Creative Construction with Blueprints – Come as You Are


We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) 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 design 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.

Mixing and matching Blueprints elements is such an appealing way of creating something new and exciting. Sometimes though, you need a card and you need it in a hurry…enter Blueprints sketches. Every new Blueprints release includes a quartet of sketches featuring the elements. You choose the papers and stamps to coordinate but the design is done for you – easy peasy! Join our team this month as they interpret Blueprints sketches and make them their own.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Blueprints 19 is extra fun as it’s one of our square-based collections. The bracketed frame adds tons of interest while the tabs and shapes accessories provide lots of different accent options. Inge added a trendy brush-script sentiment and grays and greens to complete her fresh look.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Jodi’s sassy look is paired with a sweet sentiment. I love how she integrated the pattern into her Blueprints 12 look – it’s a great way to amp up the large panel included in the sketch!

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

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