Celebrate Everything Speedy Spruced Up Ornament Christmas Card AYSI 289

by Joanne James2. December 2022 13:00

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


The dreaded speed challenge! I had both paper and dies featuring ornaments to hand, but no current stamps, so this week was definitely a case of 'go hard or go home', so I grabbed the Sketch Saturday layout and decided to go for it! This is what I came up with:


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

Today's card was all about the planning! I designed my card and wrote a list of the sizes I needed to cut my layers to and gathered my scraps of coloured cardstock and paired them with each die ready for cutting. I put my sentiment stamp into my Stamparatus and once I had everything to hand, set my stopwatch and started cutting! The real highlight of today's card is the brightly coloured, ornament patterned paper from the 'Celebrate Everything' hostess paper pack - I cut a panel of this then diecut an ornament using my Spruced Up Outlines Dies for a co-ordinated focal point:


I added a simple sentiment from 'Framed & Festive' that I diecut at the same time as my ornament to save time and as I still had time I added a black twine bow for a final finishing touch just as my 10 minute timer went off - not a second to spare! My desk was an absolute bomb site - a true 'craftermath', but I did it! A stamped ornament would have made for a much quicker card and I did contemplate just using the designer paper and a sentiment, but where's the fun in that, right?! It's not a speed challenge if there's no pressure!

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. 
What can you create using ornaments in 10 minutes or less? We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day; I have a day of housework and errands and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (4) -

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
12/2/2022 6:55:18 PM #

A VERY fun and colorful take on the sketch, Joanne! Works perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
12/2/2022 9:56:33 PM #

Fab card Joanne - seriously impressed that you managed all that die cutting within the 10 minutes!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
12/4/2022 11:29:57 PM #

I'd forgotten about this paper, Joanne, or I might have tried something with it too! This is so bright and lively! So nice for the Challenge and other projects. I used some for some mini Christmas crackers for craft fairs! I like the way you used a round shape for your sentiment panel, too! It looks like a bauble as well! The cardstock is a perfect choice for the DSP!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/9/2022 9:05:15 PM #

You're such a whizz with paper! That paper is so bright and festive all on its own but you've brought it out further with the large decoration. The real fun is the bright, non-traditional colour way. Great card, especially in under ten minutes.

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