Tuesday, July 3, 2012

30 Minute Cards

Crafty Queen posted a card like this on Facbook today.  It's one of those super simple, quick to make layouts that I like for Operation Write Home cards.  It took me less than 30 minutes to assemble six of these and then probably another 10 minutes to apply the heat set shapes and do some pen stitching on them.

 I used Stampin Up polka dot parade paper and a SU butterfly punch that's now retired.  But you can do this with any punch, just measure it and cut your strips that width.

This card has two of my favorite things:  butterflies and polka dots!  What's not to like?

Here's why it's so fast to make these cards.  If you're using the SU butterfly punch, cut strips of paper 1 3/4" wide.  I stacked all three of mine, centered the punch on the narrow end and punched out the butterfly.  Then I used the negative cuts for the strips.

By layering the strips, you can cut two sets; one from each end of the strips, so you have enough cut for two cards with only two punches.  What takes the time is picking up those little metal heat set embellishments and getting them onto the card after you drop them a couple of times!


Debbie said...

this is super cute and what a great idea thanks for sharing the directions here
hugs Debbie

MaryH said...

Cheery card, and like your instructions too. Great idea for OWH. TFS