Dec 18 2008

Stamp Simply #66 – Beyond Quick!

Published by at 10 58 pm under Challenges,Christmas Cards

Keyword ssnotime66 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.


As Christmas is literally just around the corner, any cards we make at this point need to be quick – really quick — BEYOND QUICK!!! And that’s what today’s challenge is:

Create a Christmas card (or card for other event if you are done with Christmas cards) thatis SO SIMPLE you could assume that someone CASING your card COULD MAKE 6 of them in 30 minutes or less — now that HAS to be a simple card!!!! No other rules. Can’t wait to see what you all do! Please note you do NOT have to make 6 – 1 is fine!!!

Please bear with us all as we are uploading and linking tonight!

Some great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today can be seen on these blogs:Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ,and LeAnne.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

What wonderful samples!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:

The group photo of my cards for todayis above. I made 7 cards todays using the punch-outs in the pack of Oh Joy Chistmas paper by Cosmo Cricket. These punchouts tend to be on the larger side, designedfor scrapping, but they are FUN to use on cards as well. All of my cards below used just one strip of DP, cut to either 1.5″ or 2″ wide, and then the punchouts, most of which are popped up on dimensionals. I added rhinestones to most, and string, a button or bow on a couple. I also added a sentiment on a couple from Many Merry Messages by SU. The paper is SU More Mustard and PTI Vintage Cream and, of course, Oh Joy by Cosmo Cricket. Here they are — fun, quick and simple.








Now I’ll need a bit larger envelope for my snowman as his hat extends beyond the card, but it was so cute I just had to put it on him!!! Aren’t these fun!!! If you have any paper packs with punchouts I suggest you pull them out and give them a 2nd look!!!

Thanks much for stopping in. I know how incredibly busy everyone is right before Christmas, and I’m totally honored that you took the time to stop in here — thanks so much!!! Hope you are off to a great weekend ahead!!!

44 responses so far

44 Responses to “Stamp Simply #66 – Beyond Quick!”

  1. Starla(star) says:

    These are all wonderful!!
    I just wanted to say thanks again for your tutorials on how to size boxes. It is a life saver as I’m cramming in last min teacher gifts!!

  2. Rose Ann says:

    I love all of your adorable quickie cards!! Your certainly can’t tell they were all that quick to make…and I love all of your accents!!

  3. Curt OBrien says:

    Sharon, I just marvel at what your “quick” cards look like. Well I’ll tell you what they look like, they look like a “million minutes”. They are just wonderful! I love coming here! Best, Curt

  4. Terry Okken says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Saw your comment on this project and wondered if it qualifies for this challenge. My wife told me about this challenge. I did make 5 of them in less than 30 minutes.


  5. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Oh, these are wonderful Sharon!!! Fabulous use of the punchouts that come with paper packs. You have given me an idea for one of mine, but I have to work, so hopefully I can squeeze it in over the weekend! You truly are very inspiring, THANK YOU:)

  6. Janine says:

    These are great Sharon!! Love all the embellishments!
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What a wonderful collection of really quick cards, Sharon. It would be difficult to tell that it took no time at all to make all of them. My daughter-in-law wanted to make some quick cards the other night. She’s a new mom and has very little time for intricate designs. I made a sample for her, which I sort-of duplicated for this morning’s challenge. Here’s my quickie —

  8. Pat Adam says:

    Those cards are really cute and although they do look easy enough I might find it difficult adding all the embelleshments and that’s what makes them so stinkin cute. I took the easy way out and used stickers. Pat

  9. Charlene says:

    “Simply” adorable, Sharon…as usual.
    Here’s the link to mine:

  10. joyk says:

    THey are all simply adorable!

  11. Jerri Kay says:

    These are fabulous Sharon, I have something like this, so I can play, hopefully! Today is a shopping day, so maybe tonight, when things are quiet!

  12. Ilse says:

    Hi Sharon, I made some cards the other day, and they may fit in your challenge

    Greetings, (first time playing)

  13. Christine aka whim6915 says:

    Your challenge sure lit a fire under me! Thanks for the inspiration!. Here’s mine

  14. These are AMAZING Sharon! So festive in color & embellishment! What an inspiration you are to us all!!! Happy Holidays my friend!!!

  15. So cute Sharon! Love your added special touches!

  16. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Your quick cards are amazing, Sharon! They sure don’t look like they were quick to make! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Here is my beyond quick card:
    Thanks for the fun challenge and happy holidays!

  17. leslierich says:

    These are just darling–every one of them! It looks like so much fun to add the little touches to each. Fabulous results, Sharon!

  18. Oh my YUM!!! I just LOVE the warm colors of all your cards, Sharon! The gold paired with the reds and greens is just fabulous! My favorite is the one with the big ornament!

  19. Marcie S. says:

    I love those quick and easy cards!!
    Here’s my creation:

    Great challenge!

  20. nancy littrell says:

    Wouldn’t these be the perfect kids cards? Really cute and really, really quick! TFS

  21. LeAnne says:

    So cute, love the papers and the colors are so warm!

  22. Cindy H. says:

    These are all great looking cards!! TFS

  23. Colleen Horner says:

    These cards are too cute. I did not know about Cosmos cricket.
    I do not shop for scrapbooking supplies often as a Stampin Up demonstrator I tend to stay there. I must get out more often. LOL

    Colleen Horner

    P.S. I love this site, your blog and your SCS gallery.

  24. Sharon, I dislike you right now!! hehehe OMG those cards are too stinkin’ cute. I love the stockin and mittens. I so wanna design like you when I grow up. Wish I lived closer to you to get lessons. I’d be over every day!!

    Merry Christmas

  25. Karen Witter says:

    Wow, Sharon, I actually got to play this time. I posted mine to my blog at
    I LOVE the cards you did. I would love to do a whole bunch of those myself.
    Great challenge.

  26. barb schram says:

    Great cards, Sharon! I need to get going on my Christmas cards! Needs to be very quick cards for me! Hope you are doing well, my friend!

  27. Karen Witter says:

    I decided to post mine to SCS as well so here is the link:
    Happy Friday!

  28. Lisa Brown says:

    Love these cute, quick cards!

  29. Chris says:

    Sharon you are just tooooooo clever for words. Love everything you do. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.
    Have a very happy and peaceful holiday time and look forward to more ‘works of art’ in 2009 ……..TFS

  30. Simple and sweet, perfect little set of cards.

  31. Julia Aston says:

    I love your quick cards – the colors and shapes are super!

    here is my quick cookie card – it’s the third item on my blog post here:

  32. What a smart idea. I would never have thought of that.
    Happy Holidays

  33. Darlene says:

    I love these cards Sharon. How wonderful that something so quick and simple can still be so beautiful. TFS

  34. Dee Jackson says:

    I love these!! I LOVE Cosmo paper. You did a awesome job making each card your own design. How cool!!

  35. Ohmyheck! These are the cutest, Sharon! Wowzers! LOVE them! Everything you do is just beautiful! Hope you have a great night and a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  36. […] Sharon’s challenge this week is exactly what I was doing anyway, so it just spurred me on.  I dropped in on the her guest designers too and picked up more ideas.  Her challenge was to make a card so simple that you could make six in 30 minutes.   I didn’t time myself but I made eleven last night, some like the ones above and some like the Wintergreen I posted the other day.  I haven’t used Sage Shadow in ages, but I really like the crisp, snowy look the card has.  But rather than make them all the same I pulled out my favourite Christmas combination Cerise designer paper, with vanilla and red! […]

  37. Heather says:

    I have been playing this challenge this week anyway as I tried to finish my cards. I think, I hope, they are all done now.
    The colours are beautiful in your lovely line up above. Thanks, Sharon.

    My beyond quick card is here

  38. Nancy says:

    Love all the different cards in this group! So fun!

    Here are my uber quick cards

  39. Lisa Brown says:

    I needed to make some cards in a hurry this week so this challenge was perfect for me. Made use of my Old Saint Nick Rub Ons from Stampin’ Up! and I had a card in no time. Thanks for a great challenge, Sharon!

  40. Barbara says:

    Great challenge and great cards, Sharon! Here’s my quickie card:

  41. Merry Christmas Sharon!
    I actually came up with a set of quick cards -and hit the WT199 challenge as well this weekend! Just what I needed to finish up the year’s cards! Here are 4 of them:


  42. Toni says:

    I finally got to it! It’s so nice that there are no time limits. My card ( would be easy to whip out with the stickers, pre-punched tags and the heart punch! Nothing to it really! Thanks for the challenge!

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