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 3 cards that I made with this card sketch to get your creative juices flowing, starting with a really basic card that doesn’t require any special tools.

Calypso Coral card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
Polka Dot Paper: 2″ x 5″
White: 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″


Watch this video for 4 Ways to Step Up Your Cards:


Here’s the stepped-up version of the card above. Can you see the difference?

Calypso Coral card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
Calypso Coral: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Polka Dot Paper: 2″ x 5″


You can also swap out the rectangle with another shape like this…

Calypso Coral card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
Polka Dot Paper: 2″ x 5″

Supplies Used for All 3 Peach Cards:

Sketch #5 Card Tips:

  • Try using a circle or other shape in place of the main rectangle.
  • Use embossed card stock or stamp your own pattern on colored card stock instead of using patterned paper for your 2″x5″ piece.
  • Step Up your card by using one of the 4 ways mentioned in the video above.


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.

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