I absolutely love making cards – greeting cards, postcards, note cards, invitations, thank yous, etc…

For awhile I’ve been thinking about starting a small business. I have taken the first step – opening an Etsy shop – and my father and I are exhibiting at a craft/artisan fair in November. I am also looking into selling some religious-themed items on consignment at my church’s bookstore.

Etsy has an Alchemy feature – where people can commission custom handmade work from the Etsy community. I have been looking over some of these solicitations for the past couple days and have almost placed a couple card/invitation-related bids.

I figure, it’s one way to start, right?

You see… some day, I would love to design/make custom, handmade wedding invitations, baby announcements, thank yous, etc.

What is the best way to start?

P.S. Gotta come up with a business card design… ugh.

P.P.S. the images in this post are ATCs (artist trading cards) I’ve made for swap-bot swaps.

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