Get Free Greeting Card Designs that Are Sure to Improve Your Card Creations

Download various free card making designs. Also, get ideas on how to create yours. Includes tips on modifying designs to suit different cards

Greeting card designs are layouts of how you want your cards to turn out. In other words, no matter what greeting card formats you pick, it’s always a great idea to put together greeting card sketches or road-maps to guide your greeting card art endeavors. 

Greeting card designs - example 1 - new year card

In truth, greeting card design layouts are too numerous to list. There are even books available just on greeting card sketches alone. However, this page will show you some examples and possible card outcomes. Feel free to download the card making designs and layouts. They’re all free!

It’s important to mention that, sometimes, sketches may not be enough to give the needed visual perspective. When that happens, it may help to take it to the next level by transforming the designs into greeting card prototypes.

Nonetheless, if you’re using card making instructions to make your own greeting card, it’s safe to assume that the original card creator already took all that into consideration. This means, you probably do not have to create a sketch in such a case.

Greeting Card Designs: A Few Points to Ponder Over

The first thing you’ll realize from all the examples is that the card designs are just series of lines, curves, boxes, and circles. This shows that you too can come up with your own original designs.

The other thing you’ll notice is that the designs are just guidelines. This means you don't have to draw the sketches to scale unless you want to. It also means you can create various types of cards from just one design...

...And you should.

Mothers day card origami tulips thumbnail

An example that drives home this guideline point is this Mothers Day card with tulips.

For this card’s sketch, shown below, the tulip flowers did not start out as tulip silhouettes. Instead, they started out as circles for placeholders.


Thinking of you card - cat in a window art thumbnail

Finally, you’ll see that, when circles and rectangles have holes, they become windows.

For example, the four windows design below for this thinking of you card with the cat in a window is actually a four boxes design where the boxes are cut out.

You can also call it a single window with crosshairs design.


Greeting Card Design Layout Examples

Here are a few of the countless examples and possibilities. Please note that the card making designs are free and their links open in new windows. 

Single Box (Single Window)

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Miss you card alternate design thumbnail
Romantic holiday card thumbnail

This single box design opens in a new window. Related projects include: New Baby Greeting Card | Miss You Card | Romantic Holiday Card | Thank you card

Single Circle (Single Window)

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Golf birthday card thumbnail

This single circle design opens in a new window. Associated card design instructions include: Golf Birthday card

Double Boxes (Double Windows)

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Greeting card collage - thank you card thumbnail

This double boxes design opens in a new window and was used to make: Greeting Card Collage

Four Boxes (Four Windows)

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Thinking of you card - cat in a window art thumbnail

This four boxes design opens in a new window and includes these related greeting cards: Thinking of You Card

Five Circles and a Rectangle

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New Year greeting card that sparkles - thumbnail
Mothers day card origami tulips thumbnail

This five circles and a rectangle design opens in a new window. Related projects include: New Year Greeting Card | Mothers Day Card

Sector Design

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Pizza party invitation - thumbnail
Valentines Day card - unique and transparent - thumbnail

This sector design opens in a new window and was used to make: Pizza Party Invitation | Valentines Day Card

Four and Center Rectangles

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Purple Christmas card - thumbnail

This four and center rectangles design, which opens in a new window, is related to the following greeting cards: Purple Christmas Card

Center Square with Two Rectangles

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Kids birthday card - thumbnail

This center square with two rectangles design opens in a new window. Similar cards include: Kids Birthday Cards

Center Circle with Two Rectangles

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Unique picnic invitation card - thumbnail

This center circle with two rectangles design opens in a new window and was used for: Unique Picnic Invitation

Six Boxes (Six Windows)

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This six boxes design opens in a new window.

Two Rectangles and One Circle

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Christmas symbols card thumbnail

This two rectangles and one circle design opens in a new window and was used to make: Christmas Symbols Card

Two Rectangles and One Square

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This two rectangles and one square design opens in a new window.

Linkage Boxes or Windows

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This linkage boxes or windows design opens in a new window.

Triple Squares

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This triple squares design opens in a new window.

Cross-hairs

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This cross-hairs design opens in a new window.

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At this point, hope it’s obvious that creating greeting card sketches can help you better plan how to use your greeting card art to embellish whatever card formats you choose.

Therefore, if you’ve never created or used card making designs and layouts, I hope you’ll start doing so now. As already shown, the possibilities are endless!

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