Wednesday, August 7, 2013

10 minute craft dash: Birthday theme!!


Hello and Welcome to the 


Challenge #23!


I was thrilled when Paulina asked me to join in the fun!  

You should have arrived her from Meredith's blog:


If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is Paulina's blog


Here are the deets:

Date: August 7, 2013 starting promptly at 6AM, PST

What: A blog hop featuring 20 special guests and the Craft Dash Design Team showcasing their birthday creations. In addition, there will be a coordinating challenge for participants to link up their crafty creation(s)! 

Prizes: A $50 Ellen Hutson gift certificate + a prize pack for the winning creation. Also, we have prizes for random comments left along the blog hop. 




Here's what I created for the birthday festivities:


Can I tell you that having a time limit makes me craft at a snail's pace?  I feel like I'm doing everything in slow motion and it feels like I also have ginormous man hands...LOL.

How do I prep for quick crafting?  I go for the 'collection' card.  I pulled out all of my October Afternoon Cakewalk.  I also ended up using a Happy Birthday sticker by SRM.

Easy Smeasy:


I have serious time to spare!

I could have probably stitched the top of the banner...oh well, I wasn't going to chance going over the time!

The super fabulous Susan Opel is next, check out her facebook page


155 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo cute!! LOVING the fox and the banner!!!

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Amy!! :) your card is fabulous!! :) xx

Michelle Quinno said...

How adorable!! That was fast!

cm said...

WOW - super cute card, and the fact you created it in under 10 minutes amps up my 'awe' response! Deciding what to create alone would have taken me 10 X 10 minutes! Darling and sweet!
c

Laurel said...

Super cuteness!

Lynn said...

LOVE this card! I often struggle with cards for children. Thanks for the inpiration.

Trinh said...

Very cute, Amy! You were super fast with that time!

Squirlygirl said...

Great card Amy! What a cute little fox and a fun hop :)
~Hugs~
Becky

Kim said...

Such a fun card. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love the little fox. Great card.

Unknown said...

This is just waay toooo cute. Love the fox and the banner, great card. Great Job!!

Caryn said...

Aw, what a cute little foxy guy! Great card and in SUPER quick time1
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Auror Willow said...

What a fun card! I love that fox!

Elena said...

How cute! I like it!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh so SUPER cute! LOVE that darling little fox!!! SOOOO fun!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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Dana D. said...

Very cute and colorful card. Nice job.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

This is such a cute & fun card, Amy!

Unknown said...

the fox is so cute!

Atypicalcupcake said...

you made such a fun card! it made me smile :D

jenn shurkus said...

such a wicked fun card :)

Unknown said...

That card is sooo cute, I love the little fox.

Crafty Math Chick said...

All this in less than SEVEN minutes? Most impressive Amy! Very cute.

Maria said...

love the card

Tiff said...

Your card is ADORBS!!!!

Tina M said...

Ohh how darling! What a fun layout and the elements are too prescious!

Unknown said...

So cute. I am just amazed that anyone can create a card under 10 minutes.

Unknown said...

Talk about record timing! I've always wanted to try this, but I get nervous just thinking about being timed. Awesome card and great tip about using stash from a collection!

Lisa Elton said...

Awww he's a cute little fella!! I really like this card!!

slang said...

So cute, the animal is adorable pulling that wagon. Reminds me of my youth . . .

Torrie said...

How fun is that Fox? Great card.

Leigh Penner said...

So sweet and fun! And your time is amazing!
So great to have you play along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

~ Jo ~ said...

Awww Amy this is adorable, love that fox!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lauren Taylor Made said...

cute card! love that little fox. :)

Rita said...

Super duper..............love this card!

Teresa said...

Amy, your card is absolutely ADORABLE!!! Three thumbs up for you!!! : )

Steph Ackerman said...

So cute!! love the banner.

Sus said...

Very cute! I like your idea of making a collection card.

Paulina said...

This card is just so cute- totally perfect for the birthday theme! That little banner at the top and the way you created the focal piece to be a pennant is perfect.

I am so blessed that you and all the other special guests were willing to join in the 10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash. Thank you for making it so special! <3

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love that little fox and the banner!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love this card! I agree, the pressure makes you move in sss-lll-ooo-www motion! :)

KimC said...

Such a cute card, love the October Afternoon Cake Walk collection.

L.B. said...

Very fun and cute

Hetty said...

What a sweet and colorful card!

Chark said...

love the banner!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Super cute! Love the OA papers!! Some of my favorite line!

Amy McCue said...

What a fun card. I love the fox.

Iris said...

Cute. Love the fox with the wagon.

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute fun and fast Amy!

Lindsey said...

This is darling! It is so stinkin' cute. Love it!

Unknown said...

Cute...cute..cute! What a creative way to create a birthday card! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing in this FAB hop!

Denacline88 said...

love the cute card tfs !!

Andrea Garland said...

That fox is so fun he is running with the cake lol. Perfect for a boy.

Unknown said...

Perfect kids card. Sooo cute.

Unknown said...

What a cute fox--and the chipboard banner pieces look great.

Kari V. said...

This card makes me smile...and I love that! Cute fox, and I love the dotted paper you used for the background. :)

Rachel said...

lol! please dont grow man hands!!
love the card, and perfect paper choice!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Unknown said...

Sooooo cute!!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Loving your card, every little detail about it and the fact that you made it so quickly. I am the slowest card maker ever. What app did you use to time yourself?

MelissaF said...

I love all the geometric play on your card - so fun and it gives the card lots of movement!

Kristen said...

Wonderful card, as always!! Thanks for participating the in giveaway!

Noreen said...

So colorful.. and perfect for a little one!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Ann K said...

Very cute little fox . . . great card. And SO FAST! WOW!

Unknown said...

oh so cute!

Unknown said...

How cute! I love the ruled paper in the background!

Diana Enns said...

What a cute and fun card. TFS

Carol McCready said...

Love your card. It made me smile.

judy said...

Cute and fun card!

conil said...

Jeez...now I really feel like a snail. This is adorable...6 minutes??? Wow.

pajaropr said...

That was so cute

guilinger2 said...

I love your foxy card!

Judy Tuck said...

Super fun card. Great use of the different papers and all done in record time too!

linf54 said...

What a cute card and the fox is just too cute too!

slbt17 said...

wow! you are really good at this!
Sandra ltb

Elaine said...

So fabulous, and so quick. Girl you rock

Louise said...

Pretty quick!

Betty Sue said...

I love your card!!! October Afternoon is so great!

Jinny Newlin said...

Six minutes! You rock! So CUTE!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Awesome!! And sooo fast! You rock!

Cheryl H said...

So cute! Love your little fox!

Dorothy C. said...

The quick brown fox helped to make a quick cute card.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

What a cute card! Good job!

Sandi said...

Awww super cute

Cat Craig said...

Love the banner, the fox, such a cute card.

byulgzr said...

that banner is so adorable! :)

Stephanie said...

So cute! I love that OA line :)

mandy salazar said...

Such a cute lil guy!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I LOVE this collection, so I definitely love your card - it turned out so awesome! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate!!

Memories by Manda said...

Your card is very cute - especially the fox.

Kelley said...

Love the fox pulling his wagon!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card!

Lisa H. said...

awesomeness!!! your card turned out CUTE. your work always makes me smile.

Mags said...

Supercute card! TFS.

Happy Dance said...

This is just too cute! Love that little fox pulling his cake. OA makes such cute stuff. Darling card, as usual!! Love it. Bev

Sabrina said...

What a cute and darling card!!

Janet's Joy said...

Very sweet and very smart!

Sue D said...

Very fun and colorful!

Jen said...

Holy crud, all that coloring and layering under 7 minutes?? Bravo!

Unknown said...

So cute!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, soooo cute! Great job on the dash!

Janet said...

Adorable card! Great job...really need to try my hand at 10 min. card, definitely need to have all ideas together before starting. ~God bless~

TLady said...

TOO, TOO CUTE!!!!!!!! :) (I KNOW, EXACTLY what you mean about feeling like you're going slow when on a time limit!!!!! LOL ) :)

bzyPTmom said...

Adorable card and an amazing time! I gotta be quicker with my cards!

Unknown said...

So cute -- I like the banner!

Loly Borda said...

Super cute Amy! clever design! TFS

Unknown said...

Super cute card!! Love the little fox!! And I know exactly what you mean by feeling like your going in slow motion!! There is no way I could finish a card in under 10! But I may give it a try!! Nice job!!

Amanda said...

I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who really struggles with time limits! Your card is adorable so you must have done something right!

Terri said...

What a fun card. Love the little fox.

Unknown said...

My goodness but you're speedy. Very cute card. :)

Greta said...

Amazing card so fast--wow!

Colleen said...

Cute card and with time to spare too!

Lynne said...

Nice card. Great idea to pull out all your supplies.

Unknown said...

You must be super organized. Cute and speedy.

Gilu J said...

How cute is this card? Love that fox!

Sheryl said...

Awwww, really cute!

Marie said...

What a cute little fox!:)

Unknown said...

How cute!! I love it!!

lori said...

Oh, this card is sooooo cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Allison P said...

What a fun card! Love the color combination you used and the movement you created!

Kelly Szafron said...

Very cute card, I like the happy fox.

LauraJane:) said...

You are an OVERACHIEVER!!Great card in such a short time.

LauraJane:) said...

Did you have a DOUBLE espresso before making this?

di said...

That fox is soooo cute! Love the card.

Cindi said...

Aww. So cute.

Unknown said...

Fun and festive card!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card Amy!!!

ivy said...

cute cute cute!

Kristen said...

Cute card! Fun!

Linda said...

Cute card with a lot of details!

Marina said...

Super cute card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Cute card!

Pat said...

Wow! You do have tons of time to spare! And it's a really cute card, too...

Janeen said...

way to cute to accomplish in less than five minutes! OMW you are GOOD!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute for a collection card. LOL There were others on the hop too. ;) I'm amazed at how you crafters can throw these items together into a very cute card. I have to try sometime.

mplsbetty said...

Such a fun bright card! Love all the different papers/embellishments.

Anonymous said...

love love love it! the little wagon with the cake was super cute :) :) thanks for sharing :)

Cynthia Rose said...

Using a collection certainly does make creating in 10 min easier.

Ruth G said...

Great idea! I'm thinking that's how I'm going to approach the challenge, too! We'll see! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, I can't believe all that time you have to spare! This is amazing! So dang cute too!

Anonymous said...

So Cute!!!

Kelly said...

just adorable!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your fun card!

Emily H said...

Love it!! I am ready for some fun and games. :)

Diana Fernandez said...

What a fun card!

disneylisa said...

Even using a collection I doubt I could pull it off. Nice job.

maria f. said...

Yippie for you - a simple plan and well executed!

Lucy E. said...

Very cute card!

Unknown said...

Wow, less than 7 minutes for such a cute card!

Unknown said...

Love everything about this card - the fox with the cake, the banner and the paper. Awesomeness!

Unknown said...

awww, so adorbs! stickers confound me, but i love how you use them :)

BrendaB said...

Love the banner and that cute little birthday fox!

simplybren said...

That fox is too cute. I love the banner with different shapes.

Ceal said...

super cute! just ran across this challenge and I am addicted

Cristine said...

This is such a whimsically fun card! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

aww the fox is so cute :)

Michelle said...

Such cuteness! All the colors and patterns are so happy together. A fox pulling a wagon full of cake? Adorable!