Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quick Card Challenge

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Well, it's Friday and Sharon at No Time to Stamp? has another challenge for everyone!  As Christmas is literally just around the corner, any cards we make at this point need to be quick - really quick -- BEYOND QUICK!!! And that's what today's challenge is.  Create a Christmas card (or card for other event if you are done with Christmas cards) that are SO SIMPLE you could assume that a creative stamper CASING your card COULD MAKE 6 of them in 30 minutes or less -- now that HAS to be a simple card!!!!  No other rules.  You can link your creation by leaving a comment on Sharon's post, or posting it to any online gallery--use the keyword "ssnotime66" .

I needed some quick cards for my downline and my time was running out!  I saw a cute card recently on Clean & Simple Stamping and she credited it to Becky Oehlers!!!  So off I went and made 13 cards in about an hour!  Not bad!!

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I cut circles from the Ski Slope DP with my Nesties; Warm Words' "sparkle" was stamped in Encore silver and the ornament top was made with SU's Brushed Silver cardstock punched with the Scallop Edge punch.  I cut the punched pieces between the scallops to make the top shape, then added a silver "string" and a little sparkle (to cover up an "oops"!) with a Zig Painty!  Quick and easy!  I punched some small stars from my scraps to accent the inside, as you can see above!  I hope this inspires you to make some quick cards--be sure to post them to Sharon's blog so we can all enjoy them!

  • Stamps:  Warm Words, Best Yet
  • Paper:  WW, Ski Slope DP
  • Ink:  Baja Breeze, Silver Encore
  • Acc:  Zig Painty, Nesties, Star Punch, Scallop Edge Punch


  1. Oooo this is fabulous! I will be making my ornament tops with your idea from now on! Super!

  2. HAHAHAHA!!!! That Becky Oehlers ;)
    I saw that same post. It was very nice and flattering...and now...AGAIN? LOL! It look s fantastic, and SUPER easy, right? Very nice!!

  3. Beautiful, LeAmme, this is just what I need to get through the twelve more I need to make!

  4. Love the DP and your card looks super simple yet simply elegant. Very pretty. Pat

  5. LeAnne... quick and easy and sooooooooooo pretty!!!

  6. Simple and stunning! love this pretty ornament you created LeAnne!

    I got your beautiful Christmas card and have it posted on SCS in my Rak album - I love the colors and wonderful deer on it!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  7. Absolutely adorable, LeAnne and very elegant, too! And I love all the silver accents!

  8. LeAnne, this is gorgeous!! Simple and elegant, a perfect combination!

  9. Very, very clever! I love how you "invented" something to cover an OOPS!! hee hee!! Just goes to show how very talented you are!!!
    Love your cards! TFS!!

  10. LeAnne these are beautiful!! I love the ornament card!

  11. Too cute and I can see the Becky flair in it too! 13... in an hour??? Wowzers-- I think we needed this challenge weeks ago so I could have actually made all my cards! I cheated this year and (gasp) bought some store bought cards to fill in the gaps! EEK! Hope all is well!

  12. so pretty, Leanne! I really love this! :)

  13. I love the simplicity of this card! So beautiful and elegant!


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