Friday, May 18, 2007
Quick and Easy
Sometimes you just don't have the time to craft like you want. That can be a very bad thing for me when I need to send someone a card. Over the years, it has become physically impossible for me to purchase a store-bought card. Therefore, I am often late getting cards to people. In order to have a stack of "emergency" cards to send, I bought some of the new blank Memory Box butterfly shaped cards last night. I got a pack of multi-colored cards and then just stamped a design on them in a darker color to make very quick and easy cards. I think it took me 15 minutes to get 5 cards done (and that included clean up!) It is similar to the "buy a cake mix" approach to cake baking, but it works for me! I take that back. When you bake a cake from a box, it is still a lot of work. Maybe my card is similar to going to the grocery store, buying a cake and then sticking the little "happy birthday" candy letters on top. Easy, but in my book, it still counts as handmade.