Tuesday, 29 September 2009

More things to make with security envelopes!

I don't like to waste anything in this house and security envelopes are usually saved to make gift tags. However I came up with an idea for a Christmas card using them too.

Lots of little trees!

Obviously I couldn't stop there and had to make some more cards!

My favourites are the black and white butterflies and the Christmas trees one. They all look better in real life as I just can't seem to get decent pictures of them!

I'm not sure if I should add them to my shops or just keep them for fairs - I have 5 booked before Christmas. What do you think? And what about the price - they are fairly simple so I don't want to charge too much - I was thinking £1.50. I'd love your views on the cards and the prices please.

19 comments:

Matt Chatterley said...

I like them - Simple but Effective, and £1.50 is a good price for ANY handmade card, even a fairly simple one. :)

Cunning bit of reuse/recycling there, too - well done!

Spotted Sparrow said...

They are super cute! If you can't get good pictures, I would say just take them to the fair. I don't know how much your materials cost, but 1.50 seems like more than a fair price.

flurogoddess said...

Wow! I love the tree card. Lovely lovely.

linda boucher said...

They get my vote too!

Loving the black and white butterflies....
.... and the price.

Shop Handmade UK said...

Love the xmas trees & butterflies, so cute and price is fine. Maybe sell in packs as well??

CurlyPops said...

I never think of anything that groovy before I throw them in the recycling!

Creatissimo said...

Love the idea! Very cute!! I'm lousy at choosing the 'right' price, too, so I don't really know... It's good to be paid for the materials and your working hours, eh?...

Creativesque said...

I love them and I think you should stock some in your shops. Customers will love the clever recycling idea as they do with your gift tags. £1.50 is a good price too. Good luck!

Lynn said...

I love the trees and butterflies, the price is spot on too.

milly and pip said...

I think they are really lovely at a fantastic price too :)

Vixanne said...

Ooo! I love these! Very effective. I think £1.50 is a very good price.

june at noon said...

I really like them. What a great idea! I may have to start squirreling away security envelopes. ;) I especially like the trees--the blue and white makes them look snow covered. I'd take them to the fair. It's not like you're losing anything by doing it, and you might find they're a hit at such a great price. (Especially with card-writing holidays coming up.)

Heather said...

What a GREAT idea! I could totally do that - and I think I will. These are adorable.

blueberryjunkie said...

Great idea...I have been saving those security envelopes and I might just turn them into Christmas cards.

i brake 4 dreams said...

Great idea!

Kirsten Miller said...

I love these - very simple yet extremely effective! And eco-friendly too! These will be a hit, I'm sure - let us know how they go down at the craft fair!

Ooty said...

Super great idea!!!!

ArtMind said...

These are super! Love 'em in all it's simplicity! :)

Kitty Ballistic said...

Great idea, and I don't see anything wrong with your photos. 1.50 is very reasonable for a handmade card.