Friday, August 17, 2012

Make it Monday and 10 Minute Craft Dash

Lucky me--I have had some unexpected crafty time, with both daughters in camp.  I have two cards to share here.  The first card is for this week's Make it Monday #78:  Stamping and Stitching on Paper.  This was a fun technique to learn, and was very easy, even for a gal who doesn't sew. 


I was inspired by a card Nicole showed during the release of Fruit Fusion:  Cherries.  I used DMC floss #471 to sew the stems of the cherries.

My next card is for a new challenge:  The 10 Minute Craft Dash.  This challenge sounded like such fun.  And, I could hardly say that I didn't have time to participate.  

In order to make a card in less than 10 minutes, I had to make something pretty simple, and something that I knew would work the first time.  Lots of times when I am making things up as I go, I need to try lots of things before I like the overall look.  I saw a this card, and immediately knew (hoped) that I could make something similar using my Chevron Dies.

Get Well Soon

Total time for this card was 8 minutes 19 seconds.  There is a great stopwatch timer at this site, that I used for this challenge.  I used this timer all summer when my daughter was practicing her speeches for summer school.  I was actually surprised how long it took me to make just 5 simple die cuts.

I am still celebrating my blogaversary this week.  If you have not been to my 'official blogaversary post', please go there now.  Help me celebrate one year of blogging, and leave a comment there to be eligible for a prize.

Supplies Used: (PTI):
Stamps  Fruit Fusion, Sweet Spring, Background Basics Tin Type
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Fruit Fusion, Pure Poppy Pattern
Other:  Fruit Fusion & Chevron Dies, Spellbinders circle, Embroidery Floss
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black

Get Well Soon
Stamps:  Simple Sentiments
Paper:  Rustic Cream, scraps from various PTI pattern packs
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Chevron Die

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  1. Cute cards, Joyce. I'd like to CASE your second card for some holiday cards. Hope that is okay.

  2. At first, when I read your blog title, I thought you'd stitched the cherry stems for the 10 minute craft dash - oy! I was feeling all kinds of inadequate, lol. I love both cards - the chevron card is so wonderful with your mix of papers :)

  3. Both of these cards are stunning- loving those stitched cherry stems in that first card.

    Your second card, is so lovely. I am a huge fan of chevron and these dies look like fun! GREAT job on keeping within the time limit with time to spare even!

    Thank you for joining us for the first 10 Minute Craft Dash! I hope you'll join us again!

  4. You would almost think that no one was bugging you in your craft room today. LOL Your stitching on the cherries is fantastic and you totally rocked the 10 minute challenge!

  5. I love those cherries and that close up of the stitching! No such thing as a 10 minute card!

  6. those cherries on your first card are perfect... and yay for stitching! :D beautiful!

    and hooray for joining our 10 Minute Craft Dash with a plan in mind... those die cuts are perfect for this challenge, and you totally ROCKED it! that sentiment was a perfect fit too.

    i so hope you'll join us again (even when you have your kids back :D)

  7. I love both of your cards! Creative stitching on the first and awesome 10 min project Joyce!

  8. Two great cards Joyce! I really love the stitched cherries. So cute.

  9. Love those stitched cherries! I am thrilled that there are non-sewing machine ways to add thread to a card!! But I still can't imagine a 10-minute card. I would probably be nervous wreck trying not to go past time! Love yours though--great chevron patterns!

  10. Beautiful cards!! Love the stitching on the cherries!!

  11. You make the 10 minute dash look so effortless! I love it!!!


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