ever need to make a card and just can not come up with any ideas?  or maybe you are in a rush and need a card asap..well folks, it does not get any simpler then this..and the possibilities are endless…change the paper, the ribbon, add some brads, rhinestones, pearls, buttons or anything you have lying around!  here is how i made the card “base”…

supplies (all stampin’ up! unless otherwise noted):

  • afterthoughts stamp set
  • basic black grosgrain ribbon
  • black staz-on ink pad
  • patterned paper (i used the vintage DSP from the su occasions mini)
  • whisper white cardstock
  • crumb cake cardstock

stamp greeting onto whisper white cs with black staz-on ink (i started using the staz-on in black because i think it gives a richer black color with a little sheen to it, kinda like it came from the printer).  cut out and attach to crumb cake cs and cut out (could use square punches if you have 2 sizes).  for the card, use whisper white as the base and distress the edges with your distress tool (or your fingernails!).  cut a piece of patterned paper and attach ribbon around and attach to card base.  attach matted greeting to card with a dimensial…and yeap…it is that easy.  now is the fun part where you can add whatever embellishments you want to make it your own!

hope you enjoyed and keep on stampin!


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