Thursday, 9 April 2015

Simpler One Sheet Wonder

A couple of weeks ago I shared a one sheet wonder technique which involved cutting up a piece of 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper to make ten cards.

There is of course a much simple way of cutting the paper and that means you will get six cards from it.  Basically, all you need to do is to cut the 12"x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) into six pieces which are 10.0 cm x 14.4 cm. It does mean that there will be some waste - even I really didn't want to find a use for the strip that was 0.5 cm wide or the other piece that was 1.7 cm wide.

The basic cutting pattern looks like this. Please note that this is not to size, but gives you the general idea.

My plan was to make three cards using one side of the paper and three cards using the other but I got a little carried away with the glue before I realised I had done four of one side and two of the other! I am human and do make mistakes.

Anyway, these are the cards that I made.

These are more masculine and would make great cards for men
The Stampin' Up! supplies used to make the two cards above include one of the Sale-A-Bration items (the 2014-2016 In Colour buttons and thick baker's twine) that is no longer available (slap wrist), but I made these before I went away so can't change them now.

These cards and the ones below and more feminine
The cards above use Mossy Meadow ink for the greeting and the cards below use Blackberry Bliss. All of the flowers have been sponged with Blackberry Bliss and I made them using the Petite Petal Punch and also the small flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Here are a couple of the cards in more detail.

The basic Stampin' Up! supplies used to make these cards are as follows:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

So as you can see, one piece of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper can give completely different looks depending on which side you choose to use. I am going to take more care when cutting my paper in future, as I love the fact that it's possible to make cards for both men and women out of the one sheet.

PS Just realised that I missed the Pear Pizzazz ink off the list - it was used for the two make cards in the top photo.

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