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 are some cards that I made with this card sketch to get your creative juices flowing…

Poppy Parade card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Triangle Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Circle size: 2-5/8″

This versatile birthday stamp is from the Framed Florets stamp set. Super quick and easy card!


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!

Sketch #4 Card Tips:

  • Try using any shape die or punch inside your circle like I did with the rainbow
  • Use ANY shape instead of a circle. Try a square, butterfly, or any other shape you have.
  • Use patterned paper, embossed card stock or stamp your own pattern on colored card stock for the large background piece


Poppy Parade card bases: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Patterned paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Circle Size: 2-5/8″

These fun Christmas cards were made with the Framed & Festive Stamp Set along with patterned papers from the Celebrate Everything pack.


Your turn! Make a card using this card sketch and any card making 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


And don’t forget to pin this idea for later!