Thursday, May 20, 2010

The One Hour Challenge

My good friend, Amy, issued a challenge to create as many cards as we can in one hour using SRM Stickers. I thought it was fun and a good opportunity to use up some paper scraps. I was able to create 5 finished cards and 3 half-way done in one hour.
1hr SRM Stickers cards Group A
It took me another 20 minutes to finish these:
1hr SRM Stickers cards Group B
Here are two of them close up:

1hr SRM Stickers cards A

1hr SRM Stickers cards B
Some tips when mass producing cards without them looking mass produced:
  • Use simple sketches and use them on several cards.
  • Use coordinating patterned papers, like those come in a collection.
  • Pre-cut the patterned papers you're going to use. I cut them to 4" x 5.25" size, enough to cover the front of the card with a bit of the card base showing.
  • Use different types of trims, decorative papers, etc, to cover the seams. In addition to lace and ribbons, I used Bazzill Bassics pre-cut borders on some of the cards above. They look like punched borders, but are already done and come in many styles and colors.
  • Have lots of glue dots and Scor tape around. Use them to adhere quickly your embellishments.
  • Add variety by rounding corners of some cards.
  • Finally, SRM Stickers make it easy to add sentiments. You don't need to worry about stamp inking and cleanup.
I used the SRM Sticker Sentiments and the Bo Bunny Press Jazmyne Collection on all my cards. Amy will be posting her cards tomorrow. She's amazing and made more than I did. I can't wait to see what she came up with in a short time.


  1. Those are great cards - the stickers must be very good. They don't appear to be stickers, but look stamped on! Thanks for sharing - now you have cards made up in advance! Hugs!

  2. EEEK! Look at you!! These are so awesome!! What a great idea to use a sketch and repeat! I'll do that next time! My scraps were way too awkward to do that this time! I can't wait to get mine up now!! GREAT job with our little challenge, Nina! Eeek! :)

  3. Great set of cards. Wonderful idea for using a sketch to mass produce. :)

  4. beautiful!!!! Great cards!!!!
    I loved your blog, thanks for inspirations!!

  5. These are WONDERFUL! I have been looking for something just like this. I want to make a BUNCH of cards for OWH and this is the TICKET! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Nice work, go you! I would need to practice a lot to get that many done in even a day, lol!

  7. Awesome cards nina, every one... love it... u are so talented.. love those papers too! hugs

  8. Holy wow! That is an amazing amount of cards in such a short time! AND....they are utterly fabulous! Each one looks like it would have taken hours!


  9. Wow! Gorgeous set of cards, Nina! Love the layouts and details, especially this collection of patterned papers! You would never know they were all made in under two hours, that's for sure!

  10. Oh how wonderful these cards are. Not sure if I can make that much card in an hour - I think you rocked the time limit!

  11. Excellent job!! What a fun challenge!!

  12. WOW, just spectacular Nina! Love the color combo too!

  13. nina, these are all so beautifully fab!!

  14. Great job, Nina! Adorable cards, as ALWAYS!

    Have a GREAT WEEKEND! :-)

  15. Awesome. What a gorgeous set of cards!

  16. These are really wonderful! Too bad I'm away from home and can't play...

  17. beautiful cards, Nina!! it's amazing how many you can make in an hour! wow!

  18. Gorgeous cards! I love the paper and embellishments that you used. It would take me far longer to make those cards than it did you. You rock!


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