Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Mass of Christmas Cards

I did several of the challenges on Sharon's Stamp Simply Celebrates Party, so I have several posts today.
First up is Tammy Hershberger's mass card production challenge. I made 10 A2 size cards for this. Started by cutting out all the parts so it could go assembly line fashion. Burgundy card base. Cut and embossed smaller curved rectangle Nestabilities from manila folder (have boxes of these things from company I used to own), then burgundy rectangle. It was perfect width but too long, so cut it in half nad overlapped to the size I wanted. The seam is covered with the ribbon. The background DP is actually some pretty Christmas wrapping paper I got at Hobby Lobby for $2, and it's a huge roll. So everything is cut out. Attached the DP to the card base. Stamped SU! Scandinavian tree (LOVE this set!) with Versamark, embossed with gold EP, added a rhinestone in the big flower. Used the ribbon punch and threaded ribbon through the back and wrapped around the bungundy rectangle. Attached that stack to the card. Took about 65 minutes from the time I started cutting all the parts until I finished the last card.
Stamps: SU! Scandinavian Season.
Paper: The Paper Studio, wrapping paper, manila folder.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories: Spellbinders, rhinestone, gold EP, ribbon.


"Kirby" (KrB) said...

My goodness you've been busy. I feel bad that I haven't been by to see what you're working on, but this is a difficult time of year for me to keep up with my stamping world and getting ready for Christmas. You've done some great cards and projects. Hopefully I can post a few things this week, but if not things will slow down in a few weeks. Don't you love the Scandinavian set?....I just ordered it and I'm really liking it. Take care.....

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow Nancy, these are awesome! That tree is beautiful, and what a great idea to recycle those manilla folders! Also, your idea to cut the Nestie in half, then hide the seam with the ribbon is ingenious! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! You got 10 ... WOW! These are beautiful and what a great idea to recycle the manilla folders ... aren't you clever!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are just stunning -- LOVE that Nestie!!!