I have three children, which includes a toddler.
Boy, is she busy.
I simply don’t have time.
Not for anything.
I am sure this scenario is not unlike your own story.
Therefore, my paper crafting story is evolving to fit into my life.
Simple and fast. Let’s rewind: Because I scrapbook in 8.5×11”, it means that I have a 3.5×12” piece of paper left over every time I cut into a background. I finally clued in. For every 12×12” piece of paper I cut, I now create a card at the same time as a layout.
I try not to put pressure on myself to create a beautiful card but rather a card that suits a purpose. Right now, they all have a similar style or sketch because I am not feeling super wild at the moment. However, not only does it get done but I am left feeling accomplished and productive. Let’s check it out.
You can see that I have created the above layout and then created a card to “match”. In order to whip these cards up, I have a couple die cut packs which are “die-ing” to be used… (see what I did there? #pun) Having tags on hand helps me re-create the same sketch for a card over and over. If you scrapbook in a smaller size than 12×12”, you should give it a try. I promise, it’s worth it! I’d almost even call this mindset a hack! I can’t wait to see what you’ve created! Don’t forget to tag myself and the Creative Scrapbook Magazine!
Until next month,
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
Supplies and images used are Pink Fresh patterned paper, Paige Evans embellishments, Heidi Swapp tags, Stampin’ Up! White baker’s twine, Ali Edwards journaling card and chipboard, Elle Studio puffy hearts