Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Card Inspiration - Flying Unicorn

Hi Everyone!!

Rebecca here with you today. My question to you all, how many cards do you think you can get out of one, yes only one 6 x 6 paper pad. Would you believe me if I told you 29 (TWENTY NINE!!, you have read correctly). 


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I love to set myself a challenge, so I challenged my inner crafter to push one 6 x 6 as far as I possibly could. I took the absolutely gorgeous Teresa Collins Santa's List 6 x 6 and starting thinking and thinking, I pulled out those Christmas stamps that I never use (because I am a lazy stamp hoarder) and got cracking. I made it to 25 cards and thought perfect, 25 days of Christmas, but there was STILL paper left!!. Four more cards were produced

In total I made 17 full size cards and 12 minis (great for putting on Christmas presents). 9 sheets of card stock were used, which created 2 full size cards and 2 minis, with leftover card stock for more minis. I intentionally made the cards fairly basic in order to create fast cards which were not going to over use paper.  As you can see there are double ups and a few triple ups in the below bunch as it is much more time efficient to create a large amount of cards if you create in sets.
 

So now I ask, who is feeling inspired? Christmas is just around the corner it is most definitely time to get the card production going.

Many thanks for looking everyone, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

14 comments:

  1. Wow Bexta these cards are gorgeous. Should you ever decide to make for retail I would love a pack of 20 please and will collect them in June for Christmas 2014. x

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    1. Ooooh I don't know Sarah, I am a little selfish when it comes to my cards, I find it really hard to sell my cards. I am such a hoarder of my own crafts!!

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  2. Wowser..great job and exceptional inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Elle, they were super fun to make.

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  3. Wow, well done, so impressed. Can I be on your card list ;-)

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    1. You know Jennifer I have NEVER sent Christmas cards, how slack is that? I make so many cards but never send them. However, PM me your address I shall send you one.

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  4. SENSATIONAL...& if you know me even a little, that's one thing I LOOOVE - challenging myself:):) So, I am impressed by your challenge - you've totally rocked it......they all look fabulous:):)

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    1. Thank you Lizzy, I am constantly challenging myself, I love to push myself. Makes you grow stronger right?

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  5. Wow! These are fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! All so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sandi, I had a ball making these, I just kept going and going and going.

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  6. GOLLY awesome is the word that comes to mind! WOW!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

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    1. You are very welcome, I loved sharing these, even if I do say so myself - I was impressed with myself!!!. Never thought I could get that many cards out of one little pad.

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  7. WOW super cute cards love the colors that you used. Never knew you get that many cards TFS.

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    1. Many many thanks!!! And the crazy thing was that I still had a few scraps of paper left, if I REALLY REALLY pushed myself I may have even been able to get two more mini cards created. Ahhh by the time I got to 29 though, I was all carded out.

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