My realtor friends wanted some card refills so I was happy to oblige. I'm glad to hear that their business is doing well enough to have the need for *congratulations on your new home* cards. I was absolutely thrilled when Nicholed designed the Papertrey stamp set called Boards and Beams. The details on the houses are fabulous and the sentiments are perfect too. I needed to do a little mass production so there wasn't time to color all of the stamped houses individually. So instead I decided to do some paper piecing. I simply stamped the house image onto polka dot patterned paper by My Mind's Eye with Palette Black Noir ink. The design of the polka dot patterned paper was simple enough that it did not take away from the architectural details on the house. I cut out the houses with a sharp pair of fine tip scissors. I did use some Copic markers on the roof and window shutters to add a little bit of detailing. Next I popped the houses up on pop dots and adhered them to a few rectangle layers of cardstock. By stamping the tree image directly onto the cardstock and then placing the house in front, I created some perception of depth in my focal images. I adhered some Spring Moss Grosgrain ribbon to the focal pieces by cutting notches in ribbon then stapling directly to the cardstock. I used PTI Kraft cardstock for my card base and PTI Polka Dot Basics in white ink for the background. I was able to create a nice little stack of cards pretty quickly. By keeping the design the same, I saved time because I could easily get my production line going. Same size pieces, same length of ribbons, same size of patterned papers, same size cardstock mats, etc.
So whatever kinds of cards you're making, remember to do some mass production sometimes. You'll be glad you took a little extra time to make a few more cards for your stash.