World Cardmaking Day QUICK Challenge

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Posted 10/5/2013 by Christinmay in General Stamping
 

Christinmay
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Posted: 10/5/2013 5:38:23 AM
Hi all,

I wanted to whip up a card today to celebrate World Cardmaking Day, BUT I am a very slow card maker and I had no ideas, so I decided to make it into a challenge...

Have you got half an hour to spare? It took me less time than that!

The challenge is to create a card (any card!) in 15 minutes. Yes, only 15 minutes!

You can plan, choose materials and get all your stuff ready before your time starts, but as soon as you make that first cut, or glue on that first thing, start the timer!

This flowery card took me just 11 minutes to create, after I had chosen the papers and gathered the materials. I planned it in my head while I was making dinner.

This was a really fun way to push myself to create a card to add to my stash, when I knew I didn't want to spend the hours it usually takes me to create a card!

No blog, no RAK, stamping not essential - just add your card to this thread and give us all ideas for how to create quick cards!

I hope you have time to try this today!


Christin

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Posted: 10/5/2013 6:56:27 AM
Great challenge! I can do it!

(I'm glad you made it 15 and not 5 minutes. I tried a 5 minute challenge once, and I almost cut myself a lot of times.)

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Posted: 10/5/2013 8:58:01 AM

I tried a 5 minute challenge once, and I almost cut myself a lot of times.


By accident? or in sheer frustration? LOL

I'm running out to the market now but will try to think of an idea while shopping and see if I can find 15 minutes to put something together later.

Far North
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Posted: 10/5/2013 10:07:04 AM
OH yes card making will be a the fun part of today! At least before it warms up to do some serious leaf raking. I need to get a birthday, welcome new baby and some thinking of you cards in the mail today! Christin, thanks for the cheerleading to get this day rolling!

Happy cardmaking!


...Jan
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Posted: 10/5/2013 11:03:59 AM
Christin, Thanks so much for this quick challenge! I knew I would have 15 minutes!
I like the way it turned out too!
Quick Challenge


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Posted: 10/5/2013 12:30:14 PM
You are brave to do heat embossing with a time limit! Awesome card!


By accident? or in sheer frustration? LOL


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Posted: 10/5/2013 1:47:43 PM
Thanks Christin!
Here's my quick card, just what I needed to get warmed up

quick card challenge

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Posted: 10/5/2013 2:07:50 PM
Here is my card! I took this opportunity to use my new stamp I just got from Jan in her RAK. (I didn't set a timer, but I did watch the clock, so I may have been over a tiny bit).

One thing I want to say about timed challenges: It is a great way to make a big mess! Lol, I think it may take more than 15 to clean it up.

Thanks so much for this great Challenge!!!

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Posted: 10/5/2013 5:38:17 PM
Great job so far everyone!

Heidi and GC, you crack me up!


Christin

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Posted: 10/5/2013 6:17:41 PM
I made it ! Can you hear me panting?

This was an interesting challenge which really highlighted to me how much time card making actually takes ( well, for me at least).
I selected my components and decided on the design before I started the clock and cut several corners in the assembly but I still just got in under the 15 minutes.

The card is 'OK' but nothing I'd write home about.

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Posted: 10/5/2013 6:53:08 PM
This challenge got me creating. I hadn't made anything for a couple months. So thanks for that.

I must admit I went over 15 minutes.I had trouble getting the twine the way I wanted it. So I took 16 minutes and 34 seconds. Yes.... I used a timer!

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Posted: 10/5/2013 7:01:31 PM
Love the new card additions!
Crafty Pea, I'm so glad you created again!

I also thought about inking edges and things like that and discarded the idea.

Two of you remarked on my having colored my image in this time period. As soon as I started, I regretted it. However, coloring on the smooth patterned paper with the water-based markers took the ink very nicely and honestly that is what saved me.

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Posted: 10/5/2013 7:11:57 PM
Heidi,

The sewing was faster than arranging, threading, and tying the twine. But I did clear my sewing area before starting, so I'd be ready when the time came.

All these cards are amazing. So fun to see what everyone created.

Far North
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Posted: 10/5/2013 9:23:14 PM
Well, it was one of those day where I couldn't catch 2 moments together for myself. But that is okay cause sometimes it is the best we can do.

Good thing I was familiar with my scrap stash and could quickly pull pieces together. But as always I feel it is much easier to make choices when I know the specific person and intent of the card as was the case with this card.

Knowing that I needed time for the stickles to dry on the chipboard stars I did that first and they were totally ready hours later LOL. Stamping and embossing was the next main task. And without a layout idea it took considerable time to move the pieces around until it felt like it worked.

Sorry but there was no way to exactly track my time but I do feel it was in the limit.

Christin I really appreciate the enthusiastic start to my day! Thanks for making it fun! Here's my card.


...Jan
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Posted: 10/5/2013 10:29:36 PM
Great additions everyone! I'm so glad so many people were able to whip up a card today. I even surprised myself with how quickly I could do it!

I might have to try this again when I'm desperate for a last minute card.

Thanks for playing along!


Christin
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