I have made 12 packages so far and hope to get another dozen done this week. It went surprisingly fast!!
I kept these cards SIMPLE so they would be super easy to make and mass produce. It was sooo hard for me not to ink all of the edges, glitter, and add glossy accents! LOL! My goal was to keep it simple and I did. Each package contains one of each of the card designs and envelopes (4 cards and envelopes in each package).
Here are some pictures of each card and some directions:
Thanks snow much!:
I used the George cartridge to cut ovals for the snowman head (2.07 w by 1.65 h) and body (2.51 w by 2.07 h) The hat comes from Winter Woodland (2.87 w by 2.88 h). I tied a 'scarf' with Toadally Green Crinkle Ribbon and used the Martha Stewart doily edge punch. The stamps are from My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen.
This is how it looks on my Gypsy. I didn't do pages with this file, but that would have made it easier. (I did pages on the other cards!)
While all of the little pieces were cutting, I cut the card base and pieces, then punched the doily edge. Then I did all of the stamping and then assembled everything assembly line style. It went super fast!
This card was very easy. I cut the cupcake from the Sweet Treats cartridge at 3.5 inches and the stamped sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.
Monster Truck Card:
I cut the truck from the Boys will be Boys cartridge at 2.5 inches (3.84 w by 2.5 h on the gypsy) and the stamped sentiments came from My Pink Stamper. I used decorative edge scissors to trim the white edge. The green square is on the Boys will be Boys cartridge and is one of the layers that goes with the truck.
Here is how I laid some of this out on my Gypsy:
I did use pages on this so each color of cardstock had its own page. This made it easier when it was time to cut! Also, I was surprised how little cardstock I used. Because I crammed as many pieces on as possible using my Gypsy, I had very little left over scraps. All of my cardstock came from Crate Paper except the white and black.
I cut the cow from Create a Critter at 3.0 inches. The grass was cut from the Paper Doll Dress ups cartridge and stretched on my Gypsy to 5.53 wide by 1 inch high. (Perfect for a 5 1/2 inch wide card. The stamp is once again from My Pink Stamper. (I love her stamps!)
After all of the cards were finished, I put the envelopes and cards in a 6x8 bag and folded the top of the bag over once. It is a tight fit, but they do fit!
For the toppers I cut the green cardstock 6 inches by 5 inches. (6 1/4 inches wide would be better, but since the cardstock is 12x12, I would be wasting a lot of cardstock.) Then, I folded it in half and stapled to the bag. Next, I cut a strip of candy cane cardstock (6 inches by 1/2 inch) and adhered it to cover the staples. I stamped Merry Christmas and then added the tags (cut at 2.62 w by 2.90 h - outer scallop circle) from Mini Monograms.
I really enjoyed making all of these cards and can't wait to give them away!!
Click here to see Robyn's post showing her packages of cards! (Video)
Have a wonderful day!