Do you ever sit down at your craft table just to create a quick card? I sure do…and all too often, it’s a “last minute” thing for me. I’m not sure why, with all of the crafting and card-making I do, I often find myself in need of a card when I’m ready to walk out the door to a party or gathering. This is a habit I’d really like to break, and I’ve found that the best way to work ahead and be more prepared is to start incorporating a “two for one” system. The plan is simple – every time I pull out supplies to create a card, I’m going to make another card at the same time – it can be an exact replica or just use the same supplies, or even the same design. Here’s what I mean:
Recently, I needed one baby boy card to give to a friend. I pulled out my brand new “Bundle of Joy” collection from Echo Park Paper Company. I decided which elements I wanted to use and put together a card. While I had all of the supplies already out, I used similar elements to create a second card.
I used the “mirror image” of the design, along with similar elements. The cards are not exactly the same, but since I had everything at my fingertips, the second card went together really quickly! I’ll put the extra card in my basket and save it for future use.
Now I want to challenge YOU to start incorporating the “two for one” system every time you create a card. I bet you’ll build up your card supply in no time and you’ll avoid those last-minute card making sessions altogether!