Have you seen all the hoopla at the 10 Minute Craft Dash and Neat and Tangled blogs? It's a big old
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY
for both of them. I just love the whimsical nature of N&T stamps and I would love to become good at creating a card in 10 minutes. So with a (nearly) perfect plan in hand I set off to create a birthday card. In ten minutes. Or less. The idea? I couldn't help myself but when I saw the great free digi stamp at N&T all I could think of was the supposed "Let them eat cake" from Marie Antoinette. Um, was she even a queen? Oh well. Hold that thought.
I can't believe I really did it. Just over 9 minutes. Even retying my bow two times. This 10 minute stuff usually kills me. And although I gathered all my stuff (including the already printed out digi stamp, hope that's allowed) I still scrambled when I decided I needed an additional touch of gray (the heart border from my scrap box) and the twine at the top (luckily I knew where to find it.)
OK, so I guess it's really all in the planning. Give it a whirl. And check out all the fun sequin cards over at N&T too. Loads of inspiration.
Thanks for looking. Think I need a nap.
Supplies for eat cake:
Paper: cardbase Papermania
Stamps: Crafty Secrets, sentiment American Crafts, digi sentiment Neat and Tangled
Ink : amuse, Hero Arts
Tools: border die PTI
Other: crochet thread, washi, pearl