Wednesday, December 26, 2012

10 Minute Craft Dash #9, CSC83 & MIM #97

Update: I was super excited to see that Paulina, the 10 Minute Craft Dash creator, chose this card as one of her favorites for Challenge #9. Thanks so much, Paulina!

Today I decided to participate in three challenges: 10 Minute Craft Dash #9, CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #83 (CSC), and PTI's Make It Monday #97: 2012 A la Carte using the previous Make It Monday #90: Creating Focal Point Sentiments with Stamps & Dies.
This was my first time doing 10 minute craft dash and CSC.  Their combined challenges were to create a CAS holiday-themed card in less than 10 minutes, which was the perfect challenge because if forced me to keep things simple, work quickly, and just go with it (even if it means ignoring slightly smudged stamping and unequally spaced letters.)  My work area is a mess and I was a nervous wreck, but I finished in 9 minutes 44 seconds!  I was so excited that I actually made the deadline that I ran downstairs to show my husband the card.  When he saw me he asked, "Are you over-heating?" When I get nervous and stressed my face and neck get really flushed, and apparently I was red as a tomato. :)  For PTI's MIM, I went back and did MIM #90: Creating Focal Point Sentiments with Stamps & Dies. 

Anyway, here is my holiday thank you card.  We were spoiled with gifts and I think I might mass produce these to send out.  My favorite part about this card the color scheme because it matches the decorations on our tree and the stockings I made this year.
I'm actually shocked that I was able to die cut as much as I did, but I knew what dies I wanted to use, so I pulled them all out, and I pulled out my tiny avery sticker labels (which I like to use to position my dies..they hold well, but peel off the paper and dies easily). The labels held everything in place, so I could run all 6 dies through at one time.

SuppliesStamps: Mat Stack 3, Movers & Shakers Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf (PTI), Real Red (SU), Cool Carribean (SU)
Paper: white (PTI)
Dies: Block Alphabet, Fabulous Frames, Tiny Tags (PTI)
Other: Honeydew Twine (the Twinery), Xyron Sticker Maker


  1. Great cart! Love you design and the cheery colors!

  2. Pretty gorgeous creation. I love this.


  3. I can't believe that only took 10 minutes. That would have taken me a half hour. I love the colors. They match your stockings.

  4. What a great idea to add a diecut word to finish off that sentiment! I love this!

  5. Your story is a hoot- always love hearing how my challenge promotes a mini workout!

    This card is darling. The colors are so much fun! Thank you so much for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I hope you'll join in my challenge again!

  6. This is just too darn cute! Congrats on finishing within the time limit and on the shout out. Well deserved!

  7. Lindsey - I LOVE this card and everything about it! That polka-dot polaroid frame is awesome, and the colors are fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Happy New Year!

  8. This is SUPER cute and makes me smile just looking at it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Lovely card!!Great choice of colors. Thanks for sharing with us @ CASual Fridays this week!

  10. Great card--with 16 seconds to spare!