Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Stampin' Up! 3" x 3" Thank You Cards

Sunday I showed you photos of my scrap bin and entered the speed challenge at As You See It. I 'm continuing to use the Whisper White cards and DSP from my stash. I gathered all the other things I would need and then set the stopwatch.

I timed each one separately...

I was quite surprised at the stopwatch. The first card took 2:54; the second 1:59; the third 3:22 for a total of 7 minutes, 35 seconds. 

On the first one I wrapped a piece of white twine around the Come Sail Away DSP (retired) and added three different sized Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I adhered the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals. It shouldn't have taken so long but I had trouble getting the twine situated and tied into a bow.

The second one uses the Magnolia Lane DSP (retired) and I adhered three Pearl Basic Jewels. The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow and adhered with Dimensionals. Again, I don't know why it took almost 2 minutes when the sentiment was already stamped and punched.

The third one I understand why it took 3 minutes...I sponged around the edges of the punched sentiment and inked up the twine with Night of Navy ink. Not thinking ahead, I had already adhered the sentiment with Dimensionals. I had to  tie the anchor with the twine and fish it under the sentiment. I anchored it with a glue dot. (See what I did there!) Next time I'll know better and get the anchor in place, then add the sentiment! 

So in total, my three thank you cards took 7 minutes 35 seconds. The sentiment on each one is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and they were punched with the Label Me Fancy Punch.

I hope you have the time to check out the challenge and even enter! I might not let myself create anything this week except for what's in the scrap bin! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. 


  1. Fun way to use up those little bits of designer papers! :)

  2. Three quick cards—good for you! Assembly is not my slowdown—creating and deciding what to put where, which paper to use, etc! TFS

  3. Fun cards! And - I've had to do a little "fishing" of twine myself! ;)

  4. Great idea to time yourself. I have never done that. Pretty cards as a result of your efforts. Thanks for sharing your time and talent!

  5. You've really taken this challenge on board, Karen! And your scrap box is yielding treasure. This is a sweet group of thanks cards. Thanks for taking on the speed challenge a second time!

  6. You are really taking this scrap bin cleaning to heart, Karen! 3 cards in under 10 minutes, using up your scraps is impressive! You've chosen some really nice DSP to use! Thanks for joining us again for our Speed Stamping Challenge at As You See It Challenges.

    1. Thank you so much, Heather, for commenting on behalf of AYSI.

  7. Way to go Karen - doesn't it feel good to use up those scraps and have something pretty and useful to show for it?! Thanks for taking up my speed stamping scrap bin challenge again this week!


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