Tuesday, June 12, 2012

10 Minute Father's Day

Thank you so much for the nice comments on yesterday's card, Le Jardin 10 Minute Card.  I think some of you don't believe it actually took me 10 minutes to create...but I swear, that's it!!  Now, the concept of it...that took longer than 10.  The actual work was quick:  stamp a frame, stamp a tree, stamp a label and a leaf cluster.  Punch one thing, tie a bow, and fussy cut one thing.  Honest!  LOL

Today's Father's Day card duo (destined for dad-in-laws) was probably less than 10 minutes per card to create.  I used skinny strips of patterned paper from those awesome $1.00 Scrap Bags from my Stampin' Up! demo (thanks, Gail!), a Verve sentiment, and a bit of twine.


Challenges entered:


School is finished on Friday of this week, and my 8th grader will graduate on Thursday.  (sniff - pass the hankies!)  There are half days from here on out.  Tomorrow is my 10 YO's class party, and I'll be there for a bit of that as well.  Friday is the 5th grade graduation at our elementary school, and parents of 4th graders (that's me) hold a little reception for it.

Holy cow, I cannot WAIT for school to be done!  I know the kids feel the same.  Saturday morning, I'm sleepin' in!!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Purely Sentimental - Verve
Paper: scraps of patterned paper - SU; cream, white - PTI
Ink: Chocolate Chip - SU
Fibers: bakery twine (from a real bakery!); natural twine - Creative Impressions
Other:  corner rounder punch - SU

18 comments:

Judith said...

What a great idea - simple but very effective - thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer use of dp and colors~

Bonnie said...

The 2 rounded corners add so much interest! Love the papers and the fact that it only takes 10 minutes or less. Busy times at the end of the school year. I remember being anxious for those last couple weeks to be over. And sleeping in!

Lisa said...

Grrrreat dad card Colleen! I hear you on sleeping in. My son is grown and married, but Mr.Max on the other hand paws at the door of his crate anywhere from 6:30-7:30! It's actually kind of cute...he just runs his little paw down the door. Sometimes when I look over at him he's just holding his little paw on the door looking at me with those big ol' brown eyes! The stinker ;) All he wants to do is get out and hop on his little pillow on the couch ~hee!

Marisa said...

Love the hounds tooth and what fabulous masculine cards, Colleen! I hear your re: all the school commotion! June is always such an insanely busy month. No big grads for us this year - phew. I too can't wait ot sleep in!

~Tammy~ said...

Well your lucky to have kids that let you sleep in. Not mine!

Your cards are perfect. I dread making them so mine have been a stop
Start process.

Anonymous said...

Great cards! I have learned not to spend more than a short time making cards for my FIL - I get a "Thanks Sis, it is real nice!" and then he probably tosses it! I decorated a paint can once and added the little Butterfinger candy bars and after the candy was gone so was the can! Gee thanks!

Chris R. from Iowa

Anonymous said...

Great cards! I have learned not to spend more than a short time making cards for my FIL - I get a "Thanks Sis, it is real nice!" and then he probably tosses it! I decorated a paint can once and added the little Butterfinger candy bars and after the candy was gone so was the can! Gee thanks!

Chris R. from Iowa

judit said...

Wow, I love these CAS cards, such a superb idea! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

Martha H. said...

Love the card,Colleen. It's simple and clean, and it took only 10 minutes! Awesome!

Hugs,
Martha H.

yyam said...

These are sooooo classy and chic! And a great use of time! :)

P/s: I love quick cards!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Classy guy cards, no fuss and perfect! Thanks for playing in Flourishes Gimme 10 challenge this week.

Emily Keaton said...

I hear ya on the busy week--it's nonstop here, too. See? I'm still up and trying to catch up at 1am!!

Love these CAS Father's day cards. Great way to use those scraps!

Michelle said...

I have been waiting for school to finish since Easter....finally the end is near..turn off the alarm!!!!
Beautiful cards for father's day, Colleen! I really love the houndstooth and twine!!!

Benzi said...

Awesome for Father's Day...still loving the houndstooth.

Have a nice sleep in on Saturday. There's nothing like it, is there?

Joanna M. said...

Great Cards! Hugs, J

Julie Koerber said...

What a sharp looking guy card if I ever saw one!! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with us gals at Flourishes!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Terrific Father's Day cards! Thanks for playing along with FTTC:)

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