Want to know how to change up a card layout for even more crafting options? That’s one of the things I love about layouts (which are also called templates)!
Imagine this is you.
You have about half an hour to make a card before it needs to go to the post box or with you in the car to a friend’s house.
You’ve been creative all week but don’t have any other ideas that jump into your head RIGHT now.
Here’s how you can make a special card. Quickly and easily. That looks like you spent a LOT of time!
Now if you take a peek at this easy layout for a cute Valentines card. It has all the measurements and a video how-to for you to make it.
Plus you can see the first real layout I was following when I made my original sample. Download it here.
Does this pretty bird card look a LOT like it?
I think maybe not…because I just took the original layout and changed up some things.
What Did I Change?
- The card orientation. This one is a 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ so it opens from the right side.
- Bolder embossing folder. This is the Layered Florals in the January to APril Mini Catalogue. See more of it on page 65! I do love how it really POPS on this card.
- Softer colours. This was easy as the DSP I chose, the Flight & Airy FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration gift, chose the colours for me! This is Boho Blue, with some Bubble Bath Sheer Ribbon.
- Bow placement change: Your bow can go just about anywhere. On today’s card, not only is it a bit bolder because of the totally different colour, but it also is toward the bottom of the card.
Did I need to change up ALL these things? Perhaps not.
Give Layouts a Try!
If you’re new to working with layouts, you’ll be amazed how they’ll add to your paper crafting confidence!
To help you build your layout creativity, you might like to take this online class where you’ll learn 3 unique layouts and find out how to change them up for 9 different designs!
It’s only $25!
Not only do you build confidence by playing and arranging the elements in just slightly different ways, you’ll be creating original cards and sending them to friends and family to cheer their day!
Oh, and having fun of course!
And don’t forget to fancy up the inside with some of the same DSP as you see on the outside.
Once you start playing with layouts, I guarantee you’ll get more card making done, quicker!
Less frustration and beautiful designs are next on your list of paper crafting now you know how to change up a card layout!