Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ten Minute CARDS!!

One of the things I am trying to do on my blog now is offer LOTS of variety! I am trying to design some clean and simple cards, some innovative designs, some highly detailed cards, some altered items and some scrapbooking pages. It is really fun for me and I hope you like this idea as well.

So here are two quick and easy card ideas!

Both cards use a clear set by Hero Arts available at Stamper's Dream store. The idea behind both is to make some simple but classy designs when you are pinched for time. I used patterned paper and piercing to add simple elements that add so much.
For the first card, I stamped the bracket design and cut it out. The sentiment is popped out too.

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Materials used: Stamps-Hero Arts clear set (available at Stamper's Dream); ink-olive; cardstock-white, bordering blue, SU designer paper; silver brads (SU!); piercing tool (SU!); dimensionals.

For this second design, I used some designer paper (from Stampin' Up!) that I think match the stamped frame perfectly. I added some Hero arts bling to the flowers on the center piece for a neat touch. Stamps and bling are available at Stamper's Dream.


Materials used: Stamps-Hero Arts clear set (available at Stamper's Dream); cardstock-white, orange, wasabi, SU designer paper; Ink-pumpkin pie (SU!); pumpkin ribbon (SU!); silver cord (SU!); Hero Arts bling (available at Stamper's Dream); piercing tool (SU!); dimensionals.


I love these simple designs---something about the clean and simple that is just really appealing to me.


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44 comments:

Melanie said...

looks like a really cool set!! Great cards!!

Amy said...

I'm really getting into simpler cards too! Sometimes you just gotta take a break!

Love them!
Amy

Dottie K said...

I love simpler and that's what I'm doing this year especially on my scrapbook pages. I have so many to catch up on. Love both of your cards. Love the bling on the flowers and great frames. TFS :)

Michelle said...

Those are both simply adorable. I can't believe how well that SU! paper matches the stamp. Quick and simple seems to be a lost art....and a great one!

Charlene Merrick said...

How refreshing to see some simpler cards! I so appreciate your doing this and demonstrating that it's okay!!! LOL! These both are just beautiful, Cam!

Lee said...

I love the variety on your blog!! It's really nice to have some quick, but very pretty card designs available!! The dp is just gorgeous and I love the little bits of bling!! And now I have the song, "Simple and Clean" stuck in my head!! It's one of my dd's faves right now!! LOL

Julie Masse said...

You know I'm thinking the trend right now is for simpler cards . . . I'm seeing a lot more of them lately and I'm making them myself! Sometimes less is more! :) Your cards are beautiful - that frame & paper are perfect together!

Pam C. said...

So cute and that's exactly what I need! I always seem to wait to the last minute and need a particular card, then I'm frantic finding just the right embellishements, etc. TFS

Carol said...

sometimes simplicity is just perfect! These cards are great! I love the striped paper and piercing on the 1st card, and the bling with little flowers just makes the 2nd one perfect! Nice job!

Judi said...

Very nice! They both look great!

Glee said...

Simple cards are the very best and I am loving your samples! Beautiful in every way!

Michelle said...

I love love simple cards - alot of people seem to be doing them. Yours are gorgeous!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both of your cards are super fabulous!!! Love them!!!

Shannan said...

I heart quick cards! Love 'em!

Jennifer Buck said...

These are so very cute! TFS and have a wonderful night! :)

Julie Koerber said...

These completely rock! Love the simplicity. I'm kind of all about that lately, so to see your cards - well, it inspired me!!

Linsey said...

Ooooohhh, love and love! nuff said!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm lovin these *simple* cards!! They're both soooo adorable and classy!!!

Amy said...

I really like these cards! So clean and nice.

Rose Ann said...

I love your cards!! I am more of a simple girl, myself...though I love it all! Yours are just fabulous, and I love the idea of posting a variety!!

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Patty W said...

Thank you so much! As a beginner at this, I don't have all the supplies that most of you do, so I really appreciate quick, simple cards!

Very pretty!

Robin said...

Doncha just love 10 minute cards? Yours are very pretty!

Kathy said...

You made these in 10 minutes?!!! You are fast! They are fabulous! Have a great weekend.

tyrymom29 said...

Super nice cards !! wow I cant believe you made those in Ten minutes !!! WOOHOO!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the simpler cards Carolyn! It's been a couple of weeks since I stamped and I think I should work on simple today too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful "simple" cards. They are gorgeous and I love feeling like it's a look I could actually accomplish.

dpkennedy said...

These are simple, elegant, and really pretty!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I love that idea. Yes, piercing does add elegance...Great idea to incorporate many projects. You know I scrapbook all the time, and never show them on my blog. I should do that..not sure why I don't show it..it is a main part of who I am...Have a fantastic weekend. chris

Jennie Skaggs said...

Hi Carolyn, These cards are gorgeous. I love the idea of 10 minute cards. I wish it could really happen. LOL

Stampmouse said...

great cards I love 10 minute card ideas for when you need a quick one

Bee said...

I love the simplicity of those cards... I need some 10 minutes options, things are still taking me forever most of the time!! :-)

Jenny Gropp said...

Love these designs - clean, simple and pretty!

Kim said...

Great cards!! Love the simplicity!! HAPPY STAMPING!

Daz said...

Awesome cards! I love quick and easy! And they look so classic and fab! Wonderful work, tfs.

Christina Fischer said...

LOVE these clean, simple designs! Sometimes less is more! :)

jen del muro said...

cuuute cards!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are both beautiful, Carolyn! I just LOVE simple designs. . .and I love your idea of doing "everything" on your blog because you are GREAT at everything! :)

Judith said...

I love your 10 minute cards - I've always thought "less is best" sometimes and your creations with these proves this! Thank you, Judith

Bluemoon said...

Keep the take 10's coming... I can't do one, but need to get ideas to try, thanks. tfs :)

Bethany Paull said...

These look great. Thanks for the variety.

Karen said...

I love clean and simple cards...sometimes mine end up looking a little too simple so I look forward to seeing more of these types of cards in the future--the more inspiration the better, right?

Juanita B said...

These colors are so beautiful together, Gorgeous card, TFS.

Juanita B said...

Oops, I forgot about the top card.
What I love about this one is the simplicity and the color combo, it's perfect for a male yet it's not drab or dull, and it can be used for a woman. I also like the layout. TFS.