Do you ever wonder how to make speedy handmade cards? Well, today I’ve got some ideas that I think will help you.
Takes a bit of pre-planning….because I want to get done quickly, I know my cards can’t be complicated, need to go together quickly and not use lots of different products.
Here’s my tip for how to make speedy handmade cards: Limit the colors, stamps, and products used AND choose an easy card layout.
You will see that the cards I share today are mostly ink, stamps and cardstock (limited products). They all share a similar color theme – Real Red (limited colors). I’ve also used the same stamp set for each of my cards (limited stamps).
Let’s get started with the first card.
- Note that this is a simple card to make. The sentiment is stamped and matted with a piece of Real Red cardstock.
- Background is stamped with the retiring Brushstrokes background stamp. I could just have easily used a piece of designer paper for the background instead. That would have made this card even quicker!
Here’s the second card I have to share. It’s another great example of how to make speedy handmade cards.
- The sentiment on this card is also just stamped. I added several enamel accents as embellishments.
- I created the background for this card by repeatedly stamping the banner image over and over onto the Real Red card base using Real Red ink.
- To change up the layout a bit, I attached the sentiment piece at an angle. Note that it doesn’t have a matte behind it either.
Here’s my third quick and easy card. The main color is the same, but I have added a second accent color…Night of Navy.
- I created the background on this card exactly like my second example above. To change it up a bit, I stamped in portrait orientation.
- The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy. I ended up fussy cutting the words, because they didn’t fit across the card any other way. That certainly is NOT AN EXAMPLE OF A QUICK WAY TO MAKE A CARD, but I liked the way it looked. A bit of pre-planning and fore-thought would have avoided this mistake.
Here’s one more example of how to make speedy handmade cards. Again, I have some fussy cutting on this card because of some stamping mistakes I made in the process. But, if there wasn’t any hand cutting, this is a quick to make card.
- I used Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper as the background of my card. This paper was actually the inspiration for the color themes of the cards I shared today.
Here’s a link to another blog post I wrote with tips for mass producing cards. Some of these tips can be applied in learning how to make speedy handmade cards.
Leave a comment and let me know one thing you learned today about how to make speedy handmade cards.