Pretty paper. We love to collect it. But what is the point of buying DSP (Designer Series Paper) to hide it away in our craft rooms until we forget we have it? No, she who dies with the most paper doesn’t win. She who sends the most beautiful cards to friends and family does! With that in mind, I came up with a simple one sheet wonder layout for a 6×6 DSP. You could always repeat it four for a 12×12. I’ll try to come up with a 12×12 layout soon as well.
What is a one sheet wonder? Glad you asked. It’s a way of cutting the paper so that there is zero waste. For my layout you can create five cards from one sheet. I’m showing you two cards today. If you want the layout with examples, subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the side bar on the right. You’ll get a PDF with the layout and cutting instructions, Five sketches for the cards and a sample card image of each sketch. If you’re already a subscriber, just post a comment to this post or send me an email and I will respond to you with the file.
Here are the first two cards I made.
This card uses a base of Whisper White. A layer of Lovely Lipstick embossed using the Tufted dynamic embossing folder. A piece of the Grapefruit Grove foil paper that is free with a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order and the first cut from the Garden Impressions DSP. I also added a sentiment from the Just Because hostess stamp set and die cut it with the Layering Ovals. The stamp set is in the Occasions catalog and is available with a qualifying order or if you host a qualifying event. Events can be done virtually, online. Finally, I added a bit of Whisper White sheer ribbon. This is a great card for Valentines or Galentines day.
Card two uses the same papers, embossing folder, and stamp set. I used Staz-On Black ink for the sentiment and colored in the image with Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Write markers. I added a few pearls to embellish the final card.
One sheet wonder cards are a great way to maximize your supplies and your time. The cards can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make them. I think my samples are somewhere in between. Again, if you like to receive the full layout, register to receive the blog by email or send me a request by post or by email.