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5-minute card

5-minute card – perfect for any occasion

Sometimes you need to make an easy card because you don’t have much time, or you just want to do something easy to kick start your creativity if you’ve lost your crafty mojo. Well, this 5-minute card is perfect for just that and only requires you to stamp once!

A big tip I suggest when you want to make a 5-minute card is to keep it simple. Stick to one technique and one stamp or die set. Don’t over complicate it with several techniques and limit the supplies you’re using so you don’t get overwhelmed with lots of ideas. This card uses the new Date Night Inks from Catherine Pooler, creating a colourful card. However, you can easily switch up the colours to change it for any occasion you have in mind!

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5-minute card

5-minute card: creating a colourful background

To start, trim and create 8 pieces of cardstock measuring 4″x 0.5″ in size. With each of the 8 colours from the Date Night Inks from Catherine Pooler, colour each strip using the direct to paper method and drag the stip over the ink pad. You’ll want to set these aside to dry. 

5-minute card

Once the strips are dry, adhere these down onto a scrap piece of card, aligning the strips up with one another. After you’ve adhered them all down, trim off any excess to produce a clean card panel measuring at 3.75″ by 4″. 

5-minute card: assembling the card

For the sentiment, heat emboss the sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Desgins Beautiful Day Floral stamp set onto black card in WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder. Next, foam mount the striped panel onto a top-folding card base, position in the centre. 

To add the sentiment, trim down and foam mount onto the front of the panel. This technique would be great for masculine cards, switching up the colours for a more masculine tone and add an appropriate sentiment on the top. 

5-minute card

5-minute card

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Beautiful Day Floral - Catherine Pooler Designs
Beautiful Day Floral – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Date Night Ink Pad Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Date Night Ink Pad Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Date Night Reinker Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Date Night Reinker Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Date Night Ink Pad & Reinker Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Date Night Ink Pad & Reinker Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cummerbund Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cummerbund Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cummerbund Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cummerbund Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cummerbund Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cummerbund Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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In The Park Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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In The Park Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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In The Park Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Chiffon Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Chiffon Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Chiffon Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Chiffon Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Chiffon Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Chiffon Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Catching Rays Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Catching Rays Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Catching Rays Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Catching Rays Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Catching Rays Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Catching Rays Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Do-si-do Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Do-si-do Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Do-si-do Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Do-si-do Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Do-si-do Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Do-si-do Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Pucker Up Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pucker Up Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Pucker Up reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pucker Up reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Pucker Up Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pucker Up Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Drive-in Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Drive-in Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Drive-in Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Drive-in Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Drive-in Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Drive-in Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Serenade Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Serenade Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Serenade Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for THE LITTLE PAPER TREE have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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