One Layout, Two Different Projects: learn how to make a beautiful card & a scrapbook layout

Designer: Marcia Izabel Marchiori

YouTube: MarciaBel Vlog  

Instagram: @marciabel



What makes a greeting card tutorial even better? Adding a scrapbook project to it, using the same technique that can be ready in no time, working with the same tools and supplies!


So let’s begin!



Tools & Supplies Needed 







  1. Print template to scale, cut pattern, tags and photos, and gather all tools and materials.


  1. First, score (using the tapered base of the OLFA AK-5 Art Knife handle or bone folder) cardstock in half, lengthwise.Then, score and fold 1/4 of the same paper lengthwise.





  1. After folding 1/4 of the paper lengthwise, mark center of circle with a pencil: 2 3/4” from the top (folded edge side). Using the OLFA CMP-1 Compass Circle Cutter (or OLFA CMP-3 Rotary Circle Cutter), adjust the length of the sliding arm to 2 inches (radius of the circle), position spike to the previously marked center point (no need to use the spike pad in this case, as this part of the paper will be discarded) and make the circle, like this:




This is the result:



  1. Apply double-sided tape to the inside of the folded part, then attach the string, making sure that it is tensioned and not loose. Apply glue tape to all edges and glue both sides together, cutting out any string excess:




  1. Using the heart shaped pattern, cut two pieces of cardstock. As an option, here I am using foraged birch bark as paper! :-)


            TIP: The curved blade will help greatly in this step, resulting in precise smooth cuts.



  1. Apply double-sided tape to the back of the heart (making a T-shape with the tape) and glue, position its middle to the string, then attach the other heart together:






  1. Score and fold patterned paper letter size, lengthwise.Then, using the OLFA ESK-1 Beginner Craft Knife, mat measurement guides and acrylic ruler, cut 1/2” out of each side of the already folded paper.

    Then apply (and score edge) double-sided adhesive tape to the top of the open side of folded paper, widthwise. Adhere it to the card:




  1. Adhere printed and cut “Thankful” tag to cardstock, cut edges, and glue it to card:




And your greeting card is ready to send!



If you are making the scrapbook page follow these instructions after finishing the card:


  1. Cut half letter size cardstock in half, lengthwise (use the same combination of colors as in the previous steps).


  1. Cut a 2 3/4”x 8" piece of the same patterned cardstock, lengthwise, and glut on top of the orange cardstock.




  1. Using the 12” x 12” brown cardstock as base, adhere everything together on top of it, positioning all parts like this:



And there you have it! Same idea, two different projects!

I hope you have lots of fun making this and don’t forget to tag me @marciabel and @OLFA_craft in your finished projects, we would love to see your pieces of art! 


Have fun!