Hi everyone – Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.Do you use sketches in your scrapbooking? They are so versatile and you can use them over and over again, right? Well, you can really do the same thing with a card sketch! At this time of year there are so many occasions that you might be creating cards for, so why not use one sketch as the basic design and change up your supplies to create all of the cards you need quickly and easily?
Each month I design a “1-2-3 Card Sketch” that gets its name because it uses just 1 sentiment, 2 paper shapes and 3 embellishments. I create a handout with the sketch and measurements as well as samples of the finished cards, along with a video that demonstrates how quick it can be to create cards using this formula (if you’re interested, you can watch the June 1-2-3 Card video on my YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/cX1fdVBWcfI). Here is the June card sketch:Now, let’s use this one card sketch to create five different cards – one each for Father’s Day, Graduation, a Wedding, Canada Day and the Fourth of July – using some of the fabulous new Creative Memories Collections!
First up – Father’s Day. I used the fun Adventure Paper Pack and Stickers to make a card that any dad who likes to fish would love to get! In addition to the shapes on the sketch, I added a background of Navy Cardstock to set off the fish themed paper, some Navy ABC/123 Stickers to spell “dad”, and a few “bubbles” made from the punched out leftovers of the Bubbles Border Maker Cartridge.Next up – Graduation. I used the Cap & Gown collection, but I mixed actual papers with digital embellishments. I resized some of the Cap and Gown embellishments using Artisan 5 Software so that they would be a more appropriate size for cards, and then used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to print and cut them out. I love how Creative Memories offers digital versions of all their collections so you have maximum versatility to create however you like!For this next wedding-themed card, I turned the sketch sideways and used all traditional supplies from the Forever Yours Collection. I love popping stickers or die-cuts off the surface of scrapbook layouts and cards with Foam Squares…it’s a simple way to give some depth and dimension to your project!The new Celebrate Canada Paper Pack features gorgeous designs that highlight many aspects of our beautiful country, but I chose the very Canadian red and white patterned papers from the paper pack to use on the card. The Maple Leaf punch creates the perfect embellishment (along with a little bling!), and the Black ABC/123 Stickers are a great way to add a nod to our 150th birthdayFinally, I turned the sketch sideways again and used a navy striped paper from the Americana Paper Pack along with Navy Cardstock to create a patriotic themed card that would be perfect to wish a neighbor to the south a Happy Fourth of July! A large star cut on my Circuit from Red Cardstock, and a few red gems leftover from a retired embellishment pack complete the card.There you go…1 sketch – 5 ways! I hope this inspires you to see how versatile card sketches can be!All Creative Memories products featured in these cards are available in Canada on my CM website, and you can also find advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature.
Please drop by my Blog, Facebook Group, YouTube Channel, or my Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration – I create monthly layout and card sketches, and showcase new Creative Memories products & tools on a regular basis.
And if you live in the Calgary, Alberta area, I invite you to join me soon for a Crop, Workshop or Weekend Retreat and enjoy some scrappy fellowship!
Thanks so much to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for having me today…Happy Card-Making!
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