“Take 10” Inspirational Card Featuring Basic Gray, Papertrey Ink & Donna Downey Products

Today I wanted to introduce to you all a new feature to the Paper Crafter’s World that we are calling “Take 10”.  Each “Take 10” post will feature a card or project that takes 10 minutes or less to make.  Each of our “Take 10 projects will also feature a You Tube video showing you exactly how that project was made. 

So how often can you expect this?  To tell you the truth, we haven’t really decided yet.  Likely you’ll see a new “Take 10” a few times a month.  We’ll also be introducing a regular “Quick Tiop” video feature which we’ll tell you more about, at a later date.

Today’s project uses the following supplies:

Stamps: Artist In You (Donna Downey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Soft Sky CS (retired Stampin’ Up!); Enchanted Evening CS, Terracota Tile CS (Papertrey Ink); Marrakech 6″ x 6″ pad (Basic Gray)
Accessories: Enchanted Evening satin ribbon, orange rhinestones (Papertrey Ink); Marrakech Designer Chipboard Stickers (Basic Gray); Stamp-a-ma-jig (Stampin’ Up!); Bow Easy (purchased from No Time To Stamp Store); Permanent Sticky Dot Runner (Thermo-web)


  • Soft Sky CS: a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece
  • Enchanted Evening CS: a 5″ x 5″ piece
  • Terracota Tile CS: a 4″ x 4″ piece
  • Chai patterned paper from Marrakesh Collection: a 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ piece
  • Mandarin Slice patterned paper from Marrakesh Collection: a 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece
  • Enchanted Evening satin ribbon: a 5″ piece and a 12″ piece


I hope you enjoy today’s video.

Win a 2-week Membership to Paper Crafter’s Library! 

With the successful launch of Paper Crafter’s Library and the many positive responses we’ve received about the value of what we offer on that site – we have decided to “share the love” with you all and give each and every one of you an opportunity to win a 2 week membership to Paper Crafter’s Library (PCL).    

How?  All you have to do is leave us a comment on any one of our posts.  Every time you leave a comment – your name will be put into a draw. It gets even better though – you have even more chances to win because the Sunny Stampin’ blog is also offering the same opportunity.  When you visit the Sunny Stampin’ blog, leave us a comment and for every comment you leave there, you will also be entered to win a 2 week membership to PCL.  

On the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month we will announce 2 lucky winners of a 2-week FREE membership to PCL here at the Paper Crafter’s World Blog.  On the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month we will announce 2 lucky winners of a 2-week membership to PCL on the Sunny Stampin’ Blog.  So every week there will be two lucky winners to a 2 week membership to Paper Crafter’s Library! If you are already a member of PCL then you can choose a tutorial or planner from www.sunnystampinstore.com of your choice instead.

30 replies on ““Take 10” Inspirational Card Featuring Basic Gray, Papertrey Ink & Donna Downey Products”

  1. I like how you used a variety of products on this card, they work very well together! Your ideas are inspiring and make me take a fresh look at my supplies!

  2. So pretty! And how great that it’s just a 10 minute card!! I need to add more of this kind of card to my repertoire. I’m excited that you are adding this feature. Thanks!

  3. Great card, but I sure will be missing you using SU products since I do not want to branch away from them just yet. But I can still make your projects using one of their stamps sets. TFS all the video tutorials too!

  4. Love the stuyle of this card and how quick ! The new blog is great, and I really appreciate your videos !!!

  5. I’m really enjoying your new blog. I love seeing what you do with products from other companies.

  6. I just love your site.. (already said that) but i’m amazed of what you are coming up with using other products than SU and i just love it….

  7. Interesting seeing some of the non SU products. It appears as if one blog will be SU and the other not. Not sure if that is the plan, but if it is I think it is a good idea.

  8. I’ve missed your YouTube videos. Looking forward to seeing them in the future. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  9. Thanks so much for continuing to share! Love all the different elements and congrats on another successful launch!

  10. Thanks for the great card. I have yet to branch into using chipboard (as it slightly intimidates me), but this card showed me how easy it can be to incorporate into projects. 🙂

  11. I just wanted to thank you for the library as I live rural and my nearest place for classes is an hour away. I have always wanted to expand my crafting skills and thanks to watching your video’s I am a lot more confident in spending my money on the right product to achieve the effect I wanted. Thank you very much and looking forward to learning so much more of you two.

  12. Love the card just watched the you tube video and had to come and see the blog off to see Sunny’s blog now…

  13. I am all about 10 minute cards! I work an average of 60 hours a week and sometimes need something quick. Love all your ideas and inspiration!

  14. I absolutely love how you used Donna’s stamp. I have nearly all of her stamp sets through Unity and just love her stuff. I would love to see you use more of her stuff.

  15. I love, love, love your Take 10 card! Basic Grey has been one of my most fav paper/product lines and this card is simply stunning-yet simple?! Crazy! Good crazy! I have followed you for quite some time and have been so inspired and have learned so much. Good luck on your new venture and I’ll be following this as well! Keep up the amazing work!

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