Introducing 1-2-3 CARDS!

Hello friends!

I’m excited to share with you today a new monthly feature – 1-2-3 Cards!

Way back last January when I started doing the 1-2-3 Layout videos I also included a card design. After a few months I stopped adding the card to the handout each month as I was also doing posts about specialty cards here on the blog. Well…I got more than a few emails/messages asking where the monthly cards had gone and requesting that I do a card design every month again.

So…I developed a card-making formula based on the same idea of the 1-2-3 Layouts – a way to create fast and versatile cards using a minimum amount of supplies and tools. The monthly 1-2-3 Card Design will feature 1 Sentiment, 2 Paper Shapes and 3 Embellishments! They will be easy, fast and fun, I promise!

Each month I’ll provide you with a FREE printable handout that shows the card sketch in both vertical and horizontal formats, provides the dimensions you’ll need to recreate it, and includes a couple of sample cards for inspiration. I’ll also create a short video showing you how to put them together AND offer you a chance to WIN a card kit! All you have to do to win is leave a comment at the end of the blog post or under the video on my YouTube Channel or both! At the end of each month I’ll draw a random name from all the comments on both sites and send the lucky winner a kit to create the cards that were featured that month! Fun! (PS…You won’t need to subscribe to anything…just leave a comment telling me what you like or what you’d like to see!)

So without further delay, let’s have a look at our first 1-2-3 Card Design:

See? I told you they would be easy and fast! (And I do hope you think they are fun!)

You can easily vary these cards for all occasions by changing up the paper and coordinating embellishments. I’d LOVE to see what you do with this sketch – besides commenting for your chance to win, please consider posting a pic of your cards on my Facebook group to show us how YOU used the sketch!

Don’t forget to click here to download your copy of the handout with the sketch and dimensions so you can make your own, and leave a comment here or under the video on my YouTube Channel to be entered for a chance to win!

Update January 31st: After entering the names of those who added a comment here or on the YouTube channel, I used Random Picker to generate the winner*! Congratulations LIZ ORLETSKY! Liz, please send me your mailing address via email at and I’ll get your happy little card kit in  the mail to you asap!
Thanks to all for submitting comments…I’ve so enjoyed interacting with you! February 1-2-3 Cards will be up on Friday Feb 3! *Follow this link to see verified results:×91104           

Happy crafting!

14 thoughts on “Introducing 1-2-3 CARDS!”

    1. Hi Judy! I'm not sure which card you might be referring to! Feel free to email me and let me know where you saw it so I can pinpoint whether it was a video or just a photo that I posted. organizedandcreativemom[at]

  1. Thank you for sharing your creative mind with us! I have looked forward to each new 1-2-3 design and now I will look forward to each new card design, too. I think you could even use the banner and circle idea on a scrapbook page…so versatile! Thanks again, Noreen, and keep your ideas coming! Stephanie Myers CM Advisor

  2. Thank you again, for your 1-2-3 Layout, Noveen. They are great for fast & very nice looking pages, even if I say so myself. I love them. Keep them coming.

  3. Hi Noreen, You are an inspiration and I wait with 'baited breadth' for your 1-2-3 ideas.
    I can't seem to download the 1-2-3 cards and save the worksheet.
    Waiting for February's ideas.

  4. Hi Wendy! Did you go to the google docs link? Try this link:

    If you can't print from there, please email me and I will email you a copy of the instructions! organizedandcreativemom[at]

    February 1-2-3 Cards coming on Friday Feb 3

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