Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quick Christmas Card Mass Production

Happy Thursday! I am sure many of you are like me and preparing for Christmas. As you know, I never reproduce my cards but this Christmas I just didn’t have enough cards to send out, so I decided to mass produce a whole bunch. I took a few pictures along the way thinking I could show you all and maybe help you out if you are in the same predicament that I was!

Whiff Of Joy - Page 1561. I started off by stamping out multiples of my image. I used Whiff of Joy Henry Hugging Heart. I used my favorite ink and paper for copic markers: Memento Tuxedo Black & Neenah cardstock. I was able to fit 9 images per page. I then cut them all out with my square Nestbilities die and at the same time I punched out a scalloped mat in red cardstock for each image. I colored the image using Copic markers: E00, E02, E07, E50, E51,E53, E93, R24, R27 and the colorless blender.

Whiff Of Joy - Page 155

2. I used this Martha Stewart punch to cut out a whole bunch of leaves. I punched right over this plastic container so that they all stayed put.

3. I created my card-base by cutting 8.5”x11” cardstock in half to 8.5”x5.5” and then scoring down the middle to create a card measuring 4.25”x5.5”.

4. I cut some patterned paper to measure 4”x5.25” and I also created a fancy border using white cardstock measuring 1.25”x4” and another Martha Stewart punch.

Whiff Of Joy - Page 154

5. Here you can see everything is pre-cut, colored and read for assembling. The only thing I didn’t take a picture of is the tiny adhesive pearls that I used as berries on my card. I colored them red with my copic marker R27.

Whiff Of Joy - Page 153

6. Here is the card all assembled. I was able to crank out 36 of these in one evening and mail them off the next day.

So you see, don’t stress….you can make a really nice card without tons of layers and embellies and you can keep the cost down by making a card this size.

Have a great day!

11 comments:

Maria said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. Happy Holidays, Maria

scrappyjan said...

Very cute Jeanette and well done!!
Happy Holidays to you..
hugs, Janiel

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Very cute. I wish I was more organized and able to mass produce.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

So pretty and wonderful! Great job.
hugs Jacqueline

Riet said...

Ohh wowwww Jeanette,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Erika said...

Wowww Jeanette, I really love this card!
Happy Holidays, Erika

Tricia said...

36 of them??? You're kidding! They're just beautiful. What a great card!

Dawn -Doodle Princess said...

What an adorable card and such a wonderful one to receive.

Tracey said...

I just love Henry Mouse! These are adorable Jeanette!! xx

Shirley N said...

Wish I could pump them out as fast as you but I haven't mastered using the copics as you. Very nice, Jeanette. TFS!

Merry said...

Very cute.....

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