6.01.2009

Make SIX cards in less than an hour with YOUR STASH!

***The contest portion of this post is now closed, but feel free to continue to check out the tutorial and let me know if you make some quick cards! Thanks for all of your kind words!***

Welcome to the USE YOUR STASH blog hop!!! I am so excited to be joining with the other DT girls to share this awesome blog hop with you! If you just stumbled in, you are going to want to head on over to Use Your Stash to start at the beginning! If you comment on every blog in the hop you will be eligible for an AWESOME prize! Really...a few of us on the design team thought about quitting just so we could enter! LOL! Actually, they will have prizes all month long since we are celebrating the Use Your Stash Blogiversary, so head on over!!!

This is a photo heavy post...FYI.

Since the whole idea behind our fun little challenges over at Use Your Stash is to, well... use your stash, I decided to create a great stash using tutorial for you today!

How to Create SIX Cards From Your Scraps/Stash in an Hour.

First you will need to gather some supplies:

3 sheets of white 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock - If you have card bases on hand that will save time, but I always start with this!

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Some Circle (or square or oval) stamps and sentiments if you want them:

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Ink. I chose vanilla cream and black since they are basic colors for my work.

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Two stashes of scraps - one of small patterned scraps and one of cardstock scraps:

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Foam adhesive plus your usual trusty adhesive:

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Ribbon and Buttons:

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(Sorry....I forgot to take a pic of the buttons.)

Your sticker stash - 3-D is ideal:

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Okay...now that you have all of that, we are OFF AND RUNNING!

First you want to cut your white sheets in half (I do it the long way to make top fold cards) to create six card bases.

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Next, you want to grab six scraps of solid card stock. Make sure that they are large enough to cover the front of the card. Cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhere to card fronts. These don't have to be the same at all...just choose any six colors that are large enough.

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Okay...so Flickr didn't like my next picture, so I don't have this one, but choose 6 patterned scraps and cut them to 3x3. You should have one that coordinates with each of your cards. Then, using other scraps or the remnants of the same, punch six scalloped circles (or similar) from coordinating scraps. Stamp the circle stamp onto the 3x3 pattern. Using foam squares, adhere the square to the card background panel. Then, using foam squares, adhere the scalloped circle to the center of the stamped circle. Your results will look like this:

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Carry those six cards over to your sticker stash and choose a single 3-D sticker for the center of each scalloped circle. You know those really cute stickers you HAD to have? Yeah...the ones that will never work on a page about your kid or whatever....LOL! USE THOSE!!! (I mean, really? Why did I think I needed a chicken sticker set? I don't know, but I do love them and now I got to use one!!!! That makes me happy!)

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Finally, grab a couple strips of ribbon that coordinates with your cards. Adhere a strip across the bottom third of the card and accent with a button to complete your cards!

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AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!!! SIX cards completed in a single hour! And...YES! I did actually do these in less than an hour and that included taking all of these photos along the way! LOL! So dig into that stash and make it happen!!!!

Oh...just one thing....


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The hour doesn't include clean up time. Just say'n.

Now...hop on over to Corey's blog for your next stop on the Use Your Stash blog hop!
Don't forget to leave a comment here to be entered for the blog hop prize!

Also, for everyone who comments on this post during the blog hop I will draw one winner to recieve one of the cards above with a small stamp or two stuffed in there just for fun! Why? Because I like you guys, that's why!

Have a Happy Hop!!!



61 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial - thanks for sharing. Lisa L.

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  2. Thanks for sharing that tutorial. I'll be revisiting it again after work to make the cards - I'll let you know if I can accomplish this in one hour - LOL

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  3. Hey Jen...Happy Monday...love your tutorial.

    ~kimmie

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  4. What a great idea. I am not really good at cards, but that is definitely easy enough that I should be able to handle that!
    Michelle

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  5. really great cards! love your design :D and your personality just shines in your post. just say'n. ;)

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  6. Thanks for that great tutorial, Jennifer! Love the end results!

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  7. Hey Jingle!! Cute cards... love the idea of doing a bunch at once, comes in quite handy when you need a card on the fly. What a fun blog hop!!! Thanks & happy anniversary!!

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  8. Great tutorial. I get overwhelmed a lot of the times when making a card, LOL! I can do this :)

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  9. very cute! such a great idea!

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  10. Damn, you make it look so easy! May I just say those cards are adorable and that you have waaaaay more stash than I do!!

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  11. What an AWESOME tutorial! Thanks!

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  12. OMGosh! Those cards are amazing. I can see I need a scallop punch. I love what you did. Time to attack my stash! You are inspiring.

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  13. Awesome~!~~ Thanks for this tutorial. It reminds us that we can make cards (multiples) in a flash.

    Toodles!

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  14. Jennifer thank you so much for the great tutorial. I will be back after work to make these! This is so much fun!

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  15. Wow! What pretty cards. I love hand made stuff.

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  16. great tutorial for some fun, cute, simple, fast cards! thanks!

    and thanks for being part of our team!

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  17. WOW!!!...this is great and the perfect gift for one of kelsey's teachers!!!...this is on my "to-do" list for this week...they are quick, simple and look great and that helps since school ends next week!!!..thank you!!!...you ROCK!!!

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  18. WOW - how cool to get those cards done in no time. I'm so on this!
    Thanks Jingle!!

    Happy Happy UYS!

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  19. wow what good ideas the only way i think i can do it quicker is use a set of matching papers from a kit and a sketch.

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  20. I love this tutorial, thanks so much!

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  21. Wow! Thanks for the tutorial. I just started getting into making cards. Great way to use scraps from other paper projects. I made my mom a dozen cards for Mother's day. She loved them and doesn't want to give them away. I promised to keep her supplied with more. Thansk for the inspiration. Think I will make a few cards tonight. Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Wow, great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing that!

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  23. what a great tutorial! thank you so much!

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  24. wow your cards are amazing!!! thanks for sharing the idea on how to make those cards as i struggle with cards hihih! takes me ages to finish one hihih!

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  25. Great tutorial! Perfect when a bunch of thank-yous are needed after the holidays.

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  26. im back!!! and will be coming back again and again! hihihi! thanks for the blog visit too!!!

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  27. Wow! I wasn't expecting to get a little crop time in so I was not prepared. I think your tutorial is great and I will definately follow your plan this week. I have quite a few cards to get done & now you gave me the push to do them. Thanks Jingles!

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  28. This will work great for a card Challenge I just joined...Thanks!

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  29. Hi Jingle!! Love the tutorial. I'm going to have to try that.

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  30. First of all, I {heart} the chicken sticker!! Great set of cards. Thanks for the fun!

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  31. My husband is wondering why I am sitting here laughing out loud! A full set of chicken stamps, huh? Only an addicted scrapper would have something like that! Your blog today is fantastic---I am going to get my stuff together and make some cards tonight. Thanks so much for such a useful tip!

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  32. Wow - do you have some stash. And I love the chicken stamp too. Cute cards -- and so easy.

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  33. Cute cards and fun tutorial...TFS!

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  34. Very cute! This reminds me of the Sheetload of Cards sketches/tutorials I used to get monthly. Great cards!

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  35. Thanks for the tutorial! Loving the blog hop!

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  36. Great tutorial ! Having fun on the blog hop...Thanks so much!

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  37. I can't wait to try this. GREAT TUTORIAL

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  38. Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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  39. I love those cards and love that they can be created so quickly! I will definitely be making some!

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  40. Wow, I'm impressed. I'll definitely come back to your site for this tutorial! Loved the details and the inspiration.

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  41. Great way to use your stash. Thanks for the ideal. Can not wait to sit down and try this.

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  42. Jingle, you rock! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, I will have to try your cards. They looks great!

    Oh, and thanks for the kind words on my blog. I've actually finished added some more earrings to my etsy store. Been happy so far, so I'm hoping it stays that way :)

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  43. Wow! Great card ideas. Lovin' it!

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  44. Hi Jingle, I loved your turorial, and since my baby is napping, after the blog hop I'm off to try it out! I struggle with 1 card a day lol
    Happy B'day UYS!! xx

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  45. Oh this is great! And you're right about all those 3D stickers that I just had to have. Thanks so much - I'm definitely gonna take an hour to do this this week.

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  46. Wow- these are great! I am trying to work on making my daughter's baby book before she isn't a baby anymore (she's 18 mo). I haven't really been into paper crafting, but I am certainly trying! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the SMS giveaway!

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  47. O my gosh how cool is your tutorial! I need to up my card making since I am running low...yeah right!...lol But what a great way to make quick cards using all your stash! Thanks for sharing!

    HeidiE

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  48. Cute cards! I just need a scalloped punch

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  49. Hey Jingle girl,
    Thanks for the invite from AMR! I'm having so much fun, and love your tutorial. I'm gonna do it! Hope I win, cause I need more stash stuff...love your photos and your blog!

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  50. WOW, 6 cards! I think 2 cards in an hour is tops for me already, LOL.
    and yeah the clean up would double the time LOL
    thanks for the tutorial!

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  51. cool blog you have here! love the card tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

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  52. That's a great idea. I have so much stuff to use up.

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  53. Love your cards! You are so efficient!

    denise c.

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  54. Love your cards. I really need to do this.

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  55. love the tutorial.... thanks!!! :-)

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  56. I titally did this Sunday and Monday nights made 13 cards total...not as nice as yours, but with stash and paper scraps none the less..you can check it out at CK...

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  57. Great tutorial! Love your cards! They are fantastic!!

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  58. Cool tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

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  59. AWESOME!!! absolutely brilliant idea

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  60. That's amazing, and what a beautiful tutorial. I just need a stash now, but I'm not a scrapbooker.

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