Monday, August 15, 2011

Fast flower

I have a system that helps use up scraps and makes a lot of cards in a hurry. I call it 30 cards in 2 hours. A good way to beef up your stash or get a lot of cards ready for a craft show sale.
First you gather up all those 8 ½ x 11 pieces that you have laying around. (you know the ones you cut and only used one half.) Then all those 4 x 5 ¼ pieces. Get out your box of ribbons. Then that box of embellies that you haven’t used yet. Then stamp or sticker sentiments. Take all the cards (at this point you will have more than the 30 goal. Some die along the way.) and fold them in half., (Put your 4 x 5 ¼ pieces on the cards. You can add another 3 ¾ x 5 layer if you like. Just use any colors that go well together. Do a many as make pleasing combinations. Add ribbons (Or bows if you like.) put it on any way you want. Don’t do them all the same. Then pick an embellie or stamp something. Add the sentiment. Don’t make them all the same pattern, play with different arrangements. Remember this is all fun, I like playing with all the mix or match colors. You will have anywhere from 20 to 40 cards when you are done. Some will die along the way as they won’t meet your standards. Do each step on every card before you go to the next. (If you get hung up on one card it will slow you down, but this is your cards for your fun. So do what makes you happy.) I do this when my scraps boxes start getting too full.
This is one of my cards from this system. All materials are from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards Day 165 - 30 Minutes or Less.
A Spoonfull of Sugar This week our theme is Happy Birthday.
City Crafter # 70 ~ Scrap Happy
Creative CAS Challenges - 'Clean And Simple'


  1. Wow! 30 cards in 2 hours ... That's a great way to use your scraps ... pretty card ...thanks for playing along at CCCB this week

  2. Lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. What pretty, bright colors you chose!! Thanks so very much for joining us again at 365 Cards!!!

  4. Great colours!! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx

  5. What a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. So cute! love the colors! Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. This is lovely. Fabulous design. I have worked for the plastic business cards and this card inspire me so much. I appreciate this.

  8. unique design with eye pleasing shade makes your card adorable..