Saturday, August 18, 2012

Another 5 Minute-er

I've talked about it before but I am always challenging myself to reduce the time I spend on a card.  Sure I love technique and I'm just as happy as the next person to spend hours creating something that I just love!  But sometimes it's just fun to whip something out without spending a ton of time.  I saw a card on the Hero Arts blog this morning where Joy Taylor made a confetti inspired card that I just thought was the coolest...gotta be able to do it in less than three minutes....kind of card!
You can see hers HERE.  Cute, fun and simple, huh?

So I thought...I can do this very quickly and create a couple of cards for my participation in the Operation Write Home project.  Cards for submission there need to have little dimension, no glitter, etc.  I thought this would be perfect.

Here are my versions:
 One was done with Basic Grey papers....the other with My Mind's Eye.
I used random circle punches and just adhered them to the cardstock...some were mounted on foam tape or dimensionals.  I used a Hero Arts sentiment, as well....stamped directly to the card base.

Easy peasy...2 cards...less than 10 minutes FLAT!

I entered this in the following challenges:
Hero Arts Blog challenge: Clean and  Simple 
Clearly iStamp: Clearly Inspired Challenge #58: Circles

Happy Crafting!


  1. oh so true! doesn't matter how long I spent to make a card everyone loves them no matter what. Love the contrast of the blue and yellow against the white. really pretty

  2. Cool. There's a challenge at Clearly i Stamp CIC58 Circles that you can enter this card in.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Such a brilliants idea, thanks for sharing Susan

  4. Susan such a brilliant creation love the play of circles!!

  5. Wow, your cards came out super cute and they look like they took alot longer to make. I love the colors and the stamp sentiment you used. I will try some myself. I also would like to make some cards for our heroes this year. Hugs always!

  6. Well, those cards are just AWESOME! I love both the papers you used but how different they look. Great cards!

  7. Hey Susan. some really great cards.


  8. Fantastic! What a great look you've created with circles and beautiful patterned papers!

  9. Love these cards, they look so easy. Just some circle. But who would have thought that only cirscle would make such nice cards. TFS. ana


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