Thursday, November 26, 2009

Stamp Simply-- Mass Produce It!!

Hi all! Happy Friday! Hope you had a happy turkey day and ate lots of goodies! :-) With the official start to the holiday shopping season, you know.... your time is limited for stamping! So, today the Stamp Simply team has you covered! Today's challenge (ssnotime115)is all about mass production! Create a card that is SUPER easy to mass produce -- like once designed you could realistically sit down and do 6 or 8 or more within an hours time. Super simple, easy to reproduce cards for Christmas or any occasion that suits your fancy -- that is our today's challenge!

Recently, I decided to make a handful of Thank You cards to have on hand and with a fun new embossing folder I picked up -- it was easy as pie to create 6 of these in 45 minutes!
I used some textured Coredinations cardstock that I bought in a big pack at Hobby Lobby and cut it to measure 4 by 5-1/4" I ran it through my Wizard with the Quick Kutz Vine Label Embossing Folder and then the fun began! I used a sanding block to sand down the embossed part to reveal the pattern. Since this folder has a little "window" for a sentiment - I cut a strip of paper 1'' wide to fit in that window. Stamp a sentiment in Teal ink (Vivid) and.... the rest is matting! I matted it on some pearl paper and then again on a standard size white card stock base and .... voila! You can see -- picking the paper, finding ink to match and cutting was the longest part of this process! I easily made these in a half hour.

Here's a peek at the sanded portion - I just love the look on this paper!

Well my friends, that's it for today! Be sure to check out the official challenge rules over at Sharon's place and then, stop in and say "hey" to the rest of the Stamp Simply Team!



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Thanks for stopping by!!

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Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful cards, Julie! LOVE the color and that embossing folder with the vine is awesome! What a great design!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your simple thank you cards. Great embossing folder and the sanding really makes for a beautiful result. Mom

Janine said...

These are beautiful Julie!! Love them... Ok I need to know the menu from yesterday's feast!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So soft and pretty Julie! Fabulous!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Firenze said...

Just lovely!
Firenze Cards

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Julie!!! Love that embossed design!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are just beautiful Julie! Love the coredinations paper...perfect with the embossing folder.

Diane said...

Very pretty Julie!!! Love what you've done with the sanding!

mochamama said...

Georgeous set Julie, love the colors and that sanding wow!

ChristineCreations said...

What a gorgeous color (and texture) for these cards. They look elegant!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love your simple - but elegant Thank you card! Great color and design!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful mass production - Julie!!! I love how you used this embossing folder!!! Hugs ~S~

Rae said...

Nice embossing folder. Haven't seen that one, yet...Your cards are so nice! Nice color, too. TFS

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