well.. I am goin to give stanping another try. I find the craft crazy expensive- I can thinkof no other craft I do that costs as much.
Here are some sites that have some really nice free ideas for stamping.
I think this is a Stampin’ Up Consultants site : http://d16213222.u136.c4.ixwebhosting.com/erinaug.html
The ideas here work for almost any card type. The instruction are excellent.
Some easy to do stamping and punching Christmas cards : http://impressrubberstamps.com/ideas/ideas_holiday.html