Friday, June 5, 2009

Easy Breezy Challenge!

Summer's here and the time is right..... for easy cardmaking! We are all busy going here and there in the summertime. But, our cardmaking can't stop -- it's in our blood! So, what's a cardmaker to do? Create easy breezy cards!

We decided to get you in the swing of summer with a challenge and a chance to win all three of our new releases that we will start sneak peeking next Wednesday!

Here are the rules! Make a card that would not take more than ten minutes to create. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't we still want you to play! After all, you could WIN some Flourishes stamps. Once you are done with your card, link it up here on this blog post OR upload your creation to your Splitcoast gallery and be sure to use the keyword: fllcjune.

We'll keep the contest open until Friday, June 12th at 5PM Eastern. We'll draw a name and announce the winner during our release party set for that night! Stay tuned for the official RELEASE PARTY details.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the ten minute creations our Senior Design Team cooked up....

Stacy Morgan paired up a great sentiment, some beautiful decorative paper, a classic Nestabilities die and a Piercabilities die, some bling and Flourishes new Finishing Touches ribbon slides to make this gorgeous, yet simple creation!
I (Julie Koerber) reached for my Vintage Wallpaper background, the Spring Ephemerals set and my Sweet Violets set for those fabulous sentiments! Just a couple layers, some sponged ink, a silk ribbon, some bling and a nice ribbon slide sentiment and you're done!
Leslie Miller used some soft ink colors to create this breath of fresh air! She used the Birds and Vine set and the Timeless Quotes set to create a soft and stunning creation. I love how she added the little bow as a kind of tie at the base of the flowering vine!
What do you get when you mix Flourishes' Home Tweet Home set with some fun Lime Rickey Paper, a bit of satin ribbon a button and some twine? A super cute and quick card courtesy of Latisha Yoast!
Christine Okken created a high contrast beauty by coloring up her daffodil from the Signs of Spring set direct on the stamp and keeping lots of lovely white space. Layer it up with the help of a Labels Nestabilities die, some pretty ribbon and add some fabulous hardware in our Beautiful Brads kit and... done!

Faith Hofrichter took a classic photo of her son to make this 10-minute creation! Add in a background stamped with the Birds and Vine set and a Flourished Word, a decorative edge and... voila!

And, last but certainly not least, Laura Fredrickson adds a bold pop of color and texture with the help of an embossed background and a splash of hot pink! She used the Spring Ephemerals set for her main image and the Many Sentiments set for her sentiment. I just love how those little extras really make a card look like a million bucks---things like the decorative edge bedazzled with rhinestones and beautiful flower accented with a finishing touch!
We hope you enjoyed today's easy breezy creations! I think these ladies make it look so effortless! And, when the summer is here - isn't that just what we all need -- effortless creations?

Be sure to check out the designers' blogs for a more detailed look at their card creations! We hope you make time for play time and join us in this challenge!

48 comments:

TanmoySarkar said...
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Valarie (vampme3) said...

What a fun challenge and great designer cards!!! Here's my take: http://valspaperobsession.blogspot.com/2009/06/easy-breezy-potted-plants.html
tfl

IRIT SHALOM said...

SWEET COOL CHALLENGE- I DID MY CARD FOR 10 MIN:
1 CUTTLEBUG CUT FOR ALL 3 PAPERS- I HAND CUT OF CHIPBOARD SHAPE I HAVE- 2 SIMPLE INK STAMPING- PREMADE CARD BASE-RIBBON- BRAD AND PREMADE FLOWER.
THANKS FOR CHALLENGE
HERE IS THE 10 MIN. CARD

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

OMG..........they are all so STUNNING..... Love the clean ....simplicity of the cards. The colour are especially amazing.

nancy littrell said...

All the cards are simply beautiful :-) I hope to play as I have very little time right now with getting ready for my hostess club party and trying to garden between the rain showers. TFS

Always Playing with Paper said...

Thanks for the challenge...it is nice to go easy once in a while!!!

Here is my card:
http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2009/06/easy-breezy-butterfly-wishes-flourishes.html

Thanks!!
Lesley :)

Vickilyn said...

Here's mine!! I love 10 minute cards!!

http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2009/06/pink-green-and.html

And I would LOVE to win some Flourishes stamps!

Sandra said...

what beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

NinaB said...

I love this challenge. Here's my entry:
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/06/flourishes-easy-breezy-challenge.html

nancy littrell said...

Whoo Hooo..I just uploaded to SCS my fllcjune 10 min. Easy Breezy card. I loved the result and got in a little fun stamping just for me :-) I used Flourishes organdy ribbon, but would love to add new Flourishes stamps sets to my stamp collection :-)
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1371609?nocache=1

Linda said...

What beautiful cards the DT made. I think most of those would have taken me much longer than 10 minutes. ;)
Here is my card.

CRYSTAL said...

Here are two cards that I did in way less than 10 minutes each.

Love how these turned out!!!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1372472?cat=500&ppuser=193708

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1372473?cat=500&ppuser=193708

Jose said...

I enjoyed this challenge -

MY 10 MINUTE CARD IS HERE

Made by Mandy said...

I'm glad I have become aware of your blog. You have some gorgeous creations and I would love the chance to win some of your rubber stamps :)

Mandy's Card

Trina said...

It was fun to be challenged to do a quick and easy card. I did a monochromatic card because not having to match colors saves me a lot of time! You can see it here.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1373091?cat=500&ppuser=210555

raindropecho said...
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raindropecho said...

Fun challenge! And wonderful cards from everyone!

Here's my quick card

Lois said...

All the samples are so pretty it's hard to believe they were all done in ten minutes or less. This was supposed to be Easy Breezy, but it was a hard challenge for me. But I did make it in ten minutes. Here's my card -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1373171?cat=500&ppuser=72594

Ann said...

My 10-Minute card.

Ali Manning said...

What a fun challenge and I love all the DT samples. Here's mine using Spring Ephemerals:

http://www.newenglandstamper.com/my_weblog/2009/06/10-minute-flourish.html

Rosemary D said...

This was a fun challenge! Beautiful cards from all the designers. Here is my link:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1372156?cat=500&ppuser=211071

Crystal said...

My card was posted on SCS but I'll add the link here too. Fun 10 minute challenge !

www.sugarcrystals-crystal.blogspot.com

Selena said...

Here's mine:

http://www.rubberstampchat.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5051&ppuser=1480&sl=p

Anonymous said...

Great Challenge! Here's mine.
Jackie
m7m'sgrandma

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW, such wonderful inspiration with everyone's cards!! Thanks for the great challenge - I used it to make a quick and easy breezy birthday card here:

http://ourlittleinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/06/flourishes-easy-breezy-challenge.html

Christine said...

Here's a link to my card.

Blessings,
Christine

-Agnes- said...

My entry is here.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Thanks for the easy challenge. I love all the DT's cards. Here is my quick entry.

http://nannys-room.blogspot.com/2009/06/fttc19-this-week-flourishes-is.html

Anita Hovey said...

This was a great challenge as I only had a little time to stamp tonite :)

Here's my card

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1377108?nocache=1

See you Friday!

sharon d said...

I can't do much in 10 minutes, LOL, but I posted my card at SCS:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1377147?cat=500&ppuser=188775

Thanks for the chance to win! This month's sets look great!

Holly said...

Absolutely awsome!

Holly

Teri said...

Really talented people!! Love them all.

Julie Campbell said...

So exciting waiting for new stamp releases--love what I've been able to peek at so far! Looking forward to building my Flourishes collection--they're all so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one!

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous cards and marvelous set! I love citrus, being from FL, and these are just the perfect touch for a vast variety of cards. Terrific!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the chance to win your new sets. I am posting on Splitcoast as well as my blog.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a fun challenge. Here's my easy breezy card.

Julie Campbell said...

Here's my card for the 10-minute challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1377536?cat=500&ppuser=137565

Thanks for the chance to play!

Kelly H said...

This is my first comment and card link ever on a blog! What a great challenge - this is a very easy and quick card, especially when you use a Sizzix die cut for the layered flower!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1378103?cat=500&ppuser=65016

StampinDi said...

The cards made by the design team are wonderful. I think it would have taken me more than ten minutes make them. Here is my ten minute card.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1378214?cat=500&ppuser=206065

Thanks for the fun challenge and a chance to win your stamp sets!

Emily Keaton said...

Making a card in 10 minutes is definitely a challenge for me. I am so indecisive!! But I came really close with this one:

10-Minute Thank You

Thanks for the chance to win these BEAUTIFUL new stamp sets!! I am so impressed with Flourishes--I'd love to have some for my own!!

Thanks!

leenda said...

Mine didn't scan too well but it was simple. Here it is,
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1378376?cat=500&ppuser=12633

Rebecca said...

Awesome Challenge! Heres my Card http://scrappinandstampinsoiree.blogspot.com/2009/06/celebrate.html

Dru said...

Thanks for the challenge, it was great fun. Here's my entry

http://gardenofdreams-dru.blogspot.com/2009/06/thank-you.html

Can't wait for the release tonight!

Anita said...

Here is my card.

http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/06/flourishes-friday-challenge.html

Makiko Jones said...

Thank you for the wonderful challenge!!
Here is mine:
http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/fllcjune-flourishes-10-minutes-card.html

JeanFB said...

Ooooh, I don't have any Flourishes stamps yet, but I've had my eye on some for a long time. Thanks so much for a chance to win! I put together two 10-minute cards using my stash of paper scraps... thanks for inspiring me to use them! :)
Here are my two 10-minute cards.

Angel said...

here's my card, incase you didn't see it on my FTTC19 post: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1379067?cat=500&ppuser=71773

TFL!!!

silvia said...

Here is my card

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1379147?cat=500&ppuser=181437