Ten Minute Card

When I first purposed to make all my own greeting cards, I had a few goals in mind. First, I would challenge myself to greater levels of creativity, I would save myself shopping time and money, and I would always have a card readily available for any occasion. The first step was to spend about 8 - 9 hours online finding a great card to copy, then I purchased a couple thousand dollars worth of supplies and tools to make the card, then I spent another week in my studio crafting the final creation. I repeat these steps for every new card-making event.

This system still works well for me most of the time; however, if I need to produce something quickly it's fun to see what I can do in just ten minutes.

The trick to a 10-minute card is to keep materials to a minimum. I've used baby pink, black, and white cardstock, two stamp sets that I had out anyway, a piece of ribbon, and the first black embellishments I came to when I started rummaging.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love this layout and your color combination. This has great details for just a ten minute card. I loved your explanation of why you started making cards. Don't we all go into it with good intentions and then it becomes something bigger. lol

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love this card - so elegant!