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Monday, March 5, 2018

Made In Minutes (Kind of) with My Creative Time!

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back!!  Today I'm showing a card that is easily made in minutes. Except, there were a couple of hiccups along the way that made the process a bit longer. But hiccups aside, this card came together quite quickly.

When making my projects, I never really have a concrete idea in mind. I will go through my stash of stamps and dies and usually get a spark of inspiration just by looking.

I pulled a few products out and immediately got an idea when I saw the You Are Spot On Stamp and Die Set and the You Make Life Sweet Stamps and Dies.  I started by picking a few of the open circle stamps from the Spot On set and stamped them with Versamark Ink onto Bristol Smooth Paper.  This is where the "mega hiccup" occurred.

Yep, total embossing disaster! I still do not know how I managed to knock the jar off my desk. Let me tell you, this stuff does not clean up easily! I was able to save some of it but this stuff was everywhere!  And now, my white embossing powder has cat hair in it, hahaha! And for the record, this wasn't the first time I spilt it during this project. I knocked it over again on my desk (insert eye rolling here).

Anyway, after the mess was cleaned up (a bit) and the embossing powder melted, I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to do a wash of colour over the stamping. I then added a bit more colour inside each circle.

I trimmed that panel down with the largest of the More Stitched Rectangular Dies and carried on with the focal point of my card.  I used one of the solid circles from the set and stamped it in various colours to help decide which colour I wanted. FYI: I went with yellow :)

Now, that cute smiley face comes from the You make Life Sweet Set and it looks so cute!! After die cutting it with the co-ordinating die, I felt like it needed a little something extra, so I took one of the smallest dies from the Scalloped Stitched Circles Dies, cut it out of white cardstock and took the yellow ink pad directly to the paper.

I die cut the label from the Inspire Mini Set and using the Misti, stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx Ink. I made sure to stamp a little to the left of the die cut to leave room for my smiley face!

Assembly was easy! I adhered the dot background panel directly to a top fold A2 card base and foam mounted the sentiment with smiley face.

Of course, a bit of clear glitter pen was added to the face as well as a few clear droplet embellishments!

I really love how this card turned out. And messes aside, it was quick and easy!!

Thank you for hanging in there with me today!!  Hope you enjoyed, got inspired and had a little laugh!

Until next time...stay crafty!!



  1. OMG What an Adorable and Beautiful card!! OMG What a Story.....and you tell it well you did make me LOL!! Despite the Embossing Powder Disaster all your hard work didn't break your Miss Emma Cratabulous Spirit and you ended up creating one Super Incredible Card. All of your Spot On Ideas are Brilliant and ingenious....and your Little Spot on Cutie melted my heart!! You card is spectacular!! YOU so ROCK!!

  2. What an awesome card! So sorry to hear about your embossing powder disaster! Ugh!!!

  3. I love your kind of made in minutes! Sorry for your troubles with the powder...twice :( I wonder what embossing would look like with fur in it? Great job on your card.
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  4. The card turned out perfect and I love its soft simplicity - the sentiment is fabulous! But oh I felt your pain when I saw the spilt EP :( I haven't spilt EP, but I have split a tonne of sequins on the carpet and that was painful enough to clean up! You have to be good humoured about it and I admire you for carrying on with the EP after the incident! xx


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