A happy hello from me my crafting lovelies. Well, as promised here is how I made 52 Christmas Cards in one batch last night. I started at 7pm and finished just before midnight.
When I have a lot of cards to make I find the easiest way of batch making them is to choose two simple colour schemes. The two chosen for these cards are red and white and blue and green. Hope you enjoy reading how I did it.
First of all I had 52 sheets of A4 white card
Score them in half using a score board to make your A5 card blanks
Decide on your chosen decorative paper and trim to fit the card, but so it will leave a border.
Apply double sided tape to the back of the paper
Attach each sheet of paper to your card fronts
Choose a selection of plain cards in co-ordinating colours. I've chosen pearlescent card and linen textured card
Trim to fit over the paper making sure you leave a border of the paper showing. Attach with 3d foam pads
Use a digital image or a stamp of your choice. I chose to use a digital image as this saves time on colouring if you have a lot to make and not much time. The images I chose are from the Serif Craft Artist Platinum discs
I chose to do a Snowman on a spotty red background and a Christmas Tree on a Blue snowy background. I scaled the images to fit an A4 sheet and printed out the amount I would need.
I used my craft knife and metal edged ruler to then cut them into separate images
I then attached each image to the upper centre of the cards using foam pads
Next I chose two greetings to use from the DoCrafts Digital Designer Forever Friends Retro Collection
I chose the greetings to co-ordinate with the image and colour scheme chosen
Use scissors to trim around each greeting, then fix to your cards using foam pads
I wanted to keep the embellishments simple, so I chose to use Candi. A gold Candi on the tree top and either side of the greeting. Red and matt gold Candi for the snowman buttons. Attach using foam pads.
I always stamp the back of my cards with my name using memento ink
Type your chosen verse using your Word program and print out
Score and fold, then trim the edges slightly to fit the card
Use double-sided tape on each side and then attach inside your card
Here are your finished cards in the two designs chosen
Finally, 52 Christmas Cards
Why 52 Christmas Cards in one go you may wonder? My husband is President of his local Rotary Club and asked if I would make a card for each member, of which there are 52!
If you decide to have a go at batch making your cards, I find this is the quickest and easiest way of doing so many in one session. Do each stage at a time, this way it is speedier than finishing one card and moving onto the next. Also stick to a simple colour scheme with just minimal embellishments.
I will be having another session like this one as I have a lot of cards to send to my clients at the salon.
I hope you've enjoyed my card marathon lol, if you decide to give it a go I hope you have fun doing it,
lots of love NJ XXX