How many times have you promised yourself that you were going to make your Christmas cards and the next thing you knew, your were so busy With shopping and decorating, the cards were picked up at Target or Walmart? Make that promise again this year and take a clue from the big box stores and start preparing for the holidays now. Be smart and start making those cards now. If you make ten or twelve cards every few weeks, soon you will be finished.
Here are some hint to help you with this task.
1.Choose several simple to make cards. You want cards that can be made in no more than fifteen minutes each. If you choose elaborate designs that take thirty minutes to and hour to do, you won't get them done. This type of card is great for those very special people, but not everyone.
2. Cut supplies to make around ten cards of one design.
3. When you are making your cards, work like an assembly line. Do all the major stamping getting them ready to color. When adding color, do each section of a design on all of the stamped images and then go to the next item to color. This way, you are only opening the coloring material one time.
4. Adhere all layers and add the finishing touches. Your cards will be finished in no time.
Here is a sample of the type of cards to choose for making in mass.
This is one of the cards that my Kick Start Christmas Stamp a Stack event. Only Night of Navy, Whisper White and a touch of gold Wink of Stella was used. The stamp set is Joyful Nativity. Three stamps were used on the card front: the nativity, the "JOY", and the angel. All stamped with Night of Navy. Inside on white, I stamped a verse and the nativity figures in the stable. Again, the stamps. Adhere the stamped piece to the card base and the card is finished. Cutting and stamping will take only around fifteen minutes once your supplies are gathered.
All the materials used here are in the Stampin'Up Catalog and can be ordered at www.stampersjoy.stampinup.net or just click on the button, order here on the right.