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You Can Create a Card With Just Stamps, Ink, and Paper

One of my favorite ways to create cards is to use only stamps ink and paper. I am not always into all the fancy dancy stuff or messy techniques, I love to create quick and easy cards. The cards I have to share with you today are not only perfect for the brand-new stamper and card maker but also for those of you who just want to make something simple and quick!

One thing you will often hear me say is that quick and easy cards do not have to be boring! I hope you don’t find these boring and that you also learn a few card-making tips today!

three handmade cards laying flat on a table on top of the Tropical Leaf stamp set from Stampin' Up! Also shown is a die that can be used in a die cutting machine to cut out one of the card stock layers on the cards. These cards are made simple with just stamps ink and paper.

From SIP (stamps ink and paper) to Stepped Up

When I created my cards today, I started with a very simple SIP card. I only used stamps ink and paper. After making that first card, I decided to play around and “step up” the card by using a die to cut out the layer and adding a little bow and some embellishments.

It didn’t take me long at all! With just a few additional supplies I was able to step up the original SIP card and add so much more dimension to it. I still absolutely love the simplicity of the SIP card, but it’s fun to see how a little added dimension can change the whole look of the card.

two handmade cards created with the Stampin' Up! stamp set Tropical Leaf. Both cards laying flat. One is very simple using only stamps ink and paper, the other card is stepped up with a small bow and three small dots on it as embellishments

Video Tutorial – How to Create a SIP Card & Then Step It Up

Today’s video is filled with lots of card-making tips for both the beginner crafter, as well as the seasoned stamper looking for ideas for making quick and easy cards. I will show you how to start simple with just a SIP (stamps ink and paper) and then use a couple of tools and additional products to step it up to a beautiful work of art.

Want to Make This Card? Here is What You Need

  • Very Vanilla Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Layer – Very Vanilla: 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Scrap of Very Vanilla for the sentiment layer + the cut out leaves
3 handmade cards laying flat on a table with the stamp set Tropical Leaf that was used to make them

Products Used to Make This Card

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3 cards made using different colors of green ink pads and the tropical leaf stamp set. Card are made simple using just stamps ink and paper.

More Posts Sharing SIP Stamping Ideas

The below posts all focus on easy cards using the SIP Method of stamping. Using Stamps, Ink, and Paper to create beautiful cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed the project. If you have any questions about today’s post or project, make sure to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

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2 thoughts on “You Can Create a Card With Just Stamps, Ink, and Paper”

  1. Loved the story of your name.
    Is your husband’s family originally from The Netherlands? Our families came to Canada in the early 50’s.
    Your pictures have made me add your location to my bucket list as a place to visit. Thank you for sharing.

    • Yes, my husband’s family line came to the US from the Netherlands. Settled in West Michigan which remains proud of its Dutch roots! Holland is a beautiful place to visit in the spring.


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