When I get together with friends to scrapbook, I almost never actually do any scrapbooking. I have a very hard time putting layouts together while chatting. In fact, I can't even scrapbook with music or podcasts on in the background. For whatever reason, scrapbooking takes my undivided attention.
Cards don't. I can work on cards while I talk, with music on, etc. So when I get together with friends, chances are good I'll be making cards. The last time we got together, I decided to make as many cards as I could from three coordinating sheets of Doodlebug paper that I'd recently unearthed. The copyright date on them was 2002 and they had a notation of "Acid-free, lignin-free and laser friendly!" next to the date. I have no idea what laser-friendly means.
As we chatted, I whipped out 7 simple cards before I ran out of paper.