Massive Mass Producing!

Hello friends!  I hope that you are having a great week so far!  After the little “heat wave” hit us, I’ve been enjoying some ‘nicer’ outdoor temperatures, finally.  As you may have read in a previous post, I had been working on my son’s wedding invites as well as some thank you cards for them to send out afterwards.  I will be sharing that later on, but today I have some other “mass production” that I’ve been working on in addition to those:

First up, I’d like to share a set of cards I’ve made for the Taylored Expressions Fans FB Group challenge for May which calls for “4-8 mass-produced cards. (similar or identical)” & the colors “Poblano Pepper with Confetti Cake“.  I do not own the Poblano Pepper, but I do have a small cube of Confetti Cake ink.

I’ve been wanting to create several sympathy cards so that I had them on hand instead of making at the last minute for one, so I was happy to get these made.  I decided it was just easier to make them identical so that I didn’t have to decide how to arrange or cut my papers, etc.  I’ve used the Taylored Expressions Diamond Botanicals with dies as well as the TE Diamonds Masking Stencils for the main image.  The background uses the TE Pierced Lattice Cutting Plate over a piece of Toffee cardstock.

Here’s a close-up look at one of the cards.  I stamped the floral image in black ink as well as the sentiment from the stamp set and then took one of the Diamonds masking stencil with some Confetti Cake Ink to softly blend around the edges of the sentiment area with it.  I also used a blender brush to blend around the edges of the cut Toffee layer too.

Since I only had the Confetti Cake ink color, I matched up the coordinating colors with my Copic markers and colored in the image using only those color tones.  I think it worked out great for sympathy cards.  After I colored up the images, I used the coordinating die cut and popped it up over the Toffee cut panels with foam tape squares and then layered it over a side folding white A2 card base.  I finished each one with some of those coordinating TE Pastel Tiny Diamonds.  (Although the suggested listed coordinating colors on the website don’t have the Poblano Pepper or Confetti Cake, I thought it matched up rather nicely to this anyway.)  I think these cards work out great for mailing too.


And speaking of sympathy cards and Taylored Expressions, I thought it would be great to create a nice gift set too:

If you remember one of my previous posts, you may remember where I created a greeting card gift set (CLICK HERE).  I’ve went along with the same idea here and made them all sympathy related cards using my own acetate box and some Taylored Expressions products.  These were all quick and easy to pull together using the Taylored Expressions Done for You Alcohol Ink Background Panels along with a previously released card kit stamp set/dies.

I decided to heat emboss several of the fern images with white, gold and silver over a few of the panels, some over white and vellum and then cut out.  I placed them along with the heat embossed sentiments cut out and arranged them over the panels.  I matched up the cardstock that I had from my stash with the panels to create the completed cards.

Here’s a gallery of a few of the cards up close along with the finished gift box tied with a ribbon: (Just click on each photo from my website to see them enlarged.)

I think this will make a nice gift for someone as I always hear people saying they never have a sympathy card on hand when they need one or for those people that don’t make their own cards too.


And lastly, I’ve made a couple sets of mini slimline style cards using the Taylored Expressions In the Garden-Triple Slim Layering Stencil:

I quickly fell in love with these quad type of stencils especially with these gorgeous florals!  I love the way these floral panels are different from one another and you can stencil them all up with the same color in one pass!  I needed a couple of Mother’s Day cards, so making all of these at once sure came in handy for bonuses too!

Using the “craft-along” video from Taylor and Heather, I used the same, or similar colors that was used, added my black splatters and then used the TE On Occasion with dies as well as the TE Get The Word Out-Mother’s Day with dies for the sentiments where I white heat embossed over black cardstock and cut out.  I just glued to the panels and attached each panel to a white mini slimline card base.

And then here’s another set of mini slimline cards using the same products as above except I used Toffee instead of the white cardstock for these.  I also stamped the sentiment with dark brown ink over white cardstock and then cut them out to place over the stenciled panels. 

I also used both dark brown and white paint to make the splatters over these.  I also used the TE mini slimline stitched and scallop die cuts for these cards and then layered them over top of a Toffee mini slimline card base.  I’ve also added a few TE white rhinestones for a bit of sparkle too.

I also think that these would make great greeting card gift sets as well!  So then it’s just a matter of which ones to keep and which ones to give away as a gift!?🤔

Hope you’ve enjoyed my mass production post today or have been inspired in some way.  Thank you so much for taking the time to drop in and say hi as I enjoy hearing from you!

Challenges:

  1. Creative Friday – No patterned paper (top set of cards only)
  2. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes with coloring (top set of cards only)
  3. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  4. Sparkles Monthly – Floral Frenzy
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  7. Stamping Sensations – Anything Goes optional: Flowers/Fauna

33 thoughts on “Massive Mass Producing!

  1. Gorgeous series of sympathy cards, Vicki. Love them all. Hope you don’t need them soon.
    The cards with the fern are stunning. Great to make them a gift.
    The stamped slimline cards are beautiful too!
    xxx Margreet

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  2. OMGosh, I love every one of these! They are all absolutely gorgeous! You’ve been so busy and making multiples is always a good idea – whether to keep or gift. I have several of TE’s layered stencils on my Gettin’ List! 😉

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  3. Where to start…In the top set “sympathy” your choice of dies and design are just stunning, and the colors you used are just perfect…the fern cards are amazing the different embossing colors, and the design and tied up so beautifully they make such a thoughtful and special gift bundle… absolutely love both slimline sets…in the top set I love the way you framed the Happy Mother’s Day, and the bottom set looks so perky on the kraft backgrounds. All in all you have done a great and inspirating job with your “mass production.” I sure hope after the wedding you post the invites and thank yous! You are so versatile with your style, which makes your work so interesting!

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  4. Hello my friend. You’ve had a very busy time, Vicki. So many beautiful sympathy cards. I love how beautifully they are packed in a plastic box and tied with a ribbon. You have a nice supply of compassion cards.
    I also love your slimline cards. They are so colorful and joyful.
    xx

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  5. What a wonderful selection Vicki, all are so beautiful, love the florals of course on kraft and white card stock, gorgeous stencils and colours..beautiful sympathy cards and I love the clear box for them to nestle in..all up just gorgeous,gorgeous cards and sets and I love all your added details..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. I so enjoyed this post! I’ve been trying to make at least two at a time when I create, to build my stash. Will have to look at my TE stamps and give this challenge a try! Your cards are all beautiful, Vicki! I especially love the first one, and am SO eager to see the invitations and thank you cards! Wish I lived close enough to drive up and help you out! What fun to have a wedding to design for! I’m currently working on 86 candy bar wrappers for a 90th birthday on Saturday. Just finished them! Thanks for sharing and always being an inspiration to me!

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in! I would love to grab a craft table with you!…and maybe some Mexican food! LOL You are always doing such fun and creative things! I look forward to seeing what your treats look like! 😉

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  7. These are all amazing and creative cards! I just LOVE the colors on the first set with those great backgrounds. The golden feathers and ferns look fabulous with those colorful inky backgrounds too! Great birthday card designs and my goodness, I’m just blown away with all the beautiful cards you made – all while doing your son’s wedding stationary too! You really know how to efficiently utilize your time, that’s for sure! Nice job on everything Vicki! You’ve earned a nice break now, so enjoy 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! I think in another month or two I’ll be MORE than ready to take a break! LOL Thanks for taking the time to stop in my friend!

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  8. Each and every set of cards is stunning Vicki,the colours on the first set of Sympathy cards is beautiful,but I do really like the ink effect papers and diecuts too on the second set,gorgeous floral cards as well,you have been busy

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  9. Oh my gosh that is an incredible amount of cards. I love all of them. That first stamp and the colors are so eye catching for me. And the alcohol ink back ground are always gorgeous and can be used for so many different cards but they work well for sympathy cards. The stencils are great for making quick work for cards. I only have a couple of layered stencils and really need to add more to my collection so I can easily make some more quick cards. I think I need to add these TE stencils to my wish list.

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  10. I guess it goes without being said that you have been busy! Wonderful cards. I love the pretty alcohol ink backgrounds, but also those stenciled cards are really neat on white and kraft. I haven’t tried a stencil like that yet. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Holey Holey Girl – you have been a busy paper crafter plus working on your sons wedding invitations and thank you cards. You never say I’m bored I’m sure. All of the cards featured today are awesome – love the alcohol ink paper sympathy cards – I thought you did the inked bgs until I read your post. I just don’t make many slimline cards – I’ve got a couple of dies but – A2 is my go to card size. All of the cards you showcased today are amazing.

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  12. Sorry I’m a little late! WOW love your sympathy cards and birthday cards but the sympathy ones with the alcohol inks backgrounds are just brilliant
    Carol x

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  13. These are all so beautifully done. I love the entry to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

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  14. You have been busier than a whole hive of bees, Vicki! Each and every one of these cards is an elegant, immensely pretty work of art.

    How thoughtful and caring of you to not only make some sympathy cards in advance for your own stash, but to create a set to give away. Objectively, that is something most of us could really use these days.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  15. VICKI! , to say you have been a busy girl is an understatement. I am so impressed with all you have created here, and the beautiful cards you made. The designs are all lovely. And making wedding invitations, fun but quite a job, but I know they will be wonderful and you will enjoy doing them.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  16. These are all so gorgeous, Vicki!! I love crafting days when I am able to stock up on cards such as these!! They don’t come often enough!!

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  17. So kreativ. Die erste Karte für die Challenge von Creativ Friday hat so schöne Farben. Und das Hintergrundmuster ist klasse. Eine sehr schöne und gelungene Karte.
    Danke, dass du bei Creative Friday mitgemacht hast.

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