Mass produced Christmas cards

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It’s this time of year again! Today I want to show you a design I have chosen for my mass produced Christmas cards this year. It may seem that it requires a lot of work but if you do everything in batches it goes really fast and I made a good bunch of them in  no time.

Handmade mass produced christmas cards My workflow looked like this:

1. Heath emboss bunch of images on vellum.

2. Cut out round windows in the cards.

3. Cut out round window in the patterned paper.

4. Stamp the sentiments sentiments and fold the ends of paper strips (you can skip this step).

5. Using adhesive, make a sandwich: card -> vellum -> patterned paper.

6. Adhere the sentiment on top.

7. Add sequins to embellish.

8. All done!

Handmade mass produced christmas cards 2

Handmade mass produced christmas cards 3

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Handmade mass produced christmas cards 5

You are awesome / You’re a star

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I seem to make an awful lot of goodbye cards recently. Not all of them make it to the blog cause I keep forgetting to take a photo of them, but today I want to show you two cards made for my  work colleagues who recently finished their contracts and left the company.

For the first card I used a piece of navy patterned paper which I darkened on the edges. I used Adirondack’s metallic paint in pearl to create the splotches. I added any star-resembling embellishments I could think of: sequins, pearls, rhinestones, wood veneer and silver embossed stars. I love the effect!

You're a star - starry night handmade card

You're a star - starry night handmade card

You're a star - starry night handmade card

For the second card I created a watercolour background using Distress Markers on watercolour paper. I stamped the bicycle, covered the frame with Glossy Accents and added a couple of sequins for some shine.

You're awesome - handmade card with watercolour background.

You're awesome - handmade card with watercolour background.

Happy new beginnings

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Today’s card was made a while ago but I didn’t have a chance to post it yet. It is a card for a friend, who recently moved to the other end of the world to start a whole new chapter in life. She took her dog with her, hence the little doggeh on the card :).

I stamped the sentiment using alphabet stamps and added some glitter on top. To create a background for the sentiment I used Distress Markers on watercolour paper. The embellishments I cut out mostly from patterned paper.

Happy new beginnings handmade card 1

Happy new beginnings handmade card 2

Happy new beginnings handmade card 3

Father’s Day cards

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It’s time for a Father’s Day cards!

Similarly as in my Mother’s Day cards I opted for small size and simple design. I prepared the background using distress inks and blending tools. On top of the background I added a piece of vellum to create impression of sea waves. Then I adhered clouds and sailboat from Studio Calico. I handwritten the sentiment (it means “Father’s Day” in Polish) and added couple of sequins to complete the look. Enjoy!

Handmade Father's Day Cards - nautical design with Distress Inks

Handmade Father's Day Cards - nautical design with Distress Inks

Handmade Father's Day Cards - nautical design with Distress Inks

Mother’s Day cards

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I know it’s too late for some of you but in my home country the Mother’s Day is at the end of May so I’m right on time with my Mother’s Day cards!

I made two cards, for my mom and my mother-in-law. As you can see I experimented a little bit with backgrounds – tried a bit of embossing paste, watercoloring and/or glitter. The flowers were stamped with WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamp set and the sentiment with stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s Best Mom Ever set. I covered the sentiment with Glossy Accents for a bit of shine.

Handmade mother's day cards with bunch of flowers

Handmade mother's day cards with bunch of flowers 2

Thank you cards for mass production

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I urgently needed couple of ‘thank you’ cards and wanted to create a design which will be easy to replicate. I  also wanted to use a speech bubble punch from American Crafts which I bought recently but didn’t have the chance to use so far.

I used patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Sundrifter collection. I stamped the bird (it’s one of my oldest stamps – I thinks it’s from Prima), paper-pieced it and added couple of punched speech bubbles. Stamped a sentiment using stamp from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals set. Added couple of sequins, wood veneer embellishment and a stripe of red cardstock along the side of the card and the first card was ready. And then five more. Definitely a good cards for mass production!

Handmade thank you card with bird and speech bubbles - perfect for mass production

Handmade thank you card with bird and speech bubbles - perfect for mass production

Handmade thank you card with bird and speech bubbles - perfect for mass production