Simple ‘Batch-Making’ Tips for Christmas Cards

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Posted on 26th June 2015 by Barbara Daines
Filed under All Papercraft Tutorials

Hello again, Barbara here with another simple tutorial for batch-making Christmas cards....making a few of any particular design, really cuts down the time you need to spend on making Christmas cards. And, although I say I'm cuting back on sending cards, I still seem to make more every year!

Anyway here is a very simple tutorial, as always, using the 'conveyor-belt' method....I don't believe in giving myself more work than necessary.

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Score, fold and cut 3 x A4 sheets of white linen (or white hammered) making 6 x A6 card bases.

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Cut 6 slightly smaller pieces of card and run through an embossing folder. I've used a dotty folder from Darice, but there are lots more out there that will resemble 'snowfall'. I did THREE white , then ONE each of dark green plain, navy plain and dark violet.

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Using a Memory Box die (Pine Trees), I cut 3 pieces of card, roughly 2" in depth to make the toppers. I then stamped the sentiment. So many times I've almost finished a card, gone to stamp the sentiment, then smudged it......! Now I do my stamping BEFORE I put the card together, so much less frustrating if I mess up.

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I did exactly the same with a Tim Holtz die from Sizzix, then stamped the sentiment from Inkylicious.

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Next I attatched the die-cut sections to the coloured, embossed piece........

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.....and the same on the white.

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I threw a bit of Glamourdust around, 'cos Christmas cards have to have a bit of glitter, don't they? Look at the fabulous texture of the white linen.....I LOVE IT!

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In hindsight, I should have used the sentiments the other way around, but hey they're done now and I have 6 more Christmas cards, which took 30 minutes to make and only used about 5 sheets of card stock.

That's it for now, catch you all soon,

Barbara x

Tagged: batch cardmaking, christmas card batch making

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