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Easy Card Ideas

Day 5 – May Arts / Jenni Bowlin Week

Easy Card Ideas


Latrice here with two quick Christmas cards using some great patterned paper from Jenni Bowlin. I love the simplicity of her papers and the vintage feel of her lines. She creates the most fun and whimsical embellishments to go along with them as well. Today I’m using the Star banner stickers, some labels, and a couple of her great pattern papers. Here are the two cards I’ve created:


For the Kraft card I started with some Kraft cardstock that I cut to 4-1/4”x11” and folded with horizontally. I love doing this kind of card. It opens on the right side instead of the bottom like we’re all use to. I then cut a piece of JB polka dot paper to 4”x2.5” and rounded the corners of two sides. Before adding it to my card I stitched around the edge. For the tree I used May Arts ribbon #BH15. I cut a triangle from some scrap paper and covered it in some dry adhesive. I then began to layer, while overlapping the previous layer a little bit. Then once done I turn it over and trim the edges with some super sharp scissors. To add my sentiment I stamped with a Hero Arts sentiment onto a JB label. To finish the card I added a star from JB with a large pearl in the center.


The second card started as a red Bazzill cardstock base. This one I kept simple by die cutting the bracketed shape from Tim Holtz. I cut the shape from Kraft and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. I used another great piece of JB patterned paper to cover the bottom half. I then added some great May Arts ribbon. I love this sheer looped ribbon #367-58-16. It adds so much to a project without having to do tons of work. To add even more to this I used a couple of Jenni Bowlins pearl pins. These are so pretty. I simply tucked then in the looped ribbon and used a few mini GlueDots to hold them in place. To finish off the card I didn’t reach for my stamps, I chose a Making Memories embellishment that just says Noel. DONE!

I hope you try some of these easy card ideas on your upcoming Christmas cards. Happy Holidays and happy stamping.



Blog Posted By: Latrice Murphy


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  1. Charlene

    Cute cards…that ribbon really sets off the cute Jennie Bowlin papers and embellies.

  2. Berta

    Very cute cards! Love the green loopy ribbon!

  3. Pam Loris

    I love to use ribbon on cards too! And May Arts has such a variety, you can’t go wrong! Thanks for sharing your cards!


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