Dawn’s 10 Minutes or Less
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You look at the calendar and realize Aunt Shirley?s birthday is in a few days, the post office closes in 30 minutes, and you don?t have a card! Whew! I almost panicked when I was asked to make a card in 10 minutes or less! Talk about hyperventilating!

Here is what I came up with for you in … wait for it. Yes, I set a timer … EIGHT MINUTES!

After deciding what I would use on my card, I set the timer and started cutting paper. I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch piece of white cardstock and folded it in half to create a side-fold 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch card base.

Next, I cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch piece of white cardstock and ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder to create a textured card front. I stamped my sentiment onto another 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch piece allowing for placement of doily and circle dies; I then cut those pieces at one time. Before removing the circle die, I sponged the same color ink from outer edges inward.

I cut two lengths of ribbon to fit, using my tape runner on the narrower piece to hold it in place on the larger ribbon, and adhered them to the back of the embossed piece. This piece was then adhered to the base. I adhered the greeting to the doily, then added foam squares to the back to pop it up.

Voila! Eight minutes!


Supplies used: Distress shabby shutters ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.; lime pastel chalk ink pad from Clearsnap; ribbon from May Arts Ribbon and American Crafts; Wishing Well stamp set, Doily dies (#CSBD62) and Double Stitched Circles dies (#CBD136) from Our Daily Bread Designs.

8 Responses to Dawn’s 10 Minutes or Less

  1. Clean and simple. Just lovely. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. Bobbi Miller says:

    WOW! Talk about stunning! This is just gorgeous! Beautiful job, and in 8 minutes? It would take me more time than that to just decide on supplies! Love this! Thanks for the inspiration. Must CAS this one.

  3. Wow! Eight minutes! That’s great and so beautiful. I especially like the shading on your sentiment tag. When I do that, it never comes out this pretty. I need to practice.

  4. Wendy says:

    This card is beautiful. I think it would take me about an hour to make!

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  6. Lisa Silver says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I have been know a time or three to chase the mail carrier up the street! Fabulous cards!

  7. Diane says:

    Love the texture! What embossing folder did you use?

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