Monday, August 12, 2013

Making cards en masse

I don't consider myself a card maker--I am not driven to make cards, particularly to use up leftover supplies, and I have to really think of how to use the smaller canvas. However,  I do make cards when needed.

Case in point: I needed to make a few thank you cards after we went on vacation to send to people who were our hosts. When I make cards en masse (three is en masse to me, LOL!) I tend to make them simple, with similar design, and with few products. Here's what I did:

I used products from the Fancy Pants Designs line Park Bench. I chose this line because its colors and patterns fit for both masculine (the greys and blues and black) and feminine (the flowers), and I had to send cards to both men and women.

I cut the base, a grey piece of patterned paper called Conversation, with my Cameo to make the rectangle with the words "Thank You" using American Typewriter font. I then adhered it to a square of yellow patterned paper called Flower Garden, and after I finished embellishing with banners and stitches, I put that square on an off-white card so that I could write a message inside. (I always forget that part when I'm designing a card!)

For the decoration, I decided to use the Park Bench banner die cuts. I overlapped them, trimming off the tops with particularly big banners, then stitched them down and stitched a frame.

Making cards in batches with not-so-different products or designs makes cards so much easier and enjoyable for me. How do you make cards--or do you? :-)

1 comment:

Linda E said...

Great cards, Jennifer! I love the stitching detail.