Friday, November 27, 2009

Mass Production - Stamp Simply #115

I'm not much into mass production, but here again, Sharon's got me coming "out of my box" to do something different. Here's what she has to say:

Friday, Nov. 27 - ssnotime115 - Mass Production -- We've done something similar before, but at this time of year when many of us mass produce Christmas cards (that should be mailed out real soon!), I thought it was appropriate to do this again. Create a card that is SUPER easy to mass produce -- like once designed you could realistically sit down and do 6 or 8 or more within an hours time. Super simple, easy to reproduce cards for Christmas or any occasion that suits your fancy -- that is our today's challenge! Have fun and can't wait to see!!!

I've pretty much got all the cards I need done, so I decided to take advantage of this and get some treats done up for little Christmas gifts for my co-workers. And it was FAST! Once I decided on what paper and image I was going to use, it probably took me about an hour to get all six of these candy bars dressed up.

First, I cut all the paper pieces 6" x 6". Then I put red line tape on all of them before moving on to the next step, which was cutting ribbon. I stamped all the images at the same time, using a stamp from Just Rite's Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers set (this one was really quick because I didn't need to do any coloring), cut them all out at the same time them went back and embossed all of them. That saved some time just not switching back and forth on my Cuttlebug. Same with the green mats. Then I wrapped the paper around all of them, tied all the ribbons on, and attached all the tags with their little rhinestone accents. Voila! They were done! I need to do about 10 more and I'll be really done. I can probably get all of them done in an hour now that I've got my system down.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime115 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team!

Bethany Paull - November Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

This is Bethany's last week with us and we hate to see her go! It's been a treat, Bethany--please come back often!

Thanks for stopping by today! You know I love it when you do!

Stamps: Merry Little Christmas Borders and Centers (Just Rite Stamps)
Paper: Garland Howard Road (Scenic Route)
Ink: Ruby Red (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); rhinestones, ribbon (craft store); twine (PTI); red line tape


  1. What a great holiday treat! Thanks for the details.

  2. These look fabulous, Bar! Love that paper! (And the new banner is awesome, too!)

  3. Very sweet! Great way to dress up a candy bar . Pat

  4. What a great idea!! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!!

  5. How cute! I love this and I think this would be a super cute idea for my daughter's class at school. FUN! Thanks for the great idea Barb!

  6. So eye-apealling -- a totally FAB project!!! Love them!!!


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