One Sheet Wonder Preview

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.

Happy crafting!

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Merry Christmas to All – Two for Tuesday

We are definitely in the Christmas season. I received my first card in the mail today!  How are you doing with your cards?  If you’re behind, don’t panic.  I have two quick and easy cards for you using the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and the matching Merry Christmas Thinlits.  They are so dramatic and bold, perfect for a quick card that has a lot of WOW. Not only that, I’m going to show you how to save on materials by using the scrap.

Both cards use the Silver Foil-Edged Cards as the base. Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All with Tufted background This is a huge time saver because you already have the foil detail.  For the first card, I added a layer of Whisper White dry embossed with the Tufted dynamic embossing folder.  Subtle and elegant. Next I used a small strip 1-3/4″ by 5-1/4″ of the wood grain DSP in the Festive Farmhouse pack.  This pack is the definition of rustic elegance and will go so well with the November Paper Pumpkin. You’ll see more of it in December – I promise.

Next, I die cut a snowflake using  Sparkle Glimmer paper andthe dies from the Snowflake Showcase. These dies won’t be available after Friday – order them now if you haven’t already.  The Merry is from the Merry Christmas dies. I told you – bold and elegant. I cut it from a piece of silver foil that was 2″x 3-3/4″. SAVE the scraps from this cut you will use it in card two.  I glued down all the layers and added three pearls. Done with card one.

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All shadowCard two began with the outline of Merry.  I got this idea from Mae Belle, one of my Paper Pumpkin Partiers. I didn’t save every little piece from the die-cut – but the piece that goes with the “y” makes it readable. Do as many or few of the little teardrop bits as you want. I layered that foil onto the same size piece of Cherry Cobbler using Tombow liquid glue.

The base layer is Cherry Cobbler with another piece of the DSP from Festive Farmhouse.  Christmas is from the Merry Christmas to All set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I love how the strong serif font contrasts so well with the script font of Merry. I used the label die to cut out Christmas and added it to the card with Dimensionals.  I popped on three silver pearls for a little more interest – completely optional.

That’s it two quick cards – done!



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Two for Tuesday – Hung with Care

Stampin' Up! Hung with CareThe holidays are here and I’m so excited.  Putting up my Christmas tree after Thanksgiving is one of my favorite traditions.  I also enjoy sending Christmas cards to everyone I know. It’s the ultimate happy mail.  And gift giving.  There is something special about finding the right gift for a special person and then wrapping it with care.  But, all these things take time. And I know how short on time you are. So, today’s Two for Tuesday is not only super fun I have time-saving tips for you too.

Hung with Care is a stamp set in the holiday catalog that is available as a hostess perk or with Stampin’ Rewards. It includes a bunch of Christmas stockings, two sentiments, and even a little candy cane stamp. I used those stockings to create a quick custom 5-1/4″x 4″ take on designer series paper.  I spread the stocking stamps out on the F sized acrylic block – this is the big one that’s used for background stamps. I was able to do six images in one go. I heat embossed the images on Whisper White cardstock in silver. Then, I took the individual stockings and filled in the gaps using Blueberry Bushel ink.  Super quick and now I had the paper I needed for both projects.

I cut the stamped paper in two – one piece 2″ the other 2-1/4″.  The two-inch piece became this gift tag.Stampin' Up! Hung with Care gift tag I used the Scallop Tag Punch to create the top of the tag and the Detailed Trio punch to round the bottom corners. I used the Labels to Love stamp set to create the To/ From piece and punched that out with the Everyday Label punch. Two pieces of Whisper White Sheer ribbon and the tag was done.  Punches are a huge time saver.

Stampin' Up! Hung with Care Christmas CardNext, I took the 2-1/4″ remaining strip and created a Christmas card. I used the Silver Foil notecard as a base. This is a huge timesaver because the paper is already cut to size and has the gorgeous silver trim. I used a 5-1/4″x4″ piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock dry-embossed with the Cable Knit dynamic embossing folder as my base layer.  I adhered the stamped strip. Then, before I put it on the card base, I added three lengths of Whisper White Sheer ribbon. This is for all the folks who don’t like to tie bows. There are lots of ways to use ribbon as an embellishment without the pain.  Now it was ready to go on the base.

For the sentiment, I used the Peaceful Noel stamp set and heat embossed with Silver powder. Again, the Everyday Label punch came in handy.  I popped that on the front of the card with Dimensionals.

That’s it.  From start to finish less than 30 minutes.  Faster than a batch of cookies and fewer calories too.

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