But I really enjoyed Sarah's 'six cards on the 6th' which got me making 6 themed christmas cards each month.....with a limited set of supplies.....and inspired me to look at new, simpler ways of making cards.
So I loved Louise's post on the S J Crafts blog 'crafting cards with a common theme'....where she's using a similar idea to make sets of general cards.
So I thought I'd have a go.
I bought a Wild Rose Studios 6 x 6 christmas paper pack in the sales last week.....what really appealed to me was the pretty colours.....pink and aqua......not traditionally christmas at all......and apart from 2 designs that actually have christmas themed words or pictures....I thought it was perfect for some girly cards.My supplies were some oddments of toning plain card......the paper pack.....some pink and white flowers.....my brad box.....and 2 packs of gems.
I used some lovely images from a LOTV A5 picture pad....with some aqua colours added.The only other addition was this piece of zig zag felt which was sticking out of a box....and makes perfect bunting!!
I love that using one set of supplies makes it so much quicker to make the cards.....I would probably usually spend nearly as much time on one card as these 4 took.
I purposefully didn't put sentiments on them......they can be added later when I know exactly what the card is going to be used for.
I'll still make individual cards for some people....and some events.....but this is a great way of building up a supply of cards for when one is suddenly needed.
Thanks for the inspiration,Louise.