Over the summer, I shared some great tips on how batch processing can change how you manage your memories. Whether you’re working on a few duplicates for Scrappers Give Thanks or 100 holiday cards, the same concepts can be applied to card-making. Repetitive actions take less time than switching from one to another. It’s all about uni-tasking.
If you’re making a very large batch, then I like to start with a sample. This will help you iron out kinks in the process before cutting 50 sheets of card stock just a half inch too short. Organize your project into steps that can be grouped together, like printing, cutting, gluing etc.
Then, gather everything you will need for the full project. Work on the most time consuming aspect first, if that’s possible. Are you doing paper cutting, hand coloring or embossing? Start there and don’t stop until it’s done.
Now go back to the beginning and work from the foundation up. Prep all the bases and then layer from there.Â You’ll be able to incorporate that time-consuming component easily now without getting sidetracked.
Batch processing is one way to get more done in less time. Make the concept work for you in your next hybrid project!