Posted on Monday, June 20 2011 at 9am
After 5 hours of cutting, scoring, rearranging and pinning yesterday, I managed to half finish my latest papercraft project. It got me thinking... how finding the right idea can take more time than physically making it!
Whenever I'm making a card, minibook or other papery project, it's thinking up the concept that takes most time. Then I take my time selecting which of my supplies to use and designing the layout . Preparing and sticking everything in place is the really fun (and speedy!) bit.
So I was chuffed to discover a nifty birthday card ideas challenge over at The Pink Stamper this morning... I'll be bookmarking this ready for the next time I need to think up a quick birthday card idea! While I never copy other people's card designs directly, I do love to look around for cute touches, embellishments and borders to try on my cards.
Loads of card makers have already submitted designs to the birthday challenge and there's a prize of free stamps to the winning design... take a look and prepare to be inspired!