Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Under an Hour **Bo Bunny**

Today at Bo Bunny, the team is focusing on layout that can be put together in under an hour.
When I saw the idea, I have to admit that I thought, "Are you KIDDING me?"  Nope, they were serious!  :)  Amazingly to me, it can be done! 
In all honesty, I struggled more than an hour to come up with an idea!  Now that I've realized that it can actually be done, I'll be trying more fast layouts.
How I did it it...
First, I pulled out only papers and embellishments from one collection.  I chose the Mama-razzi2 collection.  Having everything already go together takes out the search and decide time that can sometimes take longer than making a page.
I cut several random widths of different papers.  I kept the design super simple by just adding them vertically and varying the lengths of the strips.
Don't get bogged down in making your own shapes.  Use the Noteworthy package and chipboard shapes to add to your design and embellish.  The shapes are already made which makes your job easy! The only thing that I cut was the paper banner and it was already on one of the papers.  No detailed cutting. 
Finally, the little extras are quick and easy.  A few brads, a sticker title and quick stitching completes the page.  Don't forget the tip I've shared a few times.  No need to make stitches when you're in a hurry!  Just pierce at the corners and stopping spots to make quick borders and add a touch more detail! 
Drop by the Bo Bunny Blog to get more ideas on making layouts in an hour! 
The team has some terrific tips to help you!


  1. Just popped in to say Bravo! Only in my dreams could I get a layout done in a hour....but with this being said I am up for a good challenge so I am going to give it a try. LOL! beautiful layout, everything came together wonderful. TFS!

  2. Doing a complete layout in under an hour does seem rather scary!! Choosing the papers, photos, embellies, and layout does take longer than putting it together most of the time, so it is a great idea to go with just one collection for it all. I might have to give a quick page a go today! Thanks for the inspiration - your page is wonderful.

  3. This is beautiful. Your layers are so neat. I love it.

  4. This is a great job. I can't believe you were able to do this terrific page in under an hour. Very inspiring.

  5. cute layout! thank you for sharing.

  6. Hmmm, thanks for the LO tips...a LO can take me all day (or several days!) Even a card somedays :)

    I love how your 1 hour LO turned out!