Today I’m sharing my tips to mass produce Christmas cards! I don’t know about you, but time seems to be running out – already – as I prep for the holidays. So any way I can save some time, I’m all over it!
Wanna see the card first?
There’s lots I love about this card:
- simplicity for one thing!
- glimmer paper is the best to add a touch of glitz
- super fun mix of fonts for the greeting
- traditional Christmas colour combo ALWAYS works
- who doesn’t identify with a Christmas light bulb?
So if that’s what I love, how did I make these in a flash?
Tips to Mass Produce Christmas Cards
Tip 1: Go for Simple
1.My card only has one stamped image on a Whisper White panel in the colour to match my card.
2. The light bulb is fast to make, even with the two colours and is a stand-out element. (See Tip 5 below)
3. Only one little red rhinestone adds interest and ties the entire card together.
Tip 2: Start With a Sample
One of my best tips to mass produce Christmas cards is I always start by making only one sample and tweaking it so I love it. Usually there is a fairly simple design with a regular A4 card fold.
That makes the rest so easy.
Tip 3: Pre-cut and Pre-Scored Cardstock
I always score and cut everything for my cards at one time. I find I get into a groove and can get prepped in no time if I’m making the same repetitive movement several times.
1.First decide on the number of cards you need.
2. Then pull out full sheets of cardstock and score each one where you need it. THEN cut your cardstock in half and fold into your two card bases.
3. Cut your card front panels and make a little stack so they are ready to pull into the Stamparatus and stamp on.
Tip 4: Use a Stamparatus
This is the number one way to shorten your time spent stamping. It’s da BOMB for making multiple images in a jiffy in three easy steps.
1.Simply draw yourself an outline on your Stamparatus grid paper that’s the same size as the paper you are going to stamp on (mine is 4″x5 1/4″).
2.Then position your image to be wherever you want it.
3. Pick it up with your clear plate.
4. Ink and stamp as many card fronts as you need!
Tip 5: Reach for Your Punches
While I love me my dies, there’s nothing like a punch for fast crafting. The Christmas Light Bulb builder punch is fabulous for making a ton of bulbs quickly.
1.Decide on your colours then cut strips of those papers very similar in size to the object. (for example, my bulb red glimmer paper was 1 1/4″ x 12″. The Call Me Clover was 1/2″ x 11″. No waste!)
2. Punch out the whole strip at one time and make little piles of your pieces.
3. Glue together all at once.
Now It’s Your Turn!
It’s time to run into your craft space and get started. Opt for a super simple design like this cute Christmas light bulb one or make your own. To pick up any of the supplies I used, a simple click will take you right to my 24-7 online store to purchase.Tips to Mass Produce Christmas Cards
Thanks So Much
It’s great to have you stop by and check out what’s tickling my creative spirit right now. Hopefully you can take a page out of my design book and make it yours.
And if you love dressing up light bulbs for the holidays, here’s another festive card you might like with lots of shiny glimmer paper!
I’d love to hear what other tips you have to mass produce Christmas cards – drop me a line at [email protected].