If the rest of you are like me, we all hoard our Stampin’ Up!® designer series paper (DSP). It’s so beautiful we hate to cut into it, so it ends up just sitting in a drawer somewhere with no one getting to enjoy the beauty of it. My goal today is to inspire you to stop hoarding it and start using it!
The key to a successful one sheet wonder (or any other mass production cards) is to do everything assembly line style. Complete the entire step for all of the cards before moving on the the next step. For example, so all the cutting first, then all the stamping, then all the assembly, etc.
- Cut 8 card bases at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ from Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Score at 4-1/4″ using the Simply Scored scoring tool then burnish the score line using a Bone Folder. Set aside.
- Cut a 12 x 12″ piece of designer series paper into four pieces each measuring 3 x 12″. I used the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, but it has already sold old, unfortunately. You could substitute and use any other DSP of your choice.
- Cut two pieces at 3 x 5-1/4″ from each of the four 3 x 12″ strips. The remaining 1-1/2 x 3″ scrap from each strip will not be used for this One Sheet Wonder.
- Cut each of the 3 x 5-1/4″ rectangles at an angle making sure to keep each pair together after they’ve been cut.
- On a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the sentiment and flower image from the Lovely Wishes stamp set (retiring) using Archival Basic Gray ink (retiring).
- Using the coordinating 2-step stamps in the set, stamp the flower using Peekaboo Peach ink (retiring) and the leaf using Lemon Lime Twist ink. Stamp off once on a scratch piece of paper to keep the color soft.
- Cut out all the sentiments using the 2″ Circle Punch and all the coordinating mats from Peekaboo Peach Cardstock using the Starburst Punch.
- Adhere all the DSP strips to the card bases using Snail Adhesive.
- Adhere all the sentiments to the starburst layer using Snail Adhesive then adhere them to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Add a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to all of the flowers.
Here’s a final look at all eight of our cards.
If you would like to see the play-by-play of creating this stack of one sheet wonder cards, here’s a video showing the entire process. If you enjoy the video, I would appreciate it if you would head over to my YouTube channel and give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already. Thanks!
For a downloadable list of all the supplies I used today, please check out the inspiration sheet.
Be sure to stop back on Friday. I’ll actually have a second video showing four more cards I made using the leftover bits from these cards. That’s right! Not a single square inch of this piece of DSP went to waste, so you won’t want to miss that!
If you would like to purchase any of the products I used for today’s project, or any other Stampin’ Up products, please visit my online store.
- If your order is less than $150, please remember to use the current hostess code (7MAWQ4HW).
- Everyone who places an order through me will receive a handmade card from me.
- Anyone who orders $50 or more and uses the hostess code will also receive a small gift.
- If your order is more than $150, don’t use the hostess code because you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards. I’ll still send you the handmade card and small gift anyway.
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Until next time …