Creative Construction: Blueprints Basics


We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints. Cards in a flash are the specialty of the Blueprints line and this month, we can all probably use a leg up in that regard! Our challenge this month is simple: create cards based on Blueprints sketches. Any Blueprints, any sketch. Simple choose the paper and let Blueprints do the rest of the work!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Blueprints 20


A sketch from Blueprints 20 provided the perfect opportunity to showcase a sweet scene beneath the gridded window element. The Candy Stripes Background Builder works amazingly well for crafting wallpaper as well! The only adjustment Barbara made to the original sketch was to replace the heart accent with a theme-appropriate snowflake.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Blueprints 24


This sketch from Blueprints 24 provides the perfect placement of a standout sentiment. The large rounded-corner panel is begging to spotlight a fun image and that jolly Santa from Jingle All the Way couldn’t be a more perfect focal point.

We’re not done yet – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.





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Comments (5)

  • Debora Goss


    As usual these are great! The elephants really make me smile


  • Judy B


    I love these cards! Of course, if money were no object I’d have quite a few of the blueprint designs. They really do make things so easy.


  • Diane


    Wonderful inspiration from the DT, I love the blueprint sets I own and wish I owned them ALL!!!


  • CactusLynda


    Love the blueprints – would love to have them ALL!!!! 🙂