Stacked Rectangles Card Template – Papercrafting Playdate 105

Need to create some quick cards? Want to use up some pattern paper leftovers? If you answered yes to either of those questions then I have a perfect card template for you! The Stacked Rectangles card template uses smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper to create a simple card front that can be the backdrop for any kind of focal point. This card template can also be adapted to fit your card making needs so easily by making small variations to the basic template. Ready to create?

Papercrafting Playdate 105 Projects – 3 Ways to use the Stacked Rectangles Card Template 20

Watch the video tutorial for the Stacked Rectangles Card Template #20 to see ALL the different ways you can adapt and vary this card template to fit your needs. Then download and use the PDF while you are creating your own versions of the Stacked Rectangles template!

Papercrafting Playdate 105 – Stacked Rectangles Card Template 20


  • 5 1/2” x  8 1/2” card base
  • 1-1/4”  x  2-1/2” DSP #1
  • 1-1/4”  x  2-1/2” DSP #2
  • 1-1/4”  x  2-1/2” DSP # 3
  • 1-1/4”  x  2-1/2” DSP #4
  • 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” Basic White*
  • 2-3/4” x 3-3/4” cardstock matte
  • Optional Pieces
    • 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” cardstock
    • 4” x 5-1/4” cardstock

How to Choose the Designer Series Paper

  • Choose four different and coordinating patterns.
  • Choose one scenic piece and cut into four pieces (start with a piece measuring 5” x 2-1/2”)
  • Choose the same pattern for all four pieces.
  • Choose three coordinating pieces and one Basic White Piece for stamping the greeting.


  1. Attach DSP #1 first 1/8”  from the top and side edge. Next, attach DSP #4 (1/8” from the bottom and side edge.) Then attach DSP #2 & DSP #3 leaving 1/8” in between all the rectangles. 
  2. Optional Step – stamp or emboss the 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” cardstock and attach 1/8” from the fold.
  3. Stamp and created a focal point on the 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” piece of Basic White, then mount onto the 2-3/4” x 3-3/4”  piece of coordinating cardstock to matte the focal point.
  4. Add embellishments.

Basic Template Ideas

Here are some examples of the basic Stacked Rectangles card template using a large rectangular focal point. You can use different pieces of Designer Series Papers or the same pattern, and you can turn this template on it’s side for a horizontal version.

Variations on Card Template 20

Even More Ways to Adapt Card Template 20

I went a bit nuts making cards with this template but it was so much fun to try it with different Designer Series Papers and focal points. Now it’s time for me to give you some homework! Your assignment is to dig into your stash of pattern paper and find some coordinating patterns to use with the Stacked Rectangles Card Template 20! Then come share what you create in our Facebook Group – Robin’s Really Super Stampers. Wishing you so much fun creating with this template!

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6 thoughts on “Stacked Rectangles Card Template – Papercrafting Playdate 105”

  1. Hi Robin,
    I was watching your video on how to make the “Stacked Rectangle Cards” I loved it. You are so talented.
    I really liked the card/book that your friend Barb made, it was amazing. How did she make that? I would love to find out how she did that.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Dianne! Thank you so much for your comment – I love this template too! I couldn’t stop making them.

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