Apr 29 2008

10 Minute Tuesday

Published by at 12 40 am under Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!!! Today is our first edition of 10 Minute Tuesday. I’ve been doing a lot of super easy cards in trying to plan for quick Make-N-Takes, and you allseem to be enjoying quick cards, so I thought I’d give 10 Minute Tuesday a try as a regular feature. Here’s my first 10 Minute Tuesday card, which just so happens to be a Christmas card — it’s never too early to start, now is it? LOL!!!


This card is 5.5″ high and 5″ wide, and I’ll use my favorite 6 x 6 envelopes for it. Ifthe main image had been narrower, this easily could have been a standard sized card. The red panel (4.5 x 3) is stamped tone on tone with red inkin Damask Reverse. It just gives it such a subtle, but rich texture — love it!!! Then I knotted a length of Black Velvet Ribbon by Mary Arts (available at Flourishes) in the center and wrapped the edges around the red panel, securing them tightly on the back before adhering the panel to the card. The main image panel(4 x 3) is my favorite Christmas tree from Flourished Christmas by Flourishes. The tree is simply stamped in black, highlighted with a Quickie Glue Pen (available at Flourishes) and Dazzling Diamonds (a fine glitter), the sentiment from the same set is stamped in red, then the panel is narrowly matted in black before adhering over the red panel, as shown in photo.

The inside sentiment is another stamp from Flourished Christmas, and it reads: “May your Christmas flourish with peace and good will.”

This would definitely be a quick and easy card to use for Christmas when you might be mass producing. And even though it is simple, I do love it’s richness and elegance!!!

  • Stamps: Flourished Christmas and Damask Reverse by Flourishes
  • Paper: Real Red, Black, White
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Real Red
  • Accessories: Black Velvet Ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks again so much for stopping in. Hope you enjoyed 10 Minute Tuesday! See you soon!!!

28 responses so far

28 Responses to “10 Minute Tuesday”

  1. Nessie says:

    Wow! What is a beautiful stamp and a wonderful card! If I would own this stamp – that would definitely be my christmas card for 2008!!!

  2. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    I love the colors you used! I like that it’s not in the traditional Christmas colors! Beautiful!!

  3. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Absolutely stunning Sharon! A gorgeous Christmas card that anyone would love to be the recipient of.

  4. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Wow!! This is stunning! And quick too??? What an awesome combination! I love it!

  5. Heather Fullerton says:

    Love the tree stamp. It is so beautiful.
    Retired Heather

  6. flossie says:

    How elegant and only 10 minutes sometimees the simple ones are the most elegant ones. It is lovely.

  7. Charmaine says:

    This is gorgeous. I love that stamp. I will have to look into purchasing it for my cards this year!


  8. Debbie Olson says:

    Simple is good–especially when it’s THIS classy! You rock, Sharon!

  9. Deb Wood says:

    Wow This is really gorgeous!!

  10. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    This isCLASSIC “notimetostamp” 🙂 Gorgeous, elegant card.

  11. LateBlossom says:

    Okay, I sat here for a full minute with my jaw hanging open in absolute amazement at the simple genius of this card. oh, my. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a beautiful piece of inspiration!

  12. Billie says:

    very delightful and so pretty

  13. Joanne says:

    Beautiful, elegant card. I like your idea of 10 minute Tuesday – but don’t think that I could do a card like that in ten minutes! Can try though!

  14. Beautious!!!! You really do simple elegance the best!

  15. Sharon! This is just stunning! You really have a way of making ‘simple’ look so very elegant! LOVE it! TFS and have a great night! 🙂

  16. Joan B says:

    Stunning. It would take me all day, but you got the talent and the skills to pull this off in 10 minutes! Simply gorgeous.

  17. Dee says:

    I know that I will enjoy ” 10 minute Tuesday”
    simple yet elegant….
    Your card is beautiful !!
    I Love that stamp!!
    In a fast paced life…everyone can love
    having to make a card quickly & easy..
    yet very pretty.


  18. Julie says:

    I nominated you for an award on my blog, check it out!

  19. Joan Fricker says:

    This is so beautiful Sharon! I love the simplicity and the fact that it is a quick card.

    By the way, I received my Light Tunnel late yesterday. I will be playing with it today.


  20. Starla(star) says:

    Gorgeous!! I love this!! (might have to CAE for my x-mas cards!)

  21. Marg says:

    This is lovely. I will so look forward to Tuesdays.

  22. Michelle says:

    What? Christmas? Spring is barely here! LOL! I love the card! Its so elegant

  23. leslierich says:

    This is a fabulous 10 minute card! I’ve always loved this tree for absolutely gorgeous quick cards. The image is so elegant. I love it on all the white!

  24. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    WOW!!! This is fabulous Sharon!! Very crisp, very clean and very elegant!! It really pops! What a wonderful simple layout and I will for sure be casing this beauty!!! I am having such a hard time finding time to stamp, that I love your idea of 10 minute Tuesday!! Thank you so much for sharing:)

  25. peanutbee says:

    You TOTALLY motivated me with this Christmas card! I needed to mass produce some Cards for Heroes, but I was stumped on what to do (probably because I’m in total spring/summer card-making mode. Anyway, I used this same basic layout for the cards I made today. If you get a chance, check out my blog. I included a link to your card so everyone can see where the layout came from. Thank you so much for sharing your work!! You’re definitely an inspiration!

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  27. Rose Ann says:

    Your card is perfect, and I love the yummy ribbon!!! I still think that is the prettiest Christmas tree ever!!

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