So if you're a scrapper deciding to make a bunch of Valentine's cards - where do you start?
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Posted: 1/25/2013 3:52:29 PM
I've made a quick card or two, but don't consider myself a cardmaker. But Crate Paper Fourteen and various other lines (oh, and my ENTIRE Noel Mignon kit that just came today) are so gorgeous that I'm itching to use them . . . and with my house full of boys, there's only so much pink and frilly I can sneak onto their pages!

So I'm wanting to send homemade Valentine's to all my friends, just for fun. Should I treat each one as a mini scrapbook page and fly by the seat of my pants? Find one sketch or gallery inspiration I like and stick to it? I've got ALL kinds of fun things I don't usually use - twine, a doily stamp, twinkle goosebumps, glitter tape, doilies, bottlecaps, and so on. No copics or anything, though.

How do you usually go about making lots of cards with your scrap supplies?


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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:01:26 PM
I find or design three or four sketches and go from there. I usually make my cards 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 so I have a good idea how much room I have for stamping and embellishing. You can check out my blog if you would like. I tend to do a lot of cards that are suitable for mailing.


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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:06:33 PM
There are lots of resources out there if you want to start with a sketch.

cardmaps

mojo mondays

and here's a link to my pin board

cards

I would probably follow a sketch/recipe if I was making a few...although I might not duplicate each card exactly. Does that make sense?


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tiffanyo
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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:39:58 PM
Another good resource is Kristina Werner who used to be a Garden Girl. Her blog has lots of start to finish videos and you can use your own product with a similar idea.

If I wanted to mass produce a bunch I would probably make them all similar but if I wanted to have fun I would wing it more!

If you have a lot of 12x12 cardstock you might do 6x6 cards. Just cut in half then fold in half. It does cost more to mail them but if you are hand delivering that might be fun.

Edited to add, you might look at the Cardmaking gallery here at Two Peas also!
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Posted: 1/25/2013 5:08:00 PM
If you don't have a Scor-Pal or a lesser type you are going to wish you had one. I make about 200 Christmas cards each year. I get the design, divide into steps, make each step, then assemble. I also make my own envies. I will start in April and be ready to post in May or June, but will wait until December 2. I know. I know. Yes I'm like that.

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Posted: 1/25/2013 5:11:43 PM
Thanks so much for the links and responses! I kind of love the idea of 6" cards, because a) it would be the proportions I'm used to in scrapping, and I have oodles of 6x6 pads!

I DO have a Scor-Pal, or something like that. Whatever the Martha Stewart brand is. It's sitting and collecting dust right now, but I just KNEW it would come in handy someday! I'm not sure where the envelope guide is. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to take on envelopes, anyway.

Off to look some more at all the lovely inspiration you pointed me towards! Thanks again!

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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:02:46 PM

Whatever the Martha Stewart brand is. It's sitting and collecting dust right now


I my Martha Stewart scoreboard. It's so easy to make a card!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 5:37:31 AM
Just another idea for envelops. The big box craft stores usually carry them in various sizes including square. If you don't mind them sliding around a bit you can also buy a box of cards inexpensively and use those envelopes. Store bought cards are usually 5x7 or something so you can definitely do 5x5 squares in them.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 9:37:47 AM
First I break out my scor board if your planning on making a ton of cards you might want to stick to a sketch but if you only have a few go at it and have a blast. Make 6x6 cards so you have tons of landscape to work with!!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:24:35 AM
Tink: Jen Gallacher has a Valentine series on her you-tube channel with some beautiful things including cards.






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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:42:19 AM
Our Garden Girl justlulu makes the most beautiful cards! I look at her gallery or visit her blog when I need card ideas.

I'm also mainly a scrapper and only make cards for family birthdays, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. I bought the Fourteen collection because it's so gorgeous and I'll be using it soon to make cards. I always need some inspiration to get started.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:00:24 PM
Just start cutting paper and putting things together! 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 is probably the easiest size to work with (and mail), so start there. Make your working canvas about 4 x 5.25, and layer on the goodies! Go crazy with all those toys and embellies and just have fun playing. I'm the only girl in a houseful of guys myself, so cards are how I get my "girly" fix.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 3:00:41 PM
The only person I'm going to send a valentine to is DH. And I 100 percent know that the stamping board, on Feb. 9, will start Winterfest 13 and n doubt all of that will inspire one valentine.

However, if I knew I was going to make a lot of valentines, I would just find something to lift. I am thinking if it were me, I would scraplift my last card. For valentines, I would take the picture off the card. I think 14 would be a lovely line, so I'd use it as the background and stamp the hearts in black or another dark color that goes well with 14.


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