Before I show you my card - I need you to know that I passionately dislike mass-producing cards. Two of the same card is too many! I typically manage to avoid it for Christmas because there are so many challenges throughout the year that force me to stay on top of my Christmas stash. May events are a different story. My husband is a lacrosse coach at the high school - so I have multiple graduation cards for his graduates. He is also a confirmation teacher/mentor at church - so I have multiple confirmation cards to make - compounded by the fact that the recipients are middle-school boys who are extremely difficult to craft for. (I'm seeing a pattern here - it's all my husband's fault!)
So last Saturday I had dozens of confirmation cards to make before that evening. As is typical when I'm rushed, I totally blank - no creative ideas whatsoever. I glanced ahead at today's sketch for FMS and realized I could something with it - a sentiment, a cross, quick and easy!
I changed the sketch slightly to a square so my smaller cross die fit (it's from Paper Smooches). My original plan was a two-color cross and, if I weren't mass-producing, I would have stuck with that. But when I cut the first card, it stuck a little in the middle and it warped a little, popping up the ends - and the rest is history!! You can see the cross and I didn't have to cut dozens of more crosses in colors and then adhere those fine line pieces.
I made my husband pick the sentiment. It's an old, old, OLD stamp from Rubber Stampede, but I like it for the middle-schoolers.
There was one young girl in the mix - so I changed it up slightly.