FLASH CARDS – Video No. 1 & 2

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThis is the first video in a series of videos showing you how to create cards in a FLASH!

Let’s face it, we always seem to need a card at the last minute.  With this template, you can create the starting pieces for dozens of different styles of cards – and you can make them in a flash!

Let me share those measurements with you.

Cut your cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.
Cut these (2) pieces to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Cut these (4) pieces to 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
You will now have 8 pieces of colored cardstock

Cut your cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 10″ (save this strip)
Cut again to 8″ x 10″ (save this strip)
Cut again to 4″ x 10″
Cut these (2) pieces  to 4″ x 5″
Cut these (4) pieces of cardstock to 4″ x 2 1/2″
You will now have 8 pieces of neutral cardstock

This video will show you how to create the Flash Card base pieces.

My next video is a quick and easy Christmas card using one of the template pieces.  Can it really be this easy?  YES!

Tune in tomorrow for more videos on FLASH CARDS!

22 Responses to “FLASH CARDS – Video No. 1 & 2”

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  1. Cindee says:

    Connie, your card is STUNNING! I am loving the first 2 videos on “Flash Cards”. Can’t wait to see the rest.

  2. Oh Cindee, you are such a sweetie! I am really excited about these cards! SOOO many things you can do with just those (2) little pieces of cardstock!

    Love following your blog too!!!

  3. dragonfly60 says:

    Ingenious!!! Thank you so much for making me more creative and frugal. I can hardly wait for #3!

  4. MaryJo says:

    These “flash” cards videos are FANTASTIC!!! I love this. I am excited to see what else you have coming!! Thanks!! MaryJo

  5. Melissa says:

    Connie, you brilliant lady you! Suddenly prepping for convention or shoe boxes doesn’t seem quite so scary! Thanks for such an awesome video series!

  6. M1kk1 says:

    Great video’s! Can hardly wait to see the rest. I am off to make some cards in a Flash. Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. Susan G says:

    Great idea! I love the vintage Christmas card and can’t wait to see what else you have to share.

  8. This is amazing! Love these flash card videos! Can’t wait to see more!

  9. Oh my gosh, you guys! I love you all! Thank you so much for the sweet comments! I’m so glad that this idea has inspired you! I am working on more cards so just keep tuning in!!!

  10. Theresa says:

    Holy, moly. How great is this. I create and sell a lot of cards to raise money for our local Relay for Life. With this technique I will be able to make a lot of different cards in a short period of time. And the expense for me will be minimal. I donate all the money I receive for the cards without taking into account what it costs to make them.
    Thank you so much for sharing your idea.

  11. Tinabobina99 says:

    This is BRILLIANT!!! Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m making these parts up right now.

  12. Jennie Maier says:

    This is such a great idea! I made 8 Christmas cards in a flash and will post to my blog and give you all the credit for the “Flash Cards”! Like you said, I’m just going to cut up some more to have handy for that quick card. Thank you sooooo much for sharing!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love, love, love your flash cards series. But I can’t get the second video on layouts to play. It isn’t live with a play arrow. Is there another place I can access it.
    Thanks, Stasia

  14. Jennie Maier says:

    My post today gives you all the credit for these awesome cards! Thanks again for sharing!

  15. Jackie T says:

    what a time saver – not to mention CS.
    Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait for the next installment

  16. Wendie says:

    Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to more.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! I love how you ‘save’ on the cardstock and paper. I need to get better at that. Why waste it when you can use it and nobody is the wiser. Looking forward to more videos from you. I’m all about makig quick cards that look like you took forever to do!


  18. Linda H says:

    Connie, This is the best find of the decade. Your videos are so good and Your cutting system is great. I was able to cut for 70 cards in 1 1/2 hours. This made My Stack-n-Stamp prepping super easy. I look forward to many more of Your brillant ideas. I will also be passing this on to My Clients for their card making pleasure! Thank You for being so gracious about sharing Your cutting system!
    Stampin Hugs, Linda

  19. Iris says:

    Hi Connie, I have send you an e-mail. Please help me.
    Here is my e-mail;
    “Dear connie,

    I enjoy all your tutorials on the internet. Thanks.
    Since I live in the Netherlands, I keep struggling with the dimensions in inches.

    Your tutorial of wednesday august 22, 2012 Flash cards Video 1 is therefore great.

    Is it possible that I have a copy of the templates (PDF) from you with the dimensions of the cuttings?

    That would be great, by your explanation, we (overseas) can also make beautiful creations.

    From 8 October, Stampin Up is comming to the Netherlands, then we can finally be able to get Stampin Up supplies. I can not wait!

    Thank you for your effort and a big hug from the Netherlands for you.


  20. Iris, I am so math challenged that I would have no idea how to tell you to convert the measurements. Just play with a scrap piece of paper until you get 8 equal pieces from 1 sheet of paper.

    So excited that Stampin Up will be in the Netherlands!!!

  21. I love your flash card ideas! And now a new template. Keep up the great work.

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