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Giving cards away

Since I'm new to this card making thing, I was just wondering what kind of reaction you other card makers get when you give away the cards to ppl you know.

I gave away my first one this weekend that I made, and I was really proud of it (the mother's day one, for dh's mom), and she barely glanced at it. I 'happened' to mention the next day that I had made it myself and not a single comment that oh, that was nice of me, or that it was pretty, or anything. I didn't expect her to rave about it, but an acknowlegment that I made it especially for her would have been nice.... so now I'm thinking my card sucked or she was offended by it? It said "The best thing about you being my mom... (inside) is my children having you as their grandma!" ... that saying really touched me when I found it and I thought she would like it, but I guess I was wrong?

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Sad I really can't believe she didn't mention anything. That card was beautiful! And so thoughtful. I want to steal that same greeting!! Sorry! I've gotten mixed reactions. If the recipient is a card-maker/crafter they will usually rave about it, but most of the time I hardly get a "oh that's nice" comment. Most people don't understand the time/love that goes into homemade cards. Sorry! Don't be discouraged....your card was fabulous. I've had the same reactions.

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"MommyCB" wrote:

Sad I really can't believe she didn't mention anything. That card was beautiful! And so thoughtful. I want to steal that same greeting!! Sorry! I've gotten mixed reactions. If the recipient is a card-maker/crafter they will usually rave about it, but most of the time I hardly get a "oh that's nice" comment. Most people don't understand the time/love that goes into homemade cards. Sorry! Don't be discouraged....your card was fabulous. I've had the same reactions.

Thanks! I really was quite disappointed that she didn't even acknowledge it - and she IS a crafter, so you'd think ....

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Maybe she was having a bad day. That's really wierd. ???

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Thats too bad, especially after putting time and love into a card to have it not be acknowledged at all I would be bummed too. Don't let it discourage you, I'm sure some will absolutely love your cards as they should.

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What kind of crafter is she? I know the hard work you put into digital and I know it's hard work... but many people don't see it that way.

Before I got into scrapbooking and really tried my hand at digital stuff, I hate to say, but I thought "Oh how hard is it to play around with premade elements and make something on a computer... that's not as personal looking either."

A lot of people just don't get it. I'm not trying to put down your MIL but it's just the truth of the matter.

I personally thought it was a very lovely card and a wonderful job for one of your first cards.

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When my MIL started making cards I loved looking at the details and would rave about them. She raves about mine that we give her. I did notice that my step-mom was like "oh that's nice" for the easter card I made and then I had to tell her I made it and she looked at it a little closer. :confused:

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this is what I fear about making cards. I know I would never ever give a homemade card to my MIL or FIL. Forget it! lol she never ever raves about what I make or anything so I'm sure I'd be disappointed. ... eh.. that's too bad she didn't say anything. Sad That stinks! I wonder why she didn't say anything. Does she like you? lol IF my MIL did that to me it would be because she doesn't like me and she actually wishes I was a norwegian girl that married her son :rolleyes: lol But it's true. Some people don't know the time and effort that is put into making a card. It's kinda the same with my photography. I gave a CD full of edited pics to a friend of mine and she barely said anything and when she did she thought it was just the camera doing its job and not me. Smile oh well! You just gotta shake the thought away and move on. :-?

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I agree with all PP, this is probably a pretty common response unfortunately. I, personally, make them cause I like to, and if they don't like them, oh well. It's still the thought that counts right?

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Wow I am shocked I loved the card but even more that saying was so sweet, and for her to be a crafter on top of it:eek: just shocked. crafter or not anyone who makes me a card homemade and I am through the roof! Maybe make another for someone like if you have a sil but give it to her in front of your mil then hopefully she will rave about it and get mil thinking! sorry trina

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"tialee" wrote:

Wow I am shocked I loved the card but even more that saying was so sweet, and for her to be a crafter on top of it:eek: just shocked. crafter or not anyone who makes me a card homemade and I am through the roof! Maybe make another for someone like if you have a sil but give it to her in front of your mil then hopefully she will rave about it and get mil thinking! sorry trina

Ya, SIL will not be getting any cards from me ... we don't get along lately (her saying we're obnoxious, rude, and horrible hosts (when we bent over backwards for them) kinda killed that) ... but thanks everyone!

Mish - she's a scrapbooker and does stamping (I don't know if she does cards though). She always talks about my digital pages (I get copies printed for her). Oh well! I feel better after hearing from you girls - I thought maybe I offended her with that saying.

Loida - I think she likes me .... she's told me if dh and I ever split up she'll be disowning him and adopting me.

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Maybe you just caught her on a bad day. I know that I appreciate cards more over time, and when I have a chance to really look at them on my own. Give her time.

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I'm sorry she didn't say much. I totally understand. I get that reaction a lot with digital cards. I get a different reaction when I give paper-scrapped cards.

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oh, I loved that card! I'd want to kick her for not saying anything. She probably doesn't realize the work involved in making cards. Most people I give cards to do comment on the handiwork, even the cards that I don't think turned out so well. I think she probably just didn't realize what was involved, and how you personalized it just for her with that great quote.