Because I spend my weekdays working for The Man, the bulk of my crafting is done on the weekends. So is the bulk of my laundry, bill-paying, errands, paperwork, housework, etc. Since there are only so many hours in the day, I’ve been thinking of ways I can get more happy-stamp-time in.
I decided to try to do some stamping during my lunch break, whether at home or at work. I’m lucky that I get an hour and a half (thanks, union!). That gives me enough time to eat and still have an hour to kill, if I stay at work. My office is in a college library where there are plenty of tables around. If I go home at lunch, I get maybe half an hour of crafting time, still time to do a little something.
The secret, I think, is to embrace quick and easy projects and do a little preparation to make the most of what time I do have.
Today I went home for lunch and cut one sheet of the Best Year Ever DSP that I earned from Sale-A-Bration into six pieces. Like all Stampin’ Up! paper, the colors make it easy to match card stock, ink and embellishments. I already keep scored card stock in a photo box with dividers, which also saves time.
After dinner I was able to take advantage of my prep by putting together two cards pretty quickly. The patterned paper on these two cards is from the same sheet, just two different sides.
Are these the fanciest cards I’ve made? No, but they are fun and colorful and I’m happy to have them available for when I need them. It was also nice to finish a couple of projects on a day I otherwise wouldn’t have crafted at all.
The best part is that most of what I used was earned for free through the current Sale-A-Bration promotion!
Best. Day. Ever.
Here’s what I used to make these cards: