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.
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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