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Quick and Easy Card

5 minute card togetherBy:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide
card stock (from stash)
background paper (from stash)
stencil (Red Lead)
ink (dollar bin at Michaels)
sponge dauber
double stick tape


Do you ever find yourself needing a card right now and having no time to make one?  Well, you can make a card in 5 minutes or less.  It is a simple card, but if you are pushed for time it will do.

  1. I started with a piece of card stock out of my scrap bin and cut it to 5.5" by 4.25". I found a piece of background paper with a coordinating color, got out a butterfly stencil and a sponge dauber, found some ink a shade darker than my paper and was ready to make my card. I stenciled the butterflies onto the background paper and cut it to fit the front of my card base.
  2. Next I took the left over scraps of the card stock and used the Cuttlebug butterfly die to cut some butterflies.
  3. Then I embossed them in the matching embossing folder. I used my sponge dauber again to ink the edges of the butterflies with the same ink I had used with the stencil.  Here are the pieces before I put the card together.
  4. Affix the stenciled patterned paper and die cut butterflies to the card and you're nearly done.
  5. Any greeting or phrase could be added to this card and it would be ready to go.
Hope you like my 5 minute idea. I think it would work with any kind of card, color or stencil. Let me know how it works for you.

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  1. Nice idea. Would come in really handy when I have limited time .