NEW Card and Page Sketchbooks

What I’ve been up to in my craft room this weekend…


1. Download interior pages PDF (Card Sketchbook | Page Sketchbook). Print on lightweight printer paper. I printed 5 sheets. Turn over paper and feed through printer again so that it’s double-sided.
2. Cut at dashed line and then fold in half horizontally.
3. Cut patterned paper for cover to 8-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. Fold in half to finished size of 8-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.
4. Place folded interior pages inside cover. Staple along fold.
5. Close book and trim around cut edges with a ruler and craft knife so that the edges are neat.

See this video for further instruction.

NOTE: I actually cut off an additional 1/4″ off the bottom of the sketchbooks so that the finished size was 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. I did this so that the edges were cut nice and neat. You don’t have to cut off so much if you don’t want to. In fact, I’m not really sure why I did. :)

Card Sketchbook Supplies

Patterned Paper: Good Day, Sunshine collection pack (My Mind’s Eye)
Solid Cardstock: Kraft (Stampin’ Up!)
“This Belongs” Stamp: Librarian stamp set (American Crafts)
Chipboard Letters: Hardcover Thickers (American Crafts)
Scallop Edge Punch: Scallop Sentiment punch (Fiskars)
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Black Pen: Premier Marker (Prismacolor)

Page Sketchbook Supplies

Patterned Paper: Stella and Rose 12×12 paper, Stella and Rose Hazel 6×6 pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Solid Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Pink Chipboard Letters: Pink Oak Ready-Set-Chip (Cosmo Cricket)
White Chipboard Letters: Piper Micro Chip ABCs (BasicGrey)
Teal Chipboard Ampersand: Fairy Tales Read-Set-Chip (Cosmo Cricket)
Flowers: Sparkling Trinket Flowers (Prima)
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Brown Pen: Chocolate Chip marker (Stampin’ Up!)

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  1. Adorable sketchbooks! And perfect timing, too. I was just thinking yesterday that I really need to start one!

  2. Great idea Kristina! I have a big old hardbook notebook for sketching and noting down ideas and colour inspirations, but I should really see about making a gorgeous cover for it. You’ve inspired me to make it look more gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful and a great idea! Thanks for sharing the pdfs :)

  4. Thanks for the instructions. Wonderful sketches.

  5. Kristina, thank you so much for the wonderful sketch book tutorial. I had so much fun making mine and could not believe how quick this project was. It actually took me longer to figure out which way to put my paper back into my printer than it took to make my book.

  6. Hi Kristina – what fab colours and beautiful cards! Love ‘em x

  7. Kristina, love your sketch books! I made one last year when I saw your video. Question, what do you do with them once they are full? Do you save them somewhere? Do you reuse past sketches or try to keep making new ones? Just curious.
    Love these!! So so pretty designs.

  8. Cute…printing my template right now! I’m headed to a retreat in beautiful Coeur d’Alene Idaho this coming weekend, can’t wait to show everyone this cute thing!

  9. che belli! grazie dei pdf

  10. Love your sketch books. You posted one quite a while ago and I downloaded the page template and made one for myself. Love it! TFS!

  11. These are awesome! Super, super cute.

  12. YOU ROCK! Thanks so much! My printer is printing away! :)

  13. Oh I am SO glad you made a page for the sketch book too! I was just thinking the other day that I needed something like that, because I am wanting to get back into scrapping and I wanted to sketch out my ideas. And I wanted to give a friend of mine one too because she is just starting to scrap. I have made two of the card sketch books and I LOVE them! Thank you so much! :)

  14. Awesome, I can’t wait to make myself one. Perfect size to carry with me.

  15. I have actually made several of these booklets because of your video back in Sept09. Several of my scrapbooking gals also love the idea. I have told them about your youtube Mon & Fri’s. I think I have most of them hooked on watching your videos. Thanks for the creative ideas always :)

  16. egads, i kept going back to september 2009 video for your sketchbook video. i must have taken too long of a nap. can’t type either. love your stash, pick me so i can enjoy being chosen once in a thousand entries. just kidding, i love this. i can’t go a week without watching you! Aloha!!

  17. I love this idea! Thank you for the downloads and inspiration!

  18. Love these sketchbooks! It’s just the right size too, they are easy to carry around. Thank you so much for the PDF-files.

  19. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  20. These are super cute. I made one last year although I barely use it I love looking at it. Now that’s inspiration, girl – keep it coming :-)

  21. Thanks so much Kristina! I am going to a Stamp Camp this weekend w/friends so I’m going to make one for each of us because the hostess always has great displays of ideas. Going to make a scrapbook layout one for me and a friend headed off to a weekend retreat in a few weeks. Think it’ll be fun to fill in both before and during the retreat!

  22. Haha! I’ve been eyeing a pivot stapler at my local bookstore but I had no reason to get one. NOW I DO :):):):) Sadly mine doesn’t rotate 360* like CTMH’s! Mine’s from some Japanese company, it can perform a 180*, but I guess I should be contented since where I’m from doesn’t carry CTMH products (nor SU! products) :[


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