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

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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

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.

blog168ic176inspirationpiece.jpgToday over at Splitcoaststampers the Inspiration Challenge is an on-line store called Skeem where you can find beautiful candles and perfumes.  The  inspiration for my project came from the candle pictured here on the left.  It reminded me of a piece of double sided designer paper that I purchased several months ago.  I had not yet done anything with the 12″ X 12″ piece, so I decided to do a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) with the entire sheet.  I’m such a paper hoarder which means that doing a project that would use up ALL of the paper was a big deal for me!  lol

Here is the finished project.  The set consists of 6 cards and my favorite little box (template by Leslie Miller) in which to put them all.


Below each card is pictured individually.


On this first card I did a little stitching in the lower right hand corner.






And the box with an elastic band to hold it all together…


I had so much FUN!!  And I don’t seem to be suffering any negative effects from using that entire piece of designer paper!  Oh and for anyone interested, here is the template I created for the OSW.

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Happy Stamping!


Stamps: SU! “Priceless” and “Fun & Fast Notes”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Baja Breeze; Making Memories “Hillary Lace Flower” Designer Paper

Inks: SU! Old Olive and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: SU! Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Brads, Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, Paper Piercing Template and Tool, Photo Corner Punch; Cuttlebug; Oval Nestibilities; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Embroidery Needle and Floss; Primas; GG Ribbon; Elastic Cording

Probably my biggest addiction, even more than collecting actual stamps, is designer paper. PAPER!!! I love it!! But I find that I don’t use it because then it would be gone. D’oh. So I have begun to quarter my 12″X12″ sheets. This way I have FOUR… YES FOUR pieces of paper. I can let my little hoarding self use one or two of these pieces and still have some left!! Woohoo!! Well it works for me. LOL!!


So that is where I started today, with a quartered piece of 12″X12″ designer paper.  To make sure that there was absolutely no waste of my precious paper, I created another 6″X6″ One Sheet Wonder (OSW) template.  I just love making these.  They also work, of course, for all of the 6″X6″ pads of designer paper available now.  And I created a sketch (which I almost followed!  lol) that can be used with the pieces from the OSW that will make into four cards.  Here’s the template for the OSW.


I needed a couple of masculine birthday cards and a couple of wedding cards.  Since this was a double sided patterned paper, it worked out perfectly with the stripes on one side and the blue toile like floral on the other!  Plus my 10 Designer Centers & Borders from JustRite had everything I needed for sentiments all in one set!


Here is the sketch.


If you decide to give this OSW/Sketch design a try, please let me know.  It would be so much fun to see what you have created!


Happy Crafting!!!


Stamps: JustRite 10 Designer Centers & Borders

Papers (all SU!): Whisper White, Baja Breeze (wedding only), Kraft and Chocolate Chip (birthday only),  DSP Parisian Breeze

Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip Marker

Accessories: Brads, SU! Photo Corner Punch, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (wedding only), Argyle Embossing Folder (birthday only), SU! Taffeta and Satin Ribbon Rose (wedding only), SU! Rope Twine (birthday only)

The new Shady Tree Studio floral images that were recently released are so beautiful, and I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to craft with first.  So, I chose all 5 and made a set complete with a matching gift box.  (Sometimes indecision can be a fun thing!)


When you use designer paper (dp) do you often end up with lots of little bits and pieces of it which are then generally wasted.  Well, to prevent any waste, I came up with a template not long ago that uses 2) 6″X6″ pieces of dp.  This works well with all of the 6″X6″ paper pads available now.  And all of the pieces of dp used on the box and the 5 Shady Tree cards came from those 2) 6″X6″ pieces.

Here are the templates.



I used ALL of the paper on both of the 6″X6″ pieces of paper.  Even the little 1/4″ square was used on the box with the brad.

I have used this template before but made 6 cards with it rather than just 5.  Instead of having corner pieces on the cards, I had 6) 3″ X 1-1/2″ panels.  So only 2 corner pieces remained with that template.

Hope you can join me over at the CLASSroom for lots more pictures and details about the cards.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!! smileythankswithflowerani.gif


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