Sunday, November 25, 2012

happy holidays x 4


Sunday....already?

The long weekend is just flying by!

Back in the day, before blogging, I use to mass produce my Christmas cards...same design x 50+.

I was insane.

...or it drove me insane.

I'm not a mass producer...I find it tiring and it squeezes the fun out of creating.

B  U  T

when my girl gives me a design idea...

t  h  a  t    i s    d i f f e r e n t

introducing mass production series 1


I'm especially proud of these cards because:

1.  My girl designed them
2.  I enjoyed making them in somewhat mass production mode
3.  It uses non-holiday Crate paper
4.  I love that glittery American Crafts paper
5.  I used ultra old MM rub ons for the sentiment
6.  Those trees were RAK'd to me by the fabulous Jen W.
7.  A somewhat postal friendly design


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41 comments:

Lynnda said...

Me too.... i do find mass production cards boring/tiring.... but definitely not yours though.. Your girl is bril!!! A W E S O M E.... loving the design... the green pine tree just pops!! especially against the glittery pp... mostly i love the simplicity os this design!!! my sunday is almost over:( .. Enjoy yours Sista... hugs...xoxo

Laura O'Donnell said...

I don't mass produce either. I do photo cards to send to everyone, then take my time and have fun with whatever I make.

anyway, these are gorgeous, and very classy!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lynn said...

I'm with you...I used the mass produce my cards too. Can't even imagine doing that now. Your card is perfect. Love the design! Way to go to your daughter!!

Marlena M. said...

Your daughter created a wonderful design~lovely cards Amy! Yes, I go crazy too when mass producing~

Sherry Eckblad said...

Amy these are wonderful. Maybe next year she can design mine.

Lynn Le5 said...

Yikes! I haven't even started my shopping, let alone my cards. I try to make batches of 4-6 just to have a few different ones.
Your card is super! Love it. Your daughter is talented just like her momma. Do I see a future cardmaker?

Linda B said...

Looks like you've taught your daughter well, Amy... these are wonderful!

Karen B. said...

A great collaboration between you and your daughter!

Jess said...

Totally understand about mass production. I recently participated in some card swaps and even making 12 of something got draining. However this card is beautiful and your daughter did a great job with the design.

jessica said...

These are totally awesome!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun trees... mass produce, ha ha!!!

Jen W. said...

You and your girl make a kick ass team! You rocked the little trees! :)

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Jessi Fogan said...

Mass production is HELL. I do 6 at a time, and even then I find myself breaking it into 'related' sets of 3 (three vertical, three horizontal, etc). Gah.
This is AWESOME, and your daughter having the idea? Even better!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the trees!! And your daughter is FABULOUS for designing it for you!! SHE ROCKS!!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

I agree about mass production but these cards are just fantastic Amy! Yay for your girl, she has a great sense of design, just like Mama!

Christiana said...

What a completely awesome set of cards! I don't ever mass produce either but who wouldn't love receiving more than one of these cuties?

bonnie said...

Gorgeous card...love the glitter too! ;) Hugs x

Wida said...

Listing all the reasons why you love it makes me love it even more. It has all the things I love glitter, lined paper, texture, perfect stamping ( with the use of rub ones!) and a cool look!

Glenda J said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration! I mass produce 50+ as well so I love any CAS idea.

claudia shadler said...

card that are very east to mass produce is a plus! lovely cards!

TFS,
C :)

TesaB said...

Gorgeous cards, great way to handle Christmas card making!!! :)

Jay Gee said...

LOL, I have never even made two cards the same! You and your kids make quite the team - designer, card maker and photographer :) Fabulous card.

wendipooh13 said...

super cute love these!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute holiday cards, I better go get my production going.....

Evelin said...

Loving your Christmas Cards... ya, I don't really like mass producing cards too... even when I so-called 'mass produce' I still make sure something about each card is different.. hahahahaha... else, I get bored!

Kudos to your girl for coming out with a design! It's awesome, by the way! :)

Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute set of cards Amy! Love the tree!

Helen F. said...

WOW, Amy, you and The Girl make quite the crafty team :)
Love this card design and the "mass producing" aspect is an added bonus, I'd say.

Annette said...

i hear ya..mass produce...these are amazing..love them

yyam said...

These are sweet! :)

I can't mass produce anything. lol

Rose said...

yes the long weekend went too fast!!!

1) you are (still) insane!! LOL
2) these cards are awesome!!
3) your girl ROCKS!!!!
4) can i borrow her???? :)

Audrey Pettit said...

I tried the mass producing thing years ago, so I know what you mean.......totally saps the joy and pleasure out of card-making. :) Your cards are so, so cute! Love that your daughter designed them and love that tree mixed with the sparkle of the glitter paper. These are awesome!

Kelly Griglione said...

Amy ... I. LOVE. THESE. CARDS. !!! They are so fresh, modern, fun, simple, yet still very festive and Christmas-y. Plus the colors are divine. Love, love, love.

Sylvia said...

Don't do mass production cards unless I have to Amy, but these are sure fun! Hope you had a good weekend.

Melissa Shea said...

I think you & your daughter have a thing going! That's cool she designed them! I can make about 6 of one design before I have to move on!

Alice Wertz said...

i think i need some of those glittered paper. they make things so much easier! fab design by your girl and beautiful executed!! fabulous set, Amy! not a mass producer of cards either. well, i am not up to color one image for 20 or 30 times that's for sure!! =)

Quip1320 said...

Wow! This is a stunning design (your daughter is awesome!) and I love how the subtle colors make the tree pop. I also used to mass produce my Christmas cards and then I just couldn't stand doing the same thing time and again so I stopped. This year though, I'm back to making the same design over and over...must be why it's taking me SO long. ;)

Ange Kelly said...

Cool card for mass production Amy!

jen said...

Look at how fab mass producing can be! Even better in person! Mwah!

Angie Tieman said...

These cards blew me away! I loved your itemized details, and especially how they used old rub-ons, non-traditional holiday paper, AND are somewhat postal friendly! That's always an issue with my cards!