Thursday, November 10, 2016

MIM #267

MAKE IT MONDAY
Assembly Line Card-Making
 

Laurie is up this week on MIM sharing some tips for whipping up lots of cards for Christmas or any other occasion, assembly line style.  Check her video HERE.

Okay, I have to admit, this is a new-for-me concept.  I tend to re-invent the wheel each time I make a card, which is totally crazy especially after a card is finished and mailed off, I think 
"Wow, I shoulda~woulda~coulda made a few of that one!" 

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I don't have those totally adorable little mice stamps/dies yet, but they are definitely on my Wish List for the next order :o)

Had to go with glittery red Song Birds and different colored green leaves with white berry die cuts. The bird is sitting on a silver glitter tape at the bottom.  I planned on using the wood grain embossing folder on all, but tried a Pine Branch and Swiss Dot EF  on a couple and thought they made a pretty background plus a little bit of a difference on each card~~so, not quite re-inventing the wheel on these ;-)

18 comments:

  1. I used that die set for a different card but I loved it and can't wiat to try more ideas with it. Beautiful cards!

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  2. WOW...each one of these is just beautiful Helen! I love that you changed each one just a little with the embossed backgrounds and the different shades of green leaves. CAS perfection...love them all!! :0)

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  3. You know how much I love the cards you make with songbirds! This is a beautiful Christmas card Helen! I'm feeling great now thanks! Gorgeous card dear friend!

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  4. Your design for mass-producing is terrific, Helen! I love the sweet Christmas songbird and how you've achieved individuality in your production!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Love that glittery red bird! And your backgrounds are gorgeous, setting a perfect backdrop for a perfect design. 4 beauties, Helen!

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  6. Simple but nicely done...love your use of embossing folders for background. I always forget about those and have quite a stash.

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  7. One of my favourites of the lineup, Helen. Gorgeous colours and I love how you varied your embossed backgrounds - it's no more work for you, but it adds something special to the set.

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  8. Fabulous cards and design Helen!

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  9. What a fun set of cards, Helen! You really rock Songbirds in so many awesome ways, and these are no exception. Great idea to emboss different backgrounds and vary the green leaves!

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  10. Right?!?! I also suffer from that, why not make 5 more of the same.....eep! Your cards are beautiful, carefully designed and crafted. LOVE that sweet glittery song bird with the Red Cardinal like qualities, it's gorgeous! Fab cards! Merry Merry!

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  11. So pretty and elegant, Helen.

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  12. Beautiful design, Helen! Love the birds in red & the embossed backgrounds!

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  13. Beautiful birds and love the look of them in red. Very elegant look.

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  14. these are so sweet Helen! I love the strip of silver at the bottom of each card and how each one is just a little bit different. I can totally relate to the "coulda, shoulda, woulda's"! Songbirds is always a bit hit!

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  15. Woooww RED Bird
    I love always if you used this Bird
    never ending idea with this lovely Bird
    lovely sets Helen
    great arrangement on your card
    hugs
    Monika

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