Thursday, 29 July 2010

Three Minute Thursday - using Sweet Pea DP and felt

It's wonderful to invest time on a card or other project, but sometimes we just don't have that kind of time. (And I have to confess I'm not a patient crafter - when I get an idea in my head I want to see it NOW!) That's why I've come up with Three Minute Thursday - for people who want beautiful cards in minutes!

Today you even get two cards for the price of one! Both took less than three minutes.


When I first saw these beautiful stitched felt embellishments in the mini catalogue (p.13), they were an absolute must-have for me! You get 52 pieces for £6.50 and you get heaps of cards out of them. Here's how I made this card:
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 9 cm x 18 cm, score at 9 cm and fold with a bone folder to make a card blank.
  • Cut a piece of striped Sweet Pea DP 7.5 cm square and draw two stems on it with an Old Olive marker.
  • Mat it onto a piece of Always Artichoke card stock cut 8 cm square and adhere to your card blank.
  • Add felt leaves and flowers to your card front.
Here's the other card I made:


Just as quick and simple:
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 9 cm x 18 cm, score at 9 cm and fold with a bone folder to make a card blank.
  • Cut a piece of Always Artichoke card stock 7 cm x 9 cm and trim both long ends with the Scallop Border punch. (It should end up being about 7 cm square.)
  • Cut a piece of striped Sweet Pea DP 6.5 cm x 6 cm and mat onto the Always Artichoke card stock. Attach to the card blank.
  • Add a leaf and two of the large flowers layered together to the front of your card.

I made these as notecards but you could easily add a sentiment to make them work for any occasion. They'd make a lovely boxed set to give as a gift too.

Hope you've enjoyed the speedy cards today.
I'll be back tomorrow with a coordinated birthday gift. Do join me!




5 comments:

  1. Goregous cards, lovely flowers.

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  2. It's not Circle Circus! :-O hehe.
    Gem
    x

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  3. Vicky, you are awesome.. Thank you so much for sharing your quickie projects .. love love the cards. So gorgeous.

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  4. It usually takes me at least three minutes just to decided on what patterned paper to use let alone create and entire card. These are cute and fun and good for you for coming up with a super fast idea.

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  5. Really sweet cards - just 3 minutes, almost unbelieveable:)

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x