Because I Need It Fast

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Here's an easy way to whip up a pretty card in less than ten minutes (my requirement to be categorized under "Stamping 911").  Blue Bayou Textured card stock is scalloped on the bottom (here's how) and layered on a Rose Red card base.  It is scored at the top. TIP:  Textured card stock provides a stand alone way to get instant polish. 

The horizontal banner is Rose Red card stock.  The flower is a combination of 3 felt flowers from Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fusion Kit (130 individual pieces in Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive).  Simply stack and connect using a Rhinestone Brad. 

The sentiment is an Old Olive Rub-On, layered on Pumpkin Pie card stock which was punched out with a Word Window Punch.  Another Rhinestone Brad gives the card just enough jazz to be fun but stay clean.  TIP:  I like to unify 3-D objects.  Since the layered felt flower has some heft to it, I felt the sentiment would look best if it was attached using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The final touch was a bit of Old Olive Grosgrain tied at the top.

Stamp Set:  None
Paper:  Rose Red, Blue Bayou Textured, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  None
Cool Tools:  Corner Rounder Punch, Word Window Punch
The Perfect Touch:  Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Brads (Ice), Flower Fusion, Stampin' Dimensionals, Love & Happiness Rub-On (Sale-A-Bration)

8 Comments:

  1. Wow, that is just perfect! I always feel guilty for not taking hours to make a card but this one certainly doesn’t look like a 10 minute card! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. colleen kramer

    Yeah for fast cards! This one has a classy, clean look perfect for male or female! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Seems like too often I find myself needing a quick card and this one will fit the bill perfectly. I agree with Colleen – yeah for fast cards. Life is sometimes too hectic to allow us time to create our “master pieces”! LOL

  4. Easy, simple and elegant!!!! I love it Mary.

    God bless you
    Giovana

  5. Mary,
    Just beautiful,fast and simple. I love the colors.

  6. love fast and beautiful cards!!!! great colors and I’m realyu tempted to order the felt flowers…..I usually end up not using them. Just saving them, for what I don’t know!!! enough! I love your card!!!

    Hi Eileen:

    I really like my felt flowers. However, I’m somewhat conservative with embellishments for the same reason as you. When I decided to get the felt flowers, I made sure I had set aside a number of ideas and saw them used in a number of ways . . . . honestly, in the past, I have purchased embellishments based on one cool card and then end up not using them again. Not the best idea for the stamping budget 🙂 Mary

  7. Such a “WoW” card for being so fast and simple. I’ll have to remember this one.

  8. great card! don’t you just LOVE that old olive ribbon? it’s delicious! great job with using your rubons-as much as i LOVE them, i’ve had a hard time using them! thanks for the inspiration!

    i’ve been away from my computer for a few weeks…but gald to be back and see your fun!! keep it comin’ girl!

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