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This post is all about making cards in bulk, especially for the holidays! Holiday card making can swallow up a ton of time, but we have some fun tips that will hopefully help you along the way!
1. Start with making a list of who you want to send the handmade cards to, schedule a time where you'll sit down and create them, and set a goal. Last year I made a goal of having all my holiday cards done by December 1st. I worked on them for at least three hours every Saturday and it worked! They were completely done by the third week of November!
2. Pick 2 - 3 card layouts and stick with them! I used to think every one's card needed to be different, but by the time I got to the 15th card, I was completely out of ideas! Then, one day I realized that most people wouldn't even see each others cards, plus if I would have bought a box of cards at the store they would have received the same ones anyway!
3. Work in batches! If you are cutting, cut everything at the same time. Stamping? Stamp everything at the same time. Punching? Punch everything at the same time. Etc! :) Create a little production line and it will speed things along!
Here's a little peek at my production line I did to create the cards above:
I used our Gingerbread Dress-Up and Let it Snow Stamp sets, our Bazzill Paper Pack and our Holiday Papers!
At the same time, I made some gift tags with these stamp sets and bazzill paper packs, too!
Your cards and gift tags can be as detailed as you like or have time for - it's really just the thought that counts!
I couldn't resist added a little tulle under the girls dress :)
4. And, our last tip! Invite your kids, nieces or nephews to help you! They'll add an extra special touch to the cards, plus you'll be creating memories with them that will last forever!
We hope these tips help and we'd love to hear your holiday card tips, too! To enter this giveaway (pictured below) leave a comment or email us (with the subject: BLOG PARTY - GIVEAWAY 3) with your holiday card making tip!
This prize HUGE prize pack includes: Elle's Studio: Cut Out Holiday Numbers, Holiday Journaling Tags, Holiday Papers, Gingerbread Dress-Up Stamp Set, Let it Snow Stamp Set, Holiday Vintage Snowflakes, Holiday Circles, Special Delivery Gift Tags, and a box 50 Christmas Card blanks with envelopes!
Can't wait to hear your tips! And, check back at 2:00 pm for more!