Saturday, October 4, 2014

One Sheet Wonder Series - Cards A & B

Hello!  Happy Saturday and Happy World Cardmaking Day!!  Today is the first post for my new Saturday card series.  The idea for this card series is based on the One Sheet Wonder idea.  Never heard of a One Sheet Wonder?  Well, you start with one sheet of Designer Series Paper and make multiple cards quickly and easily.  I wanted to take that one step further and combine that with fun folds making the cards even more interesting.  Over the next 7 weeks, we are going to make 15 different cards using 10 different folding techniques.  I tried to make the folds simple enough that you just need a paper trimmer and score board (only one uses some circle punches, but can be easily adapted if you don't have those punches).

These cards are going to feature the Park Lane Designer Series Paper from the 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  My focal paper is the floral paper.  I did add a second sheet of paper of DSP from that pack to coordinate.  The card bases are Sahara Sand cardstock.

I have done all the measuring for you and have prepared cutting diagrams to help you get the most from your cardstock and DSP.  If you want to work ahead, you can cut the cardstock and DSP and label them with the letter on the diagram.  Then sort them by letter so you have all the pieces you need for assembling each card.  I also have some general directions for all cards as well as specific directions for each card - including the folding technique.

Here are first two cards:

Card A - Gate Fold Card

Card base:

1.  Start with a card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Score at 2 3/4" and 7"
3.  Fold on the score lines toward the center.
4.  Add DSP.
5.  Arrange two coordinating sentiments vertically over the seam of the gate fold.  Place dimensional adhesive on the left side of the top sentiment and the right side of the bottom sentiment.  Adhere to card.

Card B - Standard Side Fold

Card base:

1.  Start with a card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Score at 4 1/4"
3.  Fold in half on the score line.
4.  Embellish!

Click on the links above to get the cutting diagrams and instructions for Cards A and B.  I am so excited about this series and I hope you are too.  As the weeks go on, I will also show you the same cards done in different colors.

Here are links to other cards in this series:
Cards C & D
Cards E & F
Cards G & H
Cards I & O
Cards J & K
Cards L, M & N

All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

Stamps:  Something to Say
Paper:  Park Lane DSP, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede
Other:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Neutrals Candy Dots


  1. Cindy ~ Your instructions, measurements and pictures are easy to follow and provide lots of creative concepts for a wide variety of card style! I love having simple, detailed info to follow. Really appreciate the work you put into this series of posts. I spent an hour going through all of them!

  2. These look like such a fun way to make an interesting set of cards from lovely papers! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  3. I am very much in love with this tutorial and I simply have to try it soon! Thank you for the in depth instructions!

  4. Thank you for sharing this... I have so much paper and love the OSW concept.

  5. These are all beautiful, thank you so much!

  6. Thank you so much for these instructions.
    Hi Cindy :)
    It's what I have been looking for.
    Made all the cards and added different cute stamped images I colored myself.
    Will do the next cards for christmas following your instructions. Again... thank you <3
    Hugs Kathi