After attending lots of Stamp Camps, my customers confessed that with card kits already prepared ahead of time, they need to know how to do this at home so I created the Getting Started With Card Making class. I was surprised! Here they have been buying products for quite a while, but still didn't know the steps.
We borrowed some space from Meals on Wheels and set out all the steps in a line down 6 covered tables.
First, I score my cardstock. Usually 12 sheets at a time to make 24 cards at once.
Then cut those sheets in half, the opposite direction to create your card bases 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". In this class, I was showing them a quick way to make 6 cards at once using 3 sheets of cardstock to start.
This method leaves a couple of strips to be used as garnish on other projects.
I keep these Cheat Sheets on hand so I can use some standard measurements over and over again. The 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece is an entire A2 card face. The others show layering options.
Stamping is where the speed actually comes in. When you're making multiples, lay out your card faces and then put your ink pads out with the stamps lined up on or beside them to get everything organized. Remember, I make 24-32 cards at a time.
One thing that you can depend on with my cards is that if there is a layer or more, everything is going to be stamped, adhered, embellished and everything BEFORE the panel is adhered to the card base. Taking a card base and applying layer after layer never works with my cards because there may be ribbon involved and once you've glued the layer down, the job becomes harder.
These simple cards had layers stapled together AND THEN adhered to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
This picture above shows my Card Storage System that I talked about in THIS POST, and you can also see the Getting Started Bundles that I was delivering to new members of the Dandelion Society which you can read about in THIS POST.
Now that you've seen a peek into my methods, are you wanting to join us sending out a dozen cards a week? Shoot me an EMAIL HERE and let me know you want to join The Dandelion Society. Give me your phone number and I would be happy to explain it to you and how I'm keeping Dandelions connected all over the country!