Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Card (production line) with Melinda

Can you believe it's 'that' time of the year again and I'm still scratching my head and wondering where the past 12 months has gone? And as per last year and the years before that, I have left my Christmas card making until the very last minute. I promise myself every year that I will be better prepared... to no avail. So, to hasten the process I decided that a little bit of order needed to be in place and I set about making a complete production line of my card making.


First step was to cut and fold all the white backgrounds for each card and also the white top layer for decorating. Then I chose four patterned papers from the 'Here Comes Santa' collection that would co-ordinate with a particular colour for each collage circle of embellishments.


I placed a drinking glass upside down onto the top white piece for each card and traced around it using an embossing tool to score the line into the card stock which you can just see in the above picture. That was my guideline for laying down all the embellishments. I literally tipped all my embellishments onto my desk and sorted them into each individual colour so I could just motor my way through adding them to each card. I also lined up all my sprinkles in colour order too!


I'm still clinging to my stash of Doodlebug tiny rub-ons as I use them on almost everything I create including the sentiments on each of these cards.


Using foam pop dots I placed the white decorated piece onto the patterned paper piece and pierced the stitching holes through both sections.


I then hand-stitched each card using a white embroidery thread.





Lastly I adhered the top stitched and embellished section to the base card with foam pop dots. I like each layer to be dimensional.


How adorable are the Christmas Doodle-Pops which make perfect additions to each card as they are also dimensional with several layers.


Creating cards in a procession line is such a time saver as you aren't consistently picking up different tools. Everything is in order of each process and you can move quickly through the steps to have your cards finished in no time at all. 

Thanks for stopping by today, and I do hope that you haven't left your cards as late as I have. Stay safe this holiday season.


8 comments:

  1. So adorable! Love seeing your famous design on a smaller scale! :)

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  2. Great job! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Hi, they`re so adorable. Are the sentiments rub ons, stickers or a stamps?

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    1. Hi, thanks for your sweet comment. The sentiments are Doodlebug mini rub-ons. Hope this helps.

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