Cuttable sketches will change the game when it comes to paper crafting. We’ve loved sketches for years, but now there’s no measuring or digging for shaped punches. Open the sketch in your cutting software, pick your papers and embellishments, and hit cut.
I’m a big fan of sketches as a starting point for creativity. With cuttable sketches you can skip the measuring and go right to the creating. I’m excited to share these monthly sketches with you. Each month newsletter subscribers will get the cut files for a new sketch and a few examples to inspire your creativity. If you’d like to receive these monthly sketches please enter your email address below.
This month’s sketch is all about the tags. The design itself has two tags in the sketch and you can choose to include both or just one. The tags can be premade or cut from patterned paper. If you look closely you’ll see how I cut these sketches out to make three cards at a time. I cut the background piece, the center strip and the tags once from three different double sided papers. Then I mix and match the pieces so I have different patterned papers on each card. When you use double sided papers, you can actually cut out six cards and have six different patterns. Then all that’s left is the embellishing.
Now on to this month’s cards.
This first card follows the sketch pretty closely. I used one tag cut from patterned paper and one premade tag and added lots of layers of embellishments. The main embellishment, mini sequins and sentiment are stamps from Concord & 9th.
The next card has one small change. I off centered the center section to make the card look just a bit different. Instead of two smaller embellishments along the left edge, I added one large flower cut out. You’ll find this flower as part of my Lace Flower Cut File set.
The final card follows the sketch but I only included one premade tag instead of two. I used stickers for my sentiment and a large tree cut out along the left side. I kind of have a crush on that little fox sticker from the Cedar Lane line and I’ve been saving it for just the right project.
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