Ahhhh, internet is somewhat back – and so today I want to share with you an easy greeting card you can make with some patterned paper and Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Banners.

First, I really let the Birds of a Feather DSP do most of the work for me.  I grabbed my 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and went to town on that DSP punching out two patterns for the front and then I handcut out the birds from the DSP too.  All that is stamped is the ‘For You' part from Stampin' Up!'s Itty Bitty Banners stamp set in Raspberry Ripple and then die cut it with my Bitty Banners framelits.  I took this card from blank canvas to this as you see it in 7 minutes.

My in laws were here this past weekend, and I was trying *again* to explain to my father in law what I do.  He said, “Isn't it easier to buy a card at the store?”  Now, I often get asked this question but for some reason, the answer came out a bit differently.  My answer was more of a question, “Isn't it easier to hire someone to build your bookshelves for your living room, or even easier, what about buying a bookshelf that is already built?”  He looked right at me and replied, “Yes, but I like to build things.”

That is the same thing with card making – the exact same thing.  Often it is not just about the card itself, anyone can buy a card, own a card, mail a card – but not everyone will want to take the time to make a card.  There is not the same sense of pride when mailing a card if you just went out and bought it and popped a stamp on it and sent it on it's way.  There is nothing like creating and then mailing – right?

I want to hear from you on this – do me a favor, let me know what it means to you when you make cards.  Share a comment below and let me know your thoughts on this one!

stampin up, itty bitty banners, bitty banners, easy greeting cardHere is the card for today – I made it in minutes, like I said, it is beyond easy to make.  And it is something that any level paper crafter can do.

Use any size circles that you have and simply layer them onto your card front.  I hope that you have enjoyed this easy greeting card idea using the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set from Stampin' Up and leave me a comment below sharing what card making does for you!

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