Video: Easy Mass-Producible Holiday Card

by Michelle Short October 26, 2020 14 Comments

Hello there, Michelle here and today I wanted to share an easily mass-producible holiday card with you using the Christmas Lights Border Fancy Die. In general terms, I do not mass produce cards. I maybe will make two of a card design and change up the colour, but that's it. However, for Christmas and the holidays, I find it easier to pick a couple of designs and then mass produce them. 

Wonderful Time of the Year by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The Christmas Lights Border Fancy Die is perfect for mass producing as it takes up most of the work on the card! Here is the video showing how I made the card:


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I started off by stamping the sentiment from the Comfort and Joy Messages set on to a panel of Lapis Cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then took Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink and blended this around the edges of the cardstock panel. I then added a layer of Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink to darken it further. 

Wonderful Time of the Year by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took White Glimmer Metallic Ink and splattered this over the panel before setting it aside to dry. I took a panel of Dove White Cardstock and added a layer of adhesive sheet on the back. It was then die cut using the Christmas Lights Border Fancy Die. This was added to the blue panel and then both added to a top-folding card base. Usually with die cuts, I die cut them a few times to create dimension but for mass-producing, I prefer to use just the one layer and I still think it makes a big impact. 

Wonderful Time of the Year by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

To finish off, I added a few bubble embellishments to the card, adhering with Precision Glue. For mass-producing, I will do all the steps individually, for example, stamp and emboss all the panels first, then ink blend them all. I will then die cut all the Christmas Lights in one go and then adhere them. Finally, I would then embellish. I find this assembly line style quicker than creating each card individually. 

What about you? Do you like to mass produce holiday cards? Or do you like to create individual cards? Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day and happy stamping! 

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14 Responses

Pat Holcomb
Pat Holcomb

October 28, 2020

What a pretty card. A great example for mass producing. Thanks for sharing!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

October 27, 2020

I love this card! Thank you so much for sharing the video on how you made it!!

Johanna Rundell
Johanna Rundell

October 27, 2020

Beautiful card and some good tips for creating it. I get bored mass producing cards, but for Christmas it would be a good idea as I have to make close to 200.

Pamela Edwards
Pamela Edwards

October 26, 2020

masking. It was so great to find a way to make a scene show depth.

Kimberly Fusselman
Kimberly Fusselman

October 26, 2020

I wish I had known then how valuable a tool like a Misti would be. I also wish I had bought a reinker every time I bought a stamp pad. Lessons learned!

Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson

October 26, 2020

This is so timely as I have just, whoops, made a start on my Christmas Cards. Lovely video.

Jennifer Pirie
Jennifer Pirie

October 26, 2020

I wish I could have known how to use the correct adhesives for each project. And how important the quality of the stamp is. Sometimes you have to pay a little more but it is so worth it in the long run.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

October 26, 2020

So pretty and love the Christmas lights frame die. Another great one.

Henriëtte M.
Henriëtte M.

October 26, 2020

Gorgeous card Michelle, I love the Christmas Lights die you used.
No I never mass produce cards, I love to make individual cards specially made for the recipient.
Thank you so much for the tutorial video, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

October 26, 2020

Lovely card, love the background!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

October 26, 2020

Oh Michelle, such a lovely color, we do our house in blue each year and this is a wonderful inspiration for me. It’s perfect… I can see putting a little image on the lower part, so sweet! Lovely card!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 26, 2020

Gorgeous CAS design indeed!!

Rachel Groner
Rachel Groner

October 26, 2020

Proof simple can be beautiful! I tend to make unique cards for family friends & mass produce for school, work, church etc

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

October 26, 2020

I do my cards one by one – however great idea to do mass production! TFS