Wednesday, June 5, 2013

You're Never Too Old to Craft Dash...

9 minutes and 16 seconds later...

This weeks 10 Minute Craft Dash colours with its red, butter yellow and pale blue, reminded me of a day by the seaside, so what was more perfect for a day by the sea than this gorgeous boat!

This week I die cut my Paper Smooches flag from some Crate Paper cardstock, then stamped it with this gorgeous Verve sailboat and sentiment.  Next up I stamped the same images directly onto the card base, then stamped just the boat and waves onto red stripped and yellow polka dotted Echo Park papers. I fussy cut the waves, the boat and the sails before using a glue pen to adhere the boat and sails to my card base.  I positioned a strip of double-sided tape on my card base across the "you are" on my sentiment, and used this to secure the twine wrapped twice around the card, before adding pop-dot tape to the back of the sentiment flag, making sure they were positioned above and below the level of the twine (rather than at the same level as the twine), and adhering the sentiment flag. The two bottom corners of the card were rounded using a corner punch (yes, I forgot to do this before I stuck down my sentiment flag, so I had to lift it out of the way before rounding the corner, then stick it back down again LOL).

10 Minute Tip
  • Plan to do all your die cutting at once, all your stamping at once, all your fussy cutting at once and then assemble and adhere everything as the last step - not swapping back and forth from one to another saves TIME :)
There's 10 days to enter, and in case you need any more motivation, there's a gorgeous prize up for grabs from Timeless Twine too!


  1. Lyndal, this rocks! Love the waves at the top of the banner. Such a cool design. :)

  2. Wow, this is fabulous!! I can't believe it took you only nine minutes!! So wonderful.

  3. Lyndal, This is too cute. Love the sentiment but REALLY love that it's on a wave under a boat. Your card is beautiful in all its simplicity. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players.

  4. I love this card, it makes me want to go on holiday! This sentiment is so uplifting too :)

    I cannot believe that you had time to do fussy cutting and still get this card completed in under ten minutes!? This whole ten minute card thing baffles me! ;)

  5. Love the wave the amazing design! So glad you joined us at CAS on Sunday with this fantastic card!

  6. Love the sentiment and a great card

  7. This is a fab, fabulous card! Great sentiment, cute boat and so well balanced! Thanks for the tips for 10 the minute dash too!

  8. I'll second what all the applause and accolades from the others before me: this is one stunning, darling card! Love that little wave your sweet boat is riding. I'm in awe that you accomplished such a treat in under 10 minutes! Impressive! Thank you for commenting on the card I made for my niece; you've added sparkle to my evening!!

  9. ooh! love this, Lyndal! perfection!

  10. Girl, this card is a perfect example of gorgeous CAS design! I love, love, love, love the shaped banner top...perfect design!

  11. Always in awe of your 10-min-CD productions. I appreciate the tip, too, on batch-preparing your elements. Plus the little boat atop the ice-berg (i.e. more below the water line than above) sentiment is so sweet.

  12. Fabulous card!! Love the amazing layout!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!



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