One way I save time is to make my own stash of supplies in the form of stamped images which are then ready to go the moment you need them. The more we can cut down on our prep time to make cards - the better I say!
Here you can see I've used the many varieties of stamps that comes in SOCK MONKEY and the BIRTHDAY WHIMSY Stampin' Up! sets. You will see a better view of my card in my next post.