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The Five Minute Card

OK, so most of you that follow me know that I tend to make things that take some time, but TIME IS NOT ALWAYS MY FRIEND . . . so I am finding as my kids’ schedule is starting to kick into high gear with school, activities and just life.

I love making cards for people, and the thought of running out and buying a card because time is running out is just plain sacrilegious! I find myself breaking out into cold sweats when I am holding a “manufactured” card at the checkout counter.

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Well, I just found some pretty amazing products at Michales the other day that changed my world in the scope of being able to make a card that is cute, trendy and heartfelt totally on the fly!  GOODBYE over priced Hallmark cards and Hello to Mambi Cards, by Me & My Big Ideas!

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I seriously made this card in about FIVE minutes! All I did was pick a pre-cut and scored card from the Mambi card stack, cut down a piece of paper scrap for a layer and wrapped a piece of ribbon around the middle and set it with my ATG.

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I then punched out a circle on another piece of scrap I had on hand and inked the edges and secured it with my ATG.

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Finally I added the pre-made embellishments from Recollections I found on clearance and called it done!

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I have a feeling you may be seeing more of these fun and quick cards!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “cards on the fly” pie with me.

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Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Thank You Berry Much!

I had to make a slew of cards the other night and I came up with an easy yet cute card that went super quick.  I may add this to my Christmas gift packs.  I got the original idea from My Pink Stamper in one of her tutorial videos making a cherry card and I have run with it since.  Thank you MPS!   If you have not had a chance to check out her videos, they are worth pouring yourself a cup of joe, adding a little “rat poison” (that is what I call my favorite creamers I tell my hubby that I am just taking off the bad years while I pour that into my cup of joe) and sit a spell and enjoy getting some neat ideas and tips. 

Recipe

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook  (scallop set at 2.5)

Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monogram (dot circle set at 1 3/4)

Paper: Fruit paper pack from Michael’s

Michael’s Textured open stock lime green and white paper

Card Base: iCraft blank cards from Michael’s Dollar Bin

Ribbon: Celebrations – Michael’s dollar bin

Stamp: Stampin’ Up Tart and Tangy

Ink: Martha Stewart’s Craft markers: Flamingo Pink and Lime Green

Stickles: Bubble Gum and Diamonds ( I used these to mark the seed marks on the berries and fill in the dots on the circle)

Punch: Fiskers Water wave