Friday, September 14, 2012

10 minutes of panic

Hi everyone! Today I have a little challenge card I made to show you. To go along with the card, I have a before and after picture of my desk,'s amazing what a mess I made!

Let me introduce you to Paulina Nakamura's 10 minute craft dash. It's exactly what it sounds have 10 minutes to create a finished project. It sure gets your heart racing right along with the clock! As a funny little side note, it just dawned on me that my card matches the graphic! My circle is the clock and I have the same little green silly!

Here's my "before" picture...
Now mind you, I started off with a great plan...or so I thought. As you can see from this picture, I had doodled out a design and gathered my supplies. I have no clue what I was thinking because I was missing half of  the stuff that I needed! You can see from that picture that there's a lot of stuff missing!

Here's my "after" picture...
HA! I'm usually a "neat" crafter, I even clean my stamps as I go normally. This is just sad!! As I started making my card I realized in a panic that I didn't have several items pulled out that I needed;
  • circle punches
  • scrap white cardstock
  • sentiment
  • bone folder
  • atg 
  • foam tape 
  • rhinestones
So as I was making the card, I was frantically pulling things out of drawers and storage places all willy-nilly and throwing things around. Even with all of that I managed to make this creation in 9 minutes and 96 seconds! I wonder what my time would have been had I had everything within easy reach....

Here's my finished card...

I started off scoring to lines at the bottom of the card (they didn't show up very well in the picture) then eyeballed/measured a piece of green cardstock to make the little flag. I added the twine and attached it with foam tape. Next I punched (twice because I punched the wrong cardstock with the wrong size punch) and stamped my circles then attached them to each other with my atg and attached them to the card with foam tape. To finish it all off I added a little bling to the lower right corner to balance out the whole card.

Well that's it for me today...thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love these colors together... what a great 10 minute card you have created!

  2. I think you did great! It's hard to craft fast and me neat. I was super messy yesterday when I tried the challenge.

  3. What a cute card, Tina! Great design and use of the colors!

    Thanks for joining us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Hope to see you next Wednesday for the 3rd challenge!

  4. HAHAHA! I laughed out loud for REAL when I saw your "mess"! Please girl, you have no idea what a mess is! *grin*
    Those scored lines do add pizzazz!

    1. Ohh Dana, I do seem to recall seeing your desk once....I was in awe of you, lol! I can't do anything if my space isn't perfect and here you create the most AMAZING things in your organized just boggles my mind!!!

  5. hehehehehe :D love this... so glad you made it! cute card too :D thanks for playing along with our 10 Minute Craft Dash!