Thursday, December 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays and Craft Dash

Hello friends! You may be a bit confused when you see this post, but today CAS-ual Fridays is teaming up with Craft Dash to create a holiday inspired card in less than 10 minutes. You've got that right. Paulina has some fabulous tips to help you create your card within the time limit.

As you can see by the intricate cut of this snowflake (Design ID #36161), curtesy of my new Silhouette Cameo, this embellishment was already precut since the cardstock requires a double cut. I also used it to cut out this window. I inked up CAS-ual Fridays Snowflake Greetings for my sentiment around the cutout and added some Spring Moss cardstock behind the window. Then I ran it through my cuttlebug with PTI's linen/canvas impression plate. The snowflake was adhered using a 2 way glue pen. Clean and simple. The time to complete this card was 5 minutes and 6 seconds. I think I stared at it a bit to make sure I was happy with the results.

I also thought I would try this challenge including the cutting time. This time I hit the timer, fed my paper and ran across the house to my craftroom to start some stamping. Let's just say it was quite a scene. I used the same stamp set. I inked and stamped off the snowflakes onto some white cardstock. When my polaroid image was done cutting, I trimmed my stamped snowflakes to fit underneath. Stamped my sentiment and adhered it to the card. This time it took 7 minutes exactly. The polaroid cutout was a free download from Daniela Dobson. She has some fabulous stuff that you should go check out.
This challenge runs through Thursday, January 3, 2013 until noon. This gives you plenty of time during the busy holidays to carve out a little time and create a quick, clean and simple project. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!


  1. I love how you framed the snowflake with the sentiment...fabulous!

  2. Sounds like me trying to address an envelope yesterday while my hubs gave me the play by play on how close the mailman was!! This is lovely and what a pretty shade of green!

  3. Both are so fabulous Deb, I love the frame you created on the first card and the colours you chose.

  4. STUNNING, Deb! I love the yellow that you chose! Gorgeous stamping as always! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  5. Wow--these are both gorgeous. And, all in less than 20 minutes--very impressive.


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