Monday, May 19, 2014

Made in Minutes Monday

Welcome to the newest edition of Made in Minutes, my favorite MCT Design Team feature this year. On this day we share with you quick and easy projects that take only a few minutes to create, perfect for any last minute cards you may need to whip up!

Today I had this fun idea, inspired by the card class I took, and it went so fast I made two more! Super fun to do and you could easily make a few to have on hand.

For the first card I used distress inks, chipped sapphire, peacock feathers, and dusty concord. I stamped it with--are you ready?--a pencil eraser!! Isn't it fun? I masked off a circle in the center of the card and stamped around it, same technique I used for all these cards. The trick, I learned from trial and error, is to stamp rather concentrated and close together around the mask to be sure the shape appears.

The sentiment is from the Small Talk stamp set. I added twine and a button to give it a little 'extra'.

I used a smaller circle to mask this card and the sparkle and star stamps from It's a Magical Season. Distress ink colors are forest moss, bundled sage, and festive berries.

 Sentiment is also from It's a Magical Season. I added twine and a snowflake charm to finish it off.

Another theme on this same masking idea, this time hearts for Valentine's Day or anniversary. The hearts are from the Post Card Add-ons set, and I added dots with the pencil eraser to fill in some empty spots. The distress ink colors I used for this card are worn lipstick, barn door and festive berries.

The typewriter stamp and die, sentiment and heart stamps are all from the Once Upon a Time set. I cut the typewriter twice to give it thickness then popped it off the card with foam tape.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Small Talk stamp set
My Creative Time, It's a Magical Season stamp set
My Creative Time, Post Card Add-ons stamp set
My Creative Time, Once Upon a Time stamp and die set
My Creative Time, 3x4 Journal Card die
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journal Card die
Distress Inks: chipped sapphire, peacock feathers, dusty concord; forest moss, bundled sage, festive berries; worn lipstick, barn door, festive berries
Twine, button, snowflake, foam tape


  1. Hi Shar!

    What a cool technique! Your cards turned out great & I'm inspired to try it!!! ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  2. These are AWESOME Shar!!!! I LOVE each and every one!!! Great colors, fun use of the MCT goodies and awesome twine embellishing!!
    AWESOME job!

  3. WOW all 3 of your cards are so fab. You really did one super creative job gosh I am blown away by how you achieved your look. super great creative job!!

  4. These are FABULOUS!!!! Love all 3, beautiful job as always!!!

  5. These are terrific!! All 3 of them are absolutely fabulous!!

  6. Shar, these are great as always!! You are so talented!!

  7. Your cards look wonderful...I need to try this technique...I love the look and the added embellishments and twine are perfect.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  8. Oh my goodness, I used to use the pencil to dot eyes when I tole painted. I forgot all about it. Now I have to try this with ink, thanks for the reminder. All three of your cards are really fun! tfs.......mickey pal two at msn dot com

  9. Shar ~ Oh WOW! These are simply PERFECT for the Made in Minutes segment! TOTALLY lifting this idea!! BEATUFIULLY done!


Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar


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