07 January 2015

'Picture My Life' Cards in a Non-Traditional Way!

As they say better late then never! I had every intention of posting several times in the month of December, as you can see that didn't happen. lol

I had signed up to do a craft fair on 6 Dec.  My goal was to have handmade Christmas cards (at least 200 of them) to sell.  I figured out what kind of cards I wanted to make, made the list of supplies and ordered what I needed.  I was so excited to be making Christmas cards this year.  My kids were equally excited. I was surprised that even my 11 year old son WANTED to help make cards.  Over the week of Thanksgiving, Monday - Friday we made 242 cards.  About 40 of those cards were non-Christmas cards (see picture below). Even though I was finished making the Christmas cards I couldn't stop! It was so easy to make these cards, and with my kids helping (with the adhesive) it went even faster!!

Here are some pictures of the Christmas cards we made.

Christmas cards using A la Carte Picture My Life Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Program
Larger Christmas cards using A la Carte Picture My Life Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Program

Non-Christmas cards using other Picture My Life Scrapbook Programs.

I made two different size Christmas cards, one for the smaller (3x4) PML cards and one for the larger (4x6) PML cards. Even if I hadn't been making these for the craft fair it would have been a great way to make a large number of Christmas cards without breaking the piggy bank.

I used white (Z3024), red (Z1848), and silver (Z1799) shimmer trim.  I only need the 3 rolls, 1 of each color and still had plenty left over! I used silver geometric washi tape (Z1932), silver sequins (Z2013), and bling gems gold assortment (Z2023).  Several sheets of cardstock in 6 different colors (from full packs of cardstock). One can never have too much cardstock!!! The A la Carte Picture My Life™ Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Program (Z3064) and of course card base/envelopes.
If you haven't given the Picture My Life Scrapbooking program a try, well all I can say is all aboard!  There are so many ways to use these versatile cards! Mini albums, our Display Tray (Z1750), traditional scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking and SOOO many more ways to use these cards. Check out the picture below for a complete list of A la Carte PML programs, item numbers and price!