Mass Producing Cards

Hello, crafty friends. A Ronald McDonald House recently reached out asking if I could create a bunch of cards for the families who lost a child. I decided to mass produce some thinking of you cards and share some tips for creating several cards at once…

My first tip is to start with a design that you can possibly get more than one card from. For these cards…

I knew die-cutting the rainbow and adhering the pieces together would take some time but by cutting the rainbows in half, you get two pieces for two cards. I stenciled the background with THIS stencil and THIS ink and cut it with THIS die. I die-cut THIS cloud and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on it. I adhered the entire piece to a note card created with THIS card stock.

My next card design has two tips…

My first tip is to use a MISTI. It saves so much time when creating multiple cards at once. For these cards I would set up one of the leaves in it’s spot and stamp that leaf on all the cards. Then I would move on to the next leaf and keep repeating the process.

Another tip is to stamp with Distress Oxide inks because the clean up is easier and doesn’t leave color transfer like many dye inks do. I duplicated THIS design but with different ink colors and stamped THIS sentiment in the center. I die-cut the background using THIS die.

For my last set of cards…

I did batching. What I mean by that is to do all the same steps at once. I started with making all 25 backgrounds using Distress Oxides. Once they were dry, I die-cut THIS heart from all of them. Next, I heat embossed THIS sentiment. I used an embossing folder on the card fronts. By doing each step before moving on to the next it saves time because you are not constantly starting and stopping.

I hope these tips help the next time you mass produce cards.

I appreciate you stopping by and hope you have a great day!

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*Some products I used are no longer available so I linked to similar products below…


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