Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stationary Basket

I made a stationary basket for the Silent Auction at my church. It included 10 cards-2 for 5 different occasions-10 notecards and 20 matching envelopes. This is one of the cards I made. I used Damask Designs to make this set. I stamped the damask in black and the sentiment in Raspberry Fizz. I also added a pink rhinestone from my cell phone bling collection.
I made the notecard one layer. I stamped the damask strip on the top and stamped the large damask off the cardstock. I stamped Take note in the corner and matted it on black cardstock. I tied the cards, notecards and envelopes with raspberry fizz grosgrain ribbon and placed them in a basket filled with matching Easter grass. I was so excited when I found matching grass! I also included a pen & pencil set and 20 stamps. I printed the contents of the basket from my computer and die cut it with Labels One for the tag. I love the color scheme of black and white and a pop of bright pink. So fun.

Ok, so out of curiousity, what would you be willing to bid on a basket like this? I am really curious what the highest bid will be. I had so much fun putting this together and I'm considering maybe making some for craft shows, but I have no idea what to price it at. I would really appreciate feedback from other crafters as to what would be a good price for just the stationary without the pen & pencil set and the stamps.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a blessed day!

Supplies
Stamps-Damask Designs, Mailbox Greetings (Papertrey)
Paper-Papertrey White, True Black
Ink-Papertrey True Black, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories-Raspberry Fizz grosgrain ribbon, cell phone bling

24 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful set! You've got so much in there, it's fabulous!

I would bid on a basket like that. I love raspberry fizz with black and white.

Selling just the stationery (10 cards, 10 notecards and 20 envelopes)... I'm thinking $35range for a handmade set. What do you think? Too high/low? I'm terrible at pricing.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh and you will probably be surprised at what your basket ends up going for at auction. I buy those $1 buckets at target and put a dozen mini cookies inside in a cellophane bag. I tie nice ribbon on it and hang a tag from the bucket handle and those things usually go for $15 each.

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, this is a beautiful basket! I have a thing about the damask images, and these are great! and of course pink and black ALWAYS go together!
I was thinking $40-$50 for the basket, but that would be with the pens and such.

Peggy M said...

Your basket is absolutely adorable..the cards are beautiful! What a great gift for someone.

Regarding charity auctions, I always think people will pay more just for the 'charitable' aspect alone - for your basket I would say $30-$40.

When it comes to craft fairs, many people there are other crafters looking for ideas to CASE. And in my experience, people are generally looking for a nice item at a bargain. Just my thoughts from my experience...

Becky said...

what a gorgeous basket set. Pink and black aways looks so elegant together. I would bid $25

Michelle said...

This is just gorgeous! The layout of cards,perfect...envelopes, perfect...note cards, perfect....

It might go for about 35.00
I would pay about 40 in CAD...espcially if it comes with the basket :)

Martha said...

love it. its amazing.

Anonymous said...

I will have to say with the 20 US Stamps and pen and pencil set, the starting bid should be $25 and could sell for $60-$75 easily! Awesome Job, as always.

Sara said...

Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the color combo, and your cards are amazing.

Anne said...

Oh Kren these are lovely-and I bet it didn't take you terribly long one you got the ideas down-I may have to case this for a class!

Anne said...

Oh and price wise-I would think 35-50 but what do I know-I have some of those cello easter basket bags-I would love to see you wrap it up and put a bow on it that would be so cool-if you want me to mail you one I will! I didn't ned them for Easter.

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is so perfect it doesn't look handmade! You are so talented (:
I wanted to let you know I am organizing a SS activity along with Sara for our group. Hope you will join in on the fun!

Scrubbysue said...

Hi karen! wow! this is beautiful! great color combo and so elegant!

Carmen said...

Karen your stuff always looks perfect! I need that damask stamp. I would price this easily 30 bucks maybe 40.

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great basket full of awesome goodies!!! I just love auctions and have so much bidding on items and winning!!! This one will probably go pretty high around $50, we all know it is well worth that much!!!

Gina said...

Oh wow, this is so very pretty! Love the black and pink together. I would say around 40-50 for your basket.

Maria Matter said...

Hi Karen!
This set is fabulous!!! Your stamping looks gorgeous and you've coordinated everything so beautifully!
I have no idea about prices...so I can't help you there! I go to craft shows for ideas!!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
blessings, Maria
(from PA-Capitol Region)

Dru said...

Karen, this set is so classy and elegant - love the black with the pink pop and that damask stamp is gorgeous! The general rule of thumb is 4 times the cost of your materials for retail (2 times for wholesale)and then what the market will bear. Sometimes you can get more, sometimes less. I think Peggy made some really good points. Have I thoroughly confused you now?? Have a great weekend, these cards are just beautiful!

Kryssi said...

karen, these are absolutely fantastic!! they are so clean and elegant!

Katy said...

Very pretty! I love the basket!

Burnin' Rubber said...

What a stunning set! Very classy!

MollyD said...

I can only say wow - I would probably pay upwards of $30-$40 for this - it is absolutely gorgeous....it looks professional - you should be VERY proud!

Paula said...

Beautiful as usual!!!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Karen~

This set is superb! The Damask stamp is awesome. Can you please let me know what company it is from? I think that your items look so elegant the way that you made them. The sparkle of the rhinestone, bows, pens the attention to details, really makes this lovely! I love the colors!

Thank you for sharing. At a charity auction I think $35-$45 would be the answer?

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