Friday, June 22, 2012

Specialty Cards with Special Meaning

Have you ever had that special card order that has special meaning to your customer?  ...And they are trusting you with it?  Whoa, that can be a lot of pressure.  However, creativity is the key in situations like this.  Keep reading and you'll see what I mean.

I have a dear friend that recently contacted my to create a small collection of, what she called, "Specialty Cards".  She explained why she wanted the cards, why they were special to her and then gave me creative freedom to create.  So here's what I came up with...

My friend was very pleased with the designs...(Whew) and so was I.  Each of the cards has its own personality...ya know what I mean?  I really like each of these cards, but one in particular is my favorite.  Can you guess which one it is???  Do you have a favorite?  If so let me know in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember creativity never stops, so do some thing creative every day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

30 Years and Counting can be overwhelming.  However if you let your creativity flow an idea is sure to bubble forth.

I was recently contacted by a friend in need of custom invitations for her sister and brother-in-law's 30th wedding anniversary. She had a few requirements: unique, white party theme and fun.  So after thinking about her requirements for a little while I came up with two custom samples.  Here is the one that she selected....

I really like this design.  Mostly importantly it pleased my customer and her family.  The design of the base of the invitation is that of a gate fold card.  The embellishment was something that I created using my Pazzles Inspiration Cutter.  (I love my Pazzles!)  I think I may add this design or a slightly modified version to my collection!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Remember do creativity never stops, so do some thing creative every day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mass Production

So...have you ever needed to make a lot of cards in a relatively short period of time?  I have and that can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.

I recently received an order for multiple "Thank You" card sets and I wanted to manage my time wisely on this project.  (I can become distracted so easily some times. LOL)  So to ensure the best use of my time, I implemented a true 'mass production' type style of working.

Below is the video that I created to demonstrate my version of 'mass production'.  I hope you enjoy it!

Oh, and of course I couldn't leave you without a picture of the card that was featured in the set.

Check out the video to see how I made several of these cards in short period of time.