Sunday, July 25, 2010

6 Cards in 1 Hour

Well almost 1 hour. :-)  I have seen a couple of the ladies that I visit attempting this challenge set by Alicia over at Time to Create. (Entries to be in by Sunday 25th July)  The cards they created are lovely.  So I thought why not have a go.  I don't normally mass produce but after those owls I did it was nice to have a good stock of cards at the end.  How hard can it be to do a simple card six times in one hour.  Hard!!!  I didn't realise that cutting the holly leaf would take such time.  I had planned on a holly wreath for each card which would have meant 8 leaves per card. Yes, my layout was changed midway. :-)

These cards took me 1 hour and 30 minutes give or take.  The reason they are Christmas themed is that I have to make a card for our July Card Swap over at Craftmad.  The theme this month is two cards using paper piecing in a christmas theme for Christmas in July.

So I have started with pre-scored white gloss cards from Blue Edge Crafts. A strip of SU Real Red which I have run through the Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Covered the cut edge with a ribbon and added a lovely christmas sticker greeting from Sticker Store.  I have used one of the original stamps I bought many many years ago.  I used black ink and stamped on a variety of green patterned paper and cut them out.  Glued them to the card and then added sequins for the berries.


  1. lovely cards Merry!
    PS - thanks for gentle reminder on July card swap ;-)

  2. You are so organized. I love these cards and it makes me think I nedd to start mine. Ofda!!!!

  3. Wonderful Christmas cards Merry, love how you have coloured the holly leaves different, pretty ribbon, enjoy the rest of your weekend, take careX:)

  4. Hi Merry, so nice to meet you and thank you so much for joining in my challenge. Your cards are absoloutely gorgeous!!! Is it okay for me to post a photo on my blog?
    Alicia xx

  5. OH WOW, this is awesome, theres no way I could do that!!! Too slow at it, these turned out fantastic!!!

  6. Your cards are gorgeous.... it was a challenge! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  7. That sure is alot of cards in a short amount of time! They look great! I would of messed up on such a time limit!

  8. Wow it takes me longer than that to decide what paper or card to use. They look great well done!


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