A One Sheet Wonder (OSW) is when a single piece of designer paper (dp) is used for several cards/projects with no or very very little waste left over.  After playing in Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge a couple of weeks ago using a 3″ x 4″ piece of dp, I decided to divide the entire 12″ x 12″ double sided sheet of dp into 3″ x 4″ pieces.  That gave enough pieces to create as many as 12 cards all with a healthy helping of precious patterned goodness!

3 sketches were created all using a 3″ x 4″ sized piece of dp.  Today’s Color Challenge at Splitcoast was to use a blue, a lighter blue and a light green on a card or project.  One side of this particular dp already had the two blues.  By sponging Certainly Celery around the edges, punching a couple of light green butterflies and adding some light green ribbon, the color challenge was met.

I love designer paper SO much. So when using it, I like to challenge myself to create as little waste as possible.  Planning ahead really helps.  Hope maybe these sketches can help you, too, to use every inch of paper for something beautiful.

Happy Crafting!


(Click on the cards to enlarge.)

(This is SCS’s CC316 Card)

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Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Butterfly Prints and Bring on the Cake
Papers: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Blueberry Crisp Designer Series
Inks: Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Buttons, Grosgrain Ribbon, Butterfly Punch and Framed Tulip Embossing Folder

(This is SCS’s CAS110 Card)

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: Plane and Simple
Papers: Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp Designer Series
Inks: Basic Black and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon

All Products from Stampin Up

Stamps: Bold Blossom and Bring on the Cake
Papers: Pacific Point, Yoyo Yellow, Very Vanilla and Blueberry Crisp Designer Series
Inks: Not Quite Navy and Summer Sun
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Not Quite Navy Brad and 3/4″ and 1″ Circle Punches

21 Responses to “3 Sketches for a OSW”

  1. Your cards are all great, and I love that there’s no scraps left over to store for another day! Those buttons on the butterflies look SO cute!!

  2. Three great cards, Susan 🙂 Each with it’s own character – like them all 🙂 I hear you re: making sure there are no leftovers.

  3. I love OSW cards, and this is a nice trio. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love all three designs! And no scraps even better!!!

  5. Your cards are OSW — One Sheet Wonderful! I love the challenge!

  6. Fabulous, Susan. Love all three, but my favorite is the great guy card made with the Plane an Simple set.

  7. Oh my gosh, it’s just been ages and ages since I’ve done a OSW! These are absolutely gorgeous Susan!

  8. Beautiful cards with great sketches. I also think twice before I cut into my dp. I am especially fond of that airplane card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Don’t you just love those colors together!!! Your cards are fantastic. They are all fantastic!

  10. Wonderful cards, Susan. I never plan ahead when cutting DP. Maybe I should!
    Hugs and smiles

  11. Rainy, I love all three of your cards using this technique. It is hard to choose one for my favorite…maybe, the birthday one?

  12. these are terrific cards, especially love that plane for a masculine card 🙂 I have seen this from way back but have never given it a try.

  13. What a wonderful idea to use all your paper up. I’m really bad at throwing away excess and this moves me to save and use. TFS and the cards are great. Pat

  14. These are fabulous! I especially love the airplane stamped off the edge and cut out! Very nice detail!!
    That’s my favorite method for dividing packages of DP for classes. 🙂

  15. I LOVE your blue cards Susan they are FABULOUS!!~

  16. Love the cards!!! So CUTE!!!!

  17. Awesome cards! Love the blue tones and my favorite is the one with the layered up butterflies! Beautiful!

  18. I’m so impressed with you. I’ve always wanted to try the 1 sheet wonder thing, but I’m so spur of the moment, that I just never sit down to plan it all out. LOVE these cards. They all look like they should be in a magazine! Best, Curt

  19. What great ideas!

  20. They’re all so fresh and cute! Love that you included a masculine card, too. Great way to get some cards accomplished for your stash!

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