Friday, June 20, 2008

One Sheet Wonderific


I am SO sorry to have neglected you this week...I had a class last Thursday night, and we made 10 cards from a One Sheet Wonder. We had so much fun that I thought I'd write all the instructions up formally, and share them with you :-)

A One Sheet Wonder is a sheet of patterned paper, or stamped card stock, which you cut into pieces you use to create cards. This One Sheet Wonder is designed for 8-1/2"x11" paper, and I used Designer Series Paper for my patterns. However, you can take an 8-1/2"x11" sheet of white card stock and decorate it all over, to make your own patterned paper, in your own choice of colors and images!

Download the PDF Instructions HERE.

Below, you'll see close-ups of each of the cards I made. [Remember: you can click on any picture to see it at actual size] For my One Sheet Wonder, I used one sheet of Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper** (DSP), which is double-sided. By doing that, I doubled the design possibilities, since I could use either the flowered side, or the striped side, of the paper. With those two choices, I was able to make some of the cards flowery and feminine, and others very masculine.






I restricted myself to the following colors, which coordinate with the DSP: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip. I also restricted my use of stamp sets to the Live Your Dream stamp set**, and the Sincere Salutations stamp set. I used a number of punches to make embellishments, as well as some silver brads (which you can get in the Vintage pack, or in the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware** pack), and I used some flowers and rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit. You can choose how much you'd like to "bling" your cards based on your time constraints.

**These items appear in the Occasions Collection mini catalog, which you can view HERE. The catalog and items are no longer available after June 30th, so email me right away if you want to order them!

2 comments :

Chrissie said...

Hi Kimberly... thank you so much for this... I have quite often made a set of crds using a OSW but I always have to make it up each time... this is great!
Christine
Brisbane, Australia

Kristie said...

These are wonderful! Sometimes a set of One Sheet Wonders just aren't that wonderful. :( The bits and pieces added to these really make a nice set of cards!
Thanks for sharing!