Thursday, September 20, 2007

*Dandy Blog Candy*- So I really wasnt paying attention...

...and I have over 10,000 visits! (those 125 must be me!! lol) So I think I should order-up some Dandy Blog Candy!!
I am having camera issues so I cant put a pic on right now, so I am gonna start rustling thru all my stash of papers, ribbons, even stamps to start making a goodie box of candy! My husband would thank me if I just sent the WHOLE garage to someone... oh-honey-you-so-funny I can feel my aside splitting..yup...there it goes...rippin right open from laughter. hmph!!
oK so whaddya gotta do for candy?? BEG??? Oh thatd be fun!! Hmmm....
Heres the question and y'all (Calif. speak..lol)can post your answers-

If you have only 27 minutes to make a card before running to the party, what would you make?

I will be randomly picking a winner Tonight, Monday 24th!! Around 11pm PST.

72 comments:

Becky said...

Hi Tandra! I'd make a small gift card like a 3x3 so it'll go really fast! If I'm really panic stricken, I even stick with a one layer mini card (getting lame, huh?), and try to throw on a ribbon or something! Kee kee.

Patricia said...

I would make a quick trip to the store, because I can't make these super cute cards!!

I do love and appreciate it when I get a hand made one!

Melissa said...

Great question!

I have a favorite basic layout and would no doubt go with that. I almost always have ribbon and brads as well so I can whip something out in no time!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jami said...

27 minutes? I would be hyperventilating too much - sheesh I can't make anything in 27 minutes!!!

Wait I thought of one card I did make in that situation
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/568883?cat=500&ppuser=5896
I think that Happy Harmony is a good set for quick cards.

TiteC said...

WOW !! What a question...
I'm so totally unable to make a gorgeous card (or so was I since I got my paperartsy unmounted stamps !!!)... I'll go to the next store and buy one !!

Jan Scholl said...

I make lots of fast cards and alway skeep a bin with peices of stuff and glue and glitters and ribbons so I can throw something together. HOpefully, it doesnt matter what theme it is. But I will never buy one-better 10 minutes late and a nice card than a crappy Hallmark mindless one.

Bluemoon said...

I can truly say, I've never done a card that quickly. I am slowww, take my time choosing colours, and cutting things to size, because I never have a pre-set design in mind...it takes me 27 minutes alone to haul out all my paper colours to choose one that makes it pop lol. I do have some images in a big box...boohooo... so I'd probably take a cute but small one, blender pen and chalks and pop it ontop of a stamped background and add some ribbon (glitter won't dry lol). EEEEk what a good question.

Beth said...

What would I make in 27 minutes? A trip to Hallmark. I couldn't take the pressure.

Robyn said...

I would get out the pretty papers, prefolded card, pre-stamped and coloured images, ribbon and brads and quickly create a card (or I would go to my stash of some 100 cards and choose one to suit the occasion).
Thanks for the chance.

cards by designs said...

I would make some 3x3 cards as those are very quick cards!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A simple one fold card with patterned paper and stamps with the appropriate sentiment. If you don't get interrupted to find someone's (DH) socks or iron someone's (DH again) shirt you could come up with something and still come in under the wire....

anette648@yahoo.com

AngieW said...

Wow! you know just how I operate! I usually try to think of the person and their likes for colors and theme. I try to stick to simple layouts and folds with not a much accessorizing. Oh by the way, PICK ME!! PICK ME!! PICK ME!!!!!!! PLEEEEEAAASSE! :)
Angie W
Awaren6@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

27 minutes? No sweat! A jumbo wheel, a scrap of designer paper, a focal image and a greeting and 'Im done. I use the colors from the dp scrap (used as a strip across the front or punched & used for accents) so no time lost there deciding on color scheme. Because I emboss everything, the greeting is embossed to make it look "professional."
Mary Beth

----- Alison Mewer Cowan ----- said...

27 minutes! That's loads of time. I once was out the door with a gift bag full of handmade cards and realized I never stamped the tissue paper and ran back into the house, pulled everything out of the bag, and stamped 3 sheets of tissue paper with 3 different colors and stamp sets to match the gift bag I did, in about 3 minutes flat and was back out the door.... where my husband was waiting behind the wheel of the car shaking his head!

27 minutes: Without dealing with ribbon, brads, eyelets (although with the new Crop-O-Dile it's faster now!) watercoloring, I'd do some expert paper layering, only use 1 stamp set, for image, background, and sentiment, use no more than 3 colors of paper, run 1 paper layer through a cuttlebug embossing folder for the WOW factor, and be off like a rocket. No problem!

Sandra L-M said...

Well, that happened to me when my daughter had her First Communion. I was so into everything I forgot to make her a card. So, I used primas and brads in her favorite colors. The primas gave it the WOW effect eventhough it was on white card stock. Congratulations on your blog. Sandra

Angel Wilde said...

Honestly, I have a stash of cards for just that reason. But I also have a few one layer card designs that I can go to in a flash and make a card in about 10 minutes. Then I think I would add some pretty ribbons to match to the packaging. THAT always impresses them.

scrappintrish said...

To be honest I have a whole bunch of cards that I have made and saved. I would just grab one of those!!!! :)

CAKVD said...

OOOhhh! I would love a box of goodies!! Fortunately, I've had experience several times with only having 27 minutes (or less) to make a card. I would pick out a sketch from my book of sketches, then I'd get a K and Co. Mat Pack out. The mat packs are great because everything matches!! I'd whip together a card front and then I'd pick out some matching cardstock to fold and paste the card front on that.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Suzy said...

Congrats on all those hits - youre the Babe Ruth of bloggin; ;)

I would make a card like this, w hich took me probably 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to dry:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/627816?cat=500&ppuser=102658

Super easy - cut out a rectangle with exacto knife, stamp image on acetate and color in with glaze pens. DONE and yet it looks so elegant.

canben said...

I'd make a cute simple card. Stamp some stuff, emboss one or two items on it, add a little ribbon, maybe some buttons, and DONE! LOL Can you tell I've done this a few times?
There was one time I didn't know about someone's bridal shower/going away party here at work, so I found a cute design on SCS, went home at lunch (15 minute drive there, 30 minutes at home, 15 minute drive back!), made the card (or at least one that was similar) AND decorated a bag AND got a gift, and made it back in time for the party!

Shelby said...

I'd make a simple, one layer card with shimmer white paper (my newest purchase) and some gorgeous ribbon!

Congrats on 10,000 hits!! :D

Karen Gladney said...

If I only had 27 minutes I would definately use some of the basic grey paper and then I would use one of my faithful flower sets and color them with pencils and gamsol.

Becca said...

I'd cut a quick tag shape and do a simple tag card. flower on top of some patterned paper with a sentiment sticker. Tada!!

jodene said...

Beg you say. Prety please with sugar, a cherry, and chocolate on top. Now who can resisist chocolate! If I only had 27 minutes I would make a 3 by 3 card. They go alot faster! Thanks for the chance!

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog. If I had to make a card quickly I'd get a ready made card and add lots of patterned paper, ribbon, flowers and stamp a saying on it.
Claudia

Amy said...

It would depend on how important the person was. LOL Just kidding! Like so many others, I would either pull one from my stash or make a quick 3x3 with some ribbon for flair. Luv ya, Tandra!

Kathy W said...

I'd grab a piece of designer paper, match colors, grab one main image and a sentiment, and my sketch notebook. Put it together, sponge edges in ink, add a quick ribbon, brad, or button, and head out the door. Oh, and the main message inside I'd provide with my calligraphy pen. Of course, all of this in a perfect world! Reality would be more like grab pieces of a simply scrappin kit and put together a quick, pretty card with no stamping. Thanks for the chance to win.

Denise... said...

I'd grab some papers that go together and start. A lot can get accomplished in 27 minutes...that compared to the ten minute time limit from the state fair competition...that was very stressful, so I'm thinking 27 minutes might be okay. I'd probably make a very simple card though, since I would have "think it through" time!

Pattyjo said...

Yikes! Thats why I keep cards made up in a box, or swap cards I have saved for this occassion.
I would take some some designer paper and cut to the standard size I always use and stamp the sentiment on a smaller blank square and attach.
Another thing I love are tags. Cut tag or punch out, stamp sentiment and add brad and ribbon, attach to a package...apply lots of deodorant and race out the door. LOL

lois lane said...

If I only had 27 minutes until I had to leave, I would grab one from my stash. I have way too many sitting around and even though I try to use them up, I just make more than I can give.

Tami said...

Well, I would use either a pre-colored image or a solid image stamp and just use a basic layout with the image in the middle or slightly off center with a bit of ribbon. Maybe a cb background if it's available and the sentiment stamped. Quick and easy

Gina Wrona said...

As long as you have a cuttlebug, I would use one of my 'ol faithful folders and turn it into a quick card in a snap.

Natalie said...

I love tent topper cards... they're my favorite and once I start making them, I can't stop! I just love them! They're so quick and cute!

Melissas said...

27 minutes is not a lot of time! So no coloring, no fancy layers. Just a dp layer and a solid layer with an image, probably. And a touch of ribbon to add some dimension. Thanks for the chance!

Laura W said...

K, I'm the slowest card-maker ever, so I would for sure have to make it a 3x3! :) Toss in some punches and ds paper, and I would be all set. :)

Cathy said...

A card in 27 minutes. What would I do PANIC and run to my FUN room. Grab a set with a Happy Birthday saying and a cake, present. Ok that part is done, now grab the cardstock and start cutting, stamping, and then get that adhesive...glue something and piece it together. Oh don't forget to add that ribbon somewhere on the card. Done! Whooo Hooo...Oh no how about the envelope????? Oh where oh where are those see through envelope. Here they are!! Done...Did I do it in time? I think so!!! Thanks for a chance at your sweet dandy blog candy. Congrats on your 10,000 hits too!
Cathy M.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Cindy Vernon said...

I would make a card with a very simple layout. Patterned paper, image stamped on white and then matted on coordinating cardstock and they tie off with a ribbon. I would make sure to use a stamp set that didn't require coloring in!

maiahs_momma said...

First off I wouldn't run to the store, just because I know I can make a pretty decent card in 27 min. I would have to say I would get some cardstock, run it through a Cuttlebug folder (if you have one). Add some yummy embellishments and a sentiment and voila card in under 27 min. If you don't have a Cuttlebug, then I would hope that you may have some of those pre-folded cards from the package of Box of cards. From there I would add a stamped image or two...then add some ribbon and some other embellishments.

Anyways, thank you for this chance at some blog candy have a great weekend :)!

mary p. said...

Something with die cuts, or Nestabilities and lots of glitz and glamour! Would love to have the blog candy, please please please (well you said to beg!)

melissa roth said...

This has happened. I would quickly grab a piece of card stock with matching paper & throw it together with glue stick. Grab either a premade embellishment like a Jolee's, or make a quick diecut in my Sizzix sidekick. Glue it on and plop on a bow. DONE in the nick of time:)

Denise said...

I have done enough VSN challenges (45 min time limit) to be able to come up with SOMETHING! I would go to my p/o of favorite sketches, pick one and run with it!

Ijsbeer said...

hehe with 27 minutes I would probably running around still wondering what to wear.

I would go the old fashioned style and do what me and a group of friends always do. Take a bunch of old goofy photos of all us at a previous party and then cut and glue the bunch into a fun collage card with silly sayings on the inside:) That is if its the kind of party where that would be fun.

Half my friends are single and party hard. The others are settled down and some of them only have parties to mark big dates or things concering their children. I'd probably make a bit more of an effort there as they would probably pay closer attention to the card:)

Pat S. said...

Hi Tandra!
Thank you for offering Dandy Candy :)

I think I am in the majority here...I have never made a card that quickly.

It takes me days to decide on a layout.

Someone mentioned that they have a go-to layout that they can do fast. I am going to pick one to have as my go-to. Thanks for the tip!

NancyS (momsnack) said...

I work pretty well under pressure, tho sometimes it takes me that long to gather up all my supplies - deciding on what DP, coordinating cs, stamp set, etc.
NancyS (momsnack)

PJBstamper said...

27 minutes before the party - isn't that how all cards are made?

I'd use some two-step stamping so there's nothing to color, some background paper, a scallop punch and a piece of ribbon - not tied (takes too long to get a pretty bow), just flat across the card with sticky tape.

Donna said...

well...Tandra, it depends on how much I like the birthday person *snicker* and how motivated I am to make one! If not so much, I'll look through my stash to see if one will work that's already made or I would do a no layer 2-step stamping card if I liked them a lot. love your blog!

Michelle said...

Base CS, B&T paper, Ribbon and a stamp that doesnt need colored! Very basic, quick and simple!!!

(I have two photo boxes full of cards! It has come in handy many times for my kids, husband, and myself... Just stamp a Sentiment)

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Kristina Lewis said...

I would use a stamp with lots of suface area and rock and roll the stamp. Great effect, little time :)!! COngrtas on the hits! You are a rock star!

Peggy Maier said...

Here's the card I would make:
http://cateredcrop.typepad.com/lmacs_catered_crops/2007/04/chirp_up_we_hav.html
Cute, easy & fun. Only takes a few minutes left & I'd still have time to get dressed!

Emily said...

I would make a 4 X 4 with Artfully Asian. That set is awesome for one layers. Just stamp in on very vanilla, color the flower with markers sponges the edges, stamp a sentiment in the corner and tie a piece of ribbon or cord around the top. I think I could probably do about 3 of those in that time period..lol. It's literally the easiest card I've ever made.
http://stampingexpressions.blogspot.com/2007/06/artfully-asian-one-layer.html

Janine said...

Well, if my huge stack of cards that I've made already was gone (how? where? I just make 'em, I rarely USE them!!!) I'd probably run down and find one of YOUR cards that you sent me, cut off the front, paste it to a new card, stamp my name on the back and pretend it was mine, because the next best thing to one of my own STINKIN' CUTE creations would be one of yours....ACK!!! What am I saying!!! I can't give away your creations, I treasure them far too much!!! Ummmm...(have I sucked up enough yet?) I guess my secret for a quick card that gets oohs and ahs is stamping with a spectrum pad and then using a ton of glitter!

Julieg said...

Well, I would use my Cuttlebug to emboss the front. Get one of my pre-stamped images & layer it, then tie some ribbon on. Thanks for a chance to win!

myhappyplace said...

Hmmm, I think I would make a TROLL card! LOL I mean, they seem to be EVERYWHERE these days. I do believe they are the new hot thing. Everything old comes back, doesn't it? My daughter is now very into them and just the other day a bunch came in the mail She was practically SHUDDERING with excitement. It was so cute!

Anyway, if I didn't have a fab card on hand that's what I'd probably do, something cute and trendy.

Love your blog (and your hair! LOL) you rock!

Tanja said...

I use my cuttlebug to emboss the fancy frame (it's hanging from a ribbon and is about 1.5 X 1.5 inches. Then I stamp a mini mates image in the sqare and a sentiment below. Very easy, but CUTE!

Nancy Grant said...

I'd make a mad dash to my "All Ready Made" stash and change the sentiment to best fit the situation and then stamp the envelope to match.

:-)

kathleenh said...

I'd never find myself in this situation. Hah! I would pull a sample from one of my swaps and go with that.

Heather Leech said...

I'd probably cheat and check out my stash of swap cards. I've been in a few that are 'mountable card fronts', so all ya' do is cut a half sheet of cardstock and you got a card!
Thanks for a chance to win!!
Heather L.

Betty said...

27 mins to make a card!! I woould go crazy..I think I go and pick up a card.

Silvergirl said...

Hi! I love your blog! Congrats on all the visits.

I'd stick with simple... solid surface stamps or find an image that is colored already in my stash of "someday" projects. These have gotten me out of a bind before... trust me... I should be more organized! LOL!

Thanks,
Lisa

Cindy B said...

I'd make a one layer card with a large embossed image, and a ribbon with a stamped sentiment on a tag attached.

Betsy said...

Tandra, you're so funny! My husband says all he wants for Christmas is a big dumpster parked in the driveway and for me to go away for a weekend. Sheesh! How would I make super cute and quick cards then?

LOL, my card would probably be cuttlebugged, then have a stamped layer with the set from All Holidays that starts "My dear and somthing-or-other-friend." Can't get easier than those embossing folders!

Congrats on your 10K!

Hugs,
MSBetsyZ

Pat S. said...

Hi Tandra!
Thank you for offering Dandy Candy :)

If I only had 27 minutes to make a card, I would make one of those wake-up cards...I think that is what they were called. You can make them first thing in the morning when you're not really awake yet....VERY simple!

Jackie W. said...

I'd make a one layer card using my Fabriano Note cards. The smaller ones look really awesome with the Baroque Motifs swirls because they are just the right size for it. Thanks and congrats on your hits!

L. said...

I would make this card, because it would give me a funny story to tell when I got there!!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/677673?cat=500&ppuser=10506

L.

PS - I love your blog!! UR so funny!!

Pattyjo said...

I found this link for you:

http://www.lollygirl.com/blog/

rholschen@air-pipe.com

Wife2TJ said...

I would have to look and copy a card I have made in the past or case one from scs or somewhere. I have a hard time making a card that quick. it usually takes me an hour or so to get one ready. I try to keep some extra on hand incase I need one.

Thanks for sharing blog candy with us!

wendy said...

27 minutes.... I would steal a card out of my card stash.

Michelle A. said...

If I only had 27 minutes, I would do a one-layer card...Use a background stamp (instead of decorated paper), then cut my image out using my circle scallop punch. I would color with my prismacolor markers and doodle the scallops. I would add a lil' ribbon and another embellie, then DONE! In 27 flat! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

If i only had 27 minutes i would panic and try to find the perfect stamp set for about 10 minutes and then grab what is on top of my craft/dining room table and go for it. I would use paper out of my scrap bin just because it is handy, then i would watercolor with an ink pad and blender pen. I of course would add ribbon and hodgepodge hardware.

Then I would find an envelope and out the door we would be.

Whew all done!

Pat S. said...

Hi Tandra!
Thank you for offering Dandy Candy :)

If I only had 27 minutes to make a card, I would make one using a Simply Scrappin' kit...as soon as I learn how to do that :)

Carolyn King said...

I would make a very simple design....stamp a favorite image in the corner--color with copics and add a simple ribbon bow at top.

Congrats on so many hits on your blog...I just stumbled across it....it is great!!!