Looking for easy, stand-out card layouts? I’m going to show you how to make simple greeting cards with paper, ink & a few minutes of your time. You’ll LOVE these ideas –  I just know it!

Make these simple greeting cards using black ink, white and black cardstock plus your favorite stamp set. I provide three different card making ideas in today’s video.

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

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Make Simple Greeting Cards: Video Tutorial

Create your DIY cards using just black ink! Whether you choose to add embellishments or not, these card making ideas will have you creating dozens in record time!



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Make Simple Greeting Cards: The Details

The Butterfly Wishes stamp set include various Distinktive images – meaning they appear photographic vs. stamped. Life-like and detailed, you’ll fall in love, not just with this butterfly, but the other images in this set as well!


Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (strips): cut 4 @ 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (image): 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock (layer): 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock (image): 2 3/4″ x 3″


Make Simple Greeting Cards – Idea #2

Simple black and white images can include a myriad of images. I’ve coupled the Buffalo Check background stamp with the beautifully detailed Celebrate Sunflowers for this card.


The Glittered Organdy Basic Black Ribbon provides a little sparkle to this simple card. A trio of rhinestones gives these flowers added pizzazz and carries the sparkle from the ribbon to the flowers.

make-simple-greeting-cards-with-paperCutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (layer): 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (Buffalo Check): 1 3/4″ x 4″


Make Simple Greeting Cards – Idea #3

Take a simple layout and play up a bold greeting with banners! The center banner is slightly longer than the other two. The varied height provides for added dimension to this clean, crisp card.


Having trouble creating the perfect banner tip? I’ve got two quick tip videos to teach you how.

  • CLICK HERE to learn how to create a banner tip using your scissors – perfect every time!
  • CLICK HERE to learn how to create the perfect banner tip using the Tailored Tag Punch – you’ll want this punch for this reason alone!


Cutting Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (base): 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (card layer): 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (greeting): 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Basic Black cardstock (greeting): 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Basic Black cardstock (banners): cut 2 @ 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock (banner): cut 1 @ 1/2″ x 3 1/2″


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