Friday, March 24, 2023

Ready to Ride Meets He's the Man for As You See It Challenge #295

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Welcome to "What Not to Do for a Speed Stamping Challenge!" Our Speed Challenge has rolled around once again and this time, our team mate Jane came up with a great generic theme of the Outdoors! That gives everyone huge scope of possibilities. Just keep in mind that a speed stamping project must be completed in 10 minutes or less!!
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The other thing you need to know is that my hubby's birthday is coming up next week and I wanted to make him a birthday card. I was going to do two separate cards, but then I thought, why not combine the projects. I can always add more to the ten minute card after I've photographed it for the Speed Stamping Challenge.
So I dug into my masculine suites and decided that He's the Man and Ready to Ride should work together nicely...then I saw this piece of specialty DSP and that was the beginning of my downfall!

ready to ride specialty dsp

As soon as I saw those 8 separate panels on the bottom part, the cogs started turning and I envisioned one of those booklets you can make by folding paper into 4 double pieces and then cutting down the middle fold. I knew it was a risky thing to do for a speed challenge but I couldn't let it go, especially when I had a lot of glue on pre-made die cuts that go with the He's the Man suite to finish off the pages quickly!
The panels were not the same length but it turned out that two of the shorter panels formed the front and back cover so I just covered them with He's the Man DSP and the middle two shorter panels were hidden inside the booklet and didn't show.
The following photos will show you how it turned out. It took the whole 10 minutes, in fact I just stopped adding things when the timer went off. I should say that before I added any die cuts, I also added a binding of Early Espresso Cardstock on the spine to make that look tidier. That took up a couple of minutes itself.

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The front and back cover have He's the Man Designer Series Paper glued on to cover the shorter panels from the other half of Ready to Ride DSP. They measure 5" x 3 1/8". The Early Espresso cardstock used for the binding measures 1 1/2" x 5" scored at 3/4" on the short side.
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In my next post, I'll show you the extras I added for my hubby's birthday card, basically just more embellishments and pre-made die cuts.

april paper pumpkin

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paper pumpkin

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  1. You are far, far braver than I am to attempt an ALBUM in ten minutes. It does show how great papers make the job easier but even so.... very impressive result, Heather.

  2. Well, Jan, no stamping or die cutting was involved, so it was not as daunting as you think. Once the booklet was put together by folding and cutting, the rest was just a matter of adding embellishments and sentiments from the already created die cuts that come with the DSP.

  3. This is so clever Heather!! I wouldn't have attempted an album either but with clever planning I can see how that DSP sheet makes the perfect base. Hope the hubby loves it as much as I do!!

  4. Heather - this is cool beyond words! I read your reply to Jan and I have to tell you that if I didn't know what I know now...I would never believe you put something together so striking in 10 minutes! Love!


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