Hello Citizens of The Blogosphere,
For three years in a row now, I’ve made Christmas cards for the teachers at my work. Typically, I make around 50-75 cards all in one weekend. Every year, I get better and faster at making the cards and I think this year is my best yet. I made all these cards (65) in just under 6 hours.
Do you have a long list of people you want to send cards to this year? No worries…
Here are 5 tips to help you make your Christmas cards fast!
#1: Invest in some heavy duty crafting tools.
Some tools are worth the extra money- especially if you are working on a big project like this one. Investing in some heavy duty tools, like a strong corner punch or a tape glider, will make it much easier to get the job done.
#2: Gather all the materials you intend to use beforehand.
Before you start working, gather all of your supplies. You can save a lot of time if everything is all in one place and ready to use.
#3: Craft in stages.
Rather than focusing on the individual cards themselves, think of the project as a whole. Think about all the little things you need to do to make each card, then see if you can do those isolated tasks all at once. Taking some time to fold all your card bases, cut your patterned paper, stamp your sentiments and create your embellishments before you start designing your cards will really save you time.
#4. When you come up with a design you like…make more.
Coming up with a good design takes effort. When you make a cute card, reuse the design. This will speed up the process immensely because you don’t have to come up with a brand new design every ten minutes.
#5. Get into the spirit and have fun!
Sip a holiday beverage. Listen to some yuletide tunes. Watch Christmas movies. Have fun and do whatever gets you into the holiday spirit! Trust me, it really helps keep you going after you’ve been making cards all day.
And now, without any further ado…
Here are some of the cards I made last weekend.
Do you have any card making tips to share? Let me know in the comments section below.
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