K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Silly;)

Many years ago I worked as a radio disc jockey which was perfect because I have the gift of gab but my PD (boss) would always tell me to “Keep It Simple Stupid!” Although he irked me to no end with that he did have a good point, do we need to agonize for hours over what button or ribbon to put on a project or should we just do it…or should I say “glue it”

I challenged my design team to create a card (or whatever) in 15 minutes or less. Some are using the brand new card kits I released this week (you can snag a freebie from this post) and others are just using stuff from their stash. Here are my 15 minutes or less attempts, I had so much fun I couldn’t stop so I made 5! You can find the supplies used here.

each pocket with card took 15 minutes to make!

each pocket with card took 15 minutes to make!

I used my Elegant card kit and sketchy orchid stamp on this quickie

I used my Elegant card kit and a daffodil stamp on this quickie

Another card using the black and cream Elegant kit.

Another card using the black and cream Elegant kit.

 used an image from the Alice ATC sheet and the birthday kit for this invitation

used an image from the Alice ATC sheet and the birthday kit for this invitation

another with the Birthday Card Kit and the Cherry on top digital stamp.

another with the Birthday Card Kit and the Cherry on top digital stamp.

The cute little pocket envelopes are from the dollar tree, a pack of 25 is only a buck! see what else I found:

Wow, look what I picked up at the dollar tree yesterday!

Wow, look what I picked up at the dollar tree yesterday!

And one more card made with the scraps of the Birthday kit because I just couldn’t stop:

I used the Birthday kit and the Sketchy Orchid stamp on this.

I used the Birthday kit and the Sketchy Orchid stamp on this.

Lindsay’s time saving tips:

1. Set up a place where you can work and leave supplies out. I have the luxury (I use the term luxury loosely, I work in the basement;) but everything is out an available and I don’t have to clean up until I am done. A card table in the corner works wonders.

2. Work in steps. I keep a Ziploc bag full of images that need to be colored along with a set of markers so I have something to do when being a couch potato ;) you can also print out kits and cut them out while watching tv or quill or crochet a pretty flower. Make every minute count.

3. Don’t fret. Go with your instincts, the first button you chose to embellish a card is probably the best bet, trust your self and glue it down!

Thanks for reading through this long post. Now check out the other nifty quick projects the design team has for you today!

Kim

Tracey

Tamara

Lisa

Margie

Katt

Row

Melissa

Janet

Michele R.

Olena

Michelle H.

Enjoy the DT’s work and don’t forget to leave them some love, until next time happy crafting ;)

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16 Responses

  1. Wow- now I have to go to the Dollar Tree! Love what you did with the kits!

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    • I know! the little envelopes (sure I could cut them on the cricut) but 25 for a buck! I couldn’t resist;)

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  2. These are all incredible! I especially love the orange one. Gotta love the dollar tree! Think I will have to head over and get some of those envies.

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  3. Beautiful! I especially love the cupcake. Great ways to save both money and time.

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  4. Holy canoli!!!! You are on FIRE! I need to work on the KISS theory too… but it is hard still for me to know when something is done : D

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  5. Wow!! You have been busy!! Fabulous cards Lindsay!! Man, I need to get some of those pocket envelopes!! They are great!!

    Hugs…

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  6. Wow! These are just AWESOME! I love how you mixed the bright colors with the black and white card kit. Great ideas… I’m on my way to the dollar tree…

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  7. Those pockets make the cutest cards! Now I’ve got to head to the dollar tree! Like I need more supplies even if they are only a dollar. You really worked those card kits…they look amazing!

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  8. WOW you were rockin’ it girlfriend ! Amazing cards…really loving those dollar tree envies. I love the tag idea for the cards.

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  9. Wonderful site! just found you by doing a google search on digi stamps….. just right up my alley!!

    Great examples by the way!

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  10. Awesome! Love every one of them! And I want your dollar tree! Or I have to look harder in mine! LOL!

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  11. I was just in Dollar Tree two days ago and saw those envelopes. They caught my eye, but I wasn’t sure what I could do with them. Now I do! I thought I recognized them, so I kept scrolling until you said it. Now I have to go buy some!

    I also found charms in their crafting section. They’re beading charms, but they’re 3/4″ (6-8 in a pack) and are quite lovely. I was thinking of putting them in the centers of flowers or something.

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  12. WOW these are fabulous Lindsay. Love the envelopes great idea. Hugs Michele x

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  13. Lindsay, these are awesome, especially the congrats and thank you! I can’t picture myself getting one of these done in 15 minutes! I have a hard time getting a card done in 45m. for VSN!

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