Tuesday, June 17, 2008

3 cards in 30 minutes


More quick, simple cards today...I feel like I've been flyin' by the seat of my past this last week, so cards have had to be quick and simple. You know how Rachel Ray has her 30 minute meals show....well today's post is my card version of that show.... "3 cards in 30 minutes" .
I'm really enjoying this new SU wedding set, To Have and To Hold. This time I used it to make an anniversary card...a 30th annivesary for a very special couple (Happy Anniversary Steve & Mary)!! The Happy Anniversary sentiment is from one of my favorite, very versatile sentiment sets, Hugs & Wishes! I already had the image piece colored and it was sitting in my scrap pile (long story how it landed there, lol!)...so that made the card even faster. Tip for making fast cards ~ check out your scrap-pile, there's probably something there that you can turn into a great card! This card is one my husband asked me (kind of last minute...you know how that is) to make for an employee celebrating 20 years with the bank : ) !! I haven't met the gal who'll be receiving it, so I asked my husband about her and what type of card she'd like...he said it should be fun, maybe blue, but definitely no pink, nothing frilly, not too cutsey, not too serious and no glitter {gasp! no gliter?!?}. I showed him a few different sentiments and he like this one from the Phrases for a Friend stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog. That gave me a good starting point. I think it looks like it still needs a few more details, but he thought it was perfect...so that's that. Now that I'm looking at the photo again, the there is one thing that I think would have changed...I'd punch a hole just under the "c" in celebrate and thread the ribbon through...but the card is long gone, so that will have to be something fun to try next time : ) ! There's a tiny spraking swarovski crystal in the "o" , but it didn't show up looking very shiny in the photo, but IRL, it REALLY pops!! I found those at Walmart in the craft/jewelery making isle...they called to me. I'm a little like a gold fish, easily lured in by shiny things, LOL : ) !!! I used textured cardstock for the stars...found a couple of those in my scrap-pile too! And this last card was made with the new Fresh Cuts Notecards (available this month as a sneak peek from the new fall/winter catty)! Those are great for making quick cards. This was a very quick card. I used the "thank you" from the Enjoy every Moment set, along with some Pumpkin Desiner Series Paper, Felt Flowers (Flower Fusion), a Regal Rose brad and a little double striped 5/8" Pumpkin ribbon (from the scrap-pile)...and it was done! 5 minutes...start to finish!! Now that's a fast card : ) !

What are you tips for quick cards? I'd love to hear you ideas : ) !!!

Supplies for the Anniversary card ~ Stamps: To have and to hold, Hugs & wishes Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DP Ink: Brillince Graphite, Black Stazon Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Bashful Taffeta ribbon, Swarovski tiny crystals, Sakura clear glaze pen
Supplies for the Celebrate card ~ Stamps: Phrases for a Friend Paper: Textured Real Red & Night of Navy, Whisper White, Prints Pack Designer Series Paper (hostess level-1) Ink: Night of Navy & Real Red Accessories: Red gingham ribbon, Large & Small Star punches, 3/16" corner rounder (scallops), dimensionals, tiny Swarovski crystals
Supplies for the Fresh Cuts Notecard ~ Stamps: Enjoy every Moment Paper: FC notecards, Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper Ink: Regal Rose Accessories: Flower Fusion felt flowers, Regal Rose Brad, 5/8" striped Pumpkin gg ribbon
We're headed to Cabo tomorrow for a little family vacation, so don't worry if you don't see any posts over the next 2 weeks. I do have one thing uploaded to blogger to show you while we're gone, including a cute party favor tic-tac-toe idea & tutorial : ) !!! Thanks for stopping by today : ) hugs, nancy

12 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are great. Have a wonderful vacation.

Pauline said...

Wow!! You are so fast, and such great results.

Tonya said...

I love the cards you showed today!! The star punch has been added to my purchase list. You have made so many wonderful cards with those that it's time for me to add it to my pile!! =)

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, these cards are nothing less than SPECTACULAR, AWESOME, and UTTERLY PERFECT! WOWZERS!!!!

Have a FANTASTIC trip !!!!!

Miss Hawk said...

I haven't commented on your blog before but check it frequently. I have been so inspired by the last several! You have made beautiful cards, and like a previous post, I now HAVE to have th star punch! Thank you for sharing your work.

Kelley Holland said...

I love Rachel Ray...YUM-O!!! All your cards are so pretty. Love the glittery dress the best!!

Krista said...

The cards are awesome !!!

Lori Barnett said...

Have an awesome trip!! Totally cute cards :) I'm coming to Lebanon the last part of July. I can't wait!!! Gonna see my dad and mom!

Janean Campbell said...

Great 30 minute cards...

The Crafty Den said...

Hi, what fab cards. I especially love the wedding card, so simple yet so stylish. I read your blog everyday (if I can) but this is the first time I've left a comment. Enjoy your vacation. Lots of love, Denise x

Wendy said...

Nancy, I love the cards. Simple and beautiful!

All Pink girl said...

Wow what fabulous cards love them all great work ,Dawnxx