One of the teachers at my daughter's school asked me to make sets of thank you cards for the volunteers she coordinates. This is the last big batch of cards I need to make before the holidays (phew!)
She needed 7 sets, so I made 8, so that I could give one set to her. I spent Thursday making these sets of cards, which she will need first thing Friday morning as the volunteers start their final weekly shifts before our winter break.
Here's my advice for keeping the process efficient:
1) Start with Stampin' Up!'s precut 3.5x5 notecards - they come in sets of 20 with matching envelopes. They are made of Whisper White, which I generally find to be quite flimsy, but in this small size, they're pretty good. This reduces cutting time.
2) Make 8 each of 10 designs. This reduces design time.
3) Use or adapt designs you've used before. Another reduction in design time. (some of these probably look familiar to you!)
4) Make the designs one-layered.
5) Minimize stickles (they take a long time to dry)
6) KEEP YOUR HANDS AND WORK AREA CLEAN! (don't ask how I know this)
If you want the card recipes, click here to go to my splitcoaststampers gallery, where I've listed all the supplies used.
Happy Friday everyone!