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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, it's time for our mega monthly blog post, sharing speedy projects made in fifteen minutes or less by the Design Team as a whole. We aim to share lots of tips and ideas with you to create cards in a hurry, batch cards that are perfect for occasions like Christmas or Weddings, etc., and also cards that could be made for craft fairs or fundraisers as well. If you are a beginner stamper, we will share easy projects, but there will also be something for the more experienced crafter to get your creative juices flowing.

So, grab a cuppa, and enjoy this month's selection....

We are starting with some cards from Brenda this month, and for her first card, she has used sparkle pens to create the background, adding water to blend. She stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail powder. She stamped the largest butterfly plus one other onto vellum, cut out and mounted them onto the background.

She used Distress Inks to create the background and stamped the image with Versafine black ink. She stamped the butterfly a second time onto vellum, cut it out and coloured with the same colour of water based markers. She highlighted the stems with a white marker pen.

She used some patterned paper, stamping the corners and butterflies with Versamark and adding copper embossing powder. She matted the panel onto copper mirri card.

She used Distress Inks through a mask, and with the mask still in place, stamped the flowers. She removed the mask and stamped the sentiment and added some gems.

She picked out some of the little worker stamps and using different coloured inks, created a background panel. She created a banner for the sentiment, and matted both pieces onto black card.

Distress Inks were used through a stencil before adding the main image and sentiment.

A card from Carole next. She stamped the words, and tore a mask to fit over the words. The image was stamped over the mask and the card was cut into an oval shape before inking the edges. Sunrays were stencilled in the top corner.

Zoe has created a very pretty card using embossing to act as a resist. She has added a Distress Ink background. She has stamped a sentiment onto a strip of vellum to finish.

Vronnie has used a common theme for her cards, but varied the colour and image. She has created a very pretty collection, but they are all different. These would make a lovely gift, but are very useful to have as cards to give at short notice.

Rachel's first card uses a mask to create an area to add an area of colour. She has then stamped the image and sentiment using black ink.

She stamped four butterflies on her card, rotating the card 90 degrees between each stamping. Next, she added Distress Ink through a butterfly stencil.

She coloured a piece of white card with Distress Inks before stamping the main image and adding a bit of colour to the image. She stamped the foliage using one of the background colours.

A quick watercolour card from Magda, giving a real sense of Autumn with the colours that she has used.

Her second card uses just one colour; she has stencilled the word Autumn repeatedly, stamped the sentiment several times and coloured the image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Finally a couple of cards from me. I have used the same layout, but varied the colours and stamps. I masked the top and bottom of a white card blank, using strips of masking tissue, before adding Distress Ink. I stamped the foliage, and then stamped the butterflies onto sparkly acetate. I added coloured vellum behind the acetate, and adhered the butterflies to the card. A sentiment completes each card.

That concludes our projects for this month. We hope that you have enjoyed what we have shared with you, and we will bring you another selection next month. In the meantime, do keep visiting the blog for a daily dose of inspiration from our regular Design Team posts.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Fantastic cards and brilliant inspiration. Thank you.

  2. Wonderful cards, hard to believe they only take 15mins. Thank you all xx

  3. Gorgeous samples and wonderful inspiration again this month from everyone, with lots of clever masking and bright and pretty colours, and lots using the beautiful flowers and butterflies. TFS. x

  4. Fabulous samples and lots of wonderful inspiration.
    Linda xxx

  5. Beautiful cards, wonderful inspiration, Kate x

  6. All beautiful cards but I adore the very first one, the embossing just stands out so well.

  7. Fabulous inspiration - as always :)

  8. What a superb collection of cards. The colours on the first one are stunning and I really like the butterflies that have been made into a wreath, such a clever idea x


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