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 SVG 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 free SVG/DXF 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 I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. This is a sketch/card cut files for a z-fold card. Cut out the base of the card and the files for layering pieces and then get busy embellishing. When you open the file, you’ll see the base of the card is in two pieces. overlap the back base piece and match up the scallops to form the back of the card and then accordion fold the two side pieces so you get a nice layered z-fold!
The first card I created uses the adorable Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea Collection. I loved those little mermaids the minute I saw them. Once the card is assembled, I just layered up the embellishments. The little crab is just glued to a corsage pin which is layered in between the patterned paper and the base of the card.
Create your belly band by wrapping it around the card and adhering the ends (like a bracelet for our card.) You can glue whatever you want to this part, as it slides on and off.
This next card is a summery hello card. After assembling the card and layers, I tucked embellishments into each side. The doily appears to cover both sides of the front of the card, but it is just adhered on one side, so the card will open. This paper line is Summer Dreams by Echo Park. The hello belly band is included in the cut files.
And the final card is more elegant than the other versions. It’s cut from just white paper and I added a green floral background with the Small Flower Bouquet cut files from my Etsy shop and a paper flower for the front. (You can grab this paper flower cut file in my Spring Banner set in my Etsy shop. The Thanks belly band is again included in the file and it ties the whole thing together- and keeps it closed!
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