Friday, 14 March 2008

Two-minute card - truly!

Just as there are times when you want to spend a few hours learning a technique and creating a fabulous card, there are also times when you want a really quick card. This is one of those times. I needed a bunch of little thank you notes to pop in the order bags from a recent workshop and this fit the bill. These actually fit last week's limited supply challenge too! (That challenge was to make a card smaller than 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 using quick tools and paper scraps.)

This is a 3x3 note, with a scrap of Almost Amethyst designer prints paper. The main image is several layers: 1" circle stamped in Wild Wasabi, a 1 1/4" circle punched from a wasabi scrap, a 1 3/8" circle punched from an amethyst scrap and a scalloped circle punched from a celery scrap. A few zips of the snail later and this card is assembled. If only sorting and packing orders was as quick! I've made a few variations on this them, with different colours depending on the scrap pile. To pick the colours I just find a scrap of designer paper and use the colours that are in that - that makes it super easy and it all coordinates. For this one I went with the classic combination of purple and green.

Now I'm off to prep for tomorrow's class. If any of you are interested, I'm teaching two cards using the emboss-resist technique at Heather's Stamping Haven. If you'd like to join us, give the store a call and see if there's any room. Last I heard there were a couple of spots left.

Thanks for stopping by.

All supplies Stampin' Up: Stamp: Circle of Friendship; Ink: Wild Wasabi; Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Almost Amethyst designer series prints; Other: punches: scallop, 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circles.


  1. Have a great class tomorrow Karen.


  2. Have a great class tomorrow. Joan