Here is a card I made a for a friend before I had a Cricut.
He's a team roper, so I added the "lariat" made with a scrap of twine that was used to tie something I had bought. I had some left over ovals cut with the Creative Memories system. The numbers are from a punch set and the sentiment is computer generated. I used the "direct inking" techinique which is just patting your ink pad all over the paper.
Very simple card and good reminder that I don't have to have a lot of tools to make a card......but I sure like to play with 'em!