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:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I have a few extra Sponge Dauger Cases left, that I am selling...

View of case opened. Holds daubers for all 40 SU colors.

View of case on its side.

I ordered some cases for myself and as gifts, and have a few left over.
I'm selling them for $14.00 postage.  This is the case only.
(I ship USPS Priority.)

To order, click on the "Dauber PayPal button". (upper right corner).
I only have a few extra, so they are on a first come basis.

Have a great day...and keep stamping.

- Micki