Happy Birthday to the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

ETA: I just found the Birthday Challenge over on the Moxie Fab World, so I am linking up!!

Hello my lovely readers! Truly, it’s been too long since I managed to post with any real regularity. The next couple of weeks are going to be nuts, and then I hope to get back to normal. Bear with me?

I am popping in today for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash. But this isn’t just any new colour palette over on Paulina’s blog… it’s actually a huge celebration!

Today, the 10 Minute Craft Dash is celebrating it’s first birthday! To celebrate, we are throwing a little party, and we invited a whole cast of talented ladies to celebrate with us, Blog Hop style. If you came here by way of Daniela Dobson, then you’re on the right track. If you’ve happened upon me by chance, then head on over to Paulina’s blog to find out all the details, and hop along with us!

As you saw, instead of colours this week, we’re focusing on a Birthday Theme (was there any other choice?)… so I went to my Pinboards, and found this beauty that I decided I wanted to try and CASE in 10 minutes or less – ambitious, no?

I did some good prep – dug through my scrap bin and had a ton of coordinating scraps sitting on my desk before I started. Then, I moved faster than ever before.

I won’t lie… I kind of impressed myself. Is it wrong to admit that?

If you look, the design itself is actually pretty simple. I just had to be organized before I started, and then move fast. I love how it turned out, and I am so glad I didn’t veer much from the original design, because it was so perfect how it was.

I finished this in 8 minutes and 28 seconds.

I am pretty sure it’s time for me to figure out the video set up so that I can prove to you that I am not fibbing about my 10 minute cards!

Now, you want to be sure to play along… there are a *lot* of prizes up for grabs. Have a peek:

And one lucky player goes home with this one:

And don’t forget to hop along for some incredible inspiration – there is such an amazing list of designers joining us this time around!

That’s it for me, so off you go, and see what the amazing Amy Tsuruta has for you!


  • Geri
    August 7, 2013 1:03 pm

    So very lovely, Meredith!!!

  • Marlou McAlees
    August 7, 2013 1:24 pm

    absolutely beautiful ♥

  • Kay
    August 7, 2013 1:28 pm

    Can't believe you made this card in under 10 minutes! It is beautiful!!

  • mamichelle
    August 7, 2013 1:36 pm

    Gorgeous card!!

  • cm
    August 7, 2013 1:37 pm

    WOW – fabulous X 1000 card, and the fact you created this beauty in under 10 minutes amps up my 'awe' response! Deciding what to create alone would have taken me 10 X 10 minutes! Stunning!

  • Kim
    August 7, 2013 2:51 pm

    Wow, your card is beautiful. Puts Hallmark to shame.

  • Maureen
    August 7, 2013 3:07 pm

    I just love this, Meredith! The banners, the embossed background…the colours…adorable! AND done in under 10 minutes! I think we're alike in finding freedom in a ten minute card as it doesn't happen often! LOL ox

  • Gladys Cravitz
    August 7, 2013 3:08 pm

    What a sweet and pretty card – if I was smart enough to come up with your layout I wouldn't have changed a thing. Great Job, love your card!

  • Anonymous
    August 7, 2013 3:09 pm

    What an elegant 10-minute card. I love it.

  • Caryn
    August 7, 2013 3:09 pm

    I think yours is even better than the original!! I love the colours and the little bloom – gorgeous! And yes, its time you made a video – I'd love to see it!

    Caryn xxx

  • Auror Willow
    August 7, 2013 3:17 pm

    Your card is stunning!

  • Elena
    August 7, 2013 3:20 pm

    What a gorgeous card!

  • Houses Built of Cards
    August 7, 2013 3:21 pm

    So pretty and soft! LOVE all those sweet banners!!!


  • Dana D.
    August 7, 2013 3:23 pm

    Very pretty card. The flowers and the banners are terrific.

  • Amy Pjura
    August 7, 2013 3:40 pm

    gorgeous card!!!

  • Cathy Homan
    August 7, 2013 3:45 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card. Sure doesn't look like it took under 10. Thank you for sharing this project.

  • Atypicalcupcake
    August 7, 2013 3:48 pm

    I love the flower you have on the card! its gorgeous

  • bjescalan
    August 7, 2013 3:49 pm

    That is a great design, I loe the use of the banners.

  • Maria
    August 7, 2013 4:26 pm

    love the card

  • Tiff
    August 7, 2013 4:27 pm

    Your card is PERFECTION! So pretty!

  • Tina M
    August 7, 2013 4:54 pm

    Ohh my gosh…this is so soft and beautiful…LOVE it!

  • Cynthia Xavier
    August 7, 2013 5:01 pm

    WOW. Your card is the most beautiful one I've seen today. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Lisa
    August 7, 2013 5:06 pm

    Meredith this has got to be my favorite card from you! I really LOVE this!!! It's so feminine and simply dreamy 😉

  • Susan Lang
    August 7, 2013 5:14 pm

    You impressed me too! Great card, love the embossing, so subtle.

  • Torrie
    August 7, 2013 5:24 pm

    WOw-less than 10 minutes and beautiful! I am impressed.

  • Squirlygirl
    August 7, 2013 5:33 pm

    Awe what a delicate and pretty card! It reminds me of something I might send to my great grandma. I love it!

  • Isabelle
    August 7, 2013 5:47 pm

    Sweet. too late but perfect for a mother's day!!next year!
    awesome girly one!

  • Leigh Penner
    August 7, 2013 6:13 pm

    This is stunning, Meredith! It's so beautiful!

  • ~ Jo ~
    August 7, 2013 6:21 pm

    Gorgeous card!!! Love the banners and the soft pretty colors. TFS!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  • Lauren Taylor
    August 7, 2013 6:27 pm

    your card is beautiful!! love the flower.

  • Rita
    August 7, 2013 6:31 pm

    OMG! I am in awe of you……….that is a beautiful card in such a short time.

  • Teresa
    August 7, 2013 6:39 pm

    What a BEAUTIFUL card!! I just love all the little details!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • steph
    August 7, 2013 6:47 pm

    This is lovely.

  • Sus
    August 7, 2013 6:50 pm

    Love this! I live the soft tones in your card.

  • Tami B.
    August 7, 2013 6:51 pm

    No way…..8:28? It is beautiful!

  • Paulina
    August 7, 2013 6:51 pm

    You make me laugh. I honestly sometimes have a hard time believing you can whip these amazing beauties up within the time limit- I'm totally all for you figuring out how to film in the near future. 😉 (But really, I DO believe you and just want to see you create!)

    This card is so beautiful and is totally YOU. Love those patterned pennants and the sweet colors. You definitely rocked this one and there's no shame in saying you love it- I totally would!

  • Miriam Prantner
    August 7, 2013 6:56 pm

    Such a sweet and pretty card! Beautiful papers and love all those pennants and the embossing!

  • Melfina
    August 7, 2013 7:11 pm

    Dear Meredith, your card is so beautiful! I love its colors, the backgrounds and the flower, they all match so lovely!

  • KimC
    August 7, 2013 7:13 pm

    Love love love the multi-patterned flags on this card; just beautiful.

  • L.B.
    August 7, 2013 8:02 pm

    Be impressed with yourself it is lovely.

  • Hetty
    August 7, 2013 8:07 pm

    I can hardly believe you did that in such a short time. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Chark
    August 7, 2013 8:18 pm

    so beautiful!

  • Heather (goldiecar)
    August 7, 2013 8:29 pm

    I love how you used up scraps!! It's gorgeous!

  • Amy McCue
    August 7, 2013 8:41 pm

    Your card is beautiful.

  • Iris
    August 7, 2013 8:50 pm

    So pretty – love the banners and the flower.

  • Lindsey
    August 7, 2013 8:52 pm

    Meredith, what a beauty! This is so soft and just stunning. You amaze me with the cards you can create in such a short amount of time.

  • Shaughn Woodruff
    August 7, 2013 8:52 pm

    Beautiful card! I'm so loving the flag style embellishments! Unbelievable you were able to create such a FAZb card in under 10 minutes!! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing for this super great celebration Hop! HB to the 10-Minute Craft Dash!!

  • Andrea Garland
    August 7, 2013 8:59 pm

    Love your card Meredith it have soft and romantic colors.

  • Denacline88
    August 7, 2013 9:04 pm

    Lovely card thank you for sharing with us.

  • Cynthia Simpson
    August 7, 2013 9:06 pm

    Lovely card. So elegant.

  • Velvet Pearson
    August 7, 2013 9:06 pm

    I can't believe you had time to cut all those banners within the time limit–the card turned out really sweet.

  • Kari V.
    August 7, 2013 9:09 pm

    This is a sweet and adorable card! And yes, it is hard to believe that it was done in less than 10 minutes (I believe you…I now have more hope!) So cute. 🙂

  • Rachel W K
    August 7, 2013 9:11 pm

    very pretty! love the soft colors
    -Rachel w k

  • jenway9
    August 7, 2013 9:43 pm

    So soft and adorable!

  • Melissa F
    August 7, 2013 9:45 pm

    I really love the layered banner look – great idea to use those small paper scraps I can't bear to part with! I love your colors in this sweet card too.

  • Melissa F
    August 7, 2013 9:48 pm

    I love the layered banner and the colors you used! What a great idea for those patterened paper scraps I can't bear to part with. The flower is so sweet as well, beautiful card.

  • Noreen
    August 7, 2013 9:54 pm

    I like the way you layered the flags and tucked them under the ribbon.

    Crafty Journal

  • Kristen
    August 7, 2013 9:55 pm

    Wonderful card, as always!! Thanks for participating the in giveaway!

  • Ann Kulseth
    August 7, 2013 10:09 pm

    Very elegant – it would be pretty as a wedding card too. Thanks for sharing.

  • Milan L
    August 7, 2013 10:20 pm

    What a classic looking card, love it!

  • Amy Cooley
    August 7, 2013 10:21 pm

    Love this card! So pretty and delicate! Would be great for a wedding card also.

  • Diana Enns
    August 7, 2013 10:26 pm

    This is such a soft and sweet card….I could have never completed this is 1/2 day, let alone 10 min…beautiful.

  • Carol McCready
    August 7, 2013 11:00 pm

    Very pretty card. Love the colors pennants and flowers.

  • judy
    August 7, 2013 11:13 pm

    You should be impressed with yourself– this card is lovely and I cant' believe you made it in under 10 minutes!

  • conil
    August 7, 2013 11:28 pm

    You should be impressed…this card is lovely and the fact you did it in just over 8 minutes is amazing.

  • pajaropr
    August 8, 2013 12:04 am

    Elegant and playful at the same time. Beautiful Card.

  • Judy Tuck
    August 8, 2013 12:31 am

    Nice sophiscated card. Love the softness of the pp's that you have used.

  • guilinger2
    August 8, 2013 12:33 am

    your card is very pretty and delicate!

  • linf54
    August 8, 2013 12:46 am

    Beautiful card!

  • Sandra
    August 8, 2013 1:02 am

    Good job – love all the banners and gold print.
    Sandra ltb

  • Elaine
    August 8, 2013 2:01 am

    Very pretty card

  • Catherine Pooler
    August 8, 2013 2:03 am

    Very pretty card…so soft and serene feeling…fabulous!

  • Louise
    August 8, 2013 2:06 am

    Nice banners!

  • Betty Sue
    August 8, 2013 2:27 am

    Love this sweet card and the soft colors!

  • Kimberly Rendino
    August 8, 2013 2:48 am

    This is just beautiful!! Non. Lovely job with it!

  • Cheryl H
    August 8, 2013 3:25 am

    So elegant! Beautiful card…

  • Dorothy C.
    August 8, 2013 3:47 am

    What a pretty card – love the banners and soft colors.

  • Tammy
    August 8, 2013 4:16 am

    What a gorgeous card! Love all if the banners. You did an awesome job.

  • Sandi
    August 8, 2013 4:27 am

    Very pretty

  • Cat Craig
    August 8, 2013 4:34 am

    Gorgeous, you have bettered your pin.

  • kang family
    August 8, 2013 4:44 am

    beautiful card! 🙂

  • Stephanie
    August 8, 2013 5:16 am

    Love the colors you chose for your card! So pretty!

  • mandy salazar
    August 8, 2013 5:31 am

    Such great style!!!

  • Memories by Manda
    August 8, 2013 7:13 am

    You have every right to be impressed with yourself! This card is so lovely. I am impressed myself!

  • Kelley
    August 8, 2013 7:20 am

    Love the soft colors on your card.

  • Anonymous
    August 8, 2013 11:36 am

    Such a pretty card, beautiful colours!

  • Karen
    August 8, 2013 11:44 am

    just a fabulous flower and a wonderful card…

  • Mags
    August 8, 2013 2:26 pm

    Beautiful, delicate card. TFS!

  • ~amy~
    August 8, 2013 2:39 pm


  • Happy Dance
    August 8, 2013 2:49 pm

    Really a lovely card! Love the bits of soft dp for the flags, and the gentle colors palette. It's so beautiful. Playing along with the TMCD is a challenge, but you've aced the 10 minutes perfectly. Love this. Bev

  • Janet Zeppa
    August 8, 2013 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I'll be scrap lifting it for sure!

  • MommaSue
    August 8, 2013 4:13 pm


  • Sue D
    August 8, 2013 4:58 pm

    This is gorgeous–love the flower, flags and embossed background.

  • Jen
    August 8, 2013 6:39 pm

    Phew! Gorgeous, gorgeous card and bravo on getting it done under 10 minutes.

  • Ariana Garber
    August 8, 2013 7:25 pm

    Great use of the multiple patterned papers

  • Janet
    August 8, 2013 8:57 pm

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

  • TLady
    August 8, 2013 9:36 pm

    WHAT A FABULOUS CARD MEREDITH!!!!!!!!! 🙂 IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 (NO, it's O.K. to admit you impressed yourself!) 🙂 SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!:)

  • grandmato19
    August 8, 2013 9:54 pm

    In one word — gorgeous! And in another, — breath-taking!

  • bzyPTmom
    August 8, 2013 9:54 pm

    Beautiful! I love this card–just my favorite style–very classy and elegant and gorgeous!

  • Loly Borda-Towery
    August 8, 2013 11:56 pm

    gorgeous card! TFS

  • Tiffany G
    August 9, 2013 12:36 am

    Wow!! Gorgeous card!! I love the bits of DSP for the flags, and the soft, beautiful colors you used!! And that flower just added the finishing touch!!

  • Amanda
    August 9, 2013 12:51 am

    That is simply amazing! I cannot imagine making something that beautiful in less than ten minutes.

  • Terri
    August 9, 2013 1:10 am

    Such a pretty card. Love all the banners. Beautiful colors.

  • Martha Green
    August 9, 2013 1:14 am

    Stunning creation!

  • Colleen
    August 9, 2013 2:04 am

    Love your card, very girly!!

  • Lynne
    August 9, 2013 2:41 am

    Beautiful card. Can't believe its a 10 minute card! You must work fast.

  • Jan Pufall
    August 9, 2013 2:52 am

    I'm impressed. I'd never be organized enough, but would love to try.

  • Gilu J
    August 9, 2013 5:15 am

    Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sheryl
    August 9, 2013 5:19 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Wow!

  • Gilu J
    August 9, 2013 5:26 am

    What a beautiful card. thanks for sharing.

  • Marie
    August 9, 2013 6:34 am

    I am amazed you were able to do that in the time that you did! Those banners wouldve taken me time! I love this card!

  • Emily Daniels
    August 9, 2013 7:23 am

    Looks great!! I love all the banners!!

  • lori
    August 9, 2013 7:53 am

    Beautiful card! Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura Miller
    August 9, 2013 1:16 pm

    Great CASE – that I will also CASE. This layout has so many options.

  • Allison P
    August 9, 2013 1:24 pm

    Such a lovely card! I'm amazed at how fast you were able to finish. Beautiful!

  • Shella Travarca
    August 9, 2013 2:21 pm

    You impressed me too! 🙂

    Video please… not because I don't trust you, but just because I would love to see your creative process. You have an amazing style!

  • Kelly Szafron
    August 9, 2013 2:46 pm

    Beautiful card!

  • Laura Jane
    August 9, 2013 3:01 pm

    VERY impressive card made under NINE minutes!!

  • di
    August 9, 2013 7:17 pm

    Very pretty card. So feminine.

  • Cindi
    August 9, 2013 11:14 pm

    Very nice. You are right to be impressed!

  • Martha Green
    August 9, 2013 11:25 pm

    That would have taken me 10 hours. Beautiful card – love the colors.

  • Lyndal
    August 10, 2013 6:04 am

    SUPER card Merideth – LOVE the layered flags!

  • ivy
    August 10, 2013 6:42 am

    beautiful card!

  • Kristen
    August 10, 2013 12:49 pm

    This card is gorgeous! I love the layered banners. Wonderful!

  • Linda
    August 10, 2013 12:57 pm

    Beautiful card! The patterned flags are perfect! Very nice!

  • Marina
    August 10, 2013 3:44 pm

    This card is gorgeous! Definitely my taste. I think it follows the original beautifully.

  • Kristie Goulet
    August 10, 2013 4:43 pm

    Beautiful card!

  • Pat
    August 10, 2013 10:02 pm

    Such a pretty card…good job!

  • Janeen
    August 10, 2013 10:32 pm

    it certainly is beautiful and i like how you layered your little banners.

  • Anonymous
    August 11, 2013 4:30 am

    Beautiful! Lots of pretty layers, love those soft pinks.

  • mplsbetty
    August 11, 2013 2:53 pm

    This card is just beautiful! So many pretty elements.

  • Anonymous
    August 11, 2013 5:07 pm

    great card! I like the paper flag that are overlapping each other 🙂 thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Cynthia Rose
    August 11, 2013 8:03 pm

    A stunning card. I like it better than the original.

  • Ruth G
    August 12, 2013 10:10 am

    Such a wonderful inspiration card and your CASE is so very delicate and lovely! I love the papers you used and the flower adds so much, without taking lots of time, genius! TFS!

  • Kim M
    August 12, 2013 12:28 pm

    This is gorgeous! Who wouldn't love to get this on their birthday?! 🙂

  • ~Tammy~
    August 12, 2013 1:41 pm

    I am in awe that you created this in 10 minutes! That is crazy amazing! I love the papers and the colors! So sweet!

  • Marie
    August 12, 2013 1:43 pm

    Oh, this is so beautiful! TFS =)

  • Anonymous
    August 12, 2013 6:22 pm

    Lovely card!

  • Kelly
    August 12, 2013 6:57 pm

    the banners are such a cute way to use up small papers! CUTE!

  • My Paper Epiphany
    August 13, 2013 3:01 am

    Seriously! This card is absolutely gorgeous – I can't believe how you did this in less than 10mins! Well done!

  • Lorraine Marasigan
    August 13, 2013 12:41 pm

    So elegant and classy. Amazing that you did this in under 10 minutes:)

  • Emily H
    August 13, 2013 5:43 pm

    Oh my! oh my!! This is soooo gorgeous!!!

  • diana fernandez
    August 13, 2013 6:06 pm

    Wow I am so impressed with this card! It's just beautiful!

  • Cath
    August 13, 2013 7:05 pm

    Hey Meredith! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

  • disneylisa
    August 13, 2013 7:32 pm

    Beautiful card. I've made similar ones but I'm sure it took me 30 minutes.

  • maria f.
    August 13, 2013 9:45 pm

    Kudos to you – what a beauty in under 10 minutes. That bloom takes it over the edge.

  • Lucy
    August 14, 2013 2:23 am

    What a beautiful card! Your scraps sure made this pretty!

  • Crafty Math Chick
    August 14, 2013 2:05 pm

    So soft, feminine and pretty. I struggle with cards like this, you make it look effortless (and in less than 10 minutes!! Incredible!!)

  • Irene Grau
    August 14, 2013 5:36 pm

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy Shah
    August 14, 2013 8:07 pm

    This is a beauty for 10 mins. Wow. Lovely card.

  • Monique
    August 15, 2013 11:39 am

    Love this beautiful feminine card!

  • BrendaB
    August 15, 2013 5:49 pm

    Such a pretty card! I love the soft colors!

  • simplybren
    August 15, 2013 11:26 pm

    Beautiful card. I just love embossed white cardstock!

  • Linda Carson
    August 16, 2013 3:36 am

    Beautiful b-day! Amazing such beauty can be made so quickly!

  • Ceal
    August 16, 2013 7:30 pm

    Gorgeous card I am pretty sure this would have taken me long than 8 mins

  • Barb
    August 18, 2013 2:50 am

    so beautiful! i love the layered banners

  • Cristine
    August 18, 2013 5:07 am

    Your card is GORGEOUS!! I love the shabbiness of it!

  • Cheryl Graham
    January 19, 2017 7:27 pm

    Such a beautiful little card elegant,yet sweet all at the same time .I had a go at it tonight, as i had a few papers in similar patterns and colours left over from layouts.. not enough to do a layout with but enough with a couple of alteration to do a few cards as i have some special friends celebrating birthdays soon…great tips and pretty cards thanks so much for sharing and im enjoying reading your blog thanks again ..Kind regards Cheryl

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