On World Card Making Day last weekend I posted a card sketch with a card I made using it. It generated a lot of questions about what card sketches are and how you use them.

A card sketch is a basic layout for a card that sometimes includes dimensions. The idea is to use it as a starting point when you are “stuck” on how to make a card. No matter what supplies you have, you can use a card sketch.

You don’t necessarily need the actual sketch to use this concept. You can also look at the layout of a finished card and use that as a starting point. Here’s a Trick or Treat Halloween card that I made based off the layout of this thank you card.


Notice that this Halloween card looks very different from the original thank you card! Colors and designs are easily swapped out. I even moved the “greeting” to be where the flower focal point was in the original card. Washi tape replaced the strip of card stock. The possibilities are really endless!

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Try it!! Find a finished card that you like, grab your stamping supplies and make a card with the same layout.

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