Paint Chip Cards, Part II

Hello fellow crafters!

Just a quick update and more photos as I continue creating the paint chip cards. Made another trip to Home Depot and really loaded up on the best and boldest paint color chip cards. Although I was a little hesitant about how many I was collecting, it barely made a dent in their display. Additionally, I bought nearly a hundred dollars worth of spray paint (for other and future projects), so I think it was a fair trade.

I’ve also decided to open an Etsy shop and give selling my crafts a try. I only attempted something like this once before, when I first started quilting, but soon found that I was more offended when people wanted to barter with me for my handmade quilts. Most of the time it seemed that what people were offering was less than the actual materials used in the construction, to say nothing of the time and energy put into its creation. And of course, it was a real crush to my creative spirit and I took it as an insult. From that point on, if anyone ever made a nice remark or compliment on a quilt that I made, I simply gave it to them as a gift. It was much more rewarding. And way more satisfying.

But it seems, over the years, I have spent a small fortune on crafting and quilting materials. I love the creation and construction and the challenge and I would spend the money anyway, but I thought I would give it a try. Who knows what might happen.

I actually have met a fellow crafter who has fed my furniture refinishing bug. She has done some beautiful stuff with furniture and following on the heels of my red crafting cabinet (see the blog here) I think I want to try some more. The real problem I see to doing furniture projects, though, is that my house is packed now and I don’t have an extra inch for any more furniture. So I contacted her to see how she sells her stuff and got to talking. So now I have renewed excitement to try some more.

But back to the paint chip cards. Gonna see if I can move some of these and generate a little capital for some furniture projects. So check out my Etsy shop when you have a few minutes.

Well, there you go. They are grouped in sets of three, as they are for sale. I still have tons of ideas, so I will probably create lots more. I’d love to do a big order for a business or something, with a color theme or something. I think it would just be fun.

Anyway, that’s it for today. Hope to have you come back soon.

And happy crafting, y’all!

About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Addicted to collecting Pyrex! Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

2 responses to “Paint Chip Cards, Part II

  1. These cards are beautiful! Good luck with your Etsy shop 🙂

  2. Pingback: Amazing Turn of Events | My Blog

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