Simple to Stepped Up Card in Less Than a Minute!

So the other day I shared this project and promised you a transformation. And here it is – a simple to stepped up card in literally less than a minute! And for PENNIES!

Take a look:

Yes, that is the same exact card I shared the other day and that card was definitely skewed more toward a guy. Today I added just five tiny rhinestones and a snippet of blinged out baker's twine to add just enough sparkle to give it a whole different feel.

And yes, this is an under a minute upgrade – pop the rhinestones on there randomly and make your bow with the 10 Second Bow Maker and you are seriously out of the stash drawer with a whole new card in seconds.

Now, if you are followers of my blog you know that I tend more toward the clean and simple side of things. This card, as simple as it may still be, has been stepped up just a skoshe. And just as I like to simplify some of those gorgeous, intricate projects I see, simple cards can easily be stepped up by adding more layers, additional die cuts, more embellishments, etc. This particular project offers just a starting point, a taste, of how to create your own simple to stepped up card modifications. Besides, can you REALLY ever go wrong with some bling?



Just as with the card from the other day, here are the supplies I used – the only additions are the Rhinestones and the trim!

The Supplies

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And, if like so many other happy crafters, you have a “Stepped Up Cards” board, go ahead and pin this for a quick and easy example!


I hope this helped you get started on the idea of going from a simple to stepped up card. Don't ever be afraid to modify things you see to fit YOUR crafting personality – that's what makes every project so special!