Christmas cards, Wedding invitations, Birthday Party invitations and Baby Announcements are just a few examples of handmade cards that you may want to mass produce. When you are mass producing handmade cards, coming up with the design is the hard part. Setting up an assembly line to make them is easy.
Here’s step-by-step how I mass produced my Thinking of You Butterfly Card:
Step 1: Cut all paper. Fold card bases.
Step 2: Adhere Designer Series Paper.
Step 3: Cut ribbon. Tip: Use good scissors!
Step 4: Add Ribbon and Layer.
Step 5: Layer onto card fronts.
Step 6: Stamp Butterflies and Punch out.
Step 7: Add Butterflies to Cards.
Step 8: Stamp Greeting and Add Rhinestones.
Tips for Mass Producing Handmade Cards:
- Plan ahead. Measure paper and ribbon lengths, then check your supplies. Do you have enough card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and embellishments? If not, you’ll want to redesign your card or purchase the supplies you need.
- Doing all of one step at once really helps you get in the groove and get the cards done quickly. Cut all your ribbon at once, cut all your card stock at once, stamp all of your images at the same time, etc.
- Stamp first, then assemble. This card was an exception to this rule, but usually I stamp first and then assemble. That way if you mess up an image you don’t mess up your whole card!
Do you have any other tips for mass producing handmade cards? Please leave a comment if you do!