Tracey Hoyng is a mindset, mindfulness and wellness coach and fellow Aussie living in Sydney. After signing up to the ecourse in May 2020, she pre-launched her Make Sunshine Card Deck in October, shipping shortly after in November. I love simple ideas and methods for taking steps towards creating a purposeful, aligned and magical life, and Tracey’s deck is a great tool for quick and positive insights.
Can you share a little about the inspiration behind the deck and why you wanted to create it?
I’ve always been drawn to pulling a card from a card deck, as a way of gaining clarity around whatever I was going through at the time. You could say it was a way to pull myself back into a mindful state – sitting with a card deck, shuffling it with your question or feelings in mind and then pulling a card just for you. Learning to slow down and think about what the message is for you – I love that. So after starting my own mindset & mindfulness business, I knew that I wanted to create a card deck around the quotes and mantras that align with my own core values.
In what stage of the process were you before joining the course?
I was at the very beginning of the process before I joined the course! I had the idea but not the knowledge to move ahead with it properly.
What decisions did the course help you with?
The course helped me with the technical aspects of creating a card deck – especially what dimensions the cards could be, how to prepare it for the printer, how to create the packaging, postage & marketing ideas. There’s so much that goes into creating a card deck and getting it out into the world, so it was awesome to have it all in one course.
What was the most valuable takeaway for you?
The course really helped me become confident in creating my own card deck – I had the graphic design skills & idea already, but everything else I wanted to learn from someone who had already done before. There is a lot of great advice and guidance in the course.
Is there anything that surprised you about the process so far?
For me, I was surprised that it was a quick process for me – I think it was only maybe 4 months in total from the initial idea to having my first copy in my hands and selling via my Etsy store. I definitely put it down to be guided so well via this course! To have it laid out, step by step, was the key for me.
Would you like to share any plans for future card decks?
I would love to create a mindset card deck in the future and maybe one specifically for young adults and kids! Card Decks are so versatile – you can customise it to your own branding, your core values and create something that you’re proud of. I love it!