Back by popular demand – our 5 minute card challenge! Gina and I face off to see if we can create 5 cards in 5 minutes each. You won’t want to miss the timed fun and inspiration this video provides. 

We’re sending off Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration products with ideas on how to use these popular items for quick card making. Change up the stamp sets, colors and themes and use these layouts for your next quick card making session.

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5 Minute Card Making Challenge Video

This card making challenge provides you with 5 cards, each created in 5 minutes PLUS a bonus project. Don’t miss the free project sheet to help inspire your next easy card making.

5 minute card making challenge






5 Minute Card Making Challenge | Thanks a Bunch #1

The FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set “Thanks a Bunch” works well for Spring, Easter or the garden enthusiast on your list. These simple two-step photopolymer images provide for perfect placement. 

card making challenge

Alternate directions of a simple image across a layer of designer paper on your card base and you’ll have a fun, textured layout. 

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5 Minute Card Making Challenge | Fragrant Flowers

There’s nothing like a good floral stamp set in your rubber stamp artillery (or a few!). The Fragrant Flowers Bundle coordinates perfectly with the Sale-A-Bration designer paper Favored Flowers. Don’t wait to place your order. Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow!

diy thank you card

Keep it simple by die cutting the flowers from the designer paper using the Fragrant Flowers Dies. Stamp a greeting, tie it up and call it done! This card was easily accomplished in 5 minutes!

handmade thank you card

5 Minute Card Making Challenge | Adorable Owls

Arguably the most popular stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration FREE selections, Adorable Owls includes 3 owl images and 3 greetings which can be mixed and matched for occasions all year long.

owl card

Gina used the Night of Navy ink and a Blending Brush to create a subtle background on this scallop circle. Add a small scrap of ribbon and a few matte dots and you’ll have an adorable square card in minutes.

easy cards to make

5 Minute Card Making Challenge | Thanks a Bunch #2

Like mother, like daughter! Gina and I live 2 hours apart and prior to the Live stream we don’t see one another’s cards. Imagine my surprise when we both used this adorable Thanks a Bunch stamp set!

cards in 5 minutes

The layout on this card makes it easy to duplicate. Use gorgeous designer paper in each of the sections and top with a greeting or substitute one of the sections for a stamped image. This layout provides endless possibilities!

quick handmade thank you card

At the Pond

Frog lovers are swooning over this adorable host only exclusive stamp set “At the Pond”. Use your Stampin’ Rewards, available on a $150+ order, to redeem this stamp set or any of the other exclusive host products. 

friend card

Dandy Designs Designer Paper is also a FREE selection during Sale-A-Bration. These fun and simplistic patterns are timeless! 

diy friendship card

Bonus Project

When I saw Gina’s “bonus project” I gasped! Isn’t this stunning?! She used the Fine Shimmer Paper to die cut heart border oval which allows the striking Favored Flowers designer paper to show through. 

simple cards

Beautifully Happy is another FREE Sale-A-Bration selection through February 28, 2023 with a $100 product order. Choose this or any of the other products for every $50 increment. If you’re wish list is lengthy, now is the time to scoop up the extra benefits during this sale and snag this gorgeous 2-step stamp set. 

quick card making

Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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Stampin’ Up! offers regular specials that include promotional and limited time products. From stamps, dies and accessories there are even more ways to be inspired! Click on the button below to check out the current specials. Remember, products are available for a limited time and while supplies last. 


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