Sunday Sketch

Who doesn't love a great birthday card? With today's sketch you'll be able to create a template for matching cards, get creative with your embellishments and use up a ton of scraps while you do it. Sounds like a winning combination to me!

For my birthday card, I started with two scraps of textured decorator paper, one on the top and one on the bottom. Then I covered the overlap with a thin strip of coordinating paper. They're all from the same paper stack, so it took absolutely no thought, which I also like.

The pink circles were made with a 1.5-inch punch, which is always the easiest way to get nice, clean edges. The phrase is printed from my word program on the computer and matted on dark blue card stock, then attached with 3D adhesive.

Ready to make this card your own? Start by making your card with white card stock. If you want to, you can cover the front with colored card stock, then cut your patterned pieces a quarter of an inch smaller for a slightly different look.

Choose two patterns and attach them to the card, making one slightly deeper than the other. Cover where they touch with a strip of coordinating paper.

Punch three circles and space them equal-distance across the width of the card. Mat your phrase and attach it in the center, overlapping the three circles.

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