I decided to start a series here on my blog of "15 minute quick cards". Oh sure, I could probably do one in 8-10 minutes, but I just CAN'T not dress my cards up a little bit, so for me, "quick" is about 15 minutes worth of my time. If I want to make one faster, I'll omit a bow or some gems, or something I might need to "fussy cut".
|I made the "shadow" underneath the heart by stamping some scrolls onto a white cardstock heart I cut out using the Cricut (actually had it left over from Valentine's Day), glued it onto the card, and then put the orange heart on top.|
Next is a card using leftover scraps from Sarita (retired) papers. I used some of CTMH's Smokey Plum cardstock for the card base.
The little envelope on the front of the card is from the My CrushTM Bluebird Memories Assortment. Just love the little envelopes! and I put a little tag inside that I stamped "love you" on the back of.
Last but not least - I used a scrap of some Dakota woodgrain paper (retired) and adhered it to a white card. I used a little piece of the Ruby Chevron ribbon which I love against the woodgrain! We also have it in blue denim. I want to thank Michelle Johns from My Flights of Fancy for the idea I got for this wood grain card with the ruby chevron ribbon.
|I stamped the sentiment from the same retired stamp set and matted it on red cardstock, used some red shimmer trim (we also have PURPLE and bronz) and added a little chipboard banner I had left from another project.|
I timed myself on all 3 cards, and each one took less than 15 minutes! Using the shimmer trim and adding little gems really dresses up a card and it is so FAST to add them.
Look for more of my 15 minute Quick Cards posts in the near future. Would love to see you try one and let me know if you got it done in 15 minutes or less. Use up those scraps girls!