5 Minute Creations

Spooky Cat Candy Kisses Treat Holders

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats

Just in time for Halloween!

Cute Spooky Cat Kisses candy treat holders.

I created these feline treats in a matter of minutes using the Cat Punch and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

They just make me smile! 

Love the "calico," "tortoise shell," and "orange tabby" inspired cats.  The solid black cat looks like my cat, Black Bart, aka Black Biscuits. 

Black Bart has golden eyes though.  I guess I should have colored in the eyes using a marker!

This project is super simple!

(Thanks to Paper Pixie for the original instructions!)

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats scoring

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 4" x 1".  Score at 1", 2", and 3".

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats triangle

Fold along the score lines to form a triangle.  Apply glue and secure triangle closed.  For this project, I used Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  Fine Tip Glue will work as well.  SNAIL probably won't hold the triangle together.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats with Kiss inside

Slip Kisses candy inside the triangle.

 

  Spooky Cat Kisses Treats side one punched cat

You will need 2 punched cats, one for each side of the triangle. 

For the front side, I punched a black cat out one of the designs found in Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.

You could also stamp the cat image that comes in the Spooky Cat stamp set.

I liked how the cat was already printed on the paper, so I let the DSP do the work for me.

Attach the cat to one side of the triangle. Place the cat up a little bit, so it doesn't interfere with the  base of the triangle.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats punched cat

For the back side of the triangle, I punched a cat out of a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock.

Apply glue to the bottom of the cat's body, the tip of the tail and the top of the head, including the ears.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats two cats secured

Attach the solid cat to the back side of the triangle, lining it up with the ears and tail of the cat on the front.  Pinch the top and the tail together, holding them in place while the glue dries.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats complete

To complete, tie a bow around the cat's neck and add a rhinestone jewel as a tag.  I used Crushed Curry and Black Baker's Twine out of my stash.

So easy, and a perfect project idea for Halloween!

You could quickly make up several of these to give to co-workers and friends or share at upcoming adult or children's Halloween parties.

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Supplies Used:

Paper: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie card stock

Accessories: Cat Punch, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, Baker's Twine, rhinestone, Kisses candy

 

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5 Minute Card Creation-Daisy Delight in Purples

Daisy Delight in Purples

Fall is here! 

My favorite season. 

Purple!

My favorite color.

Couldn't resist creating a 5 minute,  fall-inspired card in purples to celebrate. 

 To create the card, I used small 2-step flower image found in Daisy Delight.  I stamped the solid image using Wisteria Wonder on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then,  I over-stamped the line image using Elegant Eggplant. 

The Old Olive dots came from Watercolor Wings since I had the stamp set out after creating my Painted Lady Butterfly card here.

The dots are perfect for filling in empty spaces.

The greeting is from Move Me. 

The words are 2 separate stamps.  I first stamped the "Hi", then the "there." using Elegant Eggplant ink. 

I banner cut the edge, then matted it onto an Old Olive piece that had also been banner cut. 

The card front was matted to a piece of Elegant Eggplant, mounted to a Very Vanilla card base. 

The greeting was popped up using Dimensionals.

Quick, easy, done in 5 minutes!

For more quick card ideas, please visit my 5 Minute Card Creations Page  HERE

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight, Watercolor Wings, Move Me

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Accessories: Mini Dimensionals

 

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Five Minute Card Creation-Delightful Daisy You're in My Thoughts

Delightful Daisy SunflowersI was in need of another quick and easy thinking of you card for a relative who while recently on vacation, ended up in the hospital with a serious sepsis infection.

She's home now and ok, but I wanted to let her know that we were thinking of her.

In the same week, I also needed a sympathy card that I shared HERE.

So, while I had the pack of Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper out, I put this one together in less than 5 minutes!

Here's how:

  1. I started with a regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Whisper White card base.  I trimmed the card so I'd have a  3 1/4" panel on the front.
  2. I cut the daisy patterned paper 3" by 5 1/4".  I stamped the greeting from Thoughtful Branches (retired) toward the bottom of the paper using Early Espresso ink, then attached it to the front panel.
  3. I cut another patterned piece from the designer paper collection 1" by 5 1/4" and attached it to the inside of the card to complete.

Delightful Daisy Sunflowers open

Card crafting doesn't need to be time-consuming.

Cards can be put together in just a few minutes, especially when you let pretty designer paper do the heavy lifting!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: None!

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Quick and Easy Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper You're in my Thoughts

Delightful Daisies

Unfortunately, I recently needed a sympathy card. 

Sympathy cards can often seem like one of the most difficult types of cards to create.

I mulled it over for awhile, and then decided to get out my pack of Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper. 

One of the selections in the pack is the pretty daisy design.

Perfect, I thought.  I'll just let the designer series paper to most of the work to create a quick and easy, yet pretty and appropriate for the occasion card.

Here's how:

  1. I started with a regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Whisper White card base.  I trimmed the card so I'd have a  3 1/4" panel on the front.
  2. I cut the daisy patterned paper 3" by 5 1/4".  I stamped the greeting from Thoughtful Branches (retired) toward the bottom of the paper using Early Espresso ink, then attached it to the front panel.
  3. I cut another patterned piece from the designer paper collection 1" by 5 1/4" and attached it to the inside of the card to complete.

Delightful Daisies open

I really like how the patterns compliment each other. 

I also like how easy this card came together.

Be sure to check out the  Stampin' Up! collection of designer series paper.

What a great idea!

Let the paper do the heavy lifting for you!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: none

 

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Daisy Delight Thank You-5 Minute Creation

Daisy Delight and Dragonfly Dreams Bee

I was cleaning up my crafting table and found a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (from this project posted HERE) and a bee that had been stamped with Dragonfly Dreams and cut out using the Big Shot and the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies.  

Ah, time for a quick and easy 5 minute creation!

All I had to do was stamp and punch out the daisy, and add a greeting.  

Done!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp daisy image from Daisy Delight twice on a piece of Crushed Curry card stock using Black Archival ink.
  2. Punch daisies out using the coordinating Daisy Punch. Layer one on top of the other using a Dimensional.
  3. Stamp 2-step bee from Dragonfly Dreams onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Crushed Curry and Black Archival ink.
  4. Cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die.
  5. Mat piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper using Basic Black card stock.
  6. Stamp greeting from Daisy Delight onto Crushed Curry card base using Black Archival ink.
  7. Attach layered Designer Series Paper.
  8. Attach daisy and bee using Dimensionals.
  9. I added a large rhinestone from my stash that I colored in with a black Sharpie Pen and attached it to them middle of the daisy to complete the card.

Daisy Delight and Dragonfly Dreams Bee close up

So next time you are clearing up your crafting space, keep an eye out for bits and pieces used for other projects.

These pieces can then be used to create another project quickly.

5 minutes or less!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Archival Black

Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die, Daisy Punch, rhinestone, Sharpie Pen, Dimensional
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Five Minute Cards Using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Whole Lot of Lovely Thank You Card 1

 

Whole Lot of Lovely Card 2
It seems as if life just gets busier and busier.  I'm sure you can relate! 

Because my life has become crazier, I am in need of quick and easy card ideas. 

Something that can be put together in 5 minutes or less!

That was the case with the two cards above.  I used the beautiful Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to do the heavy lifting.

Whole Lot of Lovely is my favorite new Designer Series Paper found in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I like all the designs in the stack, but I especially like the vivid colors with the black background.

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

For the greeting piece, I used the flower image from Daisy Delight and the sentiment from Eastern Beauty.  I inked up the flower using Tangerine Tango, off stamped, then stamped again without reinking onto a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock.  Then, I over-stamped the greeting using Archival Black.

I used a series of punches (1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1 3/4") matted onto a piece cut out using the Big Shot and one of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies for the greeting.  The greeting itself is popped up on it's matting using a Dimensional.

I used some Tangerine Tango satin ribbon from my stash wrapped around the front and secured on the back of the DSP.  I added a bow to the top card secured with a glue dot.

Both cards have a Pool Party base.

Whole Lot of Lovely Close Up

Whole Lot of Lovely Close Up 1

Done in 5 minutes or less!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Eastern Beauty

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Archival Black,

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies, assorted punches, Tangerine Tango satin ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

 

 

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Quick and Easy Butterfly Card

Quick and Easy ButterflyAre you ever in need for a card to give to someone quickly?

Me too, recently!

 I already had my Big Shot and Butterfly Thinlits dies out on my craft table after making this recycled grid sheet card HERE, so I was able to create this card in less than 5 minutes.

Perfect!

My inspiration came from this photo I had taken earlier in the day:

SwallowtailThis time of year, our yard is filled with swallowtails like this one, plus other butterflies and moths as they feed on the flowers on our property.

This swallowtail is feeding on alfalfa that I have growing in a small section of my garden that I call the "weed patch."  In it, I have alfalfa, clover, mint, oregano, sage, and dandelions.  All could be considered weeds in their own right.  But, I don't see them as weeds as they provide food for many winged creatures, including bees.

And besides, a weed is in the eye of the beholder!

Anyway, let's get to the card.

I embossed my Pool Party card front using the Big Shot and Fluttering Embossing Folder and mounted it to a Crushed Curry card base.

I cut the butterflies out of Crushed Curry and Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Butterfly Thinlits Dies.  The black overlay butterfly is attached to the solid butterfly by one Dimensionals on the body so the wings stand up.

The striped background paper is Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

The butterfly is popped up on the background, again using a Dimensional.

I added a Blushing Bride candy dot to the center of the butterfly for a little more interest.

I stamped "sending wishes your way" from the stamp set Butterfly Basics on the inside using Black Archival ink.  I love this greeting and use it often.  It is perfect for almost any occasion: thank you, birthday, thinking of you....

Butterfly Basics greeting

  Butterfly Basics close up

Quick, simple, done!

For more butterfly ideas, please visit my Butterfly Board on Pinterest!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics

Ink: Black Archival

Paper: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, candy dot, Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

 

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