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Monday 30 May 2016

Short and Sweet- More Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, it's time for another bumper batch of inspiration from the Design Team and Guest Design Team girls today, as they offer you their second set of projects this month, that have taken no more than fifteen minutes to complete. We have some super ideas to share with you, and hope, as always, that you will find some ideas that will have you reaching for your own craft supplies, wanting to have a go at making something yourself. We do hope that we can show you how quick and easy cards can look amazing, and that there are so many stamps in your Chocolate Baroque stash that can be used to make this style of card.

Julie's card combines a dotty stencil and one of the stamps from our Punky Flowers stamp set. She has used a great sentiment on her card:

Rachel has created a delightful clean and simple seaside themed card, perfect for a masculine Birthday. Simple pencil colouring is enough to add some colour to this lovely scene:
Zoe has created a colourful card using one of our edge floral stamps, some colour, and added a sentiment. You can vary the image, and create a Christmas card, or even a sympathy card, there are so many possibilities:
Gerrina's card combines colourful flowers and geometric lines, a great way of creating a quick background:
Claire has used linen card for her project, which adds a lovely texture to the design:
Shilpa's card combines a fabulous textured background and beautiful butterfly in a monochromatic colour scheme. She used Shabby Shutters Distress Paint to colour the background before stamping the texture stamp with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The butterfly was stamped seperately and coloured with markers.
She has added some sequins to give a bit of shimmer to her project, before mounting her background onto the card blank with 3D foam pads.
Anne has created two lovely cards for us this time; the first is a graduated rainbow card, using one of the tree stamps featured in the recent TV shows on the Craft Channel:
The second, is a very clever card in a circular design, in much softer colours. She has used Distress Inks to create her background, and the scalloped edges throughout, are very effective:

Lesley's bright and cheery card was created by stamping her image using Archival Ink, and adding some pencil colouring. She then swiped some Dylusions spray across the card using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam. Her sentiment was added using 3D foam pads.
Magda created a background using Distress Ink and water, which she trimmed to size. Using a left over piece, she created a vase for her flowers. She stamped the flower image onto a smaller piece of white card, and added the vase. Finally, she stamped her sentiment, and edged the piece of card with the same colour ink.
Brenda has created two lovely cards for our blog post this time. To create her first card, she inked the Bluebells from the Spring Foliage stamp set, using water based makers, spritzed the stamp with water, and once she had stamped the image, dragged some colour from the image using a water brush. The sentiment is from the Glorious Spring stamp set. The diagonal line was also drawn using the same colour marker.
Brenda's second card was created by masking a section on the card and colouring the uncovered area with Distress Inks. With the mask still in place, she spritzed the area with a mica spray to blend the colours, and then randomly stamped the sentiment from the Words of Wisdom stamp set. After removing the mask, she stamped the tree from the Spinney Design a Tree stamp set, using Coffee Archival Ink. The sentiment was stamped again onto a seperate piece of card to add to the front of the card.

Vronnie has used the beautiful rose from the Punky Hearts stamp set to create her lovely card. Her bronze tones mean that this could work as a masculine or feminine card:
So there you have our second batch of quick and easy cards this month. We hope that they will inspire you to take the plunge, if you have been feeling hesitant as a new crafter. There are lots of great ideas shown above, and if you pop along to the relevant blogs of the Design Team girls, by clicking on the links that we have provided, you will pick up lots of handy tips from them.

Look out for more fifteen minute posts coming from us next month, and lots of daily inspiration as always, from the regular Design Team posts. Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Lots of wonderful inspiration Judith and I'm sure we all need quick cards sometimes. x

  2. Some more fabulous samples here, what talent :)

  3. Wonderful inspirational work from the DT, thanks to all, Kate x 😃


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