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Christmas cards are probably the first project that comes to mind when it comes to holiday crafting. Wherever you fall on the spectrum — from custom cards for each recipient to a mass-produced look appropriate for anyone on your card list — having the ability to create a card set in quick fashion is a handy skill to have in your toolbox.

Handmade card from Michelle Short featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today's Craft - Holiday Cards

Mass-producing your Christmas cards is a pretty essential tactic when it comes to ticking items off your holiday crafting to-do list. Today, Michelle is sharing some fantastic techniques for making the most of your time while ensuring you still have tons of fun!

Whether you're creating dozens of the same design or doing a handful each of several different designs, her tips will come in handy. Here are some of the ideas we think are invaluable:

  • work assembly-line style, doing your stamping, coloring, die cutting, and assembly in batches
  • stick to a more limited color palette and work with a coloring medium you love and are comfortable with
  • dig into your patterned paper stash to create interesting backdrops for your scenes
  • maximize your supply usage with creative cutting 
  • touch up over-heated embossing with a gel pen

What did we miss? Watch the video and let us know what ideas you'll be implementing. We'd love to hear your tips and tricks for mass-producing cards as well!

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday | Holiday Cards on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

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Deadline to comment is Wednesday, October 20 at 10 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Friday, October 22, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We're wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!


Dino-mite Christmas
Dino-mite Christmas Die-namics
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad
Holly Jolly
Paper Pad
A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics
Stitched Slimline Snow Drifts
Itty Bitty Holiday
Itty Bitty Strips
Precision Glue

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Love these cute lil Dino’s.. These are simple and are just perfect for mass produce :)

Deekshita October 20, 2021

these dino’s are adorable! The cards are simple and easy yet adorable!!!

aiysha October 19, 2021

These were cute cards. I think it’s simple to make a couple of cards using the basic supplies I’ve gotten out for one, when I actually have time. Then have a couple spares and didn’t have to get all the supplies out again.

Golda Peterson October 18, 2021

These dinos are too cute for words. Fun to see them in a Christmas motif!

Kimberly Hopper October 17, 2021

I love these cards! These tips are some of the things I do every year once I choose our main Christmas card design!

Amanda Wilcox October 17, 2021

Adorable dinos. I have a grandson who would love any of these sweet cards ! The little sentiments work perfectly with them. Thanks.

Linda Anderson October 17, 2021

Such cute cards and great for mass producing. I come from a large family so I do a lot of mass producing for holidays throughout the year. Generally I make 30-40 cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc. In fact this weekend I will be making my Halloween cards and next weekend I hope to make about 20 cards for Veterans’ Day. I’m not great at coloring so I tend to minimize coloring when mass producing. I save that for birthday cards through out the year. I enjoyed your video. Thanks for the tips!

Michele W October 16, 2021

Those dinosaurs and card’s are just adorable

Ashley Cortez October 16, 2021

I do not make a lot of cards for Christmas. I do love the simplicity of cards and these do look easy and cute.

Susan Strong October 15, 2021

Fantastic holiday cards! I love mass producing Christmas cards!

Heidi Rees October 15, 2021

Love those adorable “santa-saurs.” These cards would be wonderful to mass produce.

Cyndi Morris October 15, 2021

Michelle, these are fabulous!

Kristi H. October 15, 2021

love the festive dinos, they’re so funny!

marta October 15, 2021

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