I've recently joined a choral group that has a big Bingo night as their main fund raiser. We're being asked to provide door prizes, gift cards, gift baskets, etc. I'm new to this area and have no contacts among businesses that I can go to for donations. I asked if I could make sets of cards and they were very receptive to the idea. But now I have lots of questions and would appreciate any suggestions you can give on how to pull this off. I am confident in the quality of my cards, it's the details that I'm not sure of.
How many cards in a nice set?
What kind of envelopes to use?
Leave the inside blank or add sentiments?
Make the cards in a set all on one topic (birthday, thank you, general, etc.) or make mixed sets?
How do I package each of the sets so they look nice, but don't cost me an arm and a leg?
Anything else you can think of that I should be thinking about?
I'd really appreciate your help with this. I'm loving being in this Chorale and would like to do a nice job for them this first time.
I am just now in the process of making my first gift set of all-occasion cards. I do think you need to mix them to make them most useful to a recipient. To figure out what the mix should be, I searched for all-occasion assortments on Hallmark's website.
I'm giving mine to my mom, so I'm pretty sure she'll be OK writing in a blank inside. If you have some inside sentiment sets and think you could add them without being too limiting, if that makes sense, I would. But if you have "thank you" or "thinking of you" on the front, it seems to me that these are cards where adding something inside could only narrow the use, if you know what I mean.
I usually make a set of 3 , 6 or 8. I usually leave my insides blank or if you want you can decorate them with the leftover pp.
If I make sets of 3 - they are , thank yous-all the same, birthday ( mix of masculine, feminine and kid)
Set of 6 and 8 - I like to stay with the same style and just use different sentiments. I have the pinkfresh perfect sentiments stamp and die and I love it. SLoC , one sheet wonders are a great way to get multiple card with the same patterned papers.