I made 150 of these in the last month to give to my children's teachers, aides, and therapists. They are now neatly packaged in sets of ten with ten envelopes in PTI's clear boxes. See.
I'm so glad these are finished and ready to wrap. Each side is lined with a gold prismacolor marker, meaning I lined 600 sides total. Each card has three dots of glitter glue on it, which means I applied 450 dots of gold Stickles. Not that I'm counting or anything.
There aren't words for the boredom of this project. THERE AREN'T WORDS!!!
Then, there are these:
They are filled with Russian Tea mix and have little Avery labels on the back with instructions. There are only twelve, so not so bad, I suppose. But I had to punch 36 snowflakes for them. And another 36 for these:
I didn't have enough gemstones for all twelve of these, so I used red Stickles instead. Sigh.
The one fun mass-production project of the season has been a tradition in our family for three years now. Jack LOVES to make these Sugar Plums, and this year the elderly ten-year-old deigned to help, too:
This is just a half-batch and we still need to make the other half. Using pipe cleaners and jingle bells is brilliant (my idea!) to tie the bags over the sugar plums. In years past, I used red rafia or curly ribbon, tied into bows. WAY too time consuming and tedious. Pipe cleaners are easier and quicker, and the jingle bells are so festive, don't you think? These go to the neighborhood children, bus drivers and bus aides, and school friends.
Yesterday, my latest order from Stampin'Treasures arrived. It included THIS SET from Hero Arts. I know, I know. It's full of outline images, but aren't they cute? I've got so many ideas for these. After weeks of mind-numbing mass production, I'm looking forward to playing this afternoon.
Feel free to link in the comments to your own mass production projects this year. I'd love to see what you're making, too!