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 includes a fun border and a sentiment in the cut file and it’s perfectly suited for switching and flipping parts around. I tried to make a few masculine cards this month since Father’s Day is close at hand, but you guys-it’s so hard for me to not add a little frill. I eventually had to make a card with flowers on it to reward myself for the two masculine cards
So let’s take a look at the cards made with this month’s sketch. First up is the basic sketch. I placed all the pieces where they were in the original sketch and added just a few stickers in place of the corner circle.
On the next card I flipped the background papers so the border was on the opposite side. I also added a few more layers with the cork tag and extra stickers to give it a little more dimension and interest.
I’m calling this one freestyle. The base pieces of the card are the same, but I took the remaining pieces and created a different look with stickers and flowers. This is why I love sketches so much! If you just want to make and aren’t feeling inspired, you can cut the sketch as is and glue it together. If you are feeling creative, assemble the base quickly and save your creative energy for the embellishments and add ons.
And one more bonus tip: Pick out three double sided papers. Open the sketch and move all of the pieces apart so they are not overlapping. Cut all the pieces out of all three papers and then mix and match the pieces for three quick, but different card foundations. If you look closely you’ll see many of the papers on these cards are the same. And in the end you have a coordinating set you can give away!
Be sure and watch for the April newsletter in your inbox this week to get these sketch cut files!