10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash!

Hello and welcome to a very special day!! Today is the 1st birthday of the 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge - and there is a big celebration! You should have arrived here from the blog of the incredibly talented Nina Yang.

Lovely Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh, the mastermind of the brilliant 10 Minute Craft Dash, has lined up an incredible group of the most talented card makers in the industry to help celebrate – hop along to see all their creations and the creations of the 10 Minute Craft Dash DT. Make sure to comment along the way for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes. AND, don’t forget to play along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash over the next 10 days for a chance to win the grand prize – a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson and an amazing prize package – woo-hoo!!!


For my card, I cut a triangle pattern background from my Silhouette. I temporarily adhered it to a sheet of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock and got inky with sponge daubers and Distress Inks. The sentiment is heat embossed in black on vellum and wrapped around the panel. I added some coordinating sequins, popped it up on a kraft card base & called it a day! Super easy, but bold & graphic. It did take me nearly the whole 10 minutes – finished just in time at 9 minutes, 57 seconds.

Thanks so much for stopping by – your next stop is the super sweet and talented Kelly Marie Alvarez! Enjoy the hop & be sure to play along! If you lose your way along the hop, check out the full list at Pretty Pink Posh.

Edited to add: I noticed a fun challenge over at Moxie Fab World – Trendy Triangles. I’m linking this up there as well!

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  1. says

    WOW – fabulous card, and the fact you created this beauty in under 10 minutes amps up my ‘awe’ response! The stamping alone would have taken me 10 X 10 minutes! Stunning!

  2. says

    LOVE your card, favorite on the hop so far! Love the colors, sequins… and how you looped the vellum behind-genius!

  3. says

    I love the colours and the soft effect with the sponge daubers – gorgeous card.
    So happy yo be hopping along with you.

    Caryn xxx

  4. says

    Wow, love the use of color. It looks like it would take more than 10 minutes. For me it would take much longer.

  5. says

    I simply adore this card, Rachel. The transition between the colors is so perfect and I love that you snuck in some sequins, too! Birthdays are supposed to be fun and this card definitely is fun. :)

  6. says

    This is absolutely beautiful!! I love that you used your Silhouette to make a template (great idea)…if only I had a Silhouette… :)

  7. says

    WOW! I absolutely love how bold and bright your card is! The triangles are so awesome! Happy Birthday 10 Minute Craft Dash! This Hop has been so FAB and full of amazing inspiration and talent! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. says

    Everyone finds their way to neenah paper. I wonder what the favorite vellum is? Blended colours are lovely, your card is well done…

  9. says

    Awesomely fun card! Great job…really need to try my hand at 10 min. card, definitely need to have all ideas together before starting. ~God bless~

  10. says

    RAINBOWS are ALWAYS PERFECT for Birthdays!!!!!!!!!!:) SOO BRIGHT & CHEERY!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE the TRIANGLES TOO!!!!!!:) AND PERFECT with the coordinating SEQUINES!!!!:) SUPER FUN!!!!!!!:)

  11. says

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVE your card!! I love the rainbow colors and the triangles!! And those sequins are the perfect finishing touch!!

  12. says

    Love the colors and sequins (Paulina’s fave)! So impressed you were able to stencil and get inky in under 10 minutes!

  13. says

    I am loving the background!!! It is so cute! I also love how you wrapped the vellum around the panel!! Def the cute little details that stand out!!

  14. says

    Holy smoke, that is fabulous =) I would NEVER have been able to do that sponging and everything else in 10 minutes! TFS =)

  15. says

    Ok, I’m putting this in my inspiration file for future scraplifting purposes. Love the design and it would be so easy to change the colors and sentiment as necessary.

  16. says

    I have tried this technique and I had failed. My color combo was nowhere so good as yours. I will have to take this as an inspiration and give a go at it again. Your card turned so fab! TFS.

  17. says

    my favorite card of the hop! love the saturated colors, perfect stamping and strategic sequin placement. awesome!

  18. says

    Hey Rachel! Thanks for linking this up to the Trendy Triangles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)