Thanks to Deb Warner, I was able to finish my cards in record time. I CASEd a card she posted on FB recently as “production line cards” and now I see she’s posted it in the gallery. http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/christmas-tree-card?context=latest
Since I needed a LOT of cards and time was running short, I decided to try this. After some trial and error (on junk CS) I decided the easiest way was to cut the CS and score in half as if I were making a card base. I positioned the music background stamp from the Home for the Holidays STV kit on my MISTI. Using Kraft ink, I stamped one end of the card, then turned it to stamp the other end. After stamping, I used the largest die from Spellbinders Matting Basics B centered over the background. I stamped the three trees from Christmas Greenery in Christmas Pine. After my first attempt at stamping the sentiment from Compliments of the Season in Cherry Red, I decided I needed to stamp it with my MISTI too. I positioned it at the end opposite where the Music Background was placed. This made the production line go even faster, because I could stamp the Music, cut to size, stamp the trees (these were all done without MISTI) then stamp sentiment. I used my Kraft cube to distress the edges. I used the narrowest width ScorTape around the edges and after they were all taped, I put them on Red Velvet card bases. I have discovered that if I remove the backing from the ScorTape strip at the top of the panel, if I don’t press it down, I can usually reposition it if it’s not quite straight. After the top is where I want it, I remove the sides, then the bottom and press firmly. I didn’t have as much trouble getting the panel straight as I have in the past. I made a dozen cards in a little under 90 minutes, including stamping the inside sentiment and the Made with Love by sentiment on the back. I used Ivory, White and Kraft for the music panel, and decided I liked the Ivory best. I ended up making 20 of these. Sorry for the long description, but I wanted to share how fast these cards are to make.