Here Is An Easy Way To Use Your Patterned Paper Stash + Free Cutting Templates and Card Sketches

By | 05/15/2021

Do you have a pile of patterned paper filling you shelves?  Have you been trying to figure out a way to use it all?

I have just the solution for you that will make it easy to use while building your card stash!

Cards by Kendra has created Kendra’s Card Challenge!

You get a FREE PDF with a cutting template for 6 sheets of 6 x 6″ patterned paper plus card sketches that coordinate with the template to create 15 or 16 cards in one sitting!

And…you can win prizes by posting your 15 cards on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube and using #Kendrascardchallenge2.

Here are my cards:

Kendra's Card Challenge #2

I started by cutting my 6 pieces of 6 x 6″ patterned paper from Whimsy Stamps using the cutting templates.  I was careful to make 6 separate piles, one for each piece of paper.Kendra's Card Challenge #2

I created about 20 card bases, some horizontal and some vertical.  I selected a small stamp set called Flower Pop which I got free from Altenew for their 7th Anniversary.  I also selected an encouragement sentiment set from Stamping bella, a set of Simple Sayings Birthday cut apart sentiments from Maker Forte, and 3 die sets from my stash.  I also used a couple of old punches and 2 sheets of deep purple card stock.

Kendra's Card Challenge #2

Once I had all the paper cut and my supplies gathered, I used the cutting template and the card sketch sheets which are color coded and I pulled out the pieces from each paper that I needed for each card sketch.  I made a pile of these and placed each set with a card base.

Then it was simply a matter of putting the cards together and adding any stamping, sentiments and embellishments that I wanted.

kendra's card challenge #2

You can find the Kendra’s Card Challenge with the FREE PDF for the cutting templates and card sketches HERE.

Here are the rules and the prize information from Kendra’s blog:


🎁 Mystery Cardmaking Kit – Contains patterned paper with coordinating ephemera, cardstock, embellishments, stickers & more!

🎁 Mystery Mixed Media Bundle – Contains stencils, embellishment mousse, perfect pearls, powder pigments & more!

🎁 Mystery Stamp & Die bundle

The prizes were purchased by Kendra.

To enter the Quarterly Card Challenge, download the free PDF file that contains cutting templates for 6 sheets of paper and 15 different card sketches. Create your own cards using the templates and your choice of patterned paper. They can be any color and any theme using any sentiments you’d like but you must use the PDF templates for your cards.

If you would like for Kendra to showcase your cards on my social media sites so others can see your work throughout the duration of the challenge, tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube @cardsbykendra and/or on Facebook @cardsbykendramorgan. This part is not required to enter the quarterly challenge. However, by tagging me AND using the hashtag #KendrasCardChallenge1 in the same post, you agree to have your work shared. This will help to get your work noticed and grow your social media channels!

You are welcome to use the creations you make using my PDF template to enter other challenges or contests, I just ask that you reference Kendra’s Card Challenges in your post or link to this page to give credit for the initial inspiration.

The next card making challenge will begin July 31, 2021 and end September 30, 2021. It will be another PDF download with a different set of cutting templates and card sketches. More details to follow.


Here is my video sharing the 15 cards that I made with the templates and sketches…I LOVE how my cards turned out!

Supply List:

Are you interested in the products I used?  To make them easier for you to find, I have linked them below. (Affiliate disclosure ) As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Your purchases help keep my blog running at no additional cost to you and I thank you for the support!

Whimsy Stamps Fabulous Florals:

Maker Forte Simple Sayings:

Catherine Pooler Scallop Square Dies:

Catherine Pooler Stitched Square Dies:

Lawn Fawn Cross Stitch Squares:

Remember you have until June 30, 2021 to enter the challenge.  Make sure you use #kendrascardchallenge2 when you post pictures of your 15 cards on Facebook or Instagram!

Have fun and I hope you win one of the fabulous prizes!!!

Have a wonderful day!

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