Monday, March 7, 2011

10 Minute Monday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

One way to create a quick and easy card design is to cut down on embellishments (which also makes your card easier and cheaper to mail). The challenge today is to pick a fun designer paper that compliments your Kitchen Sink image to be the stand-alone embellishment for your card design.

Stamps: 1/2 Pint Alphabet, Happy Hanukkah, and Shamrocks & Clover
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
St Pats Day Shamrocks by Lucky Day
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, Pear Tart, and Bamboo Leaves

Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Rose Red, Old Olive, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Berrylicious Berry Patch by imaginisce
Inks: Strawberry - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Rose Red, 
1 SU Rose Red stamped off once, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry
Leaves - 1 SU Green Galore, 2 SU Old Olive, 3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Circle Nestabilities

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Hat and Multi Step Texas Longhorn
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Steve's Pages by Sugartree
Inks: Hat - 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once,
2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU Creamy Caramel, 5 SU Early Espresso
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso

I hope that you will play along with me this week and see just how much fun it can be to create quick and simple cards. Once I get rolling, I sometimes have trouble reigning myself in!!

If you create a card for this week's challenge using your Kitchen Sink images, please be sure to upload it to the Kitchen Sink Gallery and include keyword 10MC10.

The Crew has been busy again this week in the Kitchen! Check it out!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

If you haven't visited the Kitchen Sink Gallery, please do! It is packed with beautiful samples created with every stamp set Kitchen Sink has to offer. The Stamp Pantry is organized by stamp set making it easy to find samples using the stamps you own or any you may be interested in adding to your KSS collection.

As always, you can receive 10% off your KSS order when you enter the store here.


  1. Wonderful collection of KSS cards! Fab papers you found to compliment the beautifully stamped images.

  2. Wow Lynn, gorgeous cards. Wonderful backgrounds and your matching images are perfect!

  3. How well you chose your backgrounds to suit the theme. Yum to the strawberries.

  4. All are wonderful Lynn!!! LOVE all the background papers too. Great cards.

  5. These are all lovely but that strawberry looks good enough to eat!

  6. These are fabulous. I'm running to the stamp room to get one done, you have inspired me!!

  7. Oh Lynn!! I so love the paper mixes with these images! WOW!! So fun!! Hugs!

  8. Your cards are so beautiful!

  9. What sweet cards. I have a hard time with flat cards with no make it look so easy.

  10. They are all fabulous Lynn!! Using DP is such a great idea to create 10 minutes card! My problem is choosing may take more than 10 minutes to just pick one, lol!

  11. Lynn these cards are so great! What a wonderful way to use pretty dp and some quick stamping!! Love them! :)


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