Four years ago the children were starting to get more offhand and didn't need me as much any more so I decided I needed a hobby. I bought a few card making bits and made a few cards . The original plan was that I would make them just to give out to family and friends. My husband Paul decided that he would like a go to and in just a few evenings we had made loads. Paul suggested trying to sell them and the rest is history.
In our shop are a selection of cards, gifts and some Doreen's Dreams card which are photograph cards that we use to help raise funds for cancer charities.
We use a range of different techniques on our cards. Most of our cards are tailor made to our customers requirements. Most of our cards are unique and we offer a variety of styles.
3. You make cards for people with a visual impairment.
b) and how you reach your target audience....
David helps us to promote our cards and contacts us if he gets orders from the various clubs etc that he is in. We have return customers who have purchased from us before.
4. What inspires you when coming up for new designs for your cards?
Inspiration comes from all sorts of places, I love looking at card making magazines, online blogs etc . And buying new craft stash to play with always inspires me.
5. What's on the horizon for Sunrise Cards?
We are coming up with new ideas all the time and have started to produce some gift ideas as well.
I would like to be able to spend more time on Sunrisecards in 2012 and we would like to attend more craft fairs etc to help promote our wares.
There is so much I would like to do and so many ideas that I have but lack of time does hold us back.
I would like to see more customers purchasing from us in 2012 and coming back regularly and using our special occasion reminder service that we offer.
A few years ago we had a letter printed in a card making magazine about our tactile cards and recently we have had letters printed in Papercraft Inspirations and Papercraft Essentials about our charity cards Doreen's Dreams which is very close to my heart.
7. Where can customers find Sunrise Cards? Sunrisecards can be found on Folksy, Misi, Etsy, our own website, Twitter, facebook and our blog.
Folksy - http://www.folksy.com/shops/sunrisecards
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/sunrise.cards
Doreen's Dreams - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doreens-Dreams/115901481836290
blog - http://sunrisecards.blogspot.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/sunrisecards
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
website - www.sunrisecards.co.uk