I was playing around with the designer paper series, and made a couple of cards. Then I wondered how many cards I could get out of 1 sheet of paper. This is what they call “One Sheet Wonder”. I came up with these ten cards…that’s being thrifty for you. I posted this on the Stampin’ Up demonstrator website, and got an overwhelming number of others interested in how I did it. I created a template and instruction sheet and realized that there were scraps that I didn’t use up and created bonus card with all the left over pieces, so you actually get 11 cards from one 12×12 sheet of designer series paper.
One Sheet Wonder with Flirtatious Designer Series Paper
** All cards created are the standard A2 size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. ***
Divide out paper per template.
Cut the 3 thin, long strips first (1/4” x 12”). This makes cutting such thin strips easier when you have large piece to work with. Trim at 4 1/8” and 8 ¼”. This will give you 6 small strips (save the 3 smaller left over strips for bonus card project). You will alternate different sides of the DSP and glue them onto a scrap piece of cardstock that is 1 3/8” x 4 1/8”. You will have a slight bit of dsp left over on either end, trim off excess dsp with paper snips. Cut this strip into 1 3/8” squares, you should end up with 3 total.
Punch (3) 2 inch square pieces of the whisper white cardstock with the corner scallop trim punch then adhere one of the pieced dsp squares from previous step.
Embellish card as desired. For my particular card, I punched cupcakes with punch, and threaded the 3 scallop squares on a very narrow strip of cardstock, and tied a knot of both ends of banner. Stamp and punch sentiment. Mounted on a piece of matching cardstock 4” x 5 ¼” that has been embossed.
Card # 2, 3, 4:
Trim 3 strips of designer series paper down to 1 ½” x 11 ¼” then score at ¾”; 1 ¼” ; 2 ¼” ; 2 ¾” ; 3 ¾” ; 4 ¼” ; 5 ¼” ; 5 ¾” ; 6 ¾” ; 7 ¼” ; 8 ¼” ; 8 ¾” ; 9 ¾” ; and 10 ¼” pleat paper. When pleated it will equal 4 ¼” and fit perfectly on a A2 card. Adhere to border strip, adhere to card base.
Views of completed pleated paper:
Stamp sentiment, punch and embellish as desired.
Card # 5 & 6:
Each of these cards were created with one of the 4 ¾” x 3 ½” pieces of the designer series paper. Mount designer series paper on a piece of cardstock that is 5” x 3 ¾”, and adhere to the card base. Embellish as desired.
Card #7, 8:
Each of these cards were created with one of the 2 ½” x 4 ¼” pieces of the designer series paper. On each side of the dsp, I added a strip of matching cardstock (same color as card base) ¼” x 4 ¼ and adhered it to the card base (I don’t mount it onto a larger sheet as this way adds less bulk (weight) & saves paper…but you could if you prefer. Embellish as desired.
Card #9, 10:
Each of these cards were created with one of the 2 ½” x 5 ½” pieces of the designer series paper. On each end of the dsp, I added a strip of matching cardstock (same color as the card base) ¼” x 5 ½”. Punch border trim and adhere to edges, then mount onto the card base. Embellish as desired.
Bonus Card: After recreating the cards, I had several tiny strips left…which I decided to piece together and create another card (instead of throwing them away). I cut the 3 strips that were the leftover from the 1st card in half. I used this as a template, and cut the remainder of the strips to this size.
There was one that piece that was shorter than the others. I used the leftover piece of and attached to the shorter piece. You will hardly notice the seam (but I plan on covering it with ribbon anyways).
Here is a picture of it pieced all together, hard to see the seam: (I trimmed this piece and mounted it onto another sheet of cardstock).
This is the final (bonus) card I came up with: