I am the biggest fan of not reinventing the wheel, especially when it comes to crafting. There’s no reason to be original with everything you create. That’s why, when it comes to cards, you can simply make a slight tweak or two, but essentially use the same design to quickly create a card.
Perfect example? Oh, that would be our Miss Laura with her Celebrate cards!
[ Designs | Life Additions: Backgrounds / July Four (celebrate) / Funky Flowers (free download!) / This & That: Family [just shapes] (star). Stamps | For You ]
Love that with a simple switch of color and icon, this card design can be used for his or hers.
Here’s what Laura has to tell us about these:
Once a year, I like to create a new batch of birthday cards to have on hand. I never seem to be prepared for birthdays, so I like having a stash of cards that I can pull from that will work for family, family, or anyone celebrating their special day. As much as I would love to create a wide variety of cards, I’m a big fan of creating just one simple design – and then mass producing that one design for all of my cards. I usually pick 2-4 different patterned paper schemes, making some fitting for the boys/men in my life, and some for the girls/women in my life.
I started by die cutting a circle background, from Kerri’s Life Additions: Background kit, from patterned paper, and then adhering that to the front of my card, layering it over a white grid patterned paper. I decided to go with a simple “celebrate” for my sentiment, found in the July Four kit. I added a die cut flower to the girl cards, using the Funky Flower cut file, and a star to the boy cards, using a cut file from the This & That: Family [just shapes] kit.
I never seem to have much to write in the inside of birthday cards. Please tell me I’m not the only one that keeps by birthday wishes simple. Lol. So I stamped a birthday message on the inside of the card using Kerri’s For You stamp set. This still allows me room to write the recipients name at the top, and a quick message below.
I love a great design that’s easy to replicate, and mass produce assembly line style. And I think this card works perfectly for just that. I’m so glad my birthday card stash has been replenished for all of the upcoming birthdays on our calendar!
…and my birthday is september 16. ;)