Thursday, February 9, 2012

Be careful what you ask for...

Well, I'm constantly looking for a way to expand my business.  We have a gourmet cupcake shop right down the street called Gigi's Cupcakes.  You've never had better treats!

As I was thinking about it, I realized we had a cute cupcake punch that I actually didn't even own.  I thought I could make some enclosure cards and gift card holders for their customers.  I quickly borrowed the punch from my downline and got to town!  The next morning I brought in some samples.  They seemed lukewarm about the idea.

I waited a month and then followed up with them.  Not only were they interested, but they ordered 300 of them from me to put in all 4 stores around the state :)  Ok, you would think that would be awesome, but they wanted them in 4 days.  I didn't even have enough supplies to do that many.

Anyway, thanks to expedited shipping (paid by the cupcake people), I was able to get my stuff quickly and deliver on time.  This is the one they ordered.
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, Espresso, red glitter paper
Ink: Espresso
Tools: Scallop trim border punch and coordinating corner punch, cupcake punch
Accessories: dimensional, mini envelopes

Card measures 3x3"

This was Feb 2nd and they wanted that many for Valentine's Day.  I totally panicked b/c using the scallop trim border and coordinating corner punch is fun, but NOT 200 times :)  Luckily my downline, Kimmie, came to my rescue.  She has a cricut (shhhhhh...) and was able to cut out a scalloped border for me in one night!  She literally saved me hours!  THANKS KIMMIE!!!

The best part is they want to continually order with me with various greetings on them.  I'll be ready for them next time!  So, if you have ideas on how you can share your talent with your town...all you have to do is ask!  Try local florists, edible arrangment stores and other delivery businesses.  GOOD LUCK!

  I'll share my other examples over the next few days.


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Carol Carriveau said...

You are amazing! Thank goodness for Kimmie...what a team! Keep up the great work and congrats on such a smart idea!

Patti Willey said...

That's great Beth! Can you share what you are charging for the 3x3 card?

Wanda Williams said...

Congratulations on a fantastic order!!! I'd love to know what you charged them also. What a great idea. Think I'll start contacting businesses!