Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Great Idea! 30 Minute Cards

There are so many celebrations going on all the time - birthdays, anniversary, new babies, graduations. The list goes on and on. And there are even less happy times that still call for a card. Sometimes, you need a card in a pinch. So I decided to start something called 30 Minute Cards!
30 Minute Cards are cards that you can make in 30 minutes or less. They will use Cricut cuts, stamping or other quick techniques. They may not be as detailed as other cards that take more time but the result will always be the same - Beautiful!
Here are 2 cards I made this weekend. My Father's birthday was Sunday and my MIL's is today. So I made them both a card.
Father's Birthday Card
My father isn't that old but he definitely isn't as spry as he used to be. He is starting to deal with getting older so I made him this card. Sometimes, it's not about how much detail is on the card but rather is it simply about the words. I used my computer to print "I'd rather call it Vintage!" on the inside. I used From My Kitchen to cut the phone and Plantin Schoolbook for the words. I really like the way it came together, all in 30 minutes.

Mother-In-Law's Birthday Card
For this card for my MIL, I challenged myself to not use my Cricut and get back into my stamps. I have quite a few stamps, mostly from SU!. All the stamps I used for this card came from SU! and I like the way I was able to mix sets to come up with this beautiful card. The ribbon is also SU!. I stamped the swirl with Pretty in Pink. I then stamped the tag in Close to Cocoa, cut it out and put some pop dots on it to give it a little lift. I finished the ribbon off with a gem pin and it was complete. My husband loved it!

Look for more 30 minute cards in the future!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea! I especially love the second one!!