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Nicki-Marie

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Does anyone offer hand made cards/vouchers? I think its a nice touch. Was wondering where to find little embellishments to apply to cards? Ive had a search but havent found what ive been looking for. Would you also charge a little more for the cards you have made? x
 

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It's not too difficult these days to make your own cards especially with embellishments ... try Hobbycraft (they're excellent for this kind of stuff).
 

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I have hand made gift vouchers for my business they are gorgeous its a girl in Edinburgh that makes them for me, her company is called black daisy designs
 

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Maybe you could give them to clients who spend a certain amount, its a great way to upsell, at the spa I used to work at if a client spent 150 pounds on a gift voucher they got it in a silk box which had three mini products in, so many clients raised the price to get that, obviously it will probably be less for you (obv i dont know) but it might be an idea?

Becki xxx
 

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I design and print the actual voucher on the computer, hand write them for the client and then but then in hand decorated envelopes or boxes - i charge £1.50 for these saying 'do they want it gift wrapped' most people will pay the extra.

At exmas i put together some samples, wrap them in tissue and but in a gift bag and charge a little more,

hope this helps
manda xx
www.funkyfingertips.co.uk
 

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Thanks for the replys guys. £1.50 sounds a good price to me. I like the idea for spend 150 and get a little gift, it may be a little lower for me yes :) but not too low!
I havent got a hobbycraft near me but will try the other craft stores :hug: x
 

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Thanks for the replys guys. £1.50 sounds a good price to me. I like the idea for spend 150 and get a little gift, it may be a little lower for me yes :) but not too low!
I havent got a hobbycraft near me but will try the other craft stores :hug: x
Also try eBay they have loads of bits on there to create your own cards etc
 

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i don't really sell any gift vouchers, although my step-dad (who's a graphic designer) made some up for me and my boyfriend's dad (a printer) printed some for me!!

i do, however, make my own cards and have some on display in the salon i work in if clients want something for a voucher there or need a greeting card for an event they're going to.

this is my album of some designs;
ophala/Cards - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

there are some great craft wesbites to buy materials (try stamps.co.uk, docrafts for inspirational card making, arts and craft ideas)

hth xx
 

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I got blank cards and envelopes from Tescos, think you get 50 in a pack and can choose white or cream.
I then went into word, put the measurements in and voila!!! a gift voucher.

on the front cover I have a generic design or something spa-ish
on the back cover I have all my treatments, my contact details and in the centre a mini version of the front cover
inside I have gift voucher printed inside if it Mothers Day I type that in too.
I have a stack of those so I can hand write who its for etc, but all my clients know if they give me a few days warning I'll print one off with their details in it:
eg
happy birthday mum
love you - enjoy a bit of pampering
Gift voucher for reflexology
love
Emma
I then print a mini pic on the envelope too.

I have also designed some on vistaprint and they are good.

I just bought a voucher from a local spa, they put it into a gift bag with a treatment menu and the voucher, but then put with it an ill-fitting envelope.

Love the idea of putting in samples, I have put tumblestones in the card before.
 

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When you say designed some on vistaprint .. where abouts are these? I had a peaky but couldnt see voucher. Am I completely blind? x
 

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you use the folded notecards, and I pay extra for the inside to be in colour.
you can add any text and you can usually choose what the inside looks like too.
 

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its good fun looking at all the different designs too.

I type in lily and go for a lily with a bronze background, I then use that to order lots of matching stuff, always go into the free section and 50% off section.
although, I think I end up paying about £7 for the notecards, its about £4.50 for them, with an addition of £2.50 for a coloured inside but you can get them cheaper if you try different options.
 

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