My Cheater Card

Back to share another quick card.  This is the kind that gives me pure satisfaction because I used old stuff in my stash ;-)  But psst . . . don’t tell anyone, I kind of feel like I’m cheating because it was so easy.  Honest!!  I put 10 minutes into this.  Okay, I put 11 minutes into it because I couldn’t find that darned embossing powder ;-)

Seriously though, I can’t ever seem to make a quick card.  I think I’ve settled onto a personal template that I can use in the future!  Here’s the inspiration.  Rummaging through the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby I came upon some Wedding Invitation/Program kind of things.  Since it was laser cut and distressed, I knew it had to come home with me – in hindsight I wish I would have picked up more than one package.  They have languished about the craft room for probably about a year.  I saw them today and thought how easy and pretty it would be to simply fold the frame in half and drape it across my card.  It sure showcases the paper.  In these, the middle comes out so it left me ample room to put my sentiment.  That’s seriously all there is to this card.  The sentiment is from The Lord Has Risen Set with Our Daily Bread Designs and I cut it from Spellbinders™ Labels Four!!

Here is a picture of the back.  See, I told you . . . quick!!

I know these are discontinued but I will sure be on the look out for more frame type invitations for my personal quick card template.  These are the ones I found just to give you an idea.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – The Lord Has Risen
Paper:  The Paper Company, K&Co., Coredinations
Ink:  Versamark and Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Paper Orchid Imprintable Program, Ribbon, Spellbinders™ Labels Four

Blessings!!  See you soon!!

  • Sue from OregonMarch 27, 2010 - 6:05 pm

    don’t you just love it when a card is so pretty and so quick?! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackMarch 27, 2010 - 6:09 pm

    I am always so proud of myself when I use stash supplies… and when I can find what I’m looking for!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DarsiMarch 27, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    Beautiful–I have never made a card in 10 minutes and if I did it wouldn’t look as pretty as yours!!ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissMarch 27, 2010 - 6:17 pm

    Another beauty, Becca … cheater or not!ReplyCancel

  • janeyMarch 27, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    Because of you, I have found myself wandering through all the aisles of Michaels, finding goodies that are intended for things totally different than cards – and I feel so smug! Beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • LindaMarch 27, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    Beautiful!…and clever:)ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanMarch 27, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    What an awesome way to create something so beautiful…..great job…
    It will make me look at things in a different way for sure….ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraMarch 27, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Judie RymanMarch 27, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    Super cute…..thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • CindyMarch 27, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    Oh Becca; this is absolutely beautiful. I don’t even consider it a cheater card, because you still made it. I’ll be on the look out for laser or other type frames as well now that I’ve seen what you did with yours. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMarch 27, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    How awesome is that!! I love when you find things and share it with us. Because this is gorgeous, looks like you put hours into it :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandi MacIverMarch 27, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    beautiful cards Becca, and thank you for sharing that great frame idea.
    I to shall be wander the halls of “michaels’ looking for these good ideas.
    thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • SheriMarch 27, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    I love to re-find things I had bought and never used. Sometimes I lose them and it drives me crazy until I find them. I am currently looking for some stickers I know I have but have looked since January and who knows where I stashed them. They are here somewhere! I love your card. So soft and springyReplyCancel

  • RufusMarch 27, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    This is really pretty, Becca. Nothing “cheating” about it! Wow, will I be on the lookout for laser cut frames. I thought you’d found some marvelous new punch and was really, really hoping you’d say what it was and where you got it!

  • Sabine EdelmannMarch 27, 2010 - 7:09 pm

    Thanks Becca for sharing this”quick card”.I just came home from a day of stamping and Card making with friends!Planned was to make 20 cars with different themes. Mmmh..I came home with 4 and I love them very much..I even did some stiching on them.
    But once in a while I need “quick and easy”!!!ReplyCancel

  • RandiMarch 27, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Becca, I too, have found similar finds in the clearance bin. It is a place that I go to often and am not disappointed.ReplyCancel

  • Rita KernMarch 27, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    Becca, this is such a beautiful card and what a terrific idea in using the frame-type wedding invitation material. I will definitely be on the lookout for this type of product when stocking up again.

    Thanks. Happy Easter to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Mary R.March 27, 2010 - 9:12 pm

    I LOVE everything about this card – the ribbon, color cardstock, frame, and most of all, the quote. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Pam L.March 27, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Becca you always use the prettiest dp. What collection of K & Co is this from. It’s just gorgeous. Girl as many cards as you make I think you can take some short cuts now and then. Still a gorgeous card.

  • Lori AragonMarch 27, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    So very pretty, Becca! I love the laser cut ‘frame’…and what a WONDERFUL Scripture to showcase!!!

    Blessings to you ~ LoriReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsMarch 28, 2010 - 12:09 am

    Gorgeous Becca! And so clever :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • BirdMarch 28, 2010 - 1:24 am

    ooh, that was a good find!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 28, 2010 - 2:47 am

    An 11 minute card, I take longer than that with the sketch rambling in my brain. LOL!!! This is really pretty Becca. That was a good find in the craft store. You never know where the inspiration will be found. As always TFS!!! Becca. :-DReplyCancel

  • SallyMarch 28, 2010 - 3:51 am

    WOW, totally awesome card..and hey that is anything but cheating in my book! That is being savvy to pick up those beautiful laser cut invitation sheets when you saw them on clearance and even more savvy putting them to great use in this card.

    Way to go! As always your a total inspiration!
    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • emilyMarch 28, 2010 - 3:59 am

    Your card is amazing! I usually love the way you think but not when you call this a cheater card… :o) Silly girl! You have been thinking about it a whole year! :D And it was worth the wait. Now I wonder what I might have in my stash that I could do this with?
    Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see the next one!ReplyCancel

  • NY debbieMarch 28, 2010 - 4:06 am

    Stunning especially for an 11 min card.ReplyCancel

  • chrisdMarch 28, 2010 - 4:16 am

    That is simply beautiful. My son and DIL gave me their leftover invitations but they were handmade paper with bits of dried flowers in it. Beautiful and different from your find.Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • CandiMarch 28, 2010 - 4:47 am

    I love it and wish my quick cards looked as good!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.March 28, 2010 - 6:21 am

    Beautiful 11 minute card!! That is gorgeous dp and the lacy panel sets if off nicely. Great find and tfs.ReplyCancel

  • TerriMarch 28, 2010 - 6:24 am

    So pretty! I love to make a card that doesn’t require a lot of time, especially when I have little time.

    Ter ;)ReplyCancel

  • MargMarch 28, 2010 - 7:10 am

    What a terrific idea. the card looks wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • DianeMarch 28, 2010 - 8:07 am

    Very clever. I’ll tell ya you make a cheater card look


  • Debbie GMarch 28, 2010 - 8:16 am

    Very pretty! Thanks to you, I, too, now roam through Michael’s picking up bargain items not intended for cardmaking! :) Now I must start using them instead of hoarding them…ReplyCancel

  • LuAnn in AZMarch 28, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Becca, I seriously think you got to stand in the line in Heaven where they were handing out talents for creativity for an” extra long ” time. I love your work and always smile to see what you’ve come up with each day. Thanks, you’re so sweet to share your crafting talents with all of us! Much love and appreciation to you… Hope your Easter season is one that will bring joy to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • ShereMarch 28, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Man I wish there was a hobby lobby near me, lol! You can find the greatest things there. Beautiful, beautiful project (as yours always are) and it looks like it took you 12 hours to complete.ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)March 28, 2010 - 12:24 pm

    Gorgeous, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27March 28, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    What a Fabulous idea, gosh, you never know what you will find if you just wonder around a store. It does even have to be in the papercrafting isles, it can be all over the store, open you eyes and that perfect piece may land in your lap! I haven’t found this type of goody but I have found other goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Patti aka NW LadyMarch 28, 2010 - 7:59 pm

    What a beautiful card. I know I have some cut files for my Cricut that are frames but I would never have thought of using them this way, I’ve got to go look! Thanks again for the inspiration, it’s always here each time I visit.ReplyCancel

  • Pat H.March 28, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    Whew, gorgeous card and I don’t have have to shop for what I thought was for sure a Spellbinder’s die-smile.ReplyCancel

  • Julie StrenkeMarch 29, 2010 - 5:15 am

    This card is just beautiful. I love how you used the other card and modified it to the detail on this card.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon J.March 29, 2010 - 7:13 am

    This is one reason why I love your blog so much…you always have such great ideas. I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 29, 2010 - 9:01 am

    such a great use for them, and adds a great touch to the card!ReplyCancel

  • YogiMarch 29, 2010 - 11:37 am

    beautiful. That is a gorgeous laser design.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BMarch 29, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    What a neat idea….I would never have thought of this….Thank you for being the brains (and talent) of this outfit. I love, love, love the paper…..I never seem to find paper like this. Boo hoo!ReplyCancel

  • JeanMarch 29, 2010 - 2:25 pm

    It takes me longer than 11 minutes to clean off my stamping desk from my last project just to have enough space to stamp. I like the look of the card. It always fun to find something to take home in the bargain bin! Good thing you could find it. That can be a problem. Love the colors and the whole look of the card.

    Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • EarlineMarch 29, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    How elegant this card came out love itReplyCancel

  • TrishMarch 30, 2010 - 5:31 am

    What a great idea! I never think to look at the wedding stuff. Now you’ve put me on a mission!*L*

  • Nancy MoorefieldMay 6, 2010 - 7:45 am

    THANK YOU – I always have my eyes out for a card for my husband’s Deacon Ministry at church. He (therefore Me) has 48 families on his/ our Deacon Family Ministry Plan. We remember our families with cards at Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, and am considering adding Wedding Anniversaries. We’re sending out almost 50 cards for each event, so they must be fairly easy. Perhaps I can find a substitute for the lovely wedding “stuff” you found. I’ll definately need to look for some sales! NancyReplyCancel