This week, the Papertrey Ink "Make it Monday" challenge is assembly-line card making. I usually make three to six cards from each of my designs. So I enjoyed seeing Laurie Willison's tips, including: Make a sample card, do all the die cuts and stamping in advance, prepare all the layers and embellishments, finish one step at a time for all the cards, then move on to the next step, and choose the right adhesive to attach each element.
That's basically how I make my multiples, including today's set of flowery note cards. Two of my tips to add to Laurie's: Plan a forgiving layout (or one that's easy to line up), and write some notes for placement and assembly sequence. My first tip is illustrated in this card from last week, where the "hello" and starry strip were easy to line up on the striped paper, and the circle's position on the card base didn't need to be precise. I used the second tip in today's card, where I wrote myself a note to adhere my dotted panel 1/8" down from the top fold and to center it over the stamped sentiment. It's easier for me to follow a cheat sheet and not rely on memory, especially when I don't finish all my cards in one sitting.
- Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist (light aqua), lemon tart (yellow), and the bitty dot print from PTI Hawaiian shores (deep aqua) pattern pack. The flowers are cut from patterned paper in the color pop florals kit.
- Embossing folder is Darice plaid.
- Dies are from PTI ad sense and color pop florals kit.
- The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI keep it simple: just a note, stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores ink cube.