5 Minute Creations

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.  


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.


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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