Wednesday, May 27, 2009

15 MINUTE CARDS (if you can find the ribbon) and a FREEBIE

Lindsay from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff has designed some wonderful new digital card kits. When she told us about the kits she asked that we use one to make a 15 minute card. I totally panicked, you see I am a SLOOOOOOW crafter. Sometimes it takes me a week to finish a card. I have to try everything in every different way before I actually put glue to paper, sometimes I really annoy myself. However, when I saw her kits I was completely relieved. They are so easy to put together and so beautifully coordinated that it was a snap even for me.

In fact, it was so simple that I did a 5, 10 and 15 minute card with the Elegant Black and White Kit . I went from a simple elegant card to a more elaborate one all within the time limit. Keep in mind that the time limit didn't include cutting stuff out which I did while watching the Pens mutilate Carolina (sorry if your a Hurricanes fan... really, I mean that... he he).

The first card took only about 5 minutes to put together using just a few of the basic pieces from the kit (you get enough pieces for three cards on one sheet) a black cardstock base, and some ribbon.


The second one took about 10 minutes. I embossed the card base with a swiss dot embossing folder, added a white and black layer and a flower.

The last card is the most elaborate and actually took ME over 45 minute to make but that was because I spent 30 minutes looking for black satin ribbon that I finally realized my daughter had used for a school project. In reality it probably would have taken a little over 15 min. to put together with the extra pink layers, flowers and ribbon.

I also added an insert inside the card with a different layer from the kit and digital stamp from Lindsay's collection.

If you visit Lindsay's Blog she is giving away a free download of one of her new card kits and a coordinating Digi stamp to try out. Also, don't forget that if you buy 5$ worth of stamps you get one free until May 31.

GO PENS!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Michele said...

Oh WOW Kim these are just gorgeous. You've done an amazing job with one of Lindsay's card kits. Hugs Michele x

Judy Rozema said...

Kim, these are just beautiful! What great designs!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Wow! the one with the pink is my favorite but they are all stunning!

Margie said...

These are beautiful!I am a SLOOOOW crafter, too-mostly because I feel the need to drag everything I own out every time I craft!

Olena said...

Wow~ Cool cards! Love it! ~Olena~

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Stunning cards Kim!! Fantastic!

ljurecek said...

Kim, those cards are gorgeous! I thought I was the only slooow crafter. It takes me forever just to decide what I want to do and then a second eternity to change my mind! Great job!

paperscissorspaintcreate said...

WOW you made some awesome cards. I love the LO of the cards...stunning.

Maria said...

Wow, 15 minute cards!! That's fantastic! The 5 min one looks like it took a long time make because it's so pretty! Both cards are beautiful!! I'm the same way too with finding stuff for my card. A 15 min card can turn into a 30 min card just because I can't find my scissors! LOL!!

Maria

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

These are fantastic ! Black and white cards always look so elegant and if you can do them in 15 min. or less that's just a bonus ! Great job !

The Stamper's Touch said...

They are such wonderful cards Kim!!! Love the elegance of the colors!! And I'm with you, WAY TO GO PENS!!!!!!!!

Linda

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous 15 minute cards. They are all so elegant!

cards4u said...

Theses are beautiful - I'll need to check them out! thanks for the heads up : ) Have A Great Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty! Go Penns!!!!!

Gloria Dojlido said...

These cards are just so elegant...I love black and white.

Valerie said...

Pretty!