From Layouts to Cards: Scrapbooking Inspiring Card Designs

If you see page layout inspiration everywhere you look, you won't find it surprising that card makers often find inspiration in scrapbook layouts. The color, design elements, and accents from the layouts all naturally lend themselves to amazing paper crafting transformations.

To show you how it's done, we asked some talented designers from Paper Crafts magazine to use layouts from Creating Keepsakes' Dream Team members as inspiration for the cards you see below. The following techniques and tips are bound to motivate you to pull out your favorite layout and start creating!


Use an Element as a Focal Point


Baby You layout by Susan Weinroth

Baby You by Susan Weinroth. Supplies: Cardstock and chipboard: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: American Crafts and Studio Calico; Stamp and stickers: Studio Calico, Trim: Maya Road; Rhinestone: Queen & Co.; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Font: Century Gothic; Ink: Tsukineko; Adhesive: Fiskars Americas.



Friend card by Jessica Witty

Friend by Jessica Witty. Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink; Patterned paper: American Crafts, BoBunny Press, Cosmo Cricket, and We R Memory Keepers; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ribbon: American Crafts; Rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Adhesive: Glue Arts.


Jessica Witty took an element of Susan Weinroth's scrapbooking layout-the "Remember this moment" tag from the left side of the page-and flipped it to add to the right-hand side of her card, creating a mirror image effect. Playing on a particular theme or element is an effective way to take inspiration and make it your own.


- For more inspiration, see page 2 -

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cards and scrapbook l/os
When you think about it, a l/o is a really big card with a picture, and a card is a small scrapbook page ! Love all these ideas !