A simple card layout can transform any easy card design into a masterpiece! This single card sketch can be used to create an easy card design for any occasion but today I’m featuring three different fall card making ideas using this one card layout. 

The most challenging part of creating easy DIY cards is where to start. This is where a card layout, also known as a card sketches, comes in. Knowing here the components of your card are placed allows for freedom to create simple card ideas. You’ll love today’s card making layouts whether using them to create fall, Thanksgiving or other occasions. Grab your stamps – and be sure to download the project sheet which contains the card sketch.

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Thanksgiving Cards | Video

Card layout ideas provide the perfect place to start when creating easy handmade cards. These fall card making ideas are quick and easy, but remember, this card layout can be used all year long. 

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Thanksgiving Cards | Hello Harvest

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year and while it certainly doesn’t feel like fall, it’s a great time to plan your fall cards. This pumpkin card uses the new Mini Catalog Suite called Rustic Harvest (pages 48-49).

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The dies that coordinate with stamp set are a champ! Not only do they die cut, some of the images leave beautiful embossed texture. I’ve highlighted the pieces  by adding ink for dimension.

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The coordinating Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper includes 12 sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs full of rich, fall colors. Learn how to achieve easy two-toned looks on your images in today’s video. You’ll be amazed what a Sponge Dauber can do!

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Thanksgiving Cards | Splendid Thoughts

The Splendid Day Suite Collection (pages 64-65) in the Mini Catalog is getting rave reviews. Perhaps it’s the stunning Splendid Day 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Papers with their white and foil accents. 

thanksgiving cards

The images in the stamp set include both outline and solid images which allows this set to play double-duty. Those that love to color can do so and those that love a quick “fill” can use the solid coordinating image. The images aren’t intended to fill the outline perfectly allowing for a light and airy feeling them. 

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Thanksgiving Cards | About Squirrels

The Rustic Harvest Designer Paper is used again for this adorable squirrel card. This time I opted to add various colors to the black and white images using Blending Brushes. 

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Achieve easy dimension on this image by stamping the outline using Memento ink. Use the squirrel’s coordinating ‘fill’ image in Cajun Craze. I did stamp off one layer of ink so it was lighter. The remaining areas I filled with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers. 

The Timber 3D Embossing Folder adds the perfect outdoor touch which is emphasized by the Rustic Metallic Dots. 

thankful card

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