Simple Cards

Today, I am going to show you a versatile card that can be used for absolutely anything.  As you can see in my picture, I made birthday, thinking of you, and  friend cards using the same basic principle.  The best part is you can crank these out rather quickly– make a set to have on hand for various occasions.  These particular ones I made for a group I am in that sends cards to seniors.  With nothing but white card stock, some leftover scraps, ribbon, and a stamp… I made several cards to send.

simple cards

Supplies (For 1 Card)

white card stock, 8.5″ x 5.5″

white card stock, 4″ x 5.25″

Scrap printed paper, 1″ x 5.25″

Ribbon, 8″


Stamp (picture & sentiment)


Paper cutter



  1. Fold white card stock (8.5″ x 5.5″) in half.  Crease well.
  2. Adhere scrap (1″ x 5.25″ to left hand side of white rectangle (4″ x 5.25″), align flush with left and top/bottom.
  3. Stamp image and sentiment on front right of card.+
  4. Measure 6″ of ribbon, and wrap around rectangle as shown in picture.  Adhere ends to back of rectangle, ensuring ribbon covers seam between printed paper and white paper.
  5. With remaining 2″ of ribbon, tie faux knot to the front.
  6. Adhere white card stock (4″ x 5.25″) to center of folded card.


Super easy right?  The sky is the limit on this one!  They are super-easy to crank out a bunch, assembly-line fashion… I’m thinking Christmas cards or a note card gift pack?


Hey… do YOU have a card you’d like to see in a tutorial on my blog?  With full credit, of course!

Is there something you’d like me to demonstrate or you have a question on a technique?  Let me know!

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  1. Thanks for stopping by! Off to check out your blog.

  2. Thanks for the tip! Those cards look store-bought, yet so easy to make! I guess once you have all the materials handy, it’s easy to make these when the occasion arises.

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