Monday, January 3, 2011

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge - 10 Minute Cards

The Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 31 is to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps to create a 10 minute card! That is a difficult challenge for some of us on the Crew!! But the clean and simple style of 10 minute cards really allows the beauty and depth of the Kitchen Sink images to shine so I think 10 minutes designs and Kitchen Sink Stamps are a perfect fit.

We are also sharing with you the three new sets released on New Year's Eve to those attending the opening of Kitchen Sink Stamps' Forum and Gallery. What a great time we had! The stamp sets are Bunch O' Balloons, Champagne Celebration, and Sweet Heart Roses.These sets are available for purchase now in the Kitchen Sink Store. If you enter the store in the right sidebar, you will receive a 10% discount on all items in your cart - no code needed!

My first 10 minute card was created with Bunch O' Balloons - a great set for birthdays or celebrations of any kind!
Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons and Champagne Celebration (sentiment) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock, Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Color Recipe: Balloon - 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Curling Ribbon - Memento Tuxedo Black
Sentiment: SU Poppy Parade
Tools: Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder

This second card was created for this week's Clean and Simple challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. For it we were to incorporate the "Kiss" technique into our design. How perfect for the KSS balloon! I stamped layer 1 last on this balloon and kissed it on a stamp from Big and Bold Swashes which had been inked with SU Melon Mambo.

Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons, Simple Sentiments, and Happy Hanukkah
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette
Color Recipe: 3 SU Blushing Bride, 2 SU Blushing Bride, 4 SU Regal Rose, 1 SU Blushing Bride kissed with SU Melon Mambo swashes
Sentiment: SU Melon Mambo
Curling Ribbon: Melon Mambo

Here is my final ten minute creation today! I really enjoy making these quick and easy cards, especially when I need a bunch in a hurry!!
Stamps: Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs and SU Cherry Cobbler
Color Recipe: Roses - 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Real Red, 1 SU Real Red stamped off once, Sentiment SU Real Red
Tools: Cuttlebug Hearts Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon

We are thrilled and excited to have Barbara Washington joining the Crew this month as a guest designer. You have seen many of her wonderful KSS creations in past crew challenges! Welcome, Barbara!

We hope you will play along in the Crew Challenge. If you do, be sure to upload your card to the newly opened Kitchen Sink Gallery putting KSCC31 in the keywords so we can all enjoy your 10 minute creations!! Be sure you drop by to see what other Kitchen Sink Stampers are sharing!

Now head over and see what the rest of the Crew created with their 10 minutes!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko  Barbara

I also want to share with you today a card I created using Champagne Celebration. It took a little more than ten minutes but not much!

 Stamps: Champagne Celebration by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, jovial by BasicGrey
Color Recipe: 3 SU Going Grey, 2 SU Crushed Curry stamped of once, 1 SU Going Grey stamped off once, 1 SU Going Grey
Sentiment: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Ticket Corner Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon and Flat Back Beads


  1. These are great Lynn and wouldn't they be a perfect gift bundled or boxed for a non crafty friend?
    Must be the season I am trying to do quick and simple today too!

  2. I am a big fan of clean and simple Lynn and Red and White are always so stunning together. I love all the cards you have shown. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. These 10 minute cards are terrific...what a great challenge!

  4. Wonderful cards Lynn. I especially like the balloons on the second card.

  5. Wonderful cards! The BD balloons look great with the addition of the Bold Swashes. Great choice of Embossing Folder to use with the Heart Roses, beautiful champagne celebration card!

  6. They are all fantastic Lynn!! Beautiful 10 minutes cards and I love the balloon with the kissing technique!

  7. These are all so wonderful, Lynn!! Love your Kissing Technique on the second balloon card!! Love the diemsion on the rose hearts too!!

  8. Wow Lynn! Your cards are amazing! I truly love all of them....beautiful work and hard to believe thayt you made them in 10 minutes. Gorgeous!

  9. Your blog is my first stop when I want to find out what the KSCC is. Hope I find that 10 minutes today to do the challenge.

  10. Give you ten minutes and a work of art appears. Fabulous cards. Embossing folders make the most fantastic backgrounds. Thank you for the warm welcome.

  11. Wow Lynn you were busy! Great to get so many card finished in such little time! They all turned out amazing!


  12. wow - wow - wow! You have some amazing cards in this post! It looks like they took forever and your coloring skills are just as amaazing!

  13. Fabulous cards Lynn. To complete each in 10 minutes is amazing.

  14. ALL are lovely! I'm going to have to go check out the new releases. Wonderful cards.

  15. Excellent use of the CB folders! Such rich texture for your CAS cards. The kissed balloons are FAB! A 30 minutes VERY WELL SPENT!!

  16. Beautiful cards, love the balloons. I need to head on over to KSS. Hope you had a great holiday.

  17. Love these! You can't beat 10 minute cards! That's about as much time as I usually get. LOL And so it takes a few days to finish mine.

  18. Fabulous cards Lynn.... you make 10 mins. look soooo easy! :)
    The Kiss tech. on the balloons looks like so much fun and your champagne looks good enough to drink! Fabulous job!!!! Thank you for the wonderful 1/2 emboss 10min. challenge! Off to start mine!

  19. These are wonderful, very hard to believe they took only 10 minutes.

  20. These are AWESOME Lynn!! it takes me OVER 10 minutes just to decide what I'm going to do!!

  21. ooh lala...LOVE that KISS project!

  22. Lynn these are all wonderful cards!! Looks like you have the 10 min thing down!! :) Love the balloon - it's great with the embossing!


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