Thursday, December 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays: Dashing Through the Holidays

Five days until Santa arrives!  And our CAS-ual Fridays challenge today (just a bit early) is the perfect challenge for those last minute holiday creations you need to finish up.  We're partnering with the 10 Minute Craft Dash.  I have to admit that I loved this challenge:  make a holiday card in less than 10 minutes.  I made three different cards...each less than 10 minutes.  

And...to make this two week challenge even better our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!  Your chance to win some CFS awesome stamps!

Here are some fun tips for you to think about when you need to quickly make a card:
  • Choose a color combo that you love so that you don't spend a lot of time looking at inks and papers. In my case, queue up Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip (notice the blog header :)!)
  • If you are using patterned papers, don't use too many.  Using the same 6x6 paper pad helps with coordinating papers if you want to use them.
  • Little touches can go along way...for me, I inked up the edges and rounded a corner.  My Ranger Distress Ink favorite colors are:  Antique Linen and Pumice Stone for neutral colors to add a bit of dimension to the card.
  • If you need to make a lot of card, but get bored with doing the same thing repeatedly, keep the layout and colors the same, but change out the stamps.


 
I hope you have a chance to play along!  As always, I'm looking forward to seeing your entries in the challenge gallery!

PS This is a two week challenge!  Merry Christmas to you and your family and we'll be back in two weeks with another fabulous challenge from CAS-ual Fridays!

15 comments:

  1. Lynn, I LOVE this design! So simple and absolutely perfect! I can see so many different possibilities... :)

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  2. Those are some utterly awesome tips to go along with your beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing them.

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  3. Three awesome cards Lynn! Love the simple layout. Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas!

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  4. Lynn, these are gorgeous! CAS fabulousness!

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  5. Lynn love all three of your cards, so CAS and so beautiful.

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  6. Oh... you inspired me!! Love love these cards, Lynn! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  7. pink and red is gorgeous! And then you added some twine! Gorgeous! Your other lovely card arrived yesterday and is flanking the other side of the fireplace...the other one is on the opposite side :)

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  8. Love all of your cards, Lynn. Your use of colors is beautiful!

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  9. Such great tips, Lynn - thank you! Love your beautiful design! It works so perfectly with all the different stamps you used! Gorgeous cards! :)

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  10. Three great cards!! Love the snowflakes and the bird on the floursih is too fun! Well done times three!

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  11. So pretty, Lynn! Great tips! LOVE those flourishes!

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  12. Eek! I LOVE (wink) that second card!!! :) But it's that snowflake card with the red/pink....fabulous!!! Happy Holidays Lynn!

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  13. These are really pretty Lynn! Great cards done under 10 mins.

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  14. Wow, these are the kinds of cards I should make for Chrsitmas (but done!). Love the bit of inked edges.

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