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#1 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:59:11 AM(UTC)
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What are some of the ways that you make money with your Cricut? Also how much do you charge for your items? Is there a basic formula that you use to come up with a price? Thanks
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#2 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:52:01 PM(UTC)
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I'd like some ideas too - our church sets up a table for the Homecoming in August and anything I make I would donate to the church but need some ideas. I haven't used my cricut to make anything for sale, but do make plastic canvas cross-bookmarkers that sold like hotcakes. I even ended up making an additional nearly 50 for the pastors mother to give as gifts (they fit nicely in a birthday card). I was thinking of making boxed sets of greeting cards with my cricut - but nothing else has come to mind.....

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#3 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:56:52 PM(UTC)
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I make signs for my dh's store, as well as window clings. You can also make wall hangings, decorated chargers, cupcake wrappers and toppers. You need to figure out the cost of your materials, how much your time is worth and a bit estra to help cover incidental costs, a new cart, machine break down, new mat, etc.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:05:34 PM(UTC)
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I make all types of things..mostly 3d items, like boxes, shoes, baskets, purse, etc. I do flower arrangements using paper, cut the flowers, put them on sticks and put in flower pots, so many things you can make. I don't scrapbook and i don't really do cards, those items take time and when selling unless you have a good market people don't want to pay what it really cost to make those items. As for how much to charge, that would be up to the individual, the area that you live and who you are selling too. I do candy wrapping, while i may be able to get $1.25 a bar in my area, someone else can sell there's for $2.00 and we may use the same label. Also depends on how much it cost you for your material, most of the items that i have well 95% of what i have I got onsale and some papers i got for dirt cheap like a $1 for a stack of paper, and then i'm not out to get rich quick with this either,lol..
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#5 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:12:24 PM(UTC)
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@ Maxluv: Do you sell those items you have on your blog? They are just darling!! I just went and visited and now I'm a follower!! LOL!
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#6 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:29:51 PM(UTC)
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I know people who make money decorating those double walled tumblers with vinyl and license plate holders. I think she charges $12 for the tumblers but they are totally super cute!!! She decorates them using patterned vinyl with the cutest sayings and themes. If I were charging for personalized items I definitely would factor in the cost of materials, plus then decide how long it takes to make the product and decide if you are going to work for minimum wage per hour or more.

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#7 Posted : Monday, April 16, 2012 6:44:59 AM(UTC)
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I just finished a party this weekend with DIY items. See 80s/90s party on my blog.

I use my cricut all the time to make $$. You have to factor in the cost of your materials, including a few extras for incidentals. My costs (for product) depends on the qty and level of detail. On top of that, I add a fee for my time, which also varies by project. Here are some things I've done:

Acrylic Tumblers: $10 - $12
Water Bottles: $8 - $10
Wedding invitations: varies
Party Favors: varies
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#8 Posted : Monday, April 16, 2012 7:04:27 AM(UTC)
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@ Maxluv: Do you sell those items you have on your blog? They are just darling!! I just went and visited and now I'm a follower!! LOL!

Aww thanks for being my newest follower..yes I sell quite a few of those items, most times i'll make them just because and then end up getting orders.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:23:54 AM(UTC)
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Thanks everyone for your ideas. Maxluv love your site. Cassie where do you purchase Acrylic Tumblers & Water Bottles that you sale? OK, now I'm off to your site

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#10 Posted : Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:24:24 AM(UTC)
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Around here you can't make any money off paper items because folks aren't willing to pay even the cost of materials, but you can make some dough off of vinyl creations, monogramed items like the plastic tumblers and handbags and totes decorated with applique.
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:21:13 AM(UTC)
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I purchased the acrylic tumblers from www.silkletter.com. Other sites you can use are saveacup.comdiscountmugs.com

The water bottles I purchased from Dollar Tree. More sturdier ones, I picked up at Big Lots. Silkletter also sells them.

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Cassie where do you purchase Acrylic Tumblers & Water Bottles that you sale? OK, now I'm off to your site


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#12 Posted : Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:51:26 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Cassie :)
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:53:40 PM(UTC)
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Maxluv I just became a follower also Love the boxes u did. THanks SherrieStevens
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:37:11 PM(UTC)
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Wow great stuff. Maxluv please share the holding cross prayer and meaning to us. It looks so inspiring. TIA
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#15 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:51:05 AM(UTC)
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Wow great stuff. Maxluv please share the holding cross prayer and meaning to us. It looks so inspiring. TIA

Thanks..not sure what you mean about meaning? Actually i just picked a bible verse Jude 1:24-25..to put as a prayer. Or are you asking what the holding cross is?
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#16 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:42:38 PM(UTC)
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Yes I meant what is the holding cross, sorry for the confusion.
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#17 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:30:39 PM(UTC)
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On the old message board, I think there was something posted by PC about not making more than a certain number of cuts of an image For sale) from a cart. I don't know if that is still true.
May be some of the old mb friends remember.
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#18 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:35:54 AM(UTC)
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Provo Craft does have an "Angel Policy" that does outline what can and can't be sold - and how it has to be labeled. It's about as clear as mud - lol! I know it does change from time to time also.

Provo Craft Angel Policy

You can't sell items that use designs from cartridges that have 3rd party rights - such as Disney, Sesame Street, Warner Brothers, Hello Kitty, Martha Stewart, etc...

I don't know how this would affect the very popular Art Philosophy cartridge - because it is from Close to My Heart.. Not sure how that works.

I know it used to state in the Angel Policy how many cuts could be sold - something like 10,000. I am also not sure if a basic "cut" can be sold as is - or if it has to be incorporated into something.

How does this affect the Cricut Cake users? Can they not sell a cake that has Elmo or Mickey Mouse - or anything from the Martha Stewart carts?
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#19 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:42:14 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IowaGirl2011 Go to Quoted Post
Provo Craft does have an "Angel Policy" that does outline what can and can't be sold - and how it has to be labeled. It's about as clear as mud - lol! I know it does change from time to time also.

Provo Craft Angel Policy

You can't sell items that use designs from cartridges that have 3rd party rights - such as Disney, Sesame Street, Warner Brothers, Hello Kitty, Martha Stewart, etc...

I don't know how this would affect the very popular Art Philosophy cartridge - because it is from Close to My Heart.. Not sure how that works.

I know it used to state in the Angel Policy how many cuts could be sold - something like 10,000. I am also not sure if a basic "cut" can be sold as is - or if it has to be incorporated into something.

How does this affect the Cricut Cake users? Can they not sell a cake that has Elmo or Mickey Mouse - or anything from the Martha Stewart carts?


Interesting..so does a cart stop working after 10,000 cuts?lol Or does the Cricut police come out to check each person's machine to tell what they have been cutting? I see them saying something like this if a person had a store that they where cutting and selling items for, but still do the Cricut police go out very often?
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Yes I meant what is the holding cross, sorry for the confusion.

Pretty much its a cross that you hold while praying.
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Interesting..so does a cart stop working after 10,000 cuts


I don't know if any of the Cricut stuff would actually work that long anyway - LOL!! Flapper



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but still do the Cricut police go out very often?


Actually, I think they do (more for online type of stuff) - I have heard of website owners getting a letter from PC because they had used the Cricut logo in conjunction with something Cricut related,... The NCAA also polices craft shows and online sites for misuse of their copy write sports logos. It's all very confusing - but if you are selling things, it has to be something you are aware of. It would be the pits to invest a lot of money in something like the cake cartridges and not be able to use a lot of them if you were selling.

I don't sell anything - just do things for my own fun.
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I've been commissioned only twice for something and neither time did I make a profit if you considered time, glue, etc. It was fun to do but not profitable. It did help me buy replacement paper but nothing more.

What I did were 20 placecards for a dinner and the other was 10 cocoa boxes someone gave out for Christmas gifts. Not large scale commissions and I basically charged only for the paper.

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#23 Posted : Monday, April 30, 2012 7:31:08 AM(UTC)
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I subscribe to a blog that I've really enjoyed and this is her recent posting. I haven't had time to read it all yet but need to because I'd like to make a few $$ on what I love doing. I don't expect to make a profit off my level of skill but it would be great to get a few $$ to set aside for my crafting addiction!
http://www.aboverubiesst...RSS&utm_medium=email
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#24 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:47:41 PM(UTC)
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I actually did a blog post recently on this topic . . . making money with your crafting projects. There are lots of ways to make money with crafts OTHER than selling the things you make. I don't sell anything I make, and I am generating income off of my hobby.

Here is the link to the blog post I did about the topic . . . http://craftychicsblog.b...e-money-with-crafts.html
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