Friday, October 28, 2016

Stamping for the Holidays


With the holidays fast approaching, the assembly line card making frenzy is upon us.  We are going to shed some light on how you can get all of your cards out the door and with your sanity intact!


We also have a special sponsor for this episode with a FABULOUS giveaway to help you with all of your holiday stamping needs!  All you have to do is listen to the podcast, let us know what your holiday card plans are in the comments on our blog or on our So Suzy Podcast Facebook Page.



SHOW NOTES


  1. Check out the MISTI in action
  2. Visit My Sweet Petunia to pick up your MISTI
  3. Make your list
  4. Design your card
  5. Get your supplies
  6. Prep your paper
  7. Set up your assembly line
  8. Put your cards together
  9. Send them out
Order your stamps online - www.usps.com
Don't forget your tape runner - my personal favorite is the 3M Scotch Tape Applicator



58 comments:

  1. Some great tips, thanks again! I've promised to make some cards to sell in work for a charity fundraiser so I'll be using these tips and the ones from the, selling your cards podcast.

    I can't be a forgetful momma this year! ��

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    1. YEAH!!! I can't wait to see them and your googly eye Halloween cards are the bomdiggityshizznit! Love them!

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  2. I love the timing of your podcast Suz! Since I no longer have my personal card maker (achSuzyMoorechooo!!) making me cards. I need to create my own. Clean & simple here I come! Since I send out close to 100 cards, this podcast was a perfect refresher for this project. Of course I can't do this without my Misti, it makes this so much more fun, Thanks My Sweet Petunia & Suzy, Love you! Mama
    p.s. Those cards did go out just the day after Christmas :)

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    1. LOL Nice save, Mom! And wow, that personal card maker of yours truly sucks, how dare she leave you!

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  3. Thanks for these tips. I have had great results from using Kinkos to cut paper for large quantities of cards. I bought my paper this week and plan to take it for cutting next week. Thanks for reminding me to get my envelopes bought. Love these podcasts!

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    1. YEAH!! I wish I had a Kinko's closer! Although, it WOULD make for a great excuse for a ROADTRIP!!!! I hope you share a picture of your Christmas cards with us!

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    2. I am aware Staples also cuts cardstock!

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  4. Fun times! I have started on
    my Christmas cards and treat
    holders. I only have about
    10 that I send out, but I
    love making them.
    Carla from Utah

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    1. Oh how fun!!! Nothing better than getting a fabulous treat along with Christmas cards!!!

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  5. Thanks for the great podcast - it was just the inspiration that I needed. This will be my first year to send out Christmas cards, and I am up for the challenge now. I plan on keeping my list somewhat short because I am going to use this opportunity to share with all of our loved ones that we are in the adoption process to add a baby to our family. My mind is racing with ideas of how to incorporate this huge blessing into our Christmas message. Thanks again for the inspiring podcast, and I would LOVE the chance to win that MISTI!

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    1. Oh my goodness! Ashlee, congratulations!! Talk about a FANTASTIC way to announce your new little one! The world received a blessing and so are you!!!

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  6. This podcast is a life saver! My plan was to just create gazillions of Christmas Cards and mail them out, but the list idea is brilliant!!! Will definitely do that. Other than that... a lot of Christmas wine, singing and cookies while crafting :P

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    1. LOL Sounds like a perfect kind of day!

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  7. I have about 50 or more cards to send for Christmas. I have a bunch of new stamps and no plan. I just sit and do what comes to mind after looking at the stamps. Each card is different. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but brings joy to my heart.

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    1. There is nothing more important than the joy that it brings!

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  8. Great podcast. I've already cut layer 2 and am very pleased with myself. Not usually a "do ahead" person but I have decided I am going to be more organized this year! Thanks to your podcast I will have my snacks ready for assembly day!

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    1. Woo hoo!!!!!! So glad to hear about your snackie preparedness LOL

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  9. Loved the take it to the post office to check postage tip. I don't do very many cards and each is made especially for the recipient. Thanks for all the organization tips.

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  10. I love listening to podcasts when I am in my stamp/scrapbook room so I can jot ideas along with what projects I have available to do these ideas with....It helps in two ways...gets me to my "alone" place AND gets me jump started on the next holiday card i need to make!!

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    1. Woo hoooooooooooooooo!!! That is absolutely wonderful!

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  11. What an awesome idea to do a pre-mailing! Very smart! I don't make as many Christmas cards as I'd like, but those closest to me always get one. The ones for my bff's are usually bulky so they get hand delivered. Thanks for the ideas!

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    1. Your BFF's are super lucky to get some fabulously special cards!

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  12. Great podcast! Love the list idea and of course the snacks!

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  13. Your podcasts have been so timely and on point, your DT podcast was full of information and tips and I have become a devoted listener since then. Such great tips on card making, I never thought about mailing a card to myself, the cost can definitely be devastating! I know the MISTI would definitely help with streamlining this process, it has been at the top of my wish list for the longest time. Thanks so much for the chance to win and also for the informational podcast!

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    1. Awww, I am so glad that you are enjoying them!!!! Good luck on being a MISTI winner!

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    2. Thank you so much for all you do! And yes, fingers crossed for a MISTI!

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  14. Great ideas! I make lots of Christmas cards all year round so no stress in December. I would love a Mini MISTI so thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. That is super smart so you aren't totally overwhelmed!

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  15. Great advice! And timely. Maybe I'll actually send cards this year... last year? Umm I think I only got through the uber special list.

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    1. LOL I don't even get through THAT! One day, I am going to at least ATTEMPT to make and send cards!

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  16. I plan to make Christmas cards for a charity card drive and your suggestions are very much appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you.

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    1. That is so wonderful of you! I am sure the recipients will be beyond thrilled!

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  17. Hi! I'm a new reader and I'm very impressed from this fun way to talk with your readers through a podcast! I hope to understand all because I'm Italian! I think the list idea is great! Will definitely do that! Thank you for all the tips! I'm a "newbie" and I'm learning about to create cute cards. I'm planning to start making Christmas cards in the next few days. I've not a Misti yet so, I think I'll making about 10/20 cards (I hope!) for my family and my friends! Can I ask you if the giveaway is open worldwide? Crossing my fingers! A big hug!

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    1. Arianna, WELCOME! I am so glad you found our podcast and you are so right, a MISTI would totally help you out and I am happy to say that, YES! It is open world-wide! Woo hoo!!!!! Big hugs to you!

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    2. Suzy, you're so sweet! Thank you so much for all! Have a nice Sunday and Halloween! <3

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  18. Great podcast. You don't have to sell me on the MISTI. It's fabulous. Perfect timing for this podcast. I plan to make 8 cards for a Christmas Card Exchange and I want to make as many as I can for the Caring Hearts Card drive, as well as some cards for my family. I have limited time so your suggestions are very helpful to me.

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    1. Miss Jean! Thank you so much for your encouragement and I am so glad you enjoyed this podcast! Here's to hoping you make a bunch of wonderful cards for the Card Drive!!!

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  19. Great podcast!!It is my first and I really like it! Awesome tips, I have made around 250-300 Christmas cards so far and am planning to at least double that number. I also get a couple sheets of stamps specially made with a special photo, I use these stamps for the super special people on my card list! It is so sweet to see my granddaughter's sweet face smiling at you when you get that card! A couple times a year they have them on sale at stamps.com and I get them then. It is well worth the few extra dollars to add that special touch!
    I try to have them all addressed and stamped, ready to go so that I can send them out the day before Thanksgiving!
    Happy stamping and thanks for the chance to be a winner and the great podcast! I have signed up to get the podcasts delivered from now on!! YAY!

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    1. WOW!!!! Barbara, you are a card making QUEEN!!!!! I am in awe of your talent and dedication!

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    2. I give sets of 5 cards with envelopes to the most special people on my list so that they can also send handmade cards to their special loved ones. I actually only send about 25-30 cards to individuals but love knowing that they are able to pass on the handmade love!

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    3. That is an excellent thing to do! I used to make sets like that for my mom so she can give them away as gifts during the holidays. I know they all appreciated having cards to send out as well!

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  20. World podcast domination is in full swing, lol! Great reminder about removing dimension for mass mailings!

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  21. Hi, I had no plans on how to get my Christmas cards accomplished, just the thought that I am making Christmas cards this year! (new crafter) Now thanks to your podcast, I have plans. I will make a list, design my card, and get crafting! Thanks

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    1. Woo hoo!!!!! I hope you share your pictures of your cards with us!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of card making!

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  22. I love your podcasts. The music makes me feel like I should have a margarita in my hand!

    I love your idea of columns. I'll add an extra to mine, people that will throw it away so they get leftover store bought cards. lol

    I actually made my card fronts in February, determined not to be rushed at the last minute. Gorgeous 5x7 cards with snowflakes, sparkles and embossing. 50 of them. Uhm yeah now I can't find them. So my beautiful cards will be destined for another year and I've got to get busy stamping for this year. lol

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    1. Oh my gosh! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard!!!!!! I sure you hope find those sparkly fabulous cards! LOL (And ummmm, I totally think the same thing with the intro music! LOL)

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  23. Great ideas, lots of food for thought.

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  24. I plan on making a bunch of cards and selling them. Of course, this is what "I plan" every year. What I will do is make about 10 cards and sell them to my friends and family. I will not send out Christmas cards, I haven't in years! I will go through all my stamps about a gazillion times saying "how cute" and "oh that would be beautiful with ... (fill in the blank)." Oh, and if I receive any cards, which I haven't in years, I will go through my Mama's stash that she gets free from various charities each year and send that. As for your idea of making it a little card making party, a caveat. Don't drink and craft. Your cards will look beautiful during your solo cup party but in the harsh light of the morning after, they will look like a 5 year old got happy in the glitter. Not that I would know, just saying.

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    1. LMFAO Salima's cards look like all the time! The glitter just means you are spreading elfie glitter bombs like Christmas joy to your friends and family! LOL

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  25. I have big beautiful plans for my Christmas cards.... However, after your podcast I am going to rethink the intricacy of my cards once I make my columns. Great podcast!,

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  26. Some awesome tips here! I love the assembly line type of putting cards together!
    I am planning to make about 20 special cards.... I always have great ideas of making more, but I am a last-minute kinda gal and will be lucky to get 20 made!

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  27. I always get bored if I try to make more than 5 of the same style of card! I loved listening to the tips - I just found your podcast on iTunes and am a new subscriber. I'm thinking of doing some watercolours images - I have a poinsettia stamp I'd like to emboss with white. Thanks so much for the giveaway! The Misti looks amazing - it's on my wish list!

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  28. Who's this Murphy guy you speak about?....and why does he always get more than one card? Great ideas and throughly enjoyable listening to you. Will definitely be using Misti (all three of them) for my card making sessions. As another one would be hoarding, should you draw my name, I'd like to pass her on to Simply Charming who appears to be in desperate need of one.

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