Sunday, September 30, 2012

How to make a lot with your gypsy!

While perusing my fave blogs I found this from Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady here!  It is a youtube video about making multiples and the series she does there is called Gypsy Made Easy (GME)!

Thanks to her inspiration and some happy mail I got in the form of a new cart...Create a Critter 2.  I didn't get 1 when it came out and I have no cutesy carts... but I sure didn't expect to make christmas cards when I ordered it!  lol
 I found this image and turned it into a window card!
 Watch where the arrow is on the cutting mat to know which way to line yours up if you try this but I need 30 Christmas cards... I have 15 sheets of ds Heidi Grace design paper that is gorgeous red and green polka dots on one side and a light green polka dot on the other... planning my cards I laid this out so that the Joys on the bottom of the paper will cut out on the red side and the card will cut out with the light green side as the outside.  My plan is to use the extra "Joys" to make cards for friends and neighbors with some premade cards I got on sale at Hobby Lobby for $5.00!!!!  Yay!  Love sales!
 Now I have 2 sizes of red cs so I needed 2 layouts for the different sized papers...here is one...
 And here is the other... I did use labels on this project to keep me honest when I am cutting these cards out so I labeled one 8 x 10 and one 10 x 12 to go with the 2 sizes of similar red cs I have.
Next for the green cs I am cutting these cute wreathes... they have holes in them for the ribbon and berries so the red shows through .. but my idea is to add some stickles I have for BLING!

 Because my cards are red on the inside I need a place for a sentiment... so I chose my stamp I wanted to use for the sentiment and measured it and found this shape in the Art Philosophy Cart by CTMH.

 It took me about 1 hour to design once I had picked out what I wanted to do and now all I have to do is hook up my gypsy to my cricut and cut away!  Then put them together... embellish and done!

Finally.. here is a pic of me and my honeys.. Rick and Daisy last Christmas!  This is one of my fave photos of us. 

Do you make Christmas cards???
Have you mass produced before???
What is your advice for someone about mass production if you have done it???

Stay tuned for the finished product!

Blessings to all!  Big announcement tomorrow October 1 you don't wanna miss!!!

Kathi

4 comments:

  1. That is so lovely. :) I would love for you to share it at SHOW-licious Crafts. Just follow the link to the post. I love new friends/readers posting new ideas, sew fun!! www.sewlicioushomedecor.com

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  2. Love your card(s). I have "mass" produced manually, now I will have to do it on my Cricut. Going to have to go check out Sheila's youtube videos. Thanks so much for the share.

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  3. Congrats on the Liebster Award and thanks for leaving me a note yesterday. Now a follower, Maureen

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  4. What a great way to do your cards! Can't wait to see the end result. I have done wedding invitations for my niece, sister and friend, but none used die cuts.
    Great picture, too! Love Daisy's antlers :)

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