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Sunday, November 29, 2015

When inspiration fails, try a one-sheet-wonder!

Here's a stack of 13 cards made in about an hour with a one-sheet-wonder template

I teach lots of classes as we approach the holiday season, AND I have a kid in marching band. The combination can sometimes mean that I approach creating my own cards with a little dread!

This year, I found a great way to get unstuck -- the one-sheet-wonder template. I was able to create more than a dozen cards in an hour, which helped me feel inspired again AND got me a good chunk of the way toward the number I need to get done.

Never tried it? The idea is that you cut a single sheet of DSP to create lots of smaller pieces, and then use those pieces to make a stack of cards. There are tons of templates online; I used this one, purely based on the simple cuts.

Here, I've used a sheet of retired paper from last year with a mix of retired and current stamps. I did have one teeny piece that I didn't use, but I decided not to stress over it!

Tips for creating one-sheet-wonder cards like a pro:

  • Starting with a monochromatic piece makes everything really simple -- you just pull out coordinating cardstock and ink and go to it.
  • Adding bling from glimmer paper and rhinestones really helped to jazz up these CAS cards. 
  • Using die cuts or punches also adds some interest, as do dimensionals. 
  • Try matting some pieces to see how that adds sophistication to your cards.
  • The small pieces were the hardest for me! I finally put four small pieces on one card and was happy with the result.
  • Finally, after you do a stack with monochromatic paper, try some with a mix of color! Once I got myself creating, I did another set with some current paper and love how they turned out.

Your challenge: Pull out a sheet of DSP and give the one-sheet-wonder a try!!

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