So, I saw THIS card by Amy over on SCS and LOVED it - as I do all of her cards - and I thought "oohh...that would make a great card to CASE for a few of the TONS of cards I have to make in 5 days....."
Well....even after leaving off some of her details (sponging, buttons) I found it difficult to mass-produce. Cutting the top notes into thirds and then getting the patterned paper to match up with the colors I WANT, in the order I WANT, didn't exactly happen. So, after just 6 cards, I had to stop. The OCD in me couldn't take that I couldn't get the strips in the exact order I wanted. It is only possible to cut about 3 layers of DSP at once, so you have at most 3 Top Note die cuts that have the exact same cuts, BUT THEN to get the strips in the order you want it's just messed up. If this doesn't make sense, just take 3 pieces of paper/CS, whatever, and cut it into a irregular shape (so that there is a definite left, right, up and down) and then try to piece three new shapes with the strips of paper in the exact same order from left to right. Doesn't work....
So, enough of that. I loved her card, mine are pretty, but I will not try to mass-produce a cut-up Top Note anymore. They are super fun to make though and Amy has some others that I'm dying to CASE and play around with. Have a great day!
Stamps: To You & Yours
Paper: Holiday Treasures DSP, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories: Little Felt Flurries in Baja Breeze, silver brad, dimensionals, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot