But of course I'm a crafty freak, so I decide I am going to make the card. Friday night I start off with some mock-ups, playing with different ideas I have for stamping on vellum. Time wasted - an hour or so. Saturday afternoon at around 2 I decide I have to make the card, so I haul stamps, paper etc out of my craft room (yes, out of the craft, or as hubby calls it, crap room) into the living room. Dig through the stamps, find something similar to what I want, but of course I don't have exactly what I wanted. I resist the urge to hit the local stamp shop and decide to make the card with my inferior supplies.
While creating the card, I change my mind 3 or 4 times, but finally, an hour and a half later, I end up with a passable card, matching envelope, and due to the experimentation, I also manage a gift enclosure card. Total time spent on this activity: two and a half hours - five times as long as it took to select and purchase the gift!
And that doesn't include however long it will take me to clean up today.