11 to go!

I made 3 Christmas cards yesterday (and I’m switching over to birthday cards today as some of those dates are fast approaching!) and the only time-consuming part was colouring and fussy cutting the images.

I reduced the amount of time I spend fretting over my layout by sticking to a simple design and switching up the colours/elements a little on each card.  This is a great way to “mass produce” without getting too bored and still have a different card for everyone on your list.

Here’s all three:

Of course, you can only really see the front card (which was number 3) so here are all the cards individually (note: I coloured all three images a little differently and deliberately mixed non-traditional colours with just a pop of traditional red and green):

Number 1:

Number 2:

…and number 3 (I had more space for the sentiment so I chose the same wording with a larger stamp):

I’m giving myself bonus points for using a Prima flower on the last card.  Geez, I’ve got a gazillion of them and I’m not even a flower person.  I’m just a sucker for cute packaging.

On to the birthday cards but I still need lots of Christmas cards ASAP for the people I have to mail them to – must come up with a mail friendly design for those – I used a LOT of dimensionals on the cards I made yesterday”!