Saturday, November 3, 2007

Card Assembly--Bustin' a Move!

Well, today was the day! Angela, Paula, Sandra, and I gathered in my basement and cranked out a bunch of Christmas cards!

Here's a picture of the ladies, hard at work. Do you know how challenging it is to photograph stamping? There was such rapid moving going on--hands flying from ink pads to paper--that I have blurring in the photo! HA!

Angela's brand new to stamping, and she took on this project because she wanted to involve her children in the Christmas cards this year. So, her oldest daughter, Kaelin, came along and began working with her SU! Kids Markers to color the 30 images of Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, and the sheep. Her younger brother, 6-year-old Jake, and her three-year-old sister Payton are all going to get a chance to do some coloring, and Angela intends for them to sign their work, just like all artists do. Isn't that going to make a great family memory?

Sandra's the speediest stamper in the group. She also has a great analytical mind, so she came with a diagram of what she was going to assemble, already complete with measurements for each piece. She also had her pictures back from the printer already, so she left with her 20 cards completed. (She's quite the trooper, since she had 3 wisdom teeth out on Thursday!) Isn't her daughter adorable? And the design is all coordinated with red matting. See the great little detail on the greeting? That thin strip of paper was left over after I cut something, and she immediately said, "Don't throw that away." She incorporated it into her design, making the greeting look like a present! Genius!

Paula liked the design I came up with, and so we set about replicating 60 for her. She will be using a 4x6 photo instead of the 3.5x5 that I used, so we resized her Dashing designer paper pieces to 3x4. She got 12 out of each sheet that way, using only 5 sheets of her package of 12! She's going to attach a red bow above each greeting, adhere the photo, sign their name, and they'll be ready to go in the envelopes! Her daughter Laney is going to stamp something fun on each envelope.

Ya'll, we even had time for a leisurely lunch and everyone went home by 1. We had a great time, and were productive. If enough of you are around Thanksgiving weekend, I'd be willing to host another group! I'm putting an order in to SU! on Nov. 15 or 16, so think it over. It's not too late!


sandra said...

thanks a lot for the wonderful morning. My daughter Olivia and my husband loved the Christmas cards I amde and I fell very good on having everything already done for the Holiday!!
Thanks again

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! Love the idea of getting the kids to color the cards! :) And yes, what a nice memory that will make!

My Paper World said...

It looks like you all had a fun time! Thanks for sharing the photos!