Sunday, June 21, 2009

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's tip: Use ribbon instead of patterned paper to create a super quick and easy card! I did it, I did it! I managed to not only create but also post a Keep it Simple card...and even on time! It's a miracle! LOL! I've been having a hard time getting comfortable in my new stamping studio, which is wonderful, but I'm missing all my great storage that I had in the old place so quickly finding what I need is time consuming. I'm looking forward to creating a more organized space soon...Anyone have any tips for great storage solutions for small spaces? :-) I confess that the idea for this card came from a CARDS magazine from a few years ago but I thought the ribbon idea was brilliant! The card base is 5" x 5"...I then cut a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of cardstock and layered different ribbon around the card, securing the edges behind the cardstock. All of these ribbons were from a Stampin' Up! pack, that included all five designs. The ribbon covered square was attached to the cardbase and I then used American Crafts foam letters to spell out thanks. A few SU! flower brads added just a hint of color. Time to finish card? 10 minutes! Enjoy today's card and be sure to head over the the Stamping Around blog...Deadline to register for the CT event is this Tuesday!


Teresa said...

What a clever idea! I'll be trying that one out later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
Were you part of Susan Hobbs's SU group? If so, I still have some cards you made for swaps. I remember you as one of the people that made me feel most welcome to the group. Came across this blog from Debbie Olsen's. Great new business idea - wish I'd thought of it.
Love to hear from you,
Marcia Tate

Julia Aston said...

I love this ribbon background design Kim! what a great idea - it came out beautifully!