In February 2008, trouble at eBay, including a strike by some dissatisfied sellers, brought speculation that Etsy could be an increasing competitor.[55] At the same time, however, some Etsy sellers expressed discontentment with how Etsy was handling complaints about stores.[56] At the time, a comparison of the two websites included complaints that on Etsy, items are difficult to find, the interface "feels slow", and the buying and selling process is United States-centric.[57] Other reviewers enjoyed using Etsy's specialized search options,[58][59] including the "Shop Local" tool.[60]

Before you start selling your handmade cards take a little time to plan. You need a business plan. Investing time in planning upfront can help you stay on track, meet your goals, and avoid any nasty pitfalls along the way. There are a number of elements you need to consider during the planning process. Where will you sell? Who is your target audience? What makes you unique? These are just a few of the questions you need to answer as you develop a roadmap for your business.


4th of July (8) Adoption (1) Adventure (4) Advice (2) Affirmations (1) Age (6) Alice (3) Alphabet (9) Always (1) Amazing (2) Angel (4) Angels (26) Anger (1) Animal (2) Animals (42) Anniversary (23) Antelope (1) Ape (1) Apple (1) Apples (5) April (4) Argue (1) Aries (1) Art (1) Astrology (1) Attitude (9) Aunt (1) Auto (2) Autuman (1) Autumn (26) Awareness Angels (1) Awesome (5) Babies (9) Baby (22) Backgrounds (10) Bagpipes (1) Baking (5) Baptism (1) Bar Code (4) Barbie (1) Bath (4) Batman (1) Bats (1) BBQ (1) Be the (11) Beach (15) Bear (5) Beast (1) Beautiful (6) Beauty (20) Beaver (1) Bee (6) Believe (6) Bible Journaling (1) Bible Verses (1) Bicycle (1) Bike (2) Bird (21) Birds (49) Birth (5) Birthday (82) Blame (1) Bless (2) Blessed (7) Blessing (4) Blog Hop (1) Bloom (2) Blue Jeans (1) Boat (5) Bon Voyage (1) Books (1) Border (1) Boss (4) Bowling (3) Boy (4) Boys (1) Bravery (3) Breathe (1) Brithday (1) Brook (1) Brother (11) Bubble (1) Bubbles (2) Bugs (1) Buildings (1) Bull (1) Bunny (12) Butterfly (16) Caffeine (4) Cake (3) Call (3) Camera (2) Camp (1) Cancer (1) Candles (3) Candy (2) Care (1) Cars (6) Cat (7) Cats (7) Celebrate (24) Celebration (1) Champagne (1) Cheer (3) Cherish (2) Cherries (1) Chicken (5) Child (1) Children (19) Chill (1) Chocolate (13) Christian (27) Christmas (91) Church (1) Circus (1) Classy (4) Clock (2) Clubs (17) Cocoa (1) Coffee (25) Collage (8) Colors (2) Comfort (3) Compliment (1) Confidence (3) Congratulations (9) Coolness (1) Couple (5) Courage (7) Cow (1) Cowboy (5) Crab (1) Crazy (1) Creepy Christmas (1) Cruise (1) Cuddle (2) Cupcakes (7) Cupid (3) Cut Files (3) Cute (1) Cutest (2) Cutie Pie (1) Dad (10) Dance (11) Dare (1) Dates (1) Daughter (1) December (2) Definitions (2) Dictionary (1) Diet (5) Disagree (1) Diva (15) Diwali (1) Dog (10) Dogs (5) Dolphin (3) Doodles (2) Dragonflies (1) Drawing (1) Dream (10) Dreams (1) Duck (4) Eagle (1) Easter (37) Education (1) Egg (2) Elegant (2) Elephant (3) Elf (1) Embrace (1) Emo (1) Encouragement (21) Encourangement (1) Engagement (3) Enjoy (2) Escape (1) Etiquette (1) Everlasting (1) Excited (1) Fabulous (7) Fairies (10) Fairy (3) Fairy Tale (1) Faith (18) Fall (20) Family (8) Fantastic (1) Fantasy (1) Farm (1) Fashion (14) Father (9) Fear (1) Ferret (1) Fierce (1) Fireman (3) Fish (6) Fishing (5) Floral (2) Flower (3) Flowers (50) Fly (6) Food (17) Football (1) Forgive (1) Fragile (1) Frame (1) Frames (3) Free Papers (6) Free Printable (6) Freedom (1) French (11) Friend (34) Friends (23) frog (2) Frogs (1) Fruit (2) Fun (2) Funny (4) Furniture (1) Gamers (1) Garden (9) Get Well (16) Ghosts (6) Gift (3) Girlfriend (1) Girls (16) Glamour (2) Glitter (1) Glory (1) Gnomes (2) God (10) Golf (5) Good Luck (1) Good Morning (1) Gopher (1) Gossip (1) Graduation (11) Gramma (1) Grandparents (8) Grateful (3) Gratitude (2) Great (1) Guilty (1) Guys (1) Halloween (48) Hanukkah (6) Happiness (9) Happy (11) Happy Dance (2) Hearts (2) Hello (12) Hero (2) Hi (1) Hippo (1) Hissy Fit (1) Holidays (7) Hollywood (1) Home (9) Homemade (2) Honor (1) Hope (9) Horse (2) Housework (2) Hug (4) Hug Your Hound Day (1) Hugs (10) Humbug (2) Humor (2) Husband (2) Ice Cream (3) Ill (2) Illness (2) Imagination (1) Independence (1) Initials (1) Inner Child (1) insomnia (1) Inspiration (96) Inspiration... (1) Inspirations (18) Intelligence (1) Irish (14) January (2) Jesus (2) Jewel (1) Jewish Holidays (3) Jewish New Year (3) Journal (4) Journals (8) Journey (5) Joy (8) July (3) June (1) Keep Calm (2) Kindness (6) King (2) Kisses (7) Labels (3) Ladies (1) Lady (7) Ladybug (3) Laugh (9) Laundry (2) Lazy (2) Life (42) Lifesaver (1) Lighthouse (1) Lion (6) listen (1) Love (90) lovely (2) Luck (1) Lullaby (2) Magic (4) Makeup (1) Male (1) March (1) Marriage (6) Me (1) Meditation (1) Memory (1) Men (8) Mermaid (3) Mice (1) Miss You (1) Mistletoe (1) Mom (7) Momisms (1) Monkey (2) Monsters (2) Months (1) Moon (2) Moose (1) Mother (16) Motorcycle (1) Moustache (2) Movie (1) Movies (1) Mummy (1) Music (13) Nature (4) Nautical (1) Neighbor (2) Neighbors (1) New Home (2) New Job (2) New Year (13) New Years (4) Nice (1) Noel (1) Note (2) November (1) Nurse (5) Nursery Rhyme (1) Nuts (1) Ocean (6) October (4) Old (7) Otter (2) Owl (16) Paper (2) Papers (17) Parents (2) Paris (1) Party (11) Passover (1) Patriotic (15) Peace (7) Peacock (1) Peeps (1) Perfume (1) Pets (2) Phindy (1) Phone (3) Piano (1) Picnic (2) Pig (1) Pig Latin (1) Pink (1) Pirate (4) Plane (1) Play (1) PMS (1) Policeman (1) Positive (1) Posters (3) Power (1) Praise (1) Praises (1) Prayer (1) Precious (2) Present (1) Presents (1) Pretty (1) Priceless (1) Primitive (1) Princess (7) Printable (97) Printable Digi Papers (9) Printable........ (10) Printables (4) Psalms (1) Pumpkins (1) Purses (1) Puzzles (1) Queen (3) Rain (6) reading (2) Recover (1) Reindeer (5) Rejoice (1) Relationship (1) Relax (8) Religious (23) Reptile (1) Retirement (4) Retro (6) Rhyme (1) Riddles (1) Ridiculous (1) Rise and Shine (1) Rock Star (1) Romance (3) Rooster (2) Rose (11) Rosh Hashanah (1) Royal (1) Running (1) Sail (4) Santa (19) Sarcasm (1) Sass (1) Sassy (11) Scarecrow (1) School (10) Scripture (13) Scripture Printable (1) Scrooge (1) Sea (8) Seasons Greetings (1) Self (1) Senior (2) Sentiments (11) September (1) Sewing (2) Sexy (1) Shakin (1) Sheep (1) Shells (1) Sheriff (1) Shine (2) Ship (2) Shoes (2) Shopping (3) Sibling (2) Sick (3) Silhouette (3) Sing (10) Sister (19) Skating (2) Sky (2) Sleep (1) Slogans (1) Smile (8) Snow (19) Soar (2) Son (1) Song (4) Sorry (4) Space (1) Sparkle (2) Special (7) Spider (2) Sports (1) Spring (40) Squirrel (1) St. Nicholas (1) St. Patricks (21) Star (2) Steampunk (1) Stockings (1) Store (1) Strength (4) Stressed (1) Strong (2) Subway Art (5) Success (4) Summer (31) Sun (5) Sunflower (1) Sunshine (6) Super Hero (1) Support (2) Sushi (1) Sweet (1) Sweets (3) Swing (1) Sympathy (3) Tags (1) Taste (1) Tea (8) Teacher (9) Tears (1) Teen (1) Thank you (18) Thankful (2) Thanks (14) Thanksgiving (18) Think (1) Thinking of You (3) Tiger (2) Time (12) Tired (1) Toad (1) Together (1) Toy (1) Train (2) Trains (1) Travel (13) Treasure (3) Tree (1) Tropical (1) Trust (3) Turkey (4) Turtle (4) Twinkle (1) Vacation (5) Valentine (54) Valentines (12) Vegetables (1) Victorian (2) Vintage (502) Vintage Graphic (5) Vintage Prin (1) Vintage Printable (72) Vitnage (1) Voices (1) Volunteer (1) Wedding (18) Whale (2) Whimsical (2) Wild (2) Win (1) Wine (2) Wings (1) Winter (53) Wise Men (1) Wish (3) Wishes (4) Witch (9) Woman (2) Women (21) Wonderful (1) Words (6) Yoga (1) You (18) Your Day (2) Zombies (3) Zoo (1)
Who doesn't love the smell of an old book, the crinkle of it's time worn pages. Quality vintage and victorian printables that let your mind wonder to journal treasures found in the attic. I have had a fascination with vintage journals from a young age, and combined with my love for scrapbooking and digital arts, I was led down this path... creating my own papers for hybrid scrapbooking!

Cover Verse: Dare to be your truest self. answer your heart's desires. unlock the dreams within you. grace the world with your talents. have faith in your own strength. take risks for what you love. embrace your unique place in the world. recognize how amazing you are. Inside Verse: Whatever you dream and wherever you go, you're going to be great. Because you already are. Happy Birthday with Love


Velvet guestbooks. Paper bow-ties. Raw stone cufflinks. “Unexpected materials are a clever way to really draw friends and family into your celebration,” says Dayna. Keep guests guessing with a range of surface textures and finishes in unanticipated presentations—like this custom leather bouquet wrap, which serves as the ultimate rugged complement to any romantic flower arrangement. Tactile details that beg for a closer look (and maybe even a hands-on touch) encourage attendees to stay engaged in the moment—because there’s nothing wrong with snapping a picture, but some things are best experienced IRL.
This versatile pack of 150 printable cards is wonderful for designing and printing your own sales & marketing collateral, flash cards, recipes, coupons, RSVP cards, decorative post cards and more. These blank index cards are unlined, ready for whatever destiny you have planned for them. They are ideal for the classroom, homework, studying, filing and contact information cards. A micro-perforated design makes them quick and easy to separate, so you can maximize your productivity at your workplace, classroom or home. Choose from the thousands of free templates and designs at avery.com/templates to add attention-grabbing text and graphics to both sides of your blank index card, and then print them out on your laser or inkjet printer for exceptional smudge and jam-free results. Convenient, easy-to-use and endlessly customizable, these unruled index cards are an unbeatable choice for an all-purpose printable card.

In July 2008, Rob Kalin ceded the position of CEO to Maria Thomas.[61] Some longtime Etsy employees left the company in August 2008, including founders Haim Schoppik and Chris Maguire.[62] In September 2008, Etsy hired Chad Dickerson, who formerly worked at Yahoo!, as Chief Technology Officer.[63] The company acknowledged concerns about vendors selling other people's work as their own.[64]
The Graphics Fairy is a resource for Home Decorators, Graphics Designers and Crafters. Find over 6,000 FREE Vintage images, Illustrations, Vintage Pictures, Stock Images, Antique Graphics, Clip Art, Vintage Photos, and Printable Art, to MAKE craft projects, collage, Mixed Media, Junk Journals, DIY, scrapbooking, etc! DIY and Craft Tutorials, and Home Decorating Ideas are offered as well. Daily vintage image downloads since 2007. Most are Jpegs, or PDFs, but there are some Vectors as well. As far as I know these are all Royalty Free Images that are in the Public Domain in the US. However I cannot guarantee that. Please see my Faq page to find info on copyright laws in your country.

This versatile pack of 150 printable cards is wonderful for designing and printing your own sales & marketing collateral, flash cards, recipes, coupons, RSVP cards, decorative post cards and more. These blank index cards are unlined, ready for whatever destiny you have planned for them. They are ideal for the classroom, homework, studying, filing and contact information cards. A micro-perforated design makes them quick and easy to separate, so you can maximize your productivity at your workplace, classroom or home. Choose from the thousands of free templates and designs at avery.com/templates to add attention-grabbing text and graphics to both sides of your blank index card, and then print them out on your laser or inkjet printer for exceptional smudge and jam-free results. Convenient, easy-to-use and endlessly customizable, these unruled index cards are an unbeatable choice for an all-purpose printable card.
However, it’s hard to ignore that some of the graphic design tools Hallmark includes give you more control over your creations than even Canva, our best pick, which only has basic drag-n-drop tools. Also, it has more filters, fonts and effects than Canva, though neither program has photo editing tools such as those for cropping images and removing red-eye. Hallmark Card Studio comes with significantly fewer clip art choices than Canva, as well as some of the other greeting card design programs we tested. However, its graphics are high quality, so they are easy to resize and alter for your design. Though not quite trendy, there are a lot of cute and attractive graphics and templates that cover major and minor holidays and events as well as a host of other types of projects you can make, including ornaments, certificates and business cards. Unlike Canva, Hallmark includes templates for traditional single- and multi-fold cards. Hallmark Card Studio also offers a lot of support to help first-time users, including a searchable index, video tutorials and an in-software link to its website. In addition, it is one of the few services we reviewed that offers technical support over the phone.

Cover Verse: To my Wife my Best Friend You've been there to laugh with me, to cry with me, to be proud of me, and to be happy for all the good things in my life... Inside Verse: You've also shared my disappointments and listened as I worked out my thoughts and feelings about so many things that troubled me... You're the most important part of my world, and you always will be. I love you. Happy Birthday

I really loves maps and I hope these images inspire you, like they do me! Go big with a gallery wall or go small with a 5×7 print in a frame – these lovely images are so versatile! Whatever you do, I would love to see, send us a photo, message us on Facebook, or tag #imaremodelaholic on Instagram! I can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you!
Keep in mind that there are already many handmade greetings cards available. To be really successful, you need to offer something a little different. In many areas, the market is swamped with handmade cards. An example of a niche is a "green" handmade card business where all products used are recycled, sustainably sourced, or some portion of proceeds benefit ecology projects around the world. When you are thinking about a niche, a great place to start is to think about the things that inspire you or make you smile. 

Before starting a handmade card business that uses artwork from another designer, be it in a stamp form or ready printed, check whether this artwork comes with a commercial use license or if you have to pay for the licensed image (once or every time it's used)? If you do have to pay for the image, make sure that cost gets factored into your pricing formula as you determine the per-unit cost of your cards.


We downloaded the available Mac greeting card programs – there are only six we could find that keep their software up to date and seemed safe to download – and tested them over the course of several weeks. In total, we spent about 40 hours designing cards and playing with the programs’ features so we could make well-informed comparisons between them. We created some event and holiday cards from scratch and with the provided templates. In each program, we also made invitations to a summer ice cream party to see if the software could help us make the designs we had in our heads a reality.
There are countless DIY projects out there involving maps and those are simply in addition to just displaying them! I am a sucker for maps. I have always loved to travel and with every generation traveling a bit more than the one before, I think maps will only become increasing popular. Because of what people call travellust. So what do you do when you can’t travel as much as you would like? Just stare at maps, and make plans for one day. That’s what I do. We previously shared a very popular collection of vintage map printables, so we decided to add a few more of our favorites to your stash. Where are you traveling next? 
On October 1, 2013, Dickerson held an online Town Hall Meeting to announce that Etsy would now permit factory-made goods and drop shipping, provided the seller either designed or hired designers of the items, disclosed to Etsy their factory, disclosed that they used factories and took "ownership" of the process. In that meeting and afterward, Etsy claimed the meaning of the word "handmade" should be redefined to encompass factory made.[85]
If you’re celebrating a birthday boy, you’ll find cards with charming animal illustrations and adventurous forest landscapes perfect for the plucky lad in your life (and all his future derring-do). Those entering their quarter- or mid-life crises deserve a card featuring sharp suiting, refined cocktails, and other trappings of fashionable maturity—it’s not so bad, we swear. Toast or roast the distinguished older gentleman in your life with funny birthday cards for men that make light of all those extra candles on the cake. Dry wit from The New Yorker and Derek Blasberg keeps the comedy fit for an evening at the Cafe Carlyle. Gents of any age will appreciate a card that features frosted gateaus, cream cakes, and other edible birthday indulgences. If you’d prefer to focus on the memories, a photo birthday card with an elegant typographic design or border frame lets you send a particularly sweet portrait of your jolly good fellow as you remember him best.
Whether you use our print option or send your greeting online​, our gallery of Birthday Cards offers a wide variety of styles and designs, including many that let you insert a favorite photo, and you can access the Stickers Menu for multiple categories of fun images to add to your project. We provide texts you can send as they are, or you can customize them to include your own thoughts or a shared memory. Keep the font we chose or opt for one of thirty-six available fonts in thirty color choices.
In an interview in August 2013, CEO Chad Dickerson emphasized the importance of human interaction and meaning from creativity in regard to his perspective on Etsy. Dickerson described the website as "a platform that provides meaning to people, and an opportunity to validate their art, their craft", and after spending time with Etsy users, Dickerson learned that "all commerce is about real human interaction". Dickerson also provided a summation of Etsy that is a further reflection of the company's relationship- and meaning-based ethos: "At the end of every transaction, you get something real from a real person. There is an existential satisfaction to that."[90]
This card has optional greetings: Happy Mother's Day!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Spring!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Happy Anniversary!, Happy Summer!, Happy Gardening!, Have a Nice Day!, Just Saying Hi!, Warm Wishes!, Congratulations!, Good Luck!, You're Invited!, Spring is in the Air!, Welcome Spring!, Happy Easter!, Happy Valentine's Day!, Happy Belated Birthday!, [No Caption]
What sets you apart from all the other card making businesses out there? How will you stand out? If you take a look at the successful handmade card sellers on websites such as Etsy, you will see that very often they sell into a tightly defined niche. This is useful in a crowded market. If you are worried about competing in a very general market, take a look and see if there is a niche you can break into. This can be what makes you unique, and set you up as one of the only businesses catering to that segment.
Before you start selling your handmade cards take a little time to plan. You need a business plan. Investing time in planning upfront can help you stay on track, meet your goals, and avoid any nasty pitfalls along the way. There are a number of elements you need to consider during the planning process. Where will you sell? Who is your target audience? What makes you unique? These are just a few of the questions you need to answer as you develop a roadmap for your business.

The eyedropper tool copies the color of any single pixel in the editing window and allows you to auto-populate a color wheel and create a custom palette. There’s also a photo analyzer tool to help you identify the dominant color in a photo to make a more informed design choice. Using these advanced editing tools takes some practice, but once you figure them out, you can create high-quality and customized cards from scratch. The biggest downside of this program is the lack of templates and graphics. Although, the included graphics are high-quality and showed no signs of distortion or pixilation when we moved and resized them to fit our test designs. This is a great greeting card software if you have basic design skills and want to create customized cards from scratch.
[Lyrics] Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, you're lookin' better than a barbecued brisket. You're the cream of the crop and the salt of the earth so we're all celebratin' the day of your birth. You can charm the dew off the honeysuckle when folks are feelin' blue, you can make 'em chuckle. We'll be fancy prancin' until the chickens roost, until the cows are home and all the varmints have vamoosed. Now we feel plum tuckered from having so much fun, So you can stick a fork in us - it's lookin' like we're done. [Message] Happy Birthday
In March 2010, Kalin said that the company is profitable and "plans to go public, though not until at least next year."[69] Financial statements required to be filed by Etsy in order to go public show that due to reinvestment of annually increasing gross profits in marketing, product development, and management, the company has not reported a net profit as of 2015.[70]
Can you keep a secret? “Taking a cue from a certain celebrity wedding, this year couples are saying ‘I do’ with covert messages incorporated into their attire and accessories,” says Dayna. Whether you stamp a custom message on a tie bar, sew a sentimental patch into the lining of your gown, or opt for matching rings that come together to form the letters of your choice, these ultra-personalized touches prove that sometimes the most special details are the ones your guests can’t see.
Etsy is an e-commerce website (etsy.com) focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. These items fall under a wide range of categories, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Many sellers also sell craft supplies such as beads, wire, and jewelry-making tools. All vintage items must be at least 20 years old.[2] The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of US$0.20 per item.[3]
My granddaughter starts kindergarten this year and she has sight words she'll need to know. We made her a set of flash cards with all 300 of her sight words for the year. I needed to get them done and shipped off so she could get a head start and they were here before I knew it. Easy to use, did a mail merge and printed them all out with minor corrections, mostly of the mea culpa variety.
This versatile pack of 150 printable cards is wonderful for designing and printing your own sales & marketing collateral, flash cards, recipes, coupons, RSVP cards, decorative post cards and more. These blank index cards are unlined, ready for whatever destiny you have planned for them. They are ideal for the classroom, homework, studying, filing and contact information cards. A micro-perforated design makes them quick and easy to separate, so you can maximize your productivity at your workplace, classroom or home. Choose from the thousands of free templates and designs at avery.com/templates to add attention-grabbing text and graphics to both sides of your blank index card, and then print them out on your laser or inkjet printer for exceptional smudge and jam-free results. Convenient, easy-to-use and endlessly customizable, these unruled index cards are an unbeatable choice for an all-purpose printable card.

In March 2010, Kalin said that the company is profitable and "plans to go public, though not until at least next year."[69] Financial statements required to be filed by Etsy in order to go public show that due to reinvestment of annually increasing gross profits in marketing, product development, and management, the company has not reported a net profit as of 2015.[70]
Uses Print professional business cards from home. Also great for contact cards, loyalty cards, gift tags and more. Print professional business cards from home. Also great for contact cards, loyalty cards, gift tags and more. Create professional invitations, announcements, reminders, seasonal offers and more from your printer. Print place cards for meetings, presentations, seminars and classrooms. Also ideal for labeling products at farmers markets, boutiques and conventions or for calling out food items on a buffet. Print quality greeting cards with a personal touch from home. Ideal for invitations, birthday cards, holiday cards and announcements. Ideal for elegant and memorable personalized note cards. Perfect for thank you cards, invitations and announcements.
×