Saturday, November 15, 2008

Transparent Cards

I made a decision this week to make one set of Christmas cards at least once a week. By set, I mean about 8-10 cards. That should be enough cards for my Christmas list with what I've already made along the way. I send out about 70-80 cards a year around the first week of December.

Not long ago I discovered SheetLoad of Cards. This site makes it easy to make a set of cards by giving you all of the dimensions you need and showing fabulous samples all in a downloadable Adobe file. How cool is that?

For my first set of Christmas cards I used their October sketch, some Rusty Pickle designer papers, 2 sheets of cardstock- Real Red and Bashful Blue and a few punches. Oh, and 4 sheets of Transparencies.

The solid cardstock is inside the card and all of the designer paper is on the front. The cards were very simple to make EXCEPT for the transparencies. They are like magnets once you get the paper close so it was a little painstaking to make sure everything was centered. They turned out okay though.
Looking at them now, I think I will probably go back and add some dimension with crystal effects and jewels here and there.
Thanks for visiting me today!
Have a great weekend!
~Angel

7 comments:

Megan said...

Great idea, maybe then I would be able to get my cards done w/o stressing! Very cute also!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

I love your card set!! You are so organized and ahead of the game!!
--Becca

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow - they are all so different, yet beautifully coordinated!! big kudos to you for making so many gorgeous cards!!!
hugs, Jami

Allison said...

Oh, these look to be a challenge...I'll just admire yours, k?

Rose Ann said...

Goodness, girl...you've been busy!! Love these!!

Deborah said...

WOnderful set of Cards Angel! Deb

Heather said...

Angel,
I have read your blog a lot and especially when you were doing the 18 days of Angelocity, but I am not sure if I have ever left a comment.

I think I have to tell you about some of the cards you have done that I love.

I am a commenter and try to leave comments so I probably have,

Anyway I saw your comment on my blog candy and I wanted to come back again and check out your blog.

I have tried several times to add thas SCSC button to my blog and I have had problems getting it on, but I am going to try it again! I always love seeing it on others blogs!

I love your Christmas Cards I have heard of a Sheet of Cards from a coupld of my SU downlines, but I have never done it yet.

I usually send out about 100 Christmas cards, but this year I am just not sure with the postage cost and such.. I did start working on a rough draft of them today though!

Great Job Angel, and I will be back often. Love Love Love ODBD stamps!!!!
Thanks for the Candy Link!!!!

Heather