Wednesday 3 February 2010

Batch Card Making...

As some of you know I work in a school, and every big school holiday I try to make a batch of general cards to fill my box that lives in the staffroom!
This batch was of about 100 but a few of them were made into gift bundles for pressies!

All my batch cards are the same size and consist of a quick embellishment mounted on a die cut square of pretty patterned paper (usually K&Co).
So I start my die cutting loads of squares...scalloped of course!

Here is my little pile of scalloped lovelies...

Cos i am super tight with my yummy papers i also cut a smaller square out of the scalloped square slightly smaller than the matt that will cover it so i can use it for another project!

My little pile of squares destined to pe bunched or die cut for another project!

I then die cut a cream of white square to matt on top of my scalloped square as so...

And then i mount my embellishments on them, i tend to use mainly K&Co and tend to go by the rule that each embellishment must cost no more than 50p!

I then mount my toppers onto card blanks to match the cream or white matt that i have used and voila!
No pics of individual cards as i have kept these to blog periodically so you don't get bored of looking at them all in one go!

I just popped the finished cards into my cake stand to keep them organised, but thought they looked quite cute in there before they were popped into a cello bag and dragged off to the staff room!

Lisa xXx


Hazel said...

Well done, Lisa - I'm sure they sell well x

annmarie said...

They look lovely! Which die-cutter do you have and what die?

I'd like to make some like that to sell for the place I study - they've got an expansion project going (more bedrooms and lots besides).

Caroline and Jayne said...

gosh you have been busy !!!!
Have you ever checked out our craft blog before We have a ink & stamping competition running at the moment and a 3 monthly DT call not to mention it is a place where UK crafters can share their work xxx
Come and check us out x

Julie said...

Wow you have been busy and they do look wonderful.

Sally said...

Wow - I can just about make one card in a sitting! They are really simple but effective - thanks for showing them to us.

Sandra said...

wow talk about busy!!! Don't they look fab.

Unknown said...

what a great idea - and the best way to produce cards en-masse.

Very inspiring

Paula x x x