A Quick Card for Frienship's Garden

Isn't this how it always works?? You spend hours (and knowing me, DAYS) working on a project, only to never have it turn out the way it is in your head. I don't know how many frustrating moments I've had in my craft lair pulling my hair out trying to fix a doomed project.

Aaaaaaand then you have a challenge. A 15 minute challenge.

And in 12:55.9 minutes,

you create one of your favorite cards. 


I don't know. Maybe it's the unexpected black, red and green combo, or maybe it's the big, gaudy bow (along the lines of my Thanksgiving layout, too), but I really love this card! 
It was very quick to throw together (obviously). I used the front and reverse of my Stampin' Up! cardstock, and the trim, circle and Santa embellishments were all pre-made. I inked the edges of {everything} - of course - and used Glue Dots to adhere everything to my card base. The bow was made from a remnant package I bought at Hobby Lobby (the whole package was on sale for $2!)

Now some of you out there know me well enough to expect a Christmas card in the mail in the coming weeks...when you open it, just pretend it's the first time you've seen it!!

Hop back over to Friendship's Garden to post your 15 minute creation!!

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  1. A 15-minute creation? You have got to be kidding me. Maybe if I thought about it for 2 hours first LOL I lie in bed at night designing cards in my head, but they never turn out the way I plan. Sometimes they are better, but not usually :) This is gorgeous! I love every aspect of it. Love the big bow!

  2. This is an absolutely GORGEOUS card, but the pictures don't do it justice! I was luck enough to see it in person and WOWZERS! :) Love this Erin!!!