Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friday Free-for-All is tomorrow!

I have a few seats open for tomorrow's Friday Free-for-All. Please let me know ASAP if you'd like to come!

Friday, January 29th 5:00-7:00 PM (open house)
Cost: $5, +$5 for Big Shot & dies
Time needed: varies
Seats: 6

This monthly event is your chance to work on...whatever! That scrapbook you've been meaning to get to, those cards you'd like to make but never seem to have the time, those unmounted sets you'd like me to assemble with you, that special project you'd like a little help with. Bring your own stamp sets and consumables (cardstock, ink, adhesive, etc.), but my tools (paper cutter, punches, scissors, etc.) will be available for your use. I will be available to help you with ideas, designs, etc., and it's always more fun stamping with friends than stamping alone, right?!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Super-quick cards

Do you like to make cards and usually enjoy the (sometimes slow) creative process, but at times wish you could whip out a card in 10 minutes or less? You know, you're about to run errands and would like to mail a birthday card, but you're pressed for time and need it done FAST. Well, i've found that Designer Series Paper is the way to go in situations like these. It really takes the guesswork out of color choices, and if you fill most of the card front with DSP, you don't need to do much stamping.

Here are a few examples. You might notice that they are very similar in color scheme. That's because i used the SAME sheet of DSP; since it's double-sided, it was very easy to just flip it over to create a different look without coming up with a whole new layout. Any time i can cut out a few design desisions, it always saves time.

Both of these cards were made awhile ago, so they use several items which are now retired. But they can still give you the idea of how to make super-quick cards! They each took me about 5-10 minutes to make, start to finish.