Wednesday, June 03, 2015

One Sheet Wonder for 12 x 12 to make 6 cards

 Needed a few cards for the next few weeks and decided to work on another One Sheet Wonder.  In this case, I have decided to work with a piece of  12" x 12" decorative paper and to make six cards with it.  I have cut my paper into six pieces that measure 4" x 5.25" which will give each card a full background.  I have cut three sheets of green coordinating cardstock in half to give me six card fronts and trimmed some purple scraps into strips  - one for each card.
 I created the greeting using a couple of fonts in two different colours in Corel Draw.  I laid them out for a half sheet (4.25" x 11"),  printed them on white cardstock and trimmed them to 1 7/8" x 2 7/8" using my cutter.  I cut six layers (2 1/8" x 3 1/8") for them from coordinating blue cardstock.
To assemble my cards I started by gluing my decorative papers to the card fronts.  I trimmed both long edges of my strips using scallop decorative scissors and then used
a pushpin to pierce each scallop.  I glued my greetings to their blue layers and then played with laying them out on my card fronts.  I was aiming at leaving as many flowers showing as possible.
As you can see there are lots of lay out possibilities.  You can use either portrait or landscape for the card fronts, the accent strips and the greetings!!!  So none of the cards are exactly alike.  I have also created one of the greetings to be a sympathy one but of course those could have also been all different and all the cards would have been unique.  Really enjoying this process and I am sure you will find this a quick way to make up six cards!!  Enjoy!!


OSW 12x12 June 2015

Supplies for making six cards:
1 - 12" x 12" Decorative paper
3 - 8.5" x 11" coordinating cardstock (cards)
1 - 8.5" x 5.5" coordinating cardstock
                        (2 1/8" x 3 1/8" layers)
1 - 8.5"x 5.5"  coordinating cardstock (.75 strips)
6 - 1 7/8" x 2 7/8" greetings on neutral cardstock

-Follow this cutting diagram to cut your decorative paper into six.
- Cut large cardstock in half to make six cards.
- Greetings can be stamped or printed.
- Cut one smaller cardstock into 6 pieces of (2 1/8" x 3 1/8" to create the layers.
- Cut other smaller cardstock (or scraps)  into .75 strips.