Wednesday, April 3, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash... Creating Cards in No Time at All!

WOW. I have scrapped in 10 minutes before, and I thought that was hard. Making a card in 10 minutes that I actually wanted to use was even harder. You really don't want to see the first one I did. It had banners and fussy cutting, and marker. Not pretty. Created in under 10 minutes, but a total trainwreck. So... I went and looked at the challenge examples again (at PrettyPinkPosh) and kept it simple.
To make sure that I could stay within my 10 minutes, I first set out all of my supplies. Keeping everything close to hand made it easy to create without having to make too many decisions. 
See all of that stuff? Nope. Didn't use everything. I'm okay with that. Having it out gave me options. I went with what felt natural instead of forcing something that wasn't to be.
And just in case you were wondering... Here is my time left out of the 10 minutes. Seriously... It didn't even take 5 minutes!!! I can only credit that to a pre-folded card base, stamping directly onto the paper (a risk since I'm NOT a stamper... I credit some great stamping advice a few friends have given me lately), washi tape and embellishments that already have adhesive on them. The faux stitching was the most difficult and time consuming thing for the whole card.
Seriously FUN challenge. Really. I think I'm going to try it again. :) Pin It


  1. LOVE your fabric flowers and faux stitching Heather - I'm always tempted to attempt the impossible with these challenges - what can I say, I'm a slow learner LOL!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Card Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

  2. wow - 5 minutes and 48 seconds! that's awesome - love your card.
    thanks for playing along with us over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash :)

  3. Great job! I couldn't decide if I wanted to play along and opted out. Wish I would have! You did a super cute card :)