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Saturday 16 March 2019

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, it is time for our monthly compilation of quick cards made in fifteen minutes or less. Each month, the Design Team come together to bring you a host of designs and tips to help you create projects in next to no time. If you are looking for batch cards for Christmas, for a Wedding or moving house, etc., then we can help with design ideas to inspire you. If you sell cards at craft fairs or for charity, you can use Chocolate Baroque stamps to make your cards, no problem. If you are a beginner crafter, or someone with a bit more experience, there is something within these blog posts that will appeal to you. So, grab a cuppa and enjoy what we have to share with you today.

Carole has created a pretty card in blue tones, using stamps from Briar Rose Butterfly, Harebell Butterfly and a sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words. She has used Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers. She stamped the bobble spray image in a circular pattern using the peacock colour, adding second generation stamping in the gaps. She spritzed the card with water so that the colour bled. She pressed the blue inkpad onto a small piece of white card and overstamped with the butterfly section of the Harebell stamp.

Rachel has created a stunning card using one of our newest stamps The Folk Art Garden, stamping the image onto kraft card, using white embossing powder. She has added a pop of colour to key areas of the design with watercolour pencils.

 For her next card, she used some of the smaller images from our Haberdashery range of stamp sets, and repeat stamped them over the background, adding some mica powders once she had finished.

Finally, she stamped the scissors repeatedly to create a background, then using a topper made with alcohol inks, stamped the mannequin using ink to lift some of the background.

Vronnie has created a beautiful Brusho background, adding a white embossed image. She has added more Brusho to the flowers, activating the colour with a damp brush.

The same image takes on a completely different look in this card by Magda. She has stamped the image using black ink, and coloured the flower with watercolour pencils and glitter glue. You can add as much or as little colour to this image as you like, the choice is yours.

Magda has created the following two backgrounds using Distress Ink. The first card she has stamped the images, stencilled with water, and added glitter glue.

For her final card, she has spritzed the background with water and stamped the images with Versafine.

We have some fabulous mail art from Zoe up next, these lovely envelopes are quick to make, but would certainly brighten up anyone's day when they were received through the post.

 Penny has created a romantic card, using bold red and black which adds a bit of Ooh la la to this card! She has coloured the images with alcohol pens and then coloured over the top with a clear sparkle pen.

An assortment of cards from Brenda are next, this pretty floral card in shades of blue and green could be made in lots of different colour options to suit a personal preference.

She has stamped the lace ribbon repeatedly to create a background before adding some of the lace flowers as a focal point.

Adding The Folk Art Garden to a vibrantly coloured background avoids the need to colour the image at all, a very effective way of creating a quick card.

Finally, Brenda has used one of the smaller floral sprays to create a larger image, using a single colour of ink. This monochrome card is fabulous, and could be made in lots of different colours to make a set of cards for a gift or to keep and send for cards in a hurry.

Another monochrome card here from Julie, stamped onto kraft card, using a white pencil for detail and faux stitches added. Such a stylish design, which looks simple, and takes very few materials to create.

We have three beautiful designs from Pat using the sewing stamps. For her first card, she used Distress Inks to create a background. She then added borders down each side using a blue Distress Ink, and added extra blue ink along the edges for shading. She stamped one of the mannequins with the same ink and watercoloured it lightly with both inks using a fairly dry waterbrush. The sentiment was also stamped using the blue ink.

For her second card, she used a gelli print created with white acrylic paint and red Brusho, then a layer of white acrylic and blue Brusho, with the buttons stamped around the edge of the plate with the blue Brusho paint mix before pulling the print. She then stamped the mannequin, some buttons, the small scissors and the sentiment using a dark blue and a light green Distress Ink. She blended some more of the green around the edges before adding the background to a card blank.

Her last card uses stamps from the Haberdashery and Floral Mannequins stamp sets, and for all stamping she used a blue Distress Ink. She added spritzed Brushos in two shades of green to the topper, which was layered onto blue card. She stamped the frilled and floral lace pieces onto the card blank before adding the topper, and finished with a sentiment.

That concludes our collection of cards for this month. We hope that you have enjoyed the inspiration that we have shared, and will try some of the ideas out for yourselves. We will be back next month with another crop of quick projects for you. in the meantime, do keep visiting the blog for our regular Design Team posts. Thanks for stopping by,


  1. What a wonderful collection of cards, all so different. Hard to belive they can be made in 15 mins

  2. Wonderful selection of cards and envelopes. Well done one and all....
    I love the way some of the stamps have been used as backgrounds, excellent designing.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Wonderful selection of cards and envelopes. Well done one and all....
    I love the way some of the stamps have been used as backgrounds, excellent designing.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Lots of fabulous ideas and inspiration again! Thank you to the amazing DT.
    Linda xxx

  5. Wonderful cards, such fabulous inspiration from the team, Kate x

  6. Gorgeous cards all of them. Thank you for sharing them. Lots of ideas there.

  7. What a lot of creations. Beautiful to see

  8. These cards are lovely and it's amazing to see what can be created in just a short time x


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