Speedy Belated Birthday Wishes with Amazing Phrasing AYSI277

by Joanne James17. June 2022 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a fun speed stamping challenge:


I chose this theme; I can't be the only cardmaker who sometimes realises I'm late, late ... for a very important date, right?! Sometimes the realisation that you need a birthday card super quickly since it should have been received yesterday means speed is of the essence. I have several retired stamp sets that I've kept that are perfect for belated birthday cards; I thought I'd combine one of these with a trio of colours from the Sunday Stamps palette and a sneak peek of a brand new set that can be yours as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion that runs from 1st July-31st August - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The key to a speed challenge is preparation - here's all of my equipment gathered before I started, with my stamp pads open in front of me just out of shot:


I used a combination of layer sizes that I always keep precut to save time and odd scraps from my card box.

Oops! - The stamped sentiments on today's card are from a new set called 'Amazing Phrasing' - free with a £90 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The set is photopolymer, so really easy to line up without a Stamparatus, which saves time - good when you don't have much of it! 

Simple Layout - My layout is actually cased from a similar card that features in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Simple layers, cut with a trimmer - no dies required! An added layer of vellum helps soften the stamped background and create focus to the main image:


Slowly Does It - I combined this new set with my trusty retired 'Turtle Friends' set and added a simple stamped and punched turtle to the front of my card and carried through the belated theme to the inside of my card with another stamp from this set:


Is my stamping perfect? No; my turtle shell is a little smudged, but I didn't want to redo because of the time constraint but I think it's ok for a speed challenge. And done! How long did it take? I used all of my allotted 10 minutes - I was coming in at about 8 and a half minutes so decided to stamp and fussy cut a party hat for my turtle too!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a speed stamping challenge, please time yourself and say in your post how long your card took to complete. 
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day; I am spending the day in Bath today; no post from me tomorrow as I'm off to Warwick but I'll be back on Sunday with my project for our new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
6/17/2022 5:17:27 PM #

Lol, there's nothing like a turtle in a party hat!  So fun!  Love that background you made, too - mine just came yesterday!

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
6/17/2022 8:11:59 PM #

How cute!!  Love the little turtle, perfect for a belated birthday card.  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
6/18/2022 12:23:50 PM #

What an adorable belated birthday card...super cute!!  Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our color challenge over at Sunday Stamps!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/19/2022 9:23:25 AM #

Goodness! You stamped out that background in a speed challenge ... you have nerves of steel! Well done! The vellum is a great way to tone down the busyness of the ground to give the turtle some space. Great job. :-0

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
6/21/2022 2:03:39 AM #

Such a cute card Joanne! Stamping that out with a timer going would definitely be a challenge for me, but you accomplished it perfectly, in the SSC colors and with that darling turtle as well! I'm so glad you shared your fun card with us at Sunday Stamps!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
7/5/2022 5:31:38 PM #

I love that you made your background paper!  I don't know how you did it to be honest - my hands would have been shaking too badly!  The turtle is sweet and that sentiment - now I need that stamp set!

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