Whilst doing the zoom crafting sessions with my friends I hadn’t got quite enough supplies to make the same cards up… so I used the Whale of a Time dsp and some coordinating cardstock. I die cut some elements that I thought would work as seaweed too.
Here they are…
Love how fun and bright they are!
A couple of the sheets of paper are perfect for cutting apart and so I could use the whales and turtles as focal points.
I also added in some linen thread on a few.
For all of them I used the sentiment from the From all of us stanp set.
I have another one sheet wonder to share using the long since retired Winter Frost Dsp. This time the paper was a lot darker and bolder than the other ones I shared previously. This led to me wanting to add vellum to add a lighter touch to the cards.
Here is the cutting guide I followed…
… and here are all but two of the cards I made.
The remaining three panels (1,3,4) are the 4×4 panels which when they have a mat are too big for these a6 size cards. So I will share those another day!
As you can see they turned out to be quite busy cards with the embossed vellum adding a second pattern as well as texture!
I decided to steer away from stamped images completely and just use coloured cardstock with the white to create my wreaths. I mixed up the different wreath styles and added in foliage and flowers.
I chose to use either Basic Grey, Smoky Slate or White card blanks and cut them lengthways so they open on the left and stand easily even in this landscape format. I also backed most of the panels with a panel of basic black to give a lighter edge to the vellum panel.
Card 1: to be shared another day
Card 2: I actually turned this into two cards…
Card 3: to follow another day
Card 4: to follow another day
I love the Wreath Builder dies so much but must admit I also added some of the dies from the Forever Flourishing set too just to add some variance to the foliage on the wreaths.
The sentiments were both from the retired Good Greetings stamp set.
I loved adding the pop of pinks on these cards and also how the vellum over the patterned paper on some cards gave it a different look.
I went through scraps of ribbon to make teeny tiny bows for the wreaths too and added the little adhesive snowflake sequins as a little added embellishment.
I chose for those not mounted on white card blanks to make an insert for them… I did this using one sheet of white to create four inserts. I stamped in a cross and then cut it into four parts and then trimmed it down so they were slightly smaller than the card blank.
When I share the three remaining cards I made from this OSW I will link back here so you can see them all.
Another one sheet wonder to share with you, this time using am old piece of patterned paper I was gifted which has a vintage feel so I teamed it with browns and creams and used the fabulous Peace and Joy stamps and dies to decorate.
Used a similar one sheet wonder as the one I shared last month using the Merry Moose stamp set but changed up the first card as I made an error when cutting and also added the slim panel for 5 into card 3 as I made an error putting them together thinking there should have been 4 strips not 3!
I mounted each of the panels onto the Early Espresso coloured coredinations card (I’ve found a stash of this in one of the boxes in my craft room so was happy to use it again). Then created panels using cream laid paper and very vanilla cardstock.
Once again I went to town with embossing and added some ribbons from the stash on most of the cards.
The focal images of the Peace and Joy set I did in a few different ways. Either I stamped them in Mossy Meadow or Soft Suede and then added a layer of die cutting. With the very narrow dies I generally layered them so they were two or three tall. And the glimmer paper came out again just for a few bits. And yes there is glitter everywhere as a result. (I will never buy it again… so must use up my stash and get rid of it!)
Love how they all came out and think that the Peace and Joy bundle is one of my favourite ever sets for versatility. It just works so well for creating features as well as little elements such as the holly leaves which create lovely embellishments.
Creating all these cards probably only took about 3 hours if that! You can get in a nice rhythm and almost do it as a conveyor crafting session … paper and card cutting, then stamping, then die cutting and fussy cutting, then sorting layouts and choosing ribbons, then embossing, then adhering. Or at least that’s the way I did it. So ideal if you are a last minute Christmas card maker and haven’t started yet.
I can really recommend the Peace and Joy bundle. And at £42.50 for the bundle it’s not a bad price considering the versatility.
Last weekend I spent the day on zoom with the Scrimpys SU team doing all sorts of lovely crafty stuff and chat.
The first project was a one sheet wonder using 6×6 dsp from the Flowers for every seasons suite. The project was designed by Karen. And it was a lovely template to use.
Here are my cards…
I added cardstock to the basic kit that Amanda had supplied and a bit of extra ribbon but love how these came out.
I also chose some embossing folders from the stash to add texture to the back panels.
Love how bright and cheery these cards are. And how easily I put them together during the zoom call. The most complicated bits were choosing which of the beautiful papers to use and then which sentiment to use.
Using some blocks of colour with the background panels really changed how the one sheet wonder looked and I love it!
I’m back with another one sheet wonder, but this time I stuck to one stamp set to add the focal feature, whilst going mad with lots of die cuts!
I chose a piece of 12 x 12 I had in the stash … it had actually been folded and gifted to me so it required a bit of flattening out! It’s similar to one of the dsp packs in this year’s mini catalogue but it isn’t actually that!
I created a template to create some cards that I knew wanted to work on square cards rather than the usual rectangle cards.
There isn’t a measurement this but if you can see the little dots each square is half an inch… so number 3 is a 3×3 inch square!
Anyways… there are the 15 cards I made!
I mat and layered the panels with either some brown or cream card stock. I also used some cream laid paper for the background panels, most of which were 5×5 squares.
Some of the brown cardstock is coredinations so I also dug out the sanding block to give it some different textures.
The Merry Moose stamp set came out and I went for some of the detailed image, and some of the block image.
For the block image I went for some as they were using the Soft Suede, and some with kiss stamping using the Dictionary stamp to give the moose image some texture.
The detailed image I did some colouring with pencils… just four of them, but enough to last a few minutes of relaxing!
The final ones I used the coredinations cardstock to punch the image and then used my sanding block to distress it.
I created the sentiments from the same Merry Moose set. I just used the sentiments in the set and Early Espresso set to create panels and banners.
Next I dived into the die stash and cut lots of foliage and decorative elements and circles from cream, satin gold and gold glitter card.
Then it was time to stick them all together and get some embossing done too with old embossing folders and the lovely Woodland and Pinewood Planks.
I embellished the cards using either the rose gold metal discs or the pearls.
At the end of finishing off all of these I headed off for a shower to “deglitter” myself. I really don’t like glitter but these cards needed the special touch of a bit of shine! So I persisted and added it in!
So happy with these 15 cards and love the Merry Moose so much … such a versatile bundle and good price at £29.50 for the 17 stamps and moose punch! … And if this project makes you think you need this in your life just pop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Final installment for my one sheet wonder I’ve been sharing this week… and it was time to grab a flower stamp… the pointsetta from an old Creative Stamping magazine set to create the focal point.
All of them I chose the green 5×7 card base and the white background panel I embossed two of them to give them texture.
I coloured the flower using my promarkers and kept the colouring simple and in blocks as it is quite a graphic image. I also added a layer of wink of Stella over the flower part to give it some shimmer, but it doesn’t show in the photos!
I again raided the ribbon stash for some scraps of ribbon and added enamel dots for the embellishment.
The sentiment I chose the Clarity stamp Merry and the Peace and Joy Christmas to mix it up a bit.
So that’s all 14 cards shared over the past few days…
I did make one variation to the template
I added a strip from number 5 to number 14 as it wasn’t working with the 4 strips on card 5. Otherwise the template worked well. Especially with the larger 5×7 card blanks. Imagine it would be different again with different size card blanks.
So wonder if anyone else wants to join in and use this template… if so please let me see what you make as I love how different these cards can turn out!
Ok so I may have slightly cheated with this… and one of these cards has been shared already as part of the CHNC challenge of something beginning with S a few weeks ago… but I suppose you know by now I often make ahead of time and write up blogs later!
Anyways back to this blog… this is a continuation of the one sheet wonder I started sharing with you at the beginning of the week where I made 14 cards. Here are three of them in detail.
These ones I chose the green 5×7 cardblanks and added green in my stamping along with basic grey to go with the red and white patterned paper.
I chose stocking stamps from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and fussy cut each out and created a little hanger from twine for each of them.
Then on each card I layered up the dsp panels with a sentiment, the stockings, some ribbon and some rhinestones for bling.
I love the two where I sort of created a mantle piece for the stockings to “hang” from. Also love the embossing on card 10. Nice and snowy!
One more set of cards to share tomorrow so please remember to pop back and see them!
Following on from yesterday’s one sheet wonder explanation I have four more cards to share… the ones using old Making Cards magazine images which I coloured using promarkers.
I love these images and have the stamp set, but they are a lot smaller images than these printed ones. Decided as the card blanks were 5×7 they could cope with the larger focal images so went with the printed ones.
As with yesterday’s I added embossed panels, sewing, sequin stars or enamel dots and the Tim Holtz sentiments. I also added some really pretty trim I found in the stash that I think worked perfectly with the papers and images.
I challenged a few of my friends to do a one sheet wonder using up old stash as we are all guilty of hoarding paper. I gave them a template to use if they wished… here it is…
and this is what I made… I chose old Papermania paper (I have a lot of this set of papers left but this stitched design I thought would work well as a one sheet wonder).
Here are close ups of the first four … I’ll share the others over the next few days…
I decided to use some Making Cards Magazine images to create card toppers and chose some scraps of ribbon from the stash to add some different texture.
I also added panels in the background which I either embossed or added some sewing to … again to add texture. I finished off by embellishing them with either sequin stars or the enamel dots I got from the SU Christmas catalogue and some Tim Holtz sentiment chips.
Card 1: entering this into the anything Christmas challenge at CRIMBO CRACKERS
Love how these look. Super cute and fresh and bright. Was nice to play with all the reds.
Will share the next four tomorrow… please come visit again to see them!