Friday, August 16, 2013

"let them eat cake" (10 min Craft Dash, Neat and Tangled)

Have you seen all the hoopla at the 10 Minute Craft Dash and Neat and Tangled blogs?  It's a big old


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.

The goods.

 The card.

The time.

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


Happy Dance said...

WINNER!!! Totally love this!!! Awesome. Fun. And all in under 10 minutes. Way to go girl. Bev

shirley-bee said...

Love it! (I don't need to be told twice to eat cake, birthday or no birthday). I like how you carried the heart through to the border.

Joyce said...

This is very funny. Love that sentiment with that image.

~amy~ said...

okay, now how cute is this?! Love how you used the N&T digi! Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

So cute & fun! Great work in 10 minutes. Thanks for playing at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

fun stamping said...

Absolutely hilarious!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow, this is so fabulous! I love it!
Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

Kim S said...

It's wonderful!! And it gave me a gook chuckle!!

Lyndal said...

Super cool card Maria :)

Barb said...

Lurve this! It's just perfect. The pale pink and gray combo is fit for a queen and the gray heart border IS fab. I thought the big made a great cake topper too! Love it!

June Houck said...

This is fun and funny! Super fabulous card. Your queen cracks me up and I also agree with Barb...the grey heart border is fantastic.

Thank you for celebrating with us at Little Tangles :)

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