Estella Banks
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

One Sheet Wonder Fun

What in the world is a One Sheet Wonder? It's a miracle ... a veritable stampin' wonder ... I tell ya. So I'm in a bit of a goofy mood, but I wanted to share some pictures of something I've stamped recently! Yes, I actually stamp and take pictures of my "work." I like to call them my mid-night masterpieces, because some of my best stuff often happens in the weeeee hours of the night!

So, here's how it works. This recipe yields 10 cards. This project will take about two hours or less depending on you! Here are the supplies you will need:
  • 2 sheets Neutral card stock (Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" is used in this case)
  • 2 sheets Bermuda Bay card stock 8-1/2" x 11"
  • 1 Sheet Crushed Curry card stock 8-1/2" x 11"
  • 2 sheets Rich Razzleberry card stock 8-1/2" x 11"
  • 2 sheets Melon Mambo 8-1/2" x 11"
  • Coordinating Classic Stampin' Pads (see list of colors above)
  • Circle Circus Stamp Set
  • Sincere Salutations (or other greeting set)
  • Modern Label Punch
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • One Sheet Wonder printable templates (please send me an e-mail to request these templates).

Print the neutral page cutting template onto one of the sheets of Whisper White card stock. Flip this sheet over and randomly stamp with the various circle images from the Circle Circus stamp set using the different colors of ink. Make sure you have good coverage on this page and stamp off the edges of the paper for the best results. This page is your One Sheet Wonder.

Flip this sheet over again and cut on the printed lines using your paper cutter (the paper cutter is critical for best results and the straightest lines).

Print the three other cutting templates onto one sheet each of Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo card stock. Use your paper cutter to cut on the lines provided.

Using the photo as a guideline and the numbers for each piece, begin matching up the numbered pieces from the neutral card stock with the numbered pieces of the colored card stock; embellish with ribbon and adhere.

Make card bases using the remaining sheets of card stock. You should have one sheet each of Rich Razzlebery, Crush Curry, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White. Lay each sheet on the paper cutter with the 8-1/2" side facing down. Use the scoring blade (the black one) to score each sheet at 4-1/4". Now, lay each sheet on the paper cutter with the 11" side facing down. Cut at 5-1/2". Fold on the score line. You will have ten card bases (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").

Adhere your one sheet wonder pieces to your card bases using Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive. Be sure to stamp "Hand stamped by" on the back of each card and sign your name - You too have a hallmark!

Tell me what you think! I'd love to see pictures of your works of art. Enjoy!


jenn said...

those cards are lovely! i'm not really a crafting type person - i lack creativity, time, and funds but i think i might be able to do something like that. i guess i imagined cards like that to be more complicated. thanks for changing my mind.

a set like that would be so nice to own but even a great gift idea.

Estella said...

Hi Jenn!

Thanks for stopping by today. I am glad you took the time to share your thoughts and that you were inspired! Please let me know if you'd like me to e-mail the instructions to you.

As a set, they would make a very nice gift, but you deserve a gift too! :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Something to think about...