Double Duty Layout: Scrapbook & Cards

Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca! I am so happy you are joining me today and I hope you find something of value here. I'm not sponsored, I don't sell anything, I don't promote any particular product anymore... I'm just putting this information out here for my fellow paper crafters and future paper crafters!

Today I wanted to show you how you can take a scrapbook layout and turn it into a card layout (or take a card layout and convert it to a scrapbook layout). I made a video similar to this about 6 months ago, and you can check it out here: Card or Scrapbook Layout? But I had a few questions to answer and a request to revisit this idea (using a different layout example) so here we are!

So for today's video I used a layout I designed for an 8.5" x 11" double layout. From this single layout design I created two cards... but there are endless possibilities. Here is the video to show you what I did...

I will also include the measurements below for one of the cards. Of course I am measuring them for you "after the fact" because, as you see in the video, I "wing it" when I am creating the cards and cutting the paper all based on what I think best fits and looks right. (I would give you the measurements of the "Be happy" card but I just put it in the mail today and forgot to measure it.)

However, since I haven't yet mailed this butterfly card yet... let me give you the measurements!
  • Card base is 10" x 7" folded in half to create a 5" x 7" card.
  • The first layer (pink) is 4.75" x 6.75".
  • The blue side stripe is 1.75" x 7".
  • The patterned center (floral) is 4" x 4".
  • The sentiment square needs to be cut to whatever fits the stamp you are using. The one I used ended up being 1.5" x 4".
  • The small accent piece at the bottom (yellow) is 3.75" wide and only 0.75" of it peeks out from under the floral.
  • I then added a strip of washi tape to blend the floral into the yellow. I also added butterflies as my focal point (in place of the picture I would have in a scrapbook layout).
  • Lastly, I added some sequins, shimmer pen, and a single drop of clear Nuvo drops (on the bird's eye) for embellishments. 
I hope this helps you think about using scrapbook layouts for card making (or the other way around). It certainly is helpful if you want a little extra guidance in creating a card/scrapbook page but you don't feel like re-inventing the entire layout.

Thank you for visiting my blog page (and Melissa... I hope this answers all your questions). If you have any questions, comments, suggestions... please leave them for me below. I would love to read your feedback.

Happy Paper Crafting,



  1. This helped massively I love the card I have just created using your inspiration. Can not wait to show you but need to wait for the release date

    1. I'm looking forward to seeing it when it is released! Something fun for me to look forward to!


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