Start a greeting card business
Learn how to build a successful greeting card business.
This on-demand program will give you life-time access to all of the workshop content, so you can participate on your own schedule.
The popularity of greeting cards has exploded over the past few years. People are not running into the store last minute, and grabbing a generic card. They are taking time to find the absolutely perfect card for their unique occasion. Big card companies are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing market, which has created huge opportunities for artists and designers everywhere.
How do you get started? Where do you come up with your initial designs? How do you find suppliers? How do you print your cards? Where do you sell them? How hard is it to get your products into retail? How do you build a brand around your products? How many cards do you need in order to have a “line” for wholesale?
We have brought together the owners of three successful greeting card companies to answer all of these questions and more. This three-day live online workshop will give you an inside look at how these designers built their business, and provide you with the resources you need to get started creating your own greeting card line.
About the instructors:
Stephanie Clarke is the Founder of Dahlia Press, a boutique custom design and letterpress studio located in Seattle Washington. They specialize in custom invitations, announcements, business and social stationery. Their work has been featured in Design Sponge, Modern Wedding Magazine, Stationery Trends and Oh So Beautiful Paper. Website – Instagram
Kim and Brett Borup are the husband and wife team behind Paper Bandit Press. They are a National award winning company who collaborates with a group of hand selected artists to design memorable greeting cards. They won a total of four Louie Awards over the course of two years, and were finalists for Martha Stewart American Made in 2015. Their work has been featured in Stationery Trends Magazine, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Uppercase Magazine, Marriott Alumni Magazine, and Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine. Website – Instagram
Julie Stewart is the creator of Kiss and Punch. Kiss and Punch® is a design studio, specializing in personal stationery and letterpress goods since 2008. Kiss and Punch Designs creates sweet and spicy sentiments for those who still appreciate the art of paper and the written note. Kiss and Punch has been exhibiting at the National Stationery Show in New York City since 2013. Their greeting cards have been featured across national media including The Wall Street Journal, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Paper Crave and Brit + Co. Their products are sold at dozens of retailers worldwide. Website – Instagram
Session One – Developing Your Line with Paper Bandit Press
– Finding your unique style
– Spotting trends & finding out what sells
– Finding suppliers & setting up your studio
Session Two – Building Your Brand with Dahlia Press
– Finding your niche & standing out from the market
– Getting the media coverage you deserve
– Presenting your cardline
Session Three – Selling Your Products with Kiss and Punch
– Finding markets and distributing to customers
– Selling on social media
– Getting started selling in retail
3 Recorded Sessions
Our recorded workshop sessions allow you to work through this entire program on your own schedule, and our private Facebook group will give you a chance to connect with the other participants.
3 Daily Lessons
Each session includes a daily lesson packed with resources to help you put everything you learn into action.
All of the content is packaged into a downloadable comprehensive workbook that will give you lifetime access to the recorded workshop content.
How does it work?
How does it work? You will get a downloadble PDF that will give you access to all of workshop content. This on-demand workshop includes access to three recorded sessions with our instructor Each session includes an hour-long video, downloadble worksheets and other free resources. You will also get access to an exclusive facebook group which will connect you with 200+ artists who are building the same type of business as you are.
What if I don’t like the workshop?
We want everyone to leave 100% happy. Let us know if you are not totally satisfied with the workshop, and we will give you a complete refund.
Who’s this workshop for?
This workshop is for creatives who want to build a business around their passion.
Who created this workshop?
This course was created by the Instructors above in partnership with Modern Thrive.
What if I’m just starting out?
This workshop was designed for creatives at all levels. This workshop will help you find the path to building a business around your passion. (regardless of where you are in the journey)
Got another question?
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