Welcome to the Around The World On Wednesday October Blog Hop as we showcase projects with the theme "10 Cards in 30 Minutes". This challenge is a great way to share ideas to help you create a bunch of cards quickly and simply without the stress. You will be visiting with our talented Design Team Members as they share their projects to help you get started.
This challenge was well outside my comfort zone and I have to admit, I didn't meet the deadline of 30 minutes to complete all ten cards. If I took out the time it took to cut all the pieces ahead of time, I came very close. As a perfectionist, I am not a person to rush creating my cards and I couldn't create a card that I wasn't happy with. I had the option to use Basic White for the sentiment label and stamp the sentiment image with Evening Evergreen Classic ink but it just didn't look right to me and I wasn't happy with how the design looked. By switching it for an Evening Evergreen sentiment label and heat embossing the sentiment with Silver embossing powder, I had the look I was searching for.
This beautiful card design features the Merriest Moments Bundle and I love that this bundle has the stamp set, dies and embossing folder all together to make designing and creating this card so much simpler. I was able to streamline my creative process by cutting all the pieces I needed first, then die cut the sentiment labels and lastly heat embossed the sentiment. The color combination I chose was Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Silver. The Silver embossing adds a wonderful elegance to this design.
Merriest Moments Bundle (item #156783)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock (item #155574)
Soft Succulent Cardstock (item #155776)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Subtle Shimmer Sequins (item #156407)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (item #110755)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock
10 Card Bases - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
10 Sentiment Labels die cut with the Merriest Frames Dies (included in the bundle)
Soft Succulent Cardstock
10 Card Front Layers - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder (included in the bundle)
As you can see, there are not a lot of layers to this card, so it is simple to prepare the supplies to create a large number of cards to create at one sitting. Once all the layers were precut, I embossed all the Soft Succulent card fronts and heat embossed the sentiment labels with Silver embossing powder, ready to assemble the cards. In assembly line fashion, I adhered the card fronts to the card bases first and then attached the sentiment labels onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I love that the embossing folder creates the perfect spot to place the sentiment label inside the embossed frame. To embellish the cards, I used the Subtle Shimmer Sequins and attached them to the card front with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The add the perfect sparkle to this card design and coordinate with the Silver embossing. This card design would be a wonderful choice if you need to create a large quantity of Christmas cards to send out to family and friends.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my cards will help inspire you to create your own bunch of cards to help you build your card stash. No matter how long it takes to create your cards, remember that is about enjoying yourself and loving what you create.
Now it's time to visit Teri's blog and see what she has created to help inspire you to create your own 10 Cards in 30 minutes. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
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