How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

By | May 21, 2018

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.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

 

PROJECT NOTES:

  • 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.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • 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.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • 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.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • 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.

 

 

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