How quick, is too quick???

No question about it… QUICK is what I need with only 4 days left until Christmas and barely a dent in my gift wrapping!

With no time to spare, I reach for my “go to” set… 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and I created this 3.25″x 4.75″ simple gift card holder in 15 mins!  I’m not sure what 15 mins. means for many of you … but 15 mins. is a world record for me!!!! 🙂

Yes, I used papers that were already sitting on my craft table from last week’s card. That alone cut off about 1.5 hours of time not having to decide what colors of paper I wanted to work with! LOL!

This gift card is for a young man… and even though he would be just as happy to receive the enclosed iTunes gift card in a brown paper bag… (nope, I couldn’t do that!), the presentation of this gift card would have to be clean and simple 🙂  So, with no bling and sneaking in only a strip of ribbon… not thinking about embellishments must have saved another 2 hours or so! LOL!

Well, this is as quick as I have ever come… I think he’ll like it!

As always, thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out what the KS Crew has created for you today.



and please stop by for the Kitchen AFTER Christmas Sale and put more jingle in your pocket!

Dec. 26th – Dec. 28th, (midnight to midnight EST).

Get 20% off everything in the store with code from anyone the Kitchen Crew.

Warm Wishes for a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!!!!

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Metallic Mars from The Paper Temptress, Shimmer White by SU! and Metallic Kiwi from The Paper Company. Match envelopes from Stardream Fuse – Fairway (green). Ink: (stamping backwards) HOLLY: Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #2 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #1 Pear Tart and dab Bamboo Leaves around the edges – Memento, BERRIES: Step #3 Crimson Red – VersaFine, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk – Memento, Step #1 Tangelo. SENTIMENT: Crimson Red – VersaFine. Embellishments: Label One from Nestabilities. Ribbon from Michael’s.


Be sure to join us in fun with KS Crew Challenge #20!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#20, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

All the info and rules for KSCC#20 can be found HERE.

Deadline for my challenge is Thursday (NewYear’s Eve.) – Dec. 31st – midnight EDT.

8 thoughts on “How quick, is too quick???

  1. Oh sooooo wonderful, Maria! It sure does not look quick to me! I am sure he will appreciate it! Who wouldn’t!!! “)


  2. Quick is essential on this last rush into Christmas!! What a great gift card holder, Maria!!! Beautiful work!!


  3. I know whoever he is, he will love it!


  4. This is very nice! 15 min. is very impressive!


  5. Such a beautiful Gift Card Holder, I’m sure he’ll appreciate the love that went into creating it! Merry Christmas!


  6. Beautiful gift card holder, Maria! I so need to make one for my last minute gift and you just gave me a great idea! TFS~


  7. I love that holly!! I got my order and prize today. Thanks for the leaves. I will try to do better at keeping up with them this time. You are such a sweetheart!! Merry Christmas!!


  8. Very pretty!! I’m sure anyone would love it! and I had to chuckle because your creative process sounds a lot like mine – long and filled with tough decisions!! 🙂


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