Happy Tuesday, Crafty Friends!
Boy, do I have a treat for you! Today is all about mass producing cards as a gift or to simply save you time while you already have all the products out! There is also a beautiful second project towards the end.
Don’t forget, all these newly released products will be available for purchase on the TE webstore starting this Thursday, Oct. 4th, at 9AM CST!
Let’s begin with this set of 5 cards and coordinating envelopes.
I will start with this card, but for the most part…all five cards were created in the exact same fashion.
Here are the step by step instructions on how I completed this five card set.
- Create five A2 sized, top-folding card bases. Choose your cardstock colors. For these five cards I choose TE Sea Salt, Cilantro, Blueberry, Shimmer White, and Cherry Pop as my bases.
- Next, take a piece of each of the cardstock colors and use the TE Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. This will create the beautiful frame along the edges of the cards (and it hides the foam adhesive…hehe). Set aside.
- Cut five pieces of TE Vellum into A2 size. These vellum panels will be used to make the five various backgrounds. Stamp and heat emboss the new TE Scandinavian Background stamp on all five vellum pieces. I used TE Fine Detail Embossing Powders in the colors: Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, White, and Diamond (their newest color in this October Release!). Once all the backgrounds are heat embossed, match them up with the card base colors.
- Create the sentiments for each card. I coupled the new TE Simply Said – Christmas stamp and TE Sentiment Stacker 2 dies to create the sentiments for each card. I love finding new ways to use dies with sentiment stamps. 🙂
- Lastly, adhere everything together! The frame has a nice thickness that you can hide your adhesive behind, including the adhesive behind the vellum. I adhered the Scandinavian vellum background to the cardbase first (cutting off about an 1/8 of an inch on all sides). I think used foam adhesive to adhere the frame and sentiment on top. Viola, your five mass produced cards are complete!
- Bonus round: If so desired…this is where you can create five matching envelopes as well so that your recipient (or yourself) has ones ready to go! I took various stamps and dies to create fun flaps on the TE envelopes. I tried to create a fun matching look to the card.
Hope you have enjoyed reading about how I put these mass produced cards together. It is easier to do everything all at once, while you have the supplies out. Plus, these are very nice gifts to give to someone to share your creativity and joy with!
***Also, I wanted to mention that for a limited time, you can earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Big Background Bundle! Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll receive 120 Crafty Points when you purchase our Holiday Big Background bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CDT on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made at www.tayloredexpressions.com***
Onto the second card project…
This was one of my favorite projects that I created for this release because it was made from a “messed up” project. HAHA! We all have those, don’t we? Scraps we just throw away…but I couldn’t because I had no time left! I sadly caught Shingles, which is very painful, and couldn’t concentrate to create. Therefore, I had to MAKE DO! This card could also be mass produced if you wanted!
Here is how I put this card together:
- Created a messy background with multiple TE premium ink colors. It was SUPER messy and NOT my favorite color palette, but guess what happens when you cover it with vellum? It all melds together perfectly, which is why I didn’t throw it away. I just went with it and I think the end result came out good! After the colorful background was created, I adhered a piece of TE Vellum on top.
***Okay, here is where I am going to go crazy about a product I have absolutely fallen head over heels with. TE Heat-Resistant Window Acetate!!! If you have NOT tried this product yet, you MUST! It should definitely be a staple in your craft room, especially if you love to heat emboss on acetate. This acetate may slightly warped when you’re actively heat embossing, but once it cools…IT IS COMPLETELY STRAIGHT! Obviously, anything under an immense amount of heat for a long period of time will burn, but I was super impressed with this heat-resistant acetate. Trust me, I have tried a lot of brands. I have also been very meticulous and careful when heat embossing, but would still get warping. I will no longer have that problem with TE heat-resistant window acetate and am extremely happy! There’s my great craft find of the year!! ***
- Okay, back to how I put this shaker card together. I created a frame to “hide” the adhesive and create a shaker window.
- Next, I stamped and heat embossed with TE Snow Day Background stamp and TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – White onto TE Heat-Resistant Window Acetate. I wanted something different on the front of the shaker window instead of leaving it plain. Therefore, I made a beautiful snow fall-like background on the window of the shaker element.
- The snowy background piece of acetate was adhered behind the frame. Then, foam adhesive was place behind the frame to create a shaker window for the fillings to go into. TE has some of the most wonderful shaker fillings. Once the window was filled with shaker bits, the colorful vellum background was adhered. The entire shaker window element was adhered to an A2 sized, top-folding card base.
- Lastly, I used the new TE Merry Script die, TE Merry Script Backer – Mixed Media Die, and TE Make It Merry stamp set for the sentiment.
- Viola! Card project #2 complete!
Thank you, again, for reading along on how I created all these cards. I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peeks thus far. Another reminder….Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!
Have a lovely rest of your day,
Supplies Used for Card Project 1:
Supplies Used for Card Project 2: