We love the PageMaps sketches that release with each new issue, and our spring issue had so many to inspire us to create! Today, creative team member Nathalie Leonelli is with us to share two gorgeous cards that she created quickly and beautifully by starting with sketches! Let’s take a look! 


Hi, this is Nathalie, and I have loved sketches, especially Pagemaps sketches, for the longest time so needless to say, I am very excited about this today’s challenge! Flipping through my spring SCT Magazine issue, I found two sketches that really inspired me to create cards using the gorgeous Pebbles, Inc. Hey Hello collection!


Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill, Doodlebug Design; Patterned paper, boxed cards, pre-made die-cuts, washi tape: Pebbles, Inc Hey Hello Collection; Mini jewel dots: Doodlebug Design; Metal dies: Doodlebug Design; Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, Liberty sewing machine; Foam dots & adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Ribbon: Michael’s

The design of my first card is based on this sketch, from page 31:


What caught my eye was the center tag and the light circle for which I first thought of doing hand stitches but ended up using a die-cut instead. When working with a sketch, think of your different options to create a similar shape!


This second sketch is from page 32 of the spring issue:


And here is my interpretation:


I absolutely love the florals and the bold colors in the Hey Hello collection, plus it has sheets full of tags and small cards with a variety of sentiments to cut apart which makes it perfect for card making.


I hope you feel inspired to use these sketches like I did to create greeting cards to share with someone you care about! You’ll find more sketches and inspiration from the spring issue here, but also make sure to come back this week for more challenges and project inspiration from the design team.

Happy crafting! I am so excited for the summer issue release on Friday! 



How perfect were Nathalie’s cards? Are you ready for YOUR challenge? If you want to create a card, use either sketch that Nathalie shared to create your own card design. If you prefer to make a layout, head to our spring issue sketches and choose a layout sketch to create a page with! 

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout or card based on this sketch challenge;
  2. Submit an image to us (must be under 2mb!) at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com.
  3. Put “Summer Issue Sketch Challenge” in your reference line;
  4. Submit your entry by July 2, 2020, at midnight ET.

Want to know what you’re playing for?


How about our June SCT Sampler!? This happy pack of sample-sized products from the latest releases will have you excited to create when it lands on your doorstep! We can’t wait to see your project based on a sketch!

To learn more about our amazing SCT Sampler subscription for as low as $13 per month (that includes shipping!), be sure to visit our website HERE.