Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The 4 1/2 Minute Card

I have admitted I am a very sloooow paper crafter. I fiddle, I mess, I rearrange...it can take me just about forever to complete a project.  I'm not complaining though because I love the process. So, if I can make something I'm pleased with relatively quickly I am pretty happy with myself!
Today I decided to pull out a mat stack I bought some time back.  It's called Mariposa, is manufactured by DCWV and you can see it here:
DCWV MS-003-00053 4-1/2 by 6-1/2 Mariposa GLTR & Foil Matstack
I don't usually purchase the matstacks because the paper sizes don't always work for me with A2 sized cards but for some reason I had ordered this a while back.  This stack is full of glittered (my friend, Donna does NOT like glitter....can you imagine that?!) and foiled papers that I think are gorgeous.  I decided to use some to make a card and decided I'd time myself.  I made this card from start to finish in 4 1/2 minutes!  Seriously...and that even included the time it took me to find my border punch!

You can't really see how lovely glittered this paper is...but it is just beautiful I think.  This stack has lots of butterfly or bird prints...just really soft and lovely.
I don't need to give you directions on this because it is just as it looks.  Besides the paper I used a Fiskar's border punch, a Stampin' Up punch (for the rounded sentiment), a sentiment (Many Thanks) by Paper Trey Ink,  Stampin Up Real Red ink for the sentiment, 3M tape to rise the sentiment up a bit, and some Stampin' Up gold cording as well as a piece of red cardstock from Archivers.  Very quick...very easy...and really an elegant card...all done in 4 1/2 minutes!!!


  1. Bee-utiful card idea. I like glitter. I have the 8"x8" Mariposa stack and have been using it for my scrapbooks of Butterfies & Birds since I like both Butterflies & Birds.

  2. No, I can't imagine anyone who doesn't like glitter. Ha.

    From Donna, the glitter-HATER =)


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