WOYWW#193 and another storm coming!

We've dug out, repaired the Snow blower and  did a big food shopping, just in time, more snow coming!!  I was very busy today, my women's study group and running a lot of errands.  I got dinner going right away in anticipation of having a few hours in my craft room. In the morning before I left the house I planned out my project,   I needed kiddie birthday cards.  I grabbed a mat stack, the  4.5x6 size, pulled the paper apart and cut them to 4.5x5 to make faces for my cards.  Using a mat stack on precut and folded bases is a super fast way to get a lot of clean and simple cards made. A drawer of ribbons, pulled out my collection of kids stamps - these were on wood and after one attempt at stamping and keeping the image in the right place unsuccessfully, I pulled all my stamps off their woodblocks.  I am so happy I did, with the oddly shaped images, it has made image placement so much easier!!

then I glued the card stock to the bases and pressed them under a book.  For economy sake I use Aleene's  BRUSH on tacky glue for this step.  I left them under the book while I was gone for the day and they came out perfect. The Brush makes this easy!  I did the whole mat stack of 72 pieces of card stock.

After dinner and during the State of the Union address I made the cards

I made four of each card (not all are shown)  I really enjoyed making these cards, good thing I still need to make a lot more!!

I send the little ones birthday cards too, for the kiddie cards I use the light weight 80# card stock and usually make it the A2 (half sheet size).
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Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
Ginny M


Chrysalis said…
Hi Jinny - brill cards and a great way of mass-producing in a hurry! It's a real chore, juggling everything in a crafty life, eh?! Have a great week, Chris x
Ann B said…
Gosh, you've been busy and so many cars. Love the elephants especially.
Ann B
Bella said…
Wow, what a production line. Such a good idea.
Jackie said…
Now that is productive ........ What a great way to get on with making your cards
Jackie 3
Helen said…
Wow, that is a huge amount of cards - love the fish and the elephants! Have a great day. helen, 2
Ria Gall said…
Some great cards and I love those papers that you have used. You are amazing at getting so many made at one time, love them
Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
Ria #46
Heather Alger said…
Great cards, you have been so busy :0)
Happy WOYWW Heather # 62
okienurse said…
WOW such a busy desk and I love all those awesome cards! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #17
House of Bears said…
We've used one of those mat stack packs before and they do make a lovely base for cards. Love all your makes but the elephants are our favourite.

The bears @#78 this week
CraftygasheadZo said…
Wow you have been busy, lots of fab SU goodies too I see! Enjoy your week, take care Zo xx 93
Marit said…
Wow, that's a whole lot of cards you made, and so totally different from mine *teehee* I am here via woyww for the first time and I'm having a blast seeing all the desks and meeting new people! Love from Holland, Marit #89
Claire said…
wow!! you are incredibly productive! wonderful cards and i love seeing them come to life :)
a happy WOYWW to you and i hope you have a wonderful week!
no. 7
Krisha said…
Yes, I pulled my rubber off the wood blocks years ago and am still happy I did. I only have a few small ones still on wood these days. I love the elephant image.
Krisha #133
Kim said…
What a lovely lot of cards. Particularly love the elephants! Happy WOYWW #151
Winnie said…
Such great cards! I have those Monkeys and i love them! They make me smile. I am loving your elephants too. I have never seen that large glue with a brush, as I have the small bottles. I will look for it!
Enjoy Valentine's Day!
Winnie #79
Queen Lightwell said…
What a great idea and you say its economical, too? I'm going to have to look into that as I made just over a 100 card bases with double-sided tape and used, well, *several* rolls of tape! You don't have any problems with the glue coming undone or making the paper ruffly-like? Well, thanks for the peek at your space. It looks very neat and organized and productive. :) Deeyll #142
Tertia said…
That is a serious amount of cards you made there, so glad I don't have to make so many. They are lovely.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #20
butlersabroad said…
I can't believe how many cards you made! But then again, what were you going to do with your time seeing as you were snowed in!!

Brenda 100
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Love em... and I did save my Elephant animal set.. may have to make some too... TFS!!
Anne said…
Loving all these! I am always stuck for childrens' cards! Great cards and I am sure they will be treasured by thier recipients! I am still amazed at how many cards you make at one time...no matter how fast I go I still only make one to your forty...!!!! Bravo!

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