There are people who laughed until they cried yesterday. There were bloopers as well as a bow that perfect for the bow challenged.

If you were on the live online card making class yesterday, you know what I’m talking about.

It’s all Connie’s fault! She asked about washing the acrylic blocks. I can’t tell you the rest. It was quick, but very funny. You’ll find it around the 21 minute mark in this video.

I don’t think she’ll say that again anytime soon – at least not with a cough drop in her mouth.

So we tried something different yesterday. We started with a simple card with a few alternative ideas. This is one of the alternatives that we showed in the list stream stamping class.

Bow Challenged

Ann even showed a great way how to do that bow. It’s a great bow for the bow challenged.

It was the perfect show for beginners, but I’m fairly sure that the more experienced viewers learned something too.

Basic to Beautiful Duo

Isn’t it interesting how the basic one morphed into the beautiful one.

Basic to Beautiful

The overall card design can be used for a masculine card or a feminine card. They’re timeless!

We did our best to do the basic set without using any punches or die cutting machines. They’re great to have, but we’re talking basic – really basic.

It’s difficult to see the texture on the main stamped area in this picture, but those cut lines along the folded edge of the card are made with the Stitched Leaves Dies that coordinate with the stamp set.

Basic to Beautiful

In fact, our local stamp club made the stepped up version on Tuesday night. They were socially distanced, of course. And everyone washed their hands as soon as they came in the door to shake the dust off from the outside world.

So far, it’s worked out well.

Basic to Beautiful

But don’t believe me. Watch the video and discover lots of ways you can make these cards as well as alternative ways to put them together.

We know that it’s no fun to be bow challenged so we have lots of ways to do different bows in our Master Stamper program. We’re ramping up to the 9th anniversary of Master Stamper and you can temporarily try your first 2 months for the price of one here.

Basic to Beautiful Card Making Supplies

Before we share our picture list of supplies, remember to copy and use our current shopping code 64DE9CN7 when you’re visiting our online store so that we can give you all this:

  • All online shoppers get a handmade reusable card in your mailbox.
  • And at least 4 free project tutorials in your inbox.
  • Add a sampling of current product when you use the current code 64DE9CN7.
  • Don’t use the code if your order is $150+ so you can enjoy Stampin’ Rewards. We’ll still send you everything.
  • Track your purchases with this form and earn free stamps and dies exclusively from me and Ann.
  • Plus we’ll send you our next mini catalogs with even more ideas.

NOTE: Remember you can save 10% when bundles are offered – like the Love of Leaves Bundle. We list them separately and together so you can pick what suits you best. Not all of these products are on both cards. Just click on any picture for more details or to start your shopping cart.

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We have over a thousand clean and simple card ideas here that we’ve shared over the years.