Sunday, March 8, 2015

Craft It Up & Link It Up "Green" Linky Party"

Today is the Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!! Welcome to our mid post for this weeks "Green Linky Party".  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along. 

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I created a birthday card with a Green theme ":) So I guess it would be perfect for a boy, but girls love green too so that worked out great! I wanted to share something with you today. I had an email from a company that asked me a few questions about my Crafting/creative process, among a few other questions. Honestly, I think every time I enter my craft room I have a different intention....Quick, simple, fun, fussy, artistic, necessity, and the list goes on. So just for fun I thought I'd share my process on this card.

 I really lwanted to see if I could make a card in under 15 minutes which includes the inspiration, design, and elements. I mean literally walking into my room and leaving it 15 minutes later with a card in hand :) So I sat down and pulled out my CDD's stamp set Bring on the cake So I may have cheated a bit because I guess the theme was already set for me with the whole "Green" thing. (It doesn't matter anyway because I still didn't make the 15 :)) This sentiment stood out to me as I thought it would look great on a circle die cut... I pulled out my circle and scallop punch.
 Next I got out a paper pad from Basic Grey that had a few shades of green and just picked three of my favorites. Next I cut the scallop and circle and stamped the sentiment and then matted them on the lime polka dot paper. But something didn't look right. I originally had a lime green color instead of the white I ultimately chose. But this is why some cards usually take a little longer that 15 minutes :) 
With the white card stock  I could color in the image and get a much more clean look. Lastly, I added a black and white striped ribbon. Not sure where that inspiration came from but I liked it. The white circle card stock still needed something. Adhered the scallop to the ribbon and adhered the lime polka dot paper to white card stock.  So at about the 18 min mark (HAHA) I punched three small black circles and glued them to the bottom of the circle and added some glossy accents. I think I finished it under 20 minutes. It's hard for me because I always change my mind :) Thanks for visiting and sticking around to the end. I really appreciate it! 

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Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Shelly!! I could never make something this beautiful under 20!! It takes me hours!! I love the striped paper with the polka dots!! Awesome card my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! Big hugs :)

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Tina H said...

This turned out perfectly! I don't think I have ever made a card in under 20 minutes! I change my mind constantly!! I love your design and thank you for the inspiration :)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this turned out awesome Shelly! Your did fantastic...I can never seem to do a card in that short of time~I wish I could, hehe! I could really whip some up when I'm behind!

I love the fun papers, cute scallop and adorable sentiment! Your strip of black really adds a nice look~pops! Great card and kudos to you for doing it under 20! Wahoo!

Hope you had a great wknd and had fun at the BBQ and soccer game! I was busy getting my baking done for the guys trip. I also attended a wedding which was a blast and then a baby shower on Sunday! Ofta, a busy one!
Have a great week:) Our weather is warming up finally! Yeah~in the hught 30's and maybe low 40's this week!
Sherrie K

jessica said...

This is such a GREAT card!!!LOVE the card LO and fun papers!!!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Great card - I love the layout! I'm super impressed that you put together this cutie in less than 20 minutes - awesome!