Friday, March 22, 2013

10 minute Craft Dash

 I just found out about the 10 minute craft dash challenge.  The idea is to make a card with a certain color scheme in under 10 minutes.  I decided to give it try.   
Here is the first card I tried.  
I used lawn fawn stamps for this because they are sponsoring the challenge.  The woodgrain background is a Hero Arts background stamp.  I used a spellbinder's die cut also.  

It took me under 6 minutes, which I was impressed with.  I am not sure how prepared you are supposed to be for this challenge.  I had a basic idea in my mind before I started the timer.  I also pulled some papers from my stash that were in the color scheme.  I have seen a few other people make a card and then it took over 10 minutes so they try again.  It seems like it would be a lot faster to create a card, if you had just created the exact same one.  I guess this is kind of a personal challenge.  


  1. Glad you joined us for the first time - your card turned out great!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - I hope we'll see you again soon :)

  2. I'm so thrilled you heard about my challenge and decided to give it a try! We always LOVE seeing "newbies" participate.

    Your card turned out great. It's so fun to see so many people pull out their Lawn Fawn stamps for this challenge!

    Thank you for playing along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Emily. I hope that you'll be able to join us again soon!

  3. Here's what I do: I sketch out a rough layout, and list the supplies I want to use, so I know I am going to use all the colours in there. I gather all my supplies up, including dies I am planning to use, and extras like embellishments and bling. I usually have card bases on my desk, so I use one that I have on hand. Then I start my timer and any cutting, stamping and assembling is done from that point. A lot of people try to change their design up slightly so that they aren't creating a duplicate card exactly, and I think what happens is they realize where they could have saved time the first time around. I hope that gives you an idea of what kind of approach you could try next time, as I hope you'll join us again!