Most of the projects were very simple and quick... some took a longer time. I guess i like the idea of a shoebox project to be quick, simple, not a lot of pieces or construction to it. Not that I'm in a hurry to finish, but I stamp and assemble pretty quick..and only because you are doing a sample card to give you an idea of the project so you can copy it in your own way. Some of the project I didn't do, because they were too involved.. cute but took to long to finish. I ended up waiting for others to finish.