Free Card Sketches for Paper Crafters

Updated on January 18th, 2020

Do you ever get stuck for ideas on crafting your next handmade greetings card?

If so, card sketches could be the answer! Card sketches are greetings card design templates/layouts which you can use as a guide to aid your creativity.

They are BRILLIANT for using up your pretty papers that you have filed neatly in a drawer. Go on, admit it, you’re a bit of a paper hoarder!

Keep scrolling to see the card sketches! Newest sketches appear at the bottom of the list.

New card sketches are added weekly so don’t forget to bookmark this page to keep up-to-date with the latest releases! 🙂

Free printable card sketches

Card sketches are really easy to use. You don’t even need to print them out – just look at them on your computer, tablet or phone!

All you need to do is create your own handmade card or craft project following the layout shown on the card sketch.

So, you take the shapes and layout shown on the sketch, then recreate them using your own craft supplies such as card blanks, paper packs and embellishments.

Find out more about how to use card sketches.

How to use a card sketch in your handmade cards

Card sketches with measurements

Measurements (in inches) are included on all my card sketches.

You are (of course!) completely free to switch this up and alter the measurements to fit the shape and size of the card that you are making.

Each of the free card sketches below comes with three images:

  • Layered version – this uses different shades of grey to show the intended layering positions of the different shapes. Full measurements are included.
  • Printable version – a more printer-friendly card sketch which uses minimal printer ink. Full measurements are included.
  • Sample card – a photograph of a completed card using the card sketch to start your creative juices flowing!
To print a card sketch, right-click on the image and save it to your computer, then you can print it from your computer.

Card sketches for card making inspiration

You can find all my card sketch designs below. To save for later, hover over the images and click the red “P” to save them to your Pinterest account.

Card Sketch #001

Card Sketch 001 Layered Version from Craft with Sarah
Card Sketch 001 Printable Version from Craft with Sarah
Card sketch 1 sample card. Card making inspiration from Craft with Sarah.

This design was used in my step-by-step tutorial on how to turn card sketches into finished cards.

Card Sketch #002

Card Sketch 002 Layered Version from Craft with Sarah
Card Sketch 002 Printable Version from Craft with Sarah
Card sketch 2 sample card. Card making inspiration from Craft with Sarah.

This Christmas card sketch was used in my tutorial on how to make your own 3D decoupage toppers from 2D stickers.

Card Sketch #003

Card Sketch 003 Layered Version from Craft with Sarah
Card Sketch 003 Printable Version from Craft with Sarah
Card sketch 3 sample card. Card making inspiration from Craft with Sarah.

Released 11/01/20

Top tip: You don’t need to stick to the exact shapes shown on the sketch.

For this sample card I used some wooden toppers from my craft stash and added some glitz to the thin vertical rectangle by using gold sequins instead of paper.

Card Sketch #004

Card Sketch 004 Layered Version from Craft with Sarah
Card Sketch 004 Printable Version from Craft with Sarah
Card sketch 4 sample card. Card making inspiration from Craft with Sarah.

Released 18/01/20