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One Sheet Wonder Is Wonderful!

I am one of those people who hesitates to cut into a full 12” x 12” sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Not because I’m afraid to use it…..but more of a fear that I like it so much that I don’t want to use it all up and then not have anymore!  And this is especially true of paper that I love, but that is now “retired”.  Once I use it up….it’s gone!

Recently I watched a One Sheet Wonder Video  that used a beautiful piece of the Petal Promenade Paper that is part of Stampin! Up’s Buy 3, Get 1 free promotion. I don’t have that paper…yet.  So I decided that while I am waiting for my paper to appear in my mailbox I would use up a piece of recently retired Designer Series Paper called Sweet Soiree that also has a flowery pattern.   Here are the two sets of paper.


There are alot of different One Sheet Wonder’s that make varying amounts of cards….some 9, some 8, but the one I chose, makes 12 cards!  Yes, 12 from ONE sheet of 12” x 12” paper!  So after watching and following all the directions on the video (and pausing and re-watching multiple times to make sure I had it right, I preassembled the cards and this is a close version of what they are supposed to look like.  The cards are not actually put together, I just placed the pieces where they would go….so no sentiments are stamped on them either…yet!04071BE0-4375-4446-93A4-B204702258C7

Very Simple.  Very clean-lined.  Not much fluff or bling.  I liked the cards and if I wanted something quick and easy, I would have put them together and been done.  But I felt like they needed a little more magic to bring out their full potential.  So I added some background papers, switched the color of the base cardstock (that was my choice anyway), added a little ribbon, a little sparkle with some glitter enamel dots and pearls and silvery paper and made a little change to two of the cards because I didn’t like the “torn paper” look they were supposed to have. Just not my thing.  Before they were “Oh, that’s nice” and now I think they are “Ooooooh, Pretty!”  What do you think?


And one of these is not like the others….(I think that was a game on Sesame Street when my girls were little).  Did you figure out which one?  Depending on your point of view it could be the bright yellow card….whoa! That one stands out.  But no, it’s the lone card on the bottom row that is horizontal, not vertical!  Here’s a better view of the cards:


One of the things that I like about the One Sheet Wonder is that now I have 12 layouts that I can use for other cards.  I do plan to use some of them because they are so easy!  Like the card on next to last row…It’s just a circle cut out of the layering Designer Series Paper, but it’s just a little different.

I did another One Sheet Wonder a few months ago….before I started blogging.  I think I’ll share that soon, because the way that one was cut, it only made 11 cards….and with different paper, the cards look completely different!

Supplies needed for this project?

  • One piece of 12” x 12” double sided piece of paper
  • Your favorite sentiments – I used the following stamp sets – Amazing You, Beautiful Bouquet & Thinlits, Love What You Do, Picture Perfect Birthday and the Soft Sayings Card kit
  • Scraps of cardstock, ink pads, ribbon and embellishments that coordinate with your 12” x 12” paper
  • Imagination!

Imagination I can’t provide you, but if you hop on over to my online store by clicking on the link below you can purchase 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper….and it’s on sale too!  Buy 3, get 1 FREE!, but only until the end of July!   And, please don’t forget t use the host code found in the sidebar when placing your order!


Happy Stamping!



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