12 Days: 12 Cards in 12 Minutes

Jul 27, 2019 | Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards | 11 comments

12 Days: 12 Cards in 12 Minutes

Jul 27, 2019 | Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards | 11 comments

Sometimes you just gotta go stupid simple…

If you’ve got a loooong list of projects for the holidays, or you need to make massive quantities of cards, sometimes you just have to go stupid simple with some of your projects. Today’s 12 cards in 12 minutes fit that bill. I put today’s cards in the category of perfect for: coworkers, teachers, neighbors, party guests and gift accompaniment. You know, when you have over 10 people in a single group that you are giving cards and/or gifts to and you don’t have hours to spend on each person’s card. They will enjoy that each person received a different design, and that the card is handmade. Or, when the card isn’t the star of the gift – we don’t want to outshine that tin of handmade fudge with a card that took longer to make! LOL!

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You could win a pack of notecards & envelopes to make your own!

I’m giving away prizes every day of 12 days – you’ll have all 12 days to sign up and leave comments for extra entries! The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

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My Project

After selecting coordinating colors, these notecards took 10 minutes to make. So, literally, 12 cards in 12 minutes!

The Technique & Design

There’s not much to these! The key here is the notecard size. In the video, I reference A1 size. They’re also known as 4 BAR. The folded card dimension is 3 1/2″ x 5″. Some sites will make reference to something just short of 5″ (like 4 7/8″) – but they’re all the same. 

The background cardstock is just 1/4″ short to leave a nice 1/8″ border all the way around. And, though the sentiment cards are not sized to leave an even border all the way around, having the larger reveal on the top and bottom adds a bit of interest!

Of course, you can leave these cards as-is, or you can add more to them. You could add some glitter pen accents, enamel dots, sequins, clear gloss effects…. there’s lots of ways to step these up if you just feel the need…

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Project Tutorial Video

Does today’s project really warrant a video? Well, I wanted to show you just how easy these are! Enjoy 😀

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