We had travel plans for Saturday, October 5th - World Card Making Day but I really wanted to make some cards. So, I hurried getting ready and had a half hour before we were to leave. I challenged myself to make as many cards as I could in that time using mostly what I could find on my work table. I did have to cut the card backs and die cut the two sentiments and the leaves below, but all the other elements were there just waiting to become cards.
This square was saved from a pocket calendar I used a few years ago. The calendar was in a vinyl sleeve so there was no harm done and I couldn't see throwing it away.
When I've been able to work on my cards I've been trying to create more than one of the elements that I'm using at that moment to have on hand for another quick card. Case in point, I believe I used a similar circle on a birthday card for my daughter-in-law but had made two of them. Adding those die cut leaves was easy enough to pull this one together.
I had colored this elephant a while back and even mounted it on the polka-dotted paper. All it needed was a sentiment.
The circular element on this one is one of a couple of tags that I had saved from a project long ago. The watercolored square seemed like it would be good pairing.
I can always add sentiments to the two that don't have them, but without them they can be used for a simple notecard, or just have the occasion on the inside.
I should do this more often and not just on WCMD - I might be able to clean up a lot more off my work table!