedly I have made cards that take me 10 minutes and cards that have taken me 4 hours.
3) What’s your most popular item (or greeting)?
- Christmas is a really popular time for me and is when I make my most sales. Aside for Christmas I have found people mostly want birthday cards and cards that just say hello. The art of the thank you card has seemed to die which kind of makes me sad. My favorite kind of card to make though is a ‘just because’ card because I get free creative control.
4) Can we find your products anywhere in store, or only online?
- Sadly you can only find my cards at my Etsy shop. At one point I did have some holiday cards being sold in a local bookstore, but that was before my shop and hasn’t happened since. I dream of having a table at a craft fair or a pop-up shop at some point, so you never know what the future will bring.
5) You do custom orders, can you elaborate on that?
- Custom orders are something I love and hate to do if I’m being completely honest. I love them because it means the customer loves my work enough to want something special. That means a lot to me. I hate them because people tend to be too specific and want things I just can’t always do. I try to find a way to make every customer happy, but sometimes I just don’t have the products and I hate letting someone down. But I am always happy to talk through any custom order or idea you may have.
Use code Bibliophile15 at checkout to save 15%!
- Prize is a set of 6 greeting cards (valued at $25.00 USD)
- Open to US only
- Must be 13 year of age to enter with parents permission
- Ends 2/28/2019 at 11:59PM ET
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