Sunday, August 14, 2011

16 cards from ONE Sheet of Designer Series Paper?

If you hate to waste your beautiful, two-sided DSP paper, here is one way to make the best use of every inch!

Make 'sets' of cards using a 6 x 6" "One Sheet Wonder" layout.  (There are many different "OSW" layouts and sizes posted on the internet that give you different cutting options.)

Start by cutting your (double-sided) 12" x 12" DSP into four, 6" x 6" pieces.
Then cut each of the 6 x 6 pieces by the "OSW" 6 x 6 layout.  (Each 6 x 6 square will make 4 cards.)
Cut out matching card stock (1/4" longer and wider than the dsp piece) for pieces you wish to mat.
Decorate your cards with greeting and/or embellishments as desired. 

You'll end up with 16 cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12" DSP...hence, the name "One Sheet Wonder".
(Also look for: 12" x 12"    8-1/2" x 11"  and   6" x 6"  OSW templates.)
Below, are 6 of the 8 cards, I made from two 6 x 6" DSP sheets. (I used Susan Roberts OSW layout.)

6 out of 8 cards made from two 6x6 sheets. All images ©Stampin'Up! 2011.

Close up of DSP sections cut from "OSW". (All images ©Stampin'Up! 2011)
Cards sold in clear boxes.  (All images ©Stampin'Up! 2011)

(Note: When making up 'boxed sets' of cards, I usually include only 2 cards from each OSW layout, so as to give more variety in the packaged cards.  The exception would be a set of Monogrammed Note Cards all alike.)

Find a One Sheet Wonder template on the internet...or try drawing up your own...then make some cards with it!

Have FUN and keep stamping!

P.S. Here are the measurements of the OSW template I used on the cards shown above:


Dale Morin said...

This is a great layout. Thanks for sharing. I keep saying I am going to do one of these one sheet wonders but so far I haven't. Thanks for the inspiration.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow Micki these OSW cards are so awesome. Love your designs and the color combo is great. TFS!

Yolanda said...

What a great idea! I am now your newest follower, thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Shelly said...

I love your layout for OSW cards!! I am now a follower. Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Big Mama's Blog said...

Thanks for posting this! I am going to share it with my group this month now that the designer paper is on sale. You have some awesome designs on your site, which I will definitely be following...

Jean Addis said...

Great, great idea! The cards came out fabulous. Thank you for visiting me, and your kind words. I'm so glad they lead me to your wonderful blog.

Julie Gearinger said...

Great cards and a wonderful way to highlight our DSP- thanks for the inspiration!

Knowles Family said...

Following! Love your projects! Thanks for stopping by!