5 Simple greeting cards you can make with ONE card layout? Are you serious?! Yep! You’ll love seeing how this layout gives you successful  DIY cards every time!

A card layout is often called a card sketch and it’s the perfect place to start when creating your handmade greeting cards. Easy card making ideas begin with a layout that directs on placing the cardstock or designer paper on your card.

All 5 of these simple greeting cards are pictured below along with cutting dimensions and their supplies. Be sure to scroll through this entire blog post so you don’t miss any thing!

5 Simple Greeting Cards with 1 Card Layout Video

Whether you want to create simple greeting cards or step up your card making, a card layout is a great place to start. These 5 simple greeting cards range in theme from hello to baby. I’ve got you well covered in today’s video!

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5 Simple Greeting Cards with 1 Card Layout – Card #1

Music From the Heart stamp set is featured in the Mini Catalog. This fresh, new stamp sets includes versatile and witty greetings, perfect for the young and young at heart. I love the added bird trio image included in this stamp set – perfect for weddings and anniversary cards, too!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the musical score layer is cut 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the piano image is cut 2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the greeting is cut 1″ x 2″
  • Real Red cardstock for the musical score layer is cut 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Real Red cardstock for the piano image is cut 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″

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Here are the products I used to create my just a note music card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

5 Simple Greeting Cards with 1 Card Layout – Card #2

Neutral colors are wonderful when creating cards for a new baby, shower or new mom since you can create them ahead of time and keep them on hand when the need arises. I used Highland Heather on this card but consider So Saffron, Balmy Blue or Mint Macaron for beautiful subtle and non-gender specific colors.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Subtles (Highland Heather) designer paper is cut 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the greeting is cut 1″ x 2″
  • Highland Heather cardstock layer for the image is cut 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Highland Heather cardstock layer for the designer paper is cut 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

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Here are the products I used to create my baby card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

5 Simple Greeting Cards with 1 Card Layout – Card #3

Whether you are celebrating a retirement or your favorite golfer, this card is perfect for them! I used the On to Adventure stamp set (Annual Catalog) coupled with the Country Club Designer Paper for this masculine card.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Poppy Parade cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 2″ x 2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the greeting is cut 1″ x 1 3/4″
  • Country Club Designer Paper is cut 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy cardstock for the designer paper layer is cut 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy cardstock for the image layer is cut 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″

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Here are the products I used to create my retirement golf card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

5 Simple Greeting Cards with 1 Card Layout – Card #4

The vintage feel of the Bird Ballard Designer Paper makes it one of my favorites in the annual catalog. The Free as a Bird stamp set works perfectly with the varied double-sided patterns. And don’t forget to add one of the coordinating Bird Ballard Trinkets!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Crumb Cake cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the greeting is cut 1″ x 1″
  • Bird Ballad Designer Paper is cut 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Calypso Coral cardstock for the designer paper layer is cut 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Calypso Coral cardstock for the image layer is cut 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″

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Here are the products I used to create my hello card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

5 Simple Greeting Cards with 1 Card Layout – Card #5

If you love simple images then you’ll love the Mini Catalog stamp set Witty-Cisms. This 9-piece stamp set includes greetings and images on one stamp making it quick and easy to use. A little coloring and you’ve got yourself an impressive card!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 2″ x 2″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock is cut 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock for the embossed layer is cut 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock for the image layer is cut 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″

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Here are the products I used to create my cactus card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

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