Thursday, September 27, 2007
QUICK and EASY ....
...cards for PTSA. I wasn't going to post them, but decided to because we all have moments where we need QUICK and EASY cards to mass produce for one thing or another.
A short story here:
Years ago when I first started stamping, PTSA asked me to make cards for the board to sign and give to the staff on their birthdays. Oh, back then I was all into making each card unique and special for each person. Well, 80 cards for 80 people gradually begins to wear on ya, ya know? So after a couple years I started making cards by the month, all the same. All birthday recipients that month got the same card. Year 4, I found the premade cards and envelopes at Michaels in plain white. Just did a quick gussy up on the front and called it a day. Year 5, I found these fantastic colorful card bases at Michaels made by DCWV, slap a coordinated card stock stripe and greeting panel and there you go - QUICK and EASY cards, these were done in about an hour and a half with lots of dawdling in between (you know dog in, dog out, phone calls, refilling the iced tea, etc.). Another QUICK and EASY tip, leave the embellishments at home. Simple stamping and popped up layering complete these cards.
It's not that I don't enjoy making quality cards for the staff, it's that I'm sure they find their way to the circular file in a relatively fast manner, you know? I know they appreciate the acknowledgement and that's what matters in the end.
Now for my special teacher friends, and there are a few, I make a personal customized card tailored just for them.
All stamps, inks and plain card stock are Stampin' Up! Patterned card bases are DCWV.