Thursday, March 21, 2013

10 minutes



Ten minutes to make a card. I know, I know...Usually we spend lots of time getting cards just right. Sometimes, we put them aside and come back to them when the mojo isn't quite up to snuff, almost there, but not quite right. So when Paulina challenges us to make a card in under 10 minutes, it really is a challenge! But I'm here to tell you it can be done. Pop on over to the 10 Minute Craft Dash and check it out--the projects there are wonderful, and all done within the time limit. The colors chosen for this challenge called my name. And they would not be ignored! See...

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Yummy, aren't they?! So "how do you make a card in less than 10 minutes" you might ask. Here's my best advice. First of all make the whole thing in your head down to the smallest detail. Then gather absolutely everything you need to make the card. Do a practice run if you're worried you can't do it in less than 10 minutes. Once you are comfortable, set your timer and go! 


This is mine. A bouquet of roses. And yes, I made this in under 10 minutes. Just barely...9:58. Whew!!! The longest things to do on this card were the roses. Stamping and cutting them out took 4 minutes. But I didn't panic, I just kept on going. Three quick passes in my Big Shot went fast enough, as did the adhering of all the elements, except those roses...Those took the next longest. But I still got it all done! All the paper were scraps, (yeah!!!) Doodlebug twine, DeNami roses stamp, PTI Birthday Basics sentiment, SU big die and ink, and Sizzix leaves die. Happy Dances.


8 comments:

Geri said...

Wow! You're are definitely making up for lost time! Beautiful card that knocked me off my chair when I read the 9:58! Awesome job speed cutting/fussy cutting the roses. The twine is THE perfect finishing touch. Another fabulous creation dear friend!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! Love the bold pops of pink and the kraft frame. It's amazing what you can get done in 10 mins!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome job getting this amazing card done in under 10 minutes. LOVE!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a beautiful bouquet of gorgeous roses, Bev, all that stunning cutting, arranging, sticking and tying, it's just so pretty ... and all in under 10 mins ... I bow to your royal creative speediness! Anita :)

Paulina said...

Oh my goodness, this just might be the cutest bouquet I've ever seen in blog land! I immediately spotted the DeNami rosebuds....LOVE that you used them! I'm amazed you were able to create all of this within the time limit and still had two seconds to spare!

Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Bev. I hope you can play along with us again soon!

cassie said...

This is gorgeous! I do the same thing as you - plan the whole thing in my head and then just go for it!
Thanks for playing along with us over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

Lyndal said...

Yep - the secret is in the preparation :) Fabulous spring bouquet & card.
So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minutes Craft Dash, hope to see you again soon!

maria f. said...

"make it all in your head - down to the last detail" You are SO right. That's the only way to make a card in 10 minutes. Love how this turned out.