Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog: 15-Minute Card Challenge

For this week's challenge, the DT was asked to create a card in 15 minutes or less.  To be fair, I thought it best that I include the time I spent designing my card -- not just assembling it.  After all, what takes the longest -- for me, at least -- is the time I spend figuring out what the heck I'm gonna do!  I really wish I was one of those people that could design something in ten minutes.  Unfortunately, I am not one of those people.  *SIGH*

As you can see, I kept things simple.  I used some cute strawberry paper by Doodlebug and then matted it with white cardstock which I then adhered to my base cardstock. I think matting alone makes a huge difference in how a card looks.  It really doesn't take much time either.

I then selected this cute sticker from a sticker set that goes with the paper.  When I'm in a hurry, I find that the easiest thing to do is to use paper and elements that come from the same set.

Now, rather than ending up with a card with just a sticker on it, I added a few more elements.  I took a strip of white cardstock and fancied it up by embossing it with a Cuttlebug folder.  I then tied some pretty pink ribbon over it and added pink bling to the corner of the card.  Those were all simple touches that help to dress up any card.

I decided not to add a sentiment for two reasons:  1)  I was almost out of time and 2)  I had no plans to send this card to anyone in particular yet, so I figured I'd add either a thank you, birthday, or hello sentiment when the situation arises.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please be sure to scroll down and see my other posts for today!  ALOHA!


  1. You're card looks beautiful. I can imagine how hard it was to do it in 15 mins! OMGosh! In 15 mins I have barely decided what paper to use. Haha. Great job girl!

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. Oh my gosh, that is quite a challenge! I should try that sometime! Love your result!