If you’re not sure where to start when making a card, a card sketch is a great place!

A card sketch is a pattern for making a card.

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A card sketch is a great place to start because you can use it with ANY card making supplies that you have.

I’ve included measurements on this card sketch to make it even easier for you, but if you don’t like to measure you don’t have to use them!


The sketch is really just a starting point and you can adjust it however you want as you choose your supplies and make your card.

Here is a card that I made with this card sketch to get your creative juices flowing…

Circle Size: 3″
Bermuda Bay: 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Hive 3D embossing folder
Bermuda Bay card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

There is a piece of rainbow paper in the Sunshine & Rainbows paper pack that fits perfectly behind the die-cut rainbow from the Rainbow dies and it makes me so happy! I just love it when things are easy and coordinated like that.

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions and TIPS for making this rainbow card!


Supplies Used:

Sketch #4 Card Tips:

  • Try using any shape die or punch inside your circle
  • Use ANY shape instead of a circle. Try a square, butterfly, or any other shape you have.
  • Use patterned paper instead of embossed card stock or stamp your own pattern on colored card stock

Your turn! Make a card using this card sketch and supplies that you have.

The great thing about card sketches is that you can use the dimensions and layout exactly or you can use it as a starting point and then add your own extra flair.


Be sure to take a photo of your card so you can share it during our weekly Sunday night Show & Tell on my Facebook page.

Then send your card to a friend. You’ll make their day!

Happy Stamping!


P.S. There are lots of card sketches out there, but I’ve been sharing some super SIMPLE card sketches here on my blog and I’ve created a printable pdf of my 8 card sketches for you.

Download your FREE Card Sketches Here


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