Bulk Making Christmas Cards

Bulk Making Christmas Cards


Every year I tell myself I am going to start making Christmas cards early - I do a few in January and then I forget and have to panic make in December!   This year is no exception, so here I am with a design that's easy to make a lot of fast, but still has an impressive handmade look.  I made 12 in just under and hour (not including drying time) so that's pretty decent in my book.


The idea for my design came when I saw The Greetery's Wintry Mix Die - I love a snowflake, and thought it would be a really effective design just with a trio of them and a simple sentiment.  I picked some pale ice-blue shimmer card, trimmed each sheet into quarters then trimmed down so they were just smaller than my base cards and then I arranged 3 of the snowflakes around the edges so they looked like they're falling down from the sky leaving enough room for my sentiment. I tried a few different sentiments but in the end settled on one from Merry Sprigs, also by The Greetery.   Once I had my design set up, I used a little washi tape to connect the dies, but then used more tape in the area where it would touch the card so it didn't stick down.  This way I could easily just pick them up, pop them down on the next sheet, and run it through again - speeding up the die cut process a little.



Once all the die cutting was done, I went back in and stamped the sentiment in versamark on all the sheets (you could speed this up with a stamping platform, I just used a block as I don't always have room on my desk for my platform!) and then embossed with silver to keep the colour theme frosty to match the flakes.  It's then just a case of adding the panels to the card bases - I used Lawn Fawn glue (sparingly around the openings).  I then added some stickles to the centre of each snowflake for a little added sparkle to finish and set them aside to dry.



We will have some new items in store soon

- we have Waffle Flower restocks expected this week (including some mats) and then they have a new release later than normal so expected towards the end of next week or early the week after.

- Lawn Fawn have a new release next week and we will have it by 7am on release day

- we should have the new Colorado Craft Company release next week - they have not yet received the dies so are waiting before wholesale orders ship.

- we are not yet sure if Concord and 9th are having a release as we've not had a wholesale email yet.  If they do it will be the last arrival this month as we'll be "closing" for Christmas from the 21st December.



Although the store will remain open throughout for purchases, our last standard posting date will be WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER as this is the last date for First Class Mail in the UK.  

We can send urgent orders on the 21st and 22nd by Special Delivery but only by request by email and an additional payment to cover the cost will be required before posting.

We do see issues every year with mail taking longer in December as parcels increase massively for Royal Mail and they are relying on seasonal support staff.   We recommend ordering anything you really want for Christmas AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to avoid disappointment.

Otherwise, orders will be begin to be posted again on TUESDAY 2nd JANUARY as this will be the next posting date after New Year.   We'll do our best to catch up as fast as we can but obviously it won't quite be our normal same/next working day posting standards so bear with us whilst we get going again.


Happy Crafting


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