Friday, January 31, 2020

CARD FROM 6 X 6 DP - #5

Of the five cards that I made with this designer paper, this one is my favorite.  The die is another one that I don't think I have ever used and I really like it on this card.

Over the last three weeks, I hope I have shown how you can get pieces for 31 cards from two sheets of 12 x 12 paper and a 6 x 6 piece.  I actually have 13 more unfinished cards from a third piece of 12 x 12 DP and 6 others from a leftover Stampin' Up! piece that had measured 11" x 8".  That's a total of 50 cards from 5 sheets.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of them but I believe many of them will be going to the Iowa Veterans Home for the residents to use.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I think next week I'll give you a break and move on to something else.  

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CARD FROM 6 X 6 DP - #4

I like the little squares turned like this.  The sentiment is an Elizabeth Crafts die.  Thank you for coming by today!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

CARD FROM 6 X 6 DP - #3

I didn't know what color of ink I'd use with this color so instead of adding a sentiment at the bottom of this card, I used a scrap piece of the dp.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CARD FROM 6 X 6 DP - #2

For this card, I actually combined two of the pieces together so instead of 6 cards I made only 5.  When I matted the smaller piece I didn't do a very good job cutting the matted edge.  By combining the two pieces on one card, It made a great background for the die cut that I used.  (I really don't know the brand of die.)

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Monday, January 27, 2020

CARDS FROM 6 X 6 DP - #1

The last two weeks I have shown cards made from one piece of double sided designer paper.  On some I then used solid colored card stock to mat the pieces or add die cuts/punches. 

The pieces I am using on this week's cards came from a 6 x 6 sheet in a paper pad and I didn't have any card stock that matched the main color so I used additional sheets from the paper pad to mat and die cut pieces.

I believe the sentiment was cut from an Elizabeth Crafts die.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, January 24, 2020

ONE SHEET WONDER - Floral Bouquet DP (Cards 9, 10 & 11)

Card #9

Card #10

Card #11

If you want the measurements for the 11 cards I have posted this week, refer to the original post on January 20.

I'm not done yet! Next week I will be showing some simple cards made from a 6 x 6 piece of card stock.  It's amazing how many cards you can get out of a small piece of designer paper.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

ONE SHEET WONDER - Floral Bouquet DP (Card 7 & 8)

Card #7 (Penny Black "gaiety" die)

Card #8 (Memory Box "Bella Bouquet" die)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

ONE SHEET WONDER - Floral Bouquet DP (Card 3 & 4)

The paper used on these two cards is the reverse side of the paper used on the ones yesterday.  I don't always like the second side but I do like this one.  

This is a very simple layout.  When I made the cards from this sheet of designer paper, I decided I was going to use dies - and dies that I hadn't ever used or hadn't used in a very long time.  I don't remember when I bought the two dies that I used on these cards but I really like them against this paper.  

Refer to post on January 20 to see the layout and measurements for these cards.

Card #3

Card #4

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Monday, January 20, 2020

ONE SHEET WONDER - Floral Bouquet DP (Card 1 & 2)

These were suggested layouts used for the pieces that were cut however I did make some minor changes on the ones I made.

I'm just having too much fun making multiple cards from one sheet.  This week I will be showing you cards that I made with a new pattern/layout.  Some layouts are very similar to the last one but these are all using the Stampin' Up! Floral Bouquet designer paper.  I have chosen to embellish these differently too.  Below are cards #1 and #2.

Card #1

Card #2 - (Memory Box "Bella Bouquet" die)

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Friday, January 17, 2020

ONE SHEET WONDER (13 and 14)

Card #13

Card #14

I had a request to post a picture of all of these cards together so after I scheduled this post, I took a picture of 13.  I've already used one but it pretty much the same layout as the first one in the second row.  It was a "Thank You" card that I sent along with a customer's order.

And now you have been able to see all 14 cards made from one sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper.  The only wasted piece measured 1/4" x 1 1/4".  

In total I have done nearly 40 cards using this method.  Another one was supposed to be this same set of cuts but I messed up and only got 13 cards.  I have trimmed some of them a bit differently and will be posting them a little later.  The third sheet I cut using a different layout for some different looks and will be showing some of them as well a little later.

I hope you will think about giving this a try.  It really feels good to use up some of those beautiful designer papers.

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Card #10

Card #11

Card #12

And tomorrow will be the final Cards 13 and 14

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Card #7

Card #8

Card #9

Tomorrow come back to see 10-12

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Card #4

Card #5

Card #6

Come back tomorrow for Cards 7-9

(NOTE TO Cheryl:  You wondered about the web site that tells how to make these.  I found the measurement piece on From there I was able to just cut the pieces on my own and finish the cards. I just finished a second set from a little different layout and did use some die cuts on some.)

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Monday, January 13, 2020


Have you ever heard of "One Sheet Wonders"?  It's where you take a piece of designer paper and make multiple cards out of the one sheet.  There are patterns on Pinterest for 6 x 6,  8 1/2 x 11 and 12 x 12 sheets.

The first one I tried is this one:

It was easy to follow because it had the measurements for each piece and the red numbers indicated which pieces would go together for all 14 cards.  The site also showed samples of all 14 cards which was a really big help.  

Since my large  trimmer isn't in the same room as my computer,  I took a 12 x 12 piece of white card stock and drew off these measurements so I could have it beside me when I did the cutting. This week I will be showing you all 14.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

This was my first set to complete so I kept them very simple but I really had fun making 14 cards so quickly.  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you Cards 4,5 and 6.

NOTE:   You need to use a pattern that is all over and not going in one direction.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Before the holidays I had an ample supply of cards to post.  Things got busy around here and I really haven't had a lot of time to make any thing.

I've ready two books - one James Patterson and one Stuart Woods.

I've been crocheting a baby blanket and playing a few games on my tablet as I watch some TV in the evening.

I have still been very busy though.  Someone ordered 200 die cuts of an Easter design.  I'm nearly there - only 40 more to go.

I needed to do some planning and organize supplies, cut pieces etc for my friends and I to make the 100+ Valentine cards.

Winter months after Christmas is a time when my husband and I love to put puzzles together.  We've now finished three since Christmas.  I'll have to see if there will be a fourth.  Here are pictures of two of the puzzles:

This puzzle was so appropriate because in August 2018 we took the whole family to see Mount 
Rushmore and the Crazyhorse carvings in South Dakota.

One of our daughters gave this puzzle to my husband for Christmas. He has always liked Tom Brady of the NE Patriots.  

Both of these puzzles appeared to be very difficult but with both of us working on them here and there throughout the day, we completed each of them in parts of 2 1/2 days.  

The third puzzle was much easier and took less time.

I hope to get back to making cards in a day or two so I can start posting again probably next Monday.

Thursday, January 2, 2020


A few days ago I posted the picture of a sympathy card using a stamp from this retired "Oh, So Lovely" Stampin' Up! set.  The white piece with this flower was still on my craft table so I decided to use this one for a birthday card.  I matted it with red card stock and then added it to the card base.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black "Sprinkles and Smiles" stamp set.

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STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...