Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash with Paper Sweeties

Hello Friends!

(This is my second post of the day...for my Paper Sweeties Release Rewind click here )

I am sharing a card I made very quickly for the 10 Minute Craft Dash which is sponsored by Paper Sweeties.  If you are new to the challenge, you basically try to create a card in less than 10 minutes using the color prompt for the challenge. You are allowed to pull your supplies before you start the cardmaking process. I always try to have a sketch/layout in mind before starting. I have participated in quite a few of these now, and I push the envelope more and more these days because I really like to layer or paper piece.  Another tip: Make sure you are not about to run out of tape in your ATG gun. Why Yes this happened to me! Ugh! Thankfully, I had snail adhesive close by. :-)

When I saw the color prompt, I couldn't get Christmas out of my mind even though it's the middle of October with Halloween and Thanksgiving on the brain. So I am grateful, to have one card completed in the Christmas stash. 

Enough chit chat...{wink}

Here is what the finished product looked like.

Here is what I pulled to start with. I had way more ambition then time! Bumming I didn't get my twine added on the final card. 
Here is the table after. I spend a lot of time sweeping and moving things out of the way.
Since paper piecing takes me the longest, I start there and watch the timer to see how I am doing. If it's taking too long then I scratch that and move on. I figured I would be ok since I just needed to paper piece the hat and scarf, but then I got ambitious again and cut a pom pom in a different color for his hat. :-) 

Next, I die-cut the white cardstock and stamped my snowman from Paper Sweeties Snow Friends   directly on the die-cut.  I picked out a snowflake from the same set and randomly stamped it in Peacock Feathers ink leaving room for the sentiment which is from Paper Sweeties Friendship Warms The Heart.  Hard part done! The last thing to do was piece together and layer my patterned papers to the card base. I did add a piece of washi tape where the papers joined. I didn't like the tape that I had pulled and went with another choice. 
Time To Complete: 9:06

Here is the color prompt. I hope you will join along for your chance to win some Paper Sweetie goodness! 

I am also sharing at: Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes!
Thanks so much for dropping by! Good luck!


Benzi said...

So adorable, Tammy. I LOVE snowmen. Timing makes me nervous...guess that is why I never do that. Ha

Annette Allen said...

wow this is adorable.. love that snowman

Lisa said...

This is so cute!! What an adorable snowman!! And I love that sentiment!! Have a great day :)

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Lisa said...

Great job Tammy and I can't believe you did paper piecing too!! Cute card ;)

Jennifer said...

Super cute, love the bright holiday colors. You're so funny with your paper pricing, I'm the same way. Don't think I've ever created a card in 10 mins....hmmm challenge accepted, now to find 10 minutes to do it!

Lori said...

You used the colors perfectly to make a darling Christmas card!

Jessi Fogan said...

omg, honestly, it's like our supplies conspire against us in the 10 minutes :) Totally cute!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well done Tammy and 54 seconds left! Fab card love the bright colours, Susan x

Jeanne J said...

10 minutes is never enough time but you packed in so many good things - I love the mix of papers, the bright red hat on your snowman and the sprinkle of stamped snowflakes! You done good girl!!

Maria said...

What a lovely wintery card! And, I can't help but LOVE that PS snowman!:-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooo cute!! I love love love the snowman and the snowflakes!!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So adorable, Tammy! I don't know how you did it! I'm terrible... TERRIBLE... at this challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday, Tammy. I can't even tell you what a blessing it is to have you share your beautiful art in our challenges.
Be blessed,
Word Art Wednesday

Greta said...

Oh so cute, Tammy!

Audrey Pettit said...

Soooooo stinking cute!

Jo Ann said...

This is so cute. Love the DP's you used and the simple lay-out. Thanks so much for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!