You want to know my favorite way to make several cards? Assembly line style! Make one card, then replicate it. Once you have your card design, the hard part is over.
I break down the steps of making the card into several phases. I stamped the patterned paper, then cut to size. I punched the front of my card bases. Then I stamped all the insides and adhered the patterned paper.
I make cards for my church's card ministry and as a group, we've gotten smarter over the months. Assembly line card making is what keeps us going. This card was the one I made for July's feminine birthdays.
I used one of my favorite CTMH sets – Friendship Blessings – for the patterned paper. Yes, I made my own! Not hard to do, just a bit of random stamping and two step stamping. And let me tell you, two step stamping is a BREEZE with clear acrylic stamps.
I also used CTMH Cupcake Sprinkles for the "Celebrate" and obviously, the cute cupcake image. And I used my all time favorite sentiment stamp set – CTMH's For Every Occasion – for the "Happy Birthday". Colors were Garden Green and Hollyhock – both first and second generation colors.
Yeah, see that punch detail? How cool is that? It's one of Fiskars newer punch releases, the Fiskars Embossing Border Punch Eyelet Lace. Yes, it embosses as well as punches. Pretty nifty. Makes a big impression with very little work.
So, there you have it – lots of cards in a short amount of time. The secret? Assembly line card making.