Thursday, May 30, 2013

One Sheet Wonder Cards

This past weekend was the Memorial Day blog hop for OWH, and what fabulous inspiration was to be found!!  As I hopped along to all of the beautiful cards, I stopped at Seongsook's blog where she had made templates for One Sheet Wonder (OSW) cards.  If you are like me, and hadn't heard of that before, it is a way to utilize every tiny inch of your patterned paper to make several cards out of it!  I knew I had to give it a try!  There is a link to her wonderful tutorial here if you are interested in trying it out too!

I made nine A2 cards out of one sheet of double sided patterned paper.  I used a sheet that came from DCWV's Summer Dream Stack.  The colors on this paper are very patriotic and I know that even though there are not flags or stars on them, any of the military families who will receive these will appreciate the patriotic color scheme. Since these are going to OWH, I did not use paper with glitter on it.  Here is the group shot of the 9 cards:
Here are pictures of the individual cards in case you want a closer look.  I added white satin ribbon, flowers that I cut from an SVG file I created, and a stamped sentiment that is covered with a 1" epoxy circle.

 This is the one that I made with the left over 2" square of DP.  I almost think I like this one the best with the embossing LOL!  This one does not have the epoxy circle since I kept the sentiment square, but I used foam dimensionals under it to add more visual interest.

I hope this inspires you to try out the OSW technique and maybe even send some cards in to OWH!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
May 30 CAS-ual Fridays
May 31 Card Mania 
May 31 2 Sisters Challenge Blog (flowers)
May 31 Every Day is an Occasion
May 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday
June 1 Creative Inspirational Paint
June 1 Designs By Lisa Somerville
June 2 The Pink Elephant
June 2 Cards in Envy (embossed background)
June 2 Sentimental Sundays (flowers)
June 2 Eurekas Stamps (flowers)
June 3 Through the Craft Room Door
June 3 Anything Goes Challenge (embossed background)
June 4 Party Time Tuesdays
June 5 Word Art Wednesday
June 5 Simon Says Stamp
June 7 Use it Tuesday (DP from my stash...I've had it for almost 3 years!)
June 9 Pause, Dream, Enjoy
June 9 Creative Card Crew (circle punch used for stamped sentiment)
June 9 OLLCB (flowers)
June 9 Craftin Desert Diva's
June 9 Creative Cutting Challenge
June 13 3 Girl JAM


  1. Fabulous! I love all your cards and amazing that you go so many made. I'll have to try that one sheet wonder tutorial. It's a great idea. I love the embossed background card you made. So pretty! Thank your for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! Hope you'll join us again on our next challenge.

  2. Wow! I am so pleased with your beautiful creations. Patriotic colors worked out great for OWH cards. Thanks for taking the challenge and suppoing OWH.

  3. thank you so much for joining the lsp challenge this week with your beautiful Patriotic cards. I may have to steal this idea! Karen

  4. Lovely card, and I love bright colors. Thanks you for joining the TTCRD challenge.

  5. Beth I took a look at the tutorial and my eyes are still crossed. Wow you have really outdone yourself for OWH. They are beautiful and very patriotic.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork with us during these last days of May.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Great cards for a great cause! Thanks for playing again Beth...we LOVE to see what you come up with for each Challenge.
    Creative Cutting Challenge
    DT Leader

  7. This is lovely :) I really like the design and colours you used. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  8. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  9. Great cards and what a great way to use up a whole sheet of paper! Love it!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  10. Bright and cheerful colours here Beth , a fabulous card well done .Wow how
    Thank you for joining us at our :
    "Through The Craft Room Door" Challenge this time and good luck.
    Hugs Elaine DT.

  11. Great card set! I love them all equally
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  12. I have heard of OSW's, but have never tried one. Gorgeous, bright colors you used. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  13. Beautiful cards. Lovely layouts and pretty colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  14. I've been meaning to try the one sheet wonder, just haven't gotten to it yet. Love how you were able to make so many beautiful cards from one 12x12. Thank you for sharing your cards with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  15. Those are wonderful and I love the variety!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Ribbon or Twine “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  16. Don't you just love the versatility of WOW designs. Your chosen papers particularly the colors are so very striking and perfect for the upcoming holidays. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.
    Danie xx

  17. Oh oh oh!!! My favorite colors. :) I love your OSW cards and your little plug about OWH. Looks like you have lots of comments here from other places... Keep inspiring them, maybe we'll get some of them to jump on the OWH bandwagon too :) with cards like these, it won't be hard. Well done! Thanks for sharing!!

  18. Love the set of cards you made! They're beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  19. wow this is really brilliant!!! Love how you have used your paper totally this way!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  20. Really Pretty!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Eureka Stamps! Please come back and play with us again soon, we can't wait to see what you'll create!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina - Eureka Designer

  21. Lovely set of patriotic cards! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  22. Wow what a beautiful patriotic set of cards
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  23. what a great collection of cards thanks for joining us at OLL

  24. these are great cards and perfect for OWH!! thanks for linking up with us at 3 Girl JAM "anything goes" challenge!

  25. These are beautiful!! Love the red, white and blue and fun designs!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge!
    Hope to see you join in for our next challenge!!
    3GJ DT