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armygirl
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I was wondering,,,When you have all your supplies and you are ready to create a card,,Do you find yourself making Just one card and then switching to a different design? or Do you make a few of the same card. Then change and start a new design of card. I like to make 6 or 8 of the same card, then I move on to the next.


 
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Use to make each card differently, this took way to much time. Now I do them in bulk batches using same design but different paper and different emblishments so that each one is simaler but unique too.


 
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  • law on 01-31-12 08:58 AM
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I use the same design basics but change the stamp, paper color, etc to make them diffrent.Unless it's an invite to a gathering of some sort,why do an identical card?


 
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I don't think I've ever made the same card twice.

It would make more sense to, perhaps I should give it a try.


 
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I make 6 of the same card, because I give cards to my mom for her use,, My daughter sometimes uses them for her friends birthdays,and My Hubby sends his Mom a card each month..(she lives in Texas)I use them to send out for family members, also good idea to have a card at all times, for any occasion.


 
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I really try to make a couple of the same card. If I'm using my Cricut, then I usually cut at least 2 of everything in case I mess one up (tearing, gluing wrong side, etc.), but because of my somewhat limited supplies, both cards usually end up a little different anyways. I'm trying to make a bunch of cards to have on hand when a birthday or something comes up.


 
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I try to make several the same, especially if I've found a unisex deign. Girlie cards are so easy and fun, but I have few girlie recipients. Universal cards are always in demand. I leave the greeting off too, so that I can add that at the last minute to suit birthday, thank you, hello or whatever.


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
I try to make several the same, especially if I've found a unisex deign. Girlie cards are so easy and fun, but I have few girlie recipients. Universal cards are always in demand. I leave the greeting off too, so that I can add that at the last minute to suit birthday, thank you, hello or whatever.



That's a great idea to add the sentiment (greeting) when you're ready to use it.


 
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Hmmmm - need to try to make several of the same design cards - maybe that is why I am a slooooooowwww card maker.


 
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i just started making cards and I've found making at least 3 cards of each design works well for me. I'll use one and save the others for whatever or whenever I need them next. I also make some general cards with no greetings and apply the appropriate greeting when I use the card.


 
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The only time I make completely matching cards is when I'm hired to do a matching set.

Otherwise, I don't enjoy making cards that are the same - I like changing it up a bit. It doesn't really take me any longer, I just use different stuff!


 
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I have made only one at a time but I think it's time to change that. I should try to do at least 3 of the same design... even though I might use different colors. I could build up a stash that way instead of making one when I need it. Good topic.


 
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I just find it a whole lot easier to make a few of the same cards with the supplies that I already have out. Plus I try to use alot of my scraps too.


 
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I have only made one at a time but you ladies seem to have the right idea. When I need one in a hurry I have to run out and buy one. So the next card I make will be a set of more than one. Thanks for the info ladies.


 
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I have tried both ways. i make cards for the missionaries who visit the nursing homes. So I usually create 50 of the same and then mix and match with left over papers and elements. I change the wording on the last fifty. I get bored if I had to create 100 of the same. lol


 
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I usually make a few to even several of the same design. Designing is what takes so long and when I make something I really love than I can't just have one. I send cards for every holiday to my family and friends who are widowed so they are never forgotten and it is usually the same card to all of them with a few little changes.


 
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  • tcletoaddison Said:
I have only made one at a time but you ladies seem to have the right idea. When I need one in a hurry I have to run out and buy one. So the next card I make will be a set of more than one. Thanks for the info ladies.



I have a box of cards ready, So hopefully I won't ever have to run out and buy any,,They are so costly.


 
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  • fogrammy Said:
I usually make a few to even several of the same design. Designing is what takes so long and when I make something I really love than I can't just have one. I send cards for every holiday to my family and friends who are widowed so they are never forgotten and it is usually the same card to all of them with a few little changes.



I agree with you,,trying to come up with a design is what takes me the longest time,,But when I do find a card I like I will make more than 6 or 8 of them, LOL


 
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I've done both ... what I try to do is make a card right after I make a LO, using the scraps created from the page, because I HATE having leftover scraps. I very often use the design of the LO to inspire the card as well.

I usually keep the sentiment off until I need it, and I try to do at least SOME unisex cards, because I never seem to have any of those when I need them.


 
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  • madmatter Said:
I've done both ... what I try to do is make a card right after I make a LO, using the scraps created from the page, because I HATE having leftover scraps. I very often use the design of the LO to inspire the card as well.

I usually keep the sentiment off until I need it, and I try to do at least SOME unisex cards, because I never seem to have any of those when I need them.




THIS is such a great idea!!! I'm definitely going to try and incorporate that in my scrapping.


 
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  • madmatter Said:
I've done both ... what I try to do is make a card right after I make a LO, using the scraps created from the page, because I HATE having leftover scraps. I very often use the design of the LO to inspire the card as well.

I usually keep the sentiment off until I need it, and I try to do at least SOME unisex cards, because I never seem to have any of those when I need them.



This is a great idea,, So many of our LOs have such nice Pattern paper,,Im sure we can create a nice card from the leftover paper scraps. Thanks


 
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In response to armygirl

I try to make at least 3 at once especially if I'm using a stamp I like. Anything beyond that takes too long and I get bored and botch-up a fourth card: waste of supplies. I don't have use for more than 3 of the same: one for me to use, one for my friend's collection ( I send her a box of assorted for Christmas) and a spare. I've had a few lo's I love, but rarely use it again after the original 3. Too many ideas, too little time.


 
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  • JoanieCat Said:
I try to make at least 3 at once especially if I'm using a stamp I like. Anything beyond that takes too long and I get bored and botch-up a fourth card: waste of supplies. I don't have use for more than 3 of the same: one for me to use, one for my friend's collection ( I send her a box of assorted for Christmas) and a spare. I've had a few lo's I love, but rarely use it again after the original 3. Too many ideas, too little time.



Great idea to share one with a friend.


 
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I am pretty much a card maker EXCLUSIVELY,,,

for the most part, I make each card individually,,,,,,but if I make a card that took a particularly LONG time to make,,,,,or a difficult card (read GUY cards), or a type of card that I am particularly LOW on, I'll make two. I figure the first one took me 2 hours to make, I might as well make a second in 10 minutes and have TWO cards for 130 minutes of effort rather than one for 120 minutes of effort. Often, they are not exact,,,,,,the sentiment might be different,,,,or left blank for the second.

Guy Cards By CommaHolly


 
armygirl
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Holly, The one thing I have trouble with is making Guy (male) Cards. I dont own alot of masculine stamps and I just cant get motivated to make the male cards.


 
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I have a hard time with them too, Silvia,,,,hence the reason I make TWO if I actually COME UP WITH a design LOL


 
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Great ideas ladies.


 
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  • Esmee on 02-14-12 12:25 AM
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It depends....Christmas cards: I make 3 or 4 different designs in one style, all the cards are made with the same papers and embellishments. (and don't use that stuff the next few years, if any is left).

Normal cards are personally, I make them with one person in mind.


 
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I find it very interesting to see how different but still how very similar we are when we are creating. I got some good ideas for the next time I sit down to make cards. I really need to get some masculine cards made. Thanks


 
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  • Esmee on 02-14-12 07:29 AM
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I don't know what stamps you have Most of my stamps are use able for both (male and female), I'm always trying to look at the person, what colours will be really something for him, what's in his house? that kind of thing Wow, it's really difficult to say what you mean in a different language!! The stamps are the same but the way I colour them and the background paper can be different or used in a different way. I made this one for a guy:



 
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I usually make a differnt card each time. Although at Christmas, I did duplicate my designs and it was quicker. I may do this more throughout the year as well.


 
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  • Esmee Said:
I don't know what stamps you have Most of my stamps are use able for both (male and female), I'm always trying to look at the person, what colours will be really something for him, what's in his house? that kind of thing Wow, it's really difficult to say what you mean in a different language!! The stamps are the same but the way I colour them and the background paper can be different or used in a different way. I made this one for a guy:




Your card is Very Pretty. Thanks


 
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  • pwiswell Said:
I usually make a differnt card each time. Although at Christmas, I did duplicate my designs and it was quicker. I may do this more throughout the year as well.



I think it's a good idea to make a few of the same,,At least it works well for me cause I join swaps and I also give lots of cards to my mom for her use.


 
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  • Esmee on 02-18-12 05:24 AM
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Thank you


 
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I do just one and then switch but now that I learned more about card making I think I will make like 10 of a kind and then change the design. This would be much more fast and efficient.


 
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I make a bunch of one design, and send them to Operation Write Home.


 
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Mindy,I've heard about OWH,,I think what they do is Fantastic. Such a nice thing for you to take part in.


 
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I never create the same card twice, but I'm sure it's been done. Lol I have used the same papers on different cards, but different designs. Always different designs. Often though, I leave the greeting or sentiment blank that way some of my more versatile designs can be used in a hurry as needed.


 
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I never make two cards the same. Of course mine always have a colored stamp on them be it magnolia's or another stamp.


 
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