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Let’s Talk Mass Produced Christmas Cards

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Remember that timeline I gave you? (Click here if you need to refresh your mind).  Behind already? Don’t worry, it’s all good. Today I have a design idea for you if you’re short on time, short on cash, short of ideas, or just short. (I am, BTW. Short, that is).  You won’t need a massive amount of supplies, you just need to have figured out how many cards you need to make. I can’t help you with that part, sorry.

A Festival of Trees

So let’s talk mass produced Christmas cards. There is nothing as simple as a punch and a stamp set that matches. You can really do so much.  But first, a brief aside: these cards are on the simpler side because they are much easier to make in multiples. In a later post I will have some cards that are a lot more intricate, but I didn’t want you to be overwhelmed, Dear Reader, not with everything else you have going on. And simple doesn’t mean ugly or something your kids could have done. Simple is easy and still elegant. So, there.

If you want to gather your supplies, here is what you will need (and p.s., that twine looks gold in the picture below, but when you click on the picture you will see the silver one in my online store):

Now let’s take a closer look at the Festival of Trees stamp set:

Simple and pretty all at the same time, and very versatile. Nice sentiment, can be used for tags or cards, you can use two-step stamping with the various pieces, and so on.

Now let’s take a look at our basic card design:

The card base is a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ and the soft sky piece is 3.75″ x 5″. The whisper white card stock is cut at 3.25″ x 4.5″.  I cut the white that size because the tree stamp and punch are about 1.5″ wide and I could fit three of them across the card.

Now, you could stop right here if you wanted, and make the rest of your cards like this one. But if you wanted to step it up a little more, you could stamp and punch out a couple more trees, and use some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them up:

And finally, if you wanted to jazz it up a bit more, you can add some Basic Pearls and some of that Silver Baker’s Twine:

So there’s your design. Just an idea, and obviously, there is so much more you could do to step it up, but at least you have a general idea. Next time we’ll look at the same design but in some more traditional colors and with a bit of a twist.

Now get to work! 🙂