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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Wedding card back in stock

My most popular wedding card from last summer is now back in stock. Personalised with the couple's names and date of the wedding it makes an extra special card the happy couple will treasure forever.

One of the things I find most difficult about running a shop selling my own handmade products is sourcing supplies. I spent a lot of time at the beginning finding the best places to buy all the different materials I used. When I design a card or notebook I try and ensure that I have a good supply for everything needed to make it, so that I'm not too limited in the number I can make. Keeping an eye on the stock of supplies and reordering in plenty of time is a little challenging at times, but not too difficult.

What really annoys me however is when I can no longer get hold of the materials I need. I've been happily buying x material from y store, reordering as needed, then suddenly with no warning you go to reorder and you can't get it any more.

This poor wedding card suffered a triple blow as I could no longer get the same ribbon, background paper or cotton for the name and date tags. It's been out of stock for quite a while as I've had to slightly redesign it using new supplies. It's looking fabulous again though and is back in the shop if you'd like to buy one.

Reworked design now back in the shop
Original design

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