The photos above actually represent one card I used to create two cards. The top two pictures are the front of the card and the inside top flap. The bottom picture is the inside bottom flap of the card. I created these as regular A6 size cards and ordered 35 of them. When I got my order I cut each card in half which created one card with a front and back and one card with an image on the front only. MDS won't allow you to place anything on the very back of your cards, so the bottom image was a stand-alone card and the back was blank except for the SU! printing. I was thrilled with how they turned out. My only mistake, if you can call it that, was that the image on the back of the first card was upside down. I wish I'd thought ahead enough to realize that and I would have flipped it. Hopefully the family and friends who received that version weren't too annoyed by that little detail. I didn't hear any complaints! The top card, which included the smaller pictures of my kids on the back, went mostly to family (and to a few friends who had complained that we hadn't sent out a card with family pictures for a while, Chad.) The second card, which included only the family picture, went to everyone else.
By reducing the size of the cards and then cutting the number of cards I ordered in half, I was able to drastically reduce the cost of my cards to a number I was able to swallow. Although I don't have plans to use MDS for day-to-day card making, I do like the ability to create cards I need on a larger scale, like Christmas Cards, party invitations, birth announcements (for other people!), and the like. I love to make cards, but I don't ever enjoy making 100 of the same card. I also liked that I could use the program to create one calendar and then print off enough copies to share with my whole family. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
I'll be back tomorrow with a post about a big project my husband and I have been working on since about Thanksgiving. It's still ongoing, but nearing completion. I can't wait to tell you all about it!