If you're in the market for a simple but speedy design for your upcoming Christmas card assembly line and you want pattern paper flexibility, allow me to recommend this quick, easy, and inexpensive design:
S U P P L I E S
Memory Box dies (Joyeux Noel, Peace Doves); Memory Box Thistle Dot patterned paper, Soiree Shimmer cardstock scraps; Mark Richards gems
I N S T R U C T I O N S
- Make card base.
- Cut and adhere: patterned paper to mat, then mat to card.
- Die cut Joyeux Noel and Peace Doves and adhere.
- Adhere gems.
Easy-peasy-nacho-cheesy (as Gigi would say)!
T I P S
- Mass-producing Christmas cards is most quickly accomplished when you complete a single step for ALL the cards at once. So cut all your paper for the card base at one time, then score all of the card bases, and then fold all of them. Repeat each step in this manner and you'll be finished in no time!
- Memory Box dies are so beautiful with their intricate and delicate filligree-like details that those of us with glue issues (like myself) can feel intimidated about adhering the die cuts to our cards. There are a number of ways to handle this, but one of the easiest is to use spray adhesive. Yup. Love that stuff! Make sure you do this in a properly ventilated area. I go outside, put my pieces in a cardboard box and lightly mist with the spray adhesive. I work in as many batches as will easily fit in the box.
- If you don't want to bother with adhering gems or don't want to pad your envelopes to keep the gems from being destroyed by postal sorting machines, you can always use enamel dots, droplets of Stickles or Liquid Pearls, or gem stickers.
I hope this design and these tips will help make your Christmas card assembly fast, fun, and easy!
P.S. Don't forget to check out Jean's post tomorrow - she's always got something special to share!