What is a One-Sheet Wonder?

Flowering Cactus One-Sheet Wonder

As crafters, we seem to have our own language. We throw out terms like emboss, die cut, DSP (designer series paper), mats, blends, and more. It’s the same for the abbreviation OSW or One-Sheet Wonder. (Be sure to watch the video below — a Facebook live replay — to see how I approached this project.)

What is a One-Sheet Wonder?

It’s a technique where you use one sheet of either 6 x 6 or 12 x 12 patterned paper. You cut it up into strips or pieces and use those pieces to create your handmade greeting cards.

Create your own cutting pattern or find one online (Pinterest is a good source) by simply searching “one-sheet wonder.” I found this pattern below and used it to create a set of cards with one 6 x 6 design from Stampin’ Up!’s Flowering Cactus medley.

What is a One-Sheet Wonder?

Why Create a One-Sheet Wonder?

As paper crafters, we tend to be paper hoarders. We buy all this wonderful paper, because, well, it’s wonderful! Sometimes it’s difficult to grab the courage to cut it up and use it.

Also, this technique works well when you’ve lost your mojo and need inspiration to get started on a project. Simply choose a package or a sheet of paper that catches your eye, follow the cuttings directions, and let your creativity flow.

Then, when you’ve finished the cards, you now have samples or templates to use the next time you need inspiration.

I challenge you to try this creative technique. Have questions? Please contact me. I’d love to help.

 

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Art Gallery Easter Card

I’ve created an Art Gallery Easter card for today’s Team Stamp It’s Blog Hop.

Thanks for joining us today! As members of Team Stamp It, we’re sharing a great variety of Easter cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. It gives you a chance to win a Here’s to You Card Kit.

Art Gallery Easter Card

My card uses products from Stampin’ Up!’s Art Gallery Suite. Find it beginning on page 32 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. It features a 5 1/4″ x 4″ inch piece of the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate. This gold foiling is just gorgeous. You get three different designs of this acetate for $9. I feel this acetate and the design below works well with any of Stampin’ Up!’s colors. The Flirty Flamingo provides a pretty, pastel background that, to me, says Easter and spring.

Art Gallery Easter Card

Other products used include:

  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Sentiment from the A Wish for Everything stamp set
  • Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Linen Thread

To achieve the dimensional look on this card, I first stamped the base flower (stamping off once) with the Old Olive pad. On a scrap piece of Basic White card stock, I stamped the flower shown (stamping off once) with Flirty Flamingo. I then inked the flower accent with Flirty Flamingo (full strength) and stamped on top of the first image. I die cut it with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and carefully snipped off the colored flowers. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the flower heads to the top of the card.

Thanks so much for visiting Kim Plays with Paper today! Be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment to win a free card kit. Congratulations to last month’s winner: Frances Freeberg.

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March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop.

Maui Achievers January 2021 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.

March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around to all the different blogs and gather many amazing ideas. We have all listed our country – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Rainbow Glimmer Paper Meets Friendly Flamingo

When the Rainbow Glimmer Paper appeared in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I purchased a package. And, then, I hoarded it. Who can relate to that?

I recently realized we’ll be seeing a brand-new catalog May 5; I really should use some of those products I’ve been “saving.”

The Rainbow Glimmer Paper is just so vibrant. It speaks tropical. The package includes two, 12 x 12 sheets that coordinate with the colors of Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay.

Rainbox Glimmer Paper

So I combined it with the Friendly Flamingo Bundle. Find it on page 43 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.

Friendly Flamingo Bundle

In addition to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and the Friendly Flamingo Bundle, I used:

  • the coordinating colors of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, and Coastal Cabana
  • a rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Greenery Embossing Folder

It’s a very simple card with a little bit of die cutting and a little bit of stamping. Quick and easy, it’s ready to send to a friend.

Click here to see some other card samples using the Friendly Flamingo Bundle.

Thanks so much for stopping by the March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to a variety of inspiration for your paper crafting projects.

Kim

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Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Today’s cards combine new products from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog with “seasoned” products from our Annual Catalog. I sometimes get caught up purchasing and playing with all of the brand-new goodies, And I forget about the stamps, papers, and tools available all the time.

Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post. A Facebook Live replay, it demonstrates the products and how I created today’s cards. I’d love you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I add a video each week that demonstrates a different stamping technique or product.

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

I created a set of cards in Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight using:

  • Stitched with Whimsy Dies (JJ Mini) — I love the whimsical stitching;
  • Happy Thoughts stamp set (JJ Mini) — I love the variety of sentiments — perfect for creating a gift set;
  • Blending Brushes (JJ Mini) — these help create fun backgrounds;
  • Daisy Lane stamp set (Annual Catalog) — says “spring” and we’re all ready for that;
  • Daisy Punch (Annual Catalog) — a fun and easy coordinating product; and
  • the Stamparatus (Annual Catalog) — a stamp positioning tool helping you create quick and cute projects.

This post features four variations of one design. Do you like the Balmy Blue card base, the Daffodil Delight card base, or the white card base? I’d love to hear from you!

Stithced with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Congratulations

Stitched with Whimsy Thinking of You

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Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards and video. Be sure to take another look at your Annual Catalog. Dust off some of those sets and play around.

Please let me know if I can help you any way! I want to make your crafting experience fun and fulfilling!

On May 4, you’ll see a new copy of the Annual Catalog. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Kim

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Art Gallery for Spring

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s February Blog Hop. We’re excited to share our spring-themed cards and projects with you. Visit all of the blogs on the hop using the links at the end of the post. Be sure to leave a comment on each one. You could win a You’re Amazing Card Kit. Use the hashtag #stampitcontest.

It’s been a tough winter for many people with snow and cold and power outages. It’s time to look forward to spring. For me, spring says flowers. I may not be a good gardener or tender of flowers, but I love to look at them.

Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of flower-related stamp set and products. I go in streaks with what I use and play with. My current focus is the elements of the Fine Art Floral Suite found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Art Gallery for Spring

Art Gallery Spring Card

For this card, I used:

  • Art Gallery Stamp Set and Floral Gallery Dies
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Sentiment from Springtime Joy Stamp Set
  • Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock base
  • Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder (Annual Catalog)
  • White Heat Embossing
  • Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon

The Art Gallery stamp set and Floral Gallery Dies lend themselves to a variety of styles and techniques. The stamp set includes a sentiment for many different occasions.

Art Gallery Stamp Set

The large flower image is a two-step stamp, which means that it takes two different stamps, or steps, to complete the image. For this stamp, you can experiment with different color combinations, changing the look and feel of the flower. Today’s card uses Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss to complete the flower image.

Art Gallery for Spring

For another beautiful card idea using this stamp set and specialty acetate, see this blog post with a video included.

Thanks for stopping by the blog hop today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gather a host of spring-themed card inspiration. Use the hashstag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a You’re Amazing Card Kit. Congratulations to last month’s winner: Sharie Wilson.

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