Layout Inspiration Ideas

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I’m sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

I’ve used two stamp sets, the Pressed Flowers hostess set that will retire with the Annual Catalog on 6/3, and the Woven Heirlooms set, which will be available in the new 2019 – 2020 Annual catalog that goes live on 6/4/19. These projects are very different from anything I’ve ever created! I like to call them puzzle cards. Here is the art piece that was my layout inspiration.

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

So for all three of the cards I made, I created rows of white panels with colored segments, similar to the colors in the art piece.

This first one was made with the hostess set called Pressed Flowers. This hostess set will no longer be available after June 3, 2019.

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

This first card had tons of little pieces with four rows as you can see! The next two cards had just three rows just to simplify a bit.

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

I tried to replicate the look of having the stamped image on the colored and white panel but it was really hard to do well, so I only managed to do it on one of the Green, and one of the Blue small pieces, as you can see here.

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

The second two versions of my card were made with the Woven Heirlooms stamp set.

This set will be in the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog which goes live on June 4, 2019.

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

Here’s the first card made with the Woven Threads stamp set:

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

For this next card, I reoriented it and put the largest panel in the center. I really just wanted to find a way to use the gorgeous sentiment you see here, plus it was just fun to mix things up!

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

Here’s my trio of crazy puzzle cards:

In today’s post and Facebook Live, I'm sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s cards and seeing the layout inspiration I used!

It was challenging to try to recreate the look of this art piece. I’m honestly not convinced that I did it justice but it was fun trying!

You’ll find a complete supply list, project dimensions and my video with lots more details just ahead.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 


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Project Dimensions:

Pressed Flowers Card

  • Whisper White Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White “Puzzle” Background: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White Bottom Strip: 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White 2nd Row (Rectangles) (3): 1-1/8 x 1-3/8″
  • Whisper White 3rd Row (Rectangles) (1ea): 1-1/8 x 1-3/8″ & 1-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
  • Whisper White 4th Row (Rectangles) (1ea): 3/4″ x 3/4″ & 3/4″ x 2-7/8″
  • Highland Heather Piece: 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″
  • Pacific Point Pieces (1ea): 1/2″ x 1-1/8″ & 3/4″ x 1-1/8″
  • Call Me Clover Pieces (1ea): 5/8″ x 1-1/8″ & 3/8″ x 3/4″
  • Balmy Blue Piece (1): 3/4″ x 1-3/8″
  • Daffodil Delight Piece (1): 5/8″ x 1-1/8″
  • Lemon Lime Twist Piece (1): 3/4″ x 2″

Woven Heirlooms Cards

  • Whisper White Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White “Puzzle” Background: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White Bottom Strip (middle strip): 2″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White 2nd Row (left row) (3): 1-3/16 x 1-1/2″
  • Whisper White 3rd Row (right row) (1ea): 1-1/4 x 1-1/4″ & 1-1/4″ x 2-3/8″
  • Highland Heather Piece: 1-1/2″ x 2″
  • Pacific Point Pieces (1): 1-1/8″ x 1-3/16″
  • Call Me Clover Pieces (1ea): 1/2″ x 1-1/4″
  • Balmy Blue Piece (1): 7/8″ x 1-3/16″
  • Daffodil Delight Piece (1): 5/8″ x 1-3/16″
    Lemon Lime Twist Piece (1): 1-1/4″ x 1-5/8″

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