Fast & Loose

This is pretty much my card making style.

I love to make them. I love stamping and paper and embellishments and sewing...I just like them better when they take me less than 10 minutes.

Two minute cards? okay, I'll cop to a bit of hyperbole there...but you know what I mean.

In an effort to get these cards to come together quickly I always start with a bit of inspiration. I like looking for non card related images in particular. I try to avoid using other card designs as inspiration since I find myself wanting to recreate them rather than be inspired by them.

For today's card I was super inspired by the cover of this simple modern planner. Sad that it's no longer available, but it's really pretty and was easy to interpret.

Wanna see how I did it? Check this out...


Hero Arts Classic Messages 2x3
Acrylic Block by Tim Holtz
Jenni Bowlin  Spice Tin Ink (i think this was discontinued)
Sundrifter 6x6 Paper Pad by Studio Calico
Puffy Stars and Circles Stickers by Twine & Ink (got these in the "Gertrude" add-on from SC)
Labels by me

Sorry some of these items aren't readily available.  I tend to try and get as much use out of my supplies as I can. One of the reasons I love this design is that I can use such a wide range of products...sequins, enamel dots, punched paper shapes, even small stamped images. I think I'm ready to make another two minute card:)

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