This One Sheet Wonder (OSW) I created let’s me cheat a little.  heheh  It allows me to use an entire sheet of 12X12 (for 6 cards); or if I can’t bear to part with the entire sheet, it allows me to use just half of it (12X6 for 3 cards).

For Father’s Day I needed several cards.  I had 2 full 12X12 sheets of designer paper with a masculine theme/feel that I thought looked good together even though they were not by the same manufacturer.  So I only had to use half of each sheet to make up a full 12X12 OSW.  Plus, since they were doubled sided, I had 4 different patterns to play with!  Is this clear as mud?  lol!


Maybe some pictures will help!  Here is the set I made.  There are 3 Father’s Day cards and 3 masculine birthday cards.


Here is the template and a picture of the cut papers.  Laying the pieces out like this prior to making the cards helped me make sure that each pattern was used 3 times.

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This template also allows for a strip of coordinating paper for the inside of each card.


Finally, here are closeups of each card with their recipes below.


Stamps: Great Impressions “C322 – Happy Father’s Day”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: May Arts 1-5/8″ Twill; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU! “Photo Corners” Punch; Screw Brad


Stamps: Katie & Co. “Happy Birthday”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: May Arts 5/8″ Twill; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU! “Photo Corners” Punch; Screw Brad; Twine


Stamps: SU! “Wonderful Favorites”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Memory Box “Sapphire” Notecard; Reminisce “Father” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: SU! “Photo Corners”, “Large Star” and “Star” Punches, SU! Rope; Star Brad


Stamps: SU! “Celebrate Everything” and “It’s Your Birthday”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Memory Box “Sapphire” Notecard; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: SU! “Photo Corners” Punch and Rope, Hammer and Wrench Bradsblog182card5withwm.jpg

Stamps: SU! “All Holidays”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU! Black Marker

Accessories: May Arts 5/8″ Twill; SU! “Photo Corners” Punch; Argyle Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Hammer and Wrench Brads; Twine


Stamps: SU” “Starring You”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: May Arts 5/8″ Twill; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU! “Photo Corners”, “Large Star” and “Star” Punches; Star Brads

Hope you have a wonderful day.  smileythankswithflowerani.gif for dropping by.

19 Responses to “12X12 OSW – Switch It Up”

  1. Fabulous job, Susan. I often have customers ask me for ideas for Male cards. Yours are inspiring, great colours and layouts. The little tools are very cool!

  2. Love them Susan, a fabulous set of masculine cards, love all the designs, the colors, the rope, totally awesome!

  3. Susan, great cards! I especially like the OSW 12×12. You don’t know how many people I have sent to your web site to get the 6×6 OSW. Are they ever going to be happy that you came up with the 12×12 OSW. Thank You so much for sharing this concept, I too hate to part with my DSP, but this will make it a little easier.

    Linda H
    Sacramento, CA

  4. I love OSW’s especially the 12 x 12’s. I can’t wait to cut up my paper. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Wonderful! Such great layouts and better than cutting, snipping, cutting again and having little bits and pieces wasted! Now if I would just stop hoarding and use it!
    I also love your little blinkie yakkie professor!!!! So fun to visit your blog! 😀

  6. The papers you used are great for man’s card! I love all of the layouts, embellishments, and sentiments! Fabulous job!

  7. Those are incredible! The colors are great for guy cards, and I LOVE them all, but the one with the twine around the sentiment piece and the one with all the stars running diagonally, oh, and the other one with the big star have to stand out as favorites! Strike that –I love them all!! 😉 Your designs are wonderful and I appreciate your sharing the template/pattern for them. Thanks for the inspiration, Susan!

  8. I love your OSW idea! The colors are great for these masculine cards and each one has it’s own distinct style! I absolutely LOVE those tiny tools on that next-to-the-last card! What eye candy! 🙂 TFS your expertise!

  9. I have problems when I try to create one masculine card and here you show us how to create 6 fabulous guy cards that are so fresh and stylish. You are a genius!

  10. Wow, these are great, Susan! Thanks for sharing this great idea. They all look awesome! I like the use of the twill and those brads are too cute with these cards. Great guy cards!!

  11. Awesome! Those patterns are just great. You changed your blog banner too. I like it.

  12. These are great cards!!! Love the colors and LOVE your template!!!

  13. Great masculine cards, like the use of the string and the screws with the corner embellishments!

  14. Fantastic!!! Thanks for the OSW template … I’ve never used a template … just start cutting into the 12×12 and see how many cards I can come up with … probably the red-neck way of doing it … oh well, it works … LOL!!!

  15. great set of cards, Susan!

  16. Susan, this set of masculine cards is ABSOLUTELY over the top FABULOUS! I just love every single thing about them — color, design, embellies — what a GREAT project to share!!!

  17. Fabulous grouping of cards, Susan!! You are such an inspiration, girl!!

  18. What an excellent, excellent collection of cards! Just fab!!!

  19. Fabulous, fabulous fabulous! WOW! What an amazing set of masculine cards, each a masterpiece on it’s own!

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