1st 10 Minute Handmade Card Challenge

Stampin' Up! Colors

I mentioned the other day that I am part of 2 design teams.  I didn’t quite know what I was getting into with the one design team.  Somehow I missed the fact that I had to create a card in just 10 minutes!  As part of the challenge, I was not only limited on time, I had to use the colors Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry.  Whew!  Here we go!

Ready to go

Here we go, this is a picture of the clock on the wall just before beginning.

Finial Press Embossing Folder

I ran to the paper cutter and cut 6 pieces of Chocolate Chip that were 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ in size.  Quickly shifting to the Big Shot I ran them through with the Finial Press Embossing folder.  I also grabbed the Stampin’ Up! exclusive Little Leaves sizzlit die and cut out some Always Artichoke leaves.

Getting the pieces ready

As I struggled withe Boho Blossom punch (mine has problems and takes some muscle) I glanced at the clock.  Yikes!  5 minutes are gone already!  I can’t take any more pictures, I’ve got to work!


Whew!  I’m a smidgen over.  I have to be honest though, I was sure it was going to much longer!  I knew how I wanted to do the ribbon on my card but tried to find a “quicker” way to do it.  Yeah, right.  Never try  to find a faster way when you only have 10 minutes!!

Finished Stampin' Up! Card

I scrunched up the punched flowers and created a 3-D flower which I adhered to a brad which is holding the bow in place.  I’m not sure how well you can see it here in this pictures, let’s try a closer look.

Stampin' Up! handmade card

I’ve learned some lessons for next week.  It’s great to start with an idea in my head but I need to get out the tools for that idea before I start (or at least make sure they’ve been put away properly before beginning!)  I can be really bad about loosing things so I need all the help I can get.

This was pretty fun!  I’m kinda looking forward to next week now!  I hope you’ll come back to see what I create next week and every day in between!


  1. Really Pretty!

  2. Whow such a classy looking card
    super duper impressive
    If you did not say it was your first time I would have never guessed it!
    Cause you rocked this challenge!
    I am so happy to have you part of our team!
    thank you for doing such a beautiful card
    I love your flower So fabulous!
    way to go

  3. I am impressed, Becky. It usually takes me 10 minutes (or longer) just to decide which colors I want to use – since I’m not a Chocolate Chip “freak!” 🙂 I like the little scrunchy flower – I need to try that. And your lines are even straight! Give yourself a pat on the back.

  4. What a gorgeous card and it only took 10 minutes! Would take me a half hour! :))))) Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂

  5. Yeah Becky you DID IT.. Awesome card, and only a smidge over, good for you. It’s kind of addicting isn’t it? And, yep, knowing where your “stuff” is helps too. I love your card, so elegant that that little scrunchy flower is just darling what a wonderful idea.

  6. Very pretty , Becky. I am still trying to figure out how to use Mr. Linky as I’d love to show you my creation as well. All in good time…

    Mitzi DT

  7. I really love that card! It’s hard to believe what can be done in just 10 minutes.

  8. Great job, Becky. I wasn’t even close to 10 minutes. I love the simple elegance of this card. Looking forward to playing with you each week.

  9. Wow Becky! Awesome card, I love those little squares…I know what you mean about the timing!! It is tough but I love the challenge!!!

    Looking forward to seeing your work next week!
    Lesley 😉

  10. Wow…. I’m stunned! It takes me about 10 minutes to get the stamping stuff out….

  11. Ooooooo! I love this card! So elegant!
    Congrats on the DT!

  12. Love it! I wouldn’t have known what to do with those colors and I’m with Kate~ it would have taken me longer than 10 minutes to get the supplies out!

  13. I really like this card, Nice Job & welcome to the design team.

  14. Fun! I should try a challenge like that myself, sometime! 🙂 Great job!

  15. Hi. I’m new here and was just having a look around when I saw this challenge. I thought 1o mins to make a card, that’s for me. Wooo what a beautiful card, I just know it would take me a lot longer. Thanks for sharing this with us. I look forward to your next one.

  16. I love the card but I think it would be more porportioned if the ribbon was not so wide and there was another spray of flowers repeated.

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