Jun 24 2008

10 Minute Tuesday

Published by at 9 18 am under General Purpose Cards,Stamp Simply

This is my favorite post to write each week — I LOVE quick cards and this is a real quick one today. Since my post is about 8 hours behind my normal posting time today, I was able to catch the colors for the Color Challenge over at SCS, so I thought I’d try them out — White, Taken with Teal and Wild Wasabi. Not what I probably would have chosen to use on my own, but it works!!! Here it is:


This card is 3 3/8″ x 6 1/2″ and is made to fit the small open end envelopes by SU. I really enjoy this size from time to time! It’s small and easy to work up quickly, but yet with it’s height it allows you more room than a small square does. I like it!

Anyway, this card is simply done by paper piecing the large mug from Coffee with Friends. And on the photo below, can you see how I used the print in theTwo Scoops pad by Basic Grey to work to my advantage? I wanted that row of dots on my saucer, and using clear stamps it is so easy to stamp the saucer over the dots, exactly as I had in mind.


I just wanted to show you, too, that I use my little Xyron X to adhere all my mugs in Coffee with Friends. They all fit nicely in this small Xyron sticker maker — takes all the fuss out of adhering them — quick and easy. These can be purchased at just about any store that sells craft items — Wal-Mart, Michaels, etc. — they are very inexpensive and work wonderfully for adhering small pieces. The feed opening is 1.5″ wide, so anything under that works great!

To do the ribbon on this card – I merely ran 2 lengths of SU gingham along the side of my card and then took a length of Black Sheer Ribbon, ran it under the gingham and tied my fluffy little bow. I just adore these fluffy bows the Sheer Ribbon allows you to make. To get this puffy, fluffy look — just tie your bow tightly,make it rather small, and cut your tail ends rather short, no longer than the bow is big. Fun little bow!!!

Thanks so much for coming to look — I truly do appreciate it, as I always appreciate all your comments and feedback as well!! Thank you so much!!! Wishing you all a wonderful week!!! See you tomorrow for my Wednesday feature — May I Suggest …

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “10 Minute Tuesday”

  1. Kathie says:

    I’ve never been the first comment!! It’s MY DAY!! LOL
    This is such a neat card. I like how you did the ribbon, that
    black checked is a favorite of mine. I have noticed this on all
    the Coffee with Friends cards how the steam coming out of the
    cup looks real, like it is coming off the paper!! I don’t drink
    coffee so I really think this is hot chocolate simmering!! LOL
    Have a great day. TFS

  2. flossie says:

    this card is so pretty, love your paper piecing and how you did the saucer.

  3. Diane Stader says:

    Sharon, this is just gorgeous! I love the perfect paper and may have to pull it out for the color challenge also. And I really love the image- got to do a little Flourish ordering too! Have a blessed day.

    SCS Lost in the 60’s

  4. Toni says:

    Sharon –

    I have to say that I appreciate how you focus on stamping simply. I am learning that I can make a beautiful card quickly without much fuss and it has been very fun! Thanks again!


  5. barb schram says:

    Wonderful take on the color image! Thanks for the info on the sticker maker! I have a regular size xyron, and use it often but do dtruggle with the small pieces I want to adhere! I need one of these!!!! Love the desing of the long card with the tall cup! Perfect!

  6. Debbie aka: DeborahLynneS says:

    Very cute– this set is so much fun!

  7. leslierich says:

    It DOES work! What an interesting combo and a beautiful card. I love the gingham ribbon with it. I like using my little Xyron, too. It even works with ribbon!

  8. Sharon in NE says:

    When you have posts like this, it’s hard to have suggestions that would top it. I love this and the wonderful ideas and tips you give with it.

  9. Pat says:

    Lovely! Your tips on simple stamping are much appreciated. I tend to suffer with the ‘one more thing is just too much’ syndrome. This is perfect. Thank you!

  10. Jeanne says:

    I subscribe to your blog on my Google Reader and enjoy it a lot, but haven’t commented. I had to post those and thank you for sharing how you placed the stamps on the paper for the look you wanted. While it seems so obvious…I most likely would have never thought to do something like that.

    Thanks for all the sharing you do!

  11. This is beautiful! TFS! XO, Mimi

  12. Carla says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! I like the way you mixed to organdy and the gingham ribbons. They look great together, and it’s unexpected-very nice!

  13. Julie Masse says:

    This is a gorgeous card! I love it! 🙂

  14. I really like this card – and the color combo is perfect – like you, I probably would not have come up with it on my own. The paper piecing is perfect and thanks for the little tidbit on the fluffy ribbon bow!!!

  15. Sherrie says:

    I would love to share a cuppa with you Sharon! This card is gorgeous….as is this stamp set! I love the pretty cups!

  16. Becky says:

    What a gorgeous card, I just love the bow

  17. Joan Fricker says:

    Another beauty! The white, black and teal make a great combination and I love your paper piecing too. I need 10 minute cards as it seems i can
    spend a lot of time making a card. Thanks for the great ideas!


  18. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What a cute little card! I love the ribbon treatment on this one, Sharon; the gingham and organdy look so pretty together.

  19. StampMom says:

    Classically pretty card, Sharon — nice use of DP and great ribbon treatment. TFS!

  20. Dee says:

    Sweet Card!!
    Colors do work great.
    Perfect coffee Mug….
    love the piecing!!
    *with my coffee in hand…
    “Cheers to You”

  21. Rhonda K. says:

    I love this card. Simply and very pretty. Love the way you did the coffe mug. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Michelle says:

    Just my style, quick and easy and still pretty

  23. joslyn says:

    i love the simple line of this card. so pretty.

  24. Oh my goodness! Sharon this is absolutely beautiful! I love this! 🙂

  25. Rose Ann says:

    That is one beautiful cup of coffee there!! I love your choice of papers and card style!!

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