Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A nutty card...

It's hard to believe we are already 1/2 way through the week. Time just flies these days. So the last card I posted was a card for mum. Now onto one for dad.

I had a few people asking me about how I make up my card packs. That actually depends. I usually make up between 3-5 of each card and don't typically make extras. I like to have a card for all the season's and holidays in my card packs. Sometimes I just make up card packs for occasions too: wedding, birthday, baby, get well soon, welcome to the neighborhood, thank you's, teacher cards etc.
Keep in mind that when you make up these card sets that you don't make the card too complex.  The more complex the harder it is to recreate them over and over. Simple cards can be beautiful.  If you are like me and can take 2 hours on one detailed card then doing 5 of those will turn you off gift packs.  However, I find that I can create a gift pack of cards in no more than an hour for year gift set (50 cards=5 hours).  KISS philosophy works here :)

Stamp set(s): Beyond Basic Borders by PTI, Polka Dot Basics II, sentiment from Father Knows Best

Cardstock: Stampers Select White by PTI
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics by PTI

Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI

Accents: nuts

Have a super duper day!



Sam said...

ha ha - I LOVE that nutty card - perfect for the men in my life!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

that is SO smart! super cute.

Kimberly Crawford said...

SO clever! LOVE it!!
Congrats on the new puppy! He is SO stinking cute! Makes me want one.... :)

Cloth Diapers said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing your philosophy on gift packs. That makes a lot of sense.