Sunday Sketch

If this sketch reminds you of something, then my work here is done. Today's card is designed to look like a composition notebook, and I've made several journals like this lately. Making a card that looked like them just seemed natural.

Use two different patterns of paper for the background, like a composition notebook has. Keep them coordinated, choosing one subtle and one bright pattern. The two right hand corners are rounded just like the notebook.

You'll also need two fibers - a thick ribbon and a smaller twine. An adorable big button will be strung on the twine to accent the ribbon.

Add a more vertical sentiment and you've got a great, one-of-a-kind card.
For my card, I started with two fall patterns. (Yes, I'm starting to work on autumn cards for the shop!) One is more subtle, and that's the one I used as the "spine" of the composition notebook. Once the patterns were adhered, I rounded the right hand corners of both layers of the folded card.

The ribbon was attached to the back of the paper before it was tacked down, as was the brown and white baker's twine. Then I strung the button and tacked the whole thing down.

The hand-stamped sentiment fits perfectly in the open space on the bright pattern.

For more great card inspiration, along with hundreds of other cards and paper gifts, head over to my Etsy shop. Not only will you get some neat ideas for you own projects, you'll probably walk away with a gift or two!


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