Some of you have asked how we do so many cards at one time. Well, the creating and making of the cards we do in what I call assembly line – the signing and stuffing is done individually.
I originally wrote this blog post in January of 2011 so the card shown below is not made from current products but you will get the idea on how to make a bunch of cards quickly.
After we have decided on a card we want to make and have made a test card of it to be sure it looks like we want it to then we start the assembly line.
The first step is for Wendy to cut all the cardstock or at least what I need to get stated – that was the case with this card – she cut the vanilla cardstock so I could do the embossing and stamping first. Later she cut all the rest. Not all the cards had the same DSP as that would not have been possible with only two sheets in each package of the same design. Next I embossed all the front image using black craft ink and Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Yes, there was embossing powder all over the place!
Next I stamped the front saying with Stazon Black ink and then the inside saying with Stazon Black ink. I tend to stamp all in the same ink color at once. This was easier this year as I used unmounted stamps and had both saying on one clear block – half the work! (Yes Linda, I said I liked unmounted stamps!)
Next step was to punch out all the outside saying and Black cardstock with the Modern label punch. I am making piles by now to keep track of everything.
Now that Wendy had the rest of the paper cut, I start to assemble, again one part at a time. First the outside saying, then the DSP on the step down then the card itself with the front image and the inside saying.
Last to put on was the Rhinestone. Oh! that is not the last step! The last step before signing is to stamp the back – have to let everyone know that the cards are homemade just for them!
Then, Wendy and I sit down together, sign the cards and address them – yes, we do use labels to address them. Hope this has answered your questions – if you want to make your Christmas cards for this year I can help you design a card and break it up into little steps – and the best part is that when you buy the stamps and cardstock from us –
WENDY WILL CUT ALL YOUR CARD STOCK FOR YOU!!! Let me tell you that is a huge time saver.
Yes, there is still time to create your Christmas Cards!