Christmas Card Making Layout Sketch (11)

Christmas Quickies With Couture Creations – 12

Sometimes the simplest layouts can be the most effective. Come and join me as I share another card making sketch layout in todays post.

Today’s creation uses elements from The Gift Of Giving papercraft collection from Couture Creations.

As an added bonus, for this post I have created a card layout template that you can use to recreate the background! More on that in a minute.

Stuff Used

  • CO727895 – The Gift Of Giving Patterned Paper, Postcard and Sticker Set.
  • A4 sheet of white cardstock. 300gsm or above is best as this will be the card base.
  • A5 sheet of black coloured cardstock to coordinate with your choice of patterned paper.
  • CO723973 – Paper Trimmer
  • CO726752 – Mini Scoreboard
  • CO724389 – Turbo Glue Pen
  • Assorted gems/dies/embellishments to coordinate with your choice of patterned paper and core cardstock.

Steps

First, cut an A4 sheet of cardstock down to 11.5 inches. Then cut this in half at 5.75 inches. Next, score at 4 and 1/8th inch on your scoreboard. Although we have used the imperial measurements from these tools, this will form a greetings card that measures 105mm x 145mm.

This is awesome as I can now switch to millimetres for the layering measurements. Hope I didn’t confuse you!

Next, download the card layout sketch and print/open it and cut the coloured cardstock and patterned paper according to the design.

The large 95mm x 135mm piece are cut from the A5 black cardstock.

The smaller pieces were are cut from CO727895 – The Gift Of Giving Patterned Paper, Postcard and Sticker Set.

Glue all of these in place on the card front according to the layout.

Next, utilise your stash to create a focal embellishment cluster. In the example shown I have used a selection of mini dies, adhesive gems, bakers twine and a sentiment banner from the sticker set.

As ever, don’t just use this layout for Christmas, it will work for any occasion.


Hope you enjoyed this little overview. If you would like to see more of my design team explorations for Couture Creations, or more of those of my team mates, you can visit the archive here.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter Couture Creations Design Team Badge.

6 thoughts on “Christmas Quickies With Couture Creations – 12

  1. Again a gorgeous card John. I have a truckload of pretty papers, Christmas and non-Christmas, and hardly use them. These cards you show are such a great inspiration to get them out of their box and use them!
    Thank you so much, stay safe and have a great week.

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