I have done so many sets of cards using the One Sheet Wonder Technique! It is just so much fun and it is great to get lots of cards from just one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!! You can check out more samples here and here! I created this set with all Thank You greetings because it will be a Bridal Shower gift for a friend of mine! I love it!!! Here is the template for cutting the piece of 12″ x 12″ Something Borrowed Designer Series paper!
Now for a close up on those cards so you can see all of the details!
I used the Million and One Stamp Set and Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set! The colors I used were Pool Party and Whisper White! Since I narrowed it down to those two colors it was really simple to just pull out my scrap bags in those colors and some full sheets and I was able to get started! For the embellishments, I used a few flowers punched out with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and Pearls! I also added some of the Pool Party Cotton Ribbon! I love this ribbon because it is soft and easy to use. It also isn’t super wide or thick to cause a lumpy spot on your card!
You will see on many of these cards, I used the Fork Bow Technique to create those little bitty bows which are just precious! You can see a video tutorial on how to make those here! Also, I used the Decorative Label Punch and Artisan Label Punch for the greetings on a few of them! I love how each card is different but yet uses the same colors and style! I love them!
If you would like to see these cards in action, I created a Video to show them off! You can check that out below! Don’t forget to subscribe to My Channel so you don’t miss out on any future videos!
Have you tried out this technique yet? What are you waiting for? Leave me a comment below what Designer Series Paper you plan on using for this technique!
Happy Tuesday!!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! Today, I’m going to show you how to get the most out of your Designer Series Paper (DSP). After all when it is this gorgeous, you can bear to think some might go to waste. Have no fear, I’m here to cheer you on to USE that Designer Series Paper and use it ALL!
This is the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog! It is so amazing and beautiful….of course I would say that being a flower fanatic and all but still it is just fabulous! Well thanks to a fellow stamper friend of mine – Patty Bennett who showed off the perfect way to create 6 cards using the sheet of paper on the far left which is a field of flowers. Even Stampin’ Up didn’t want to cut this paper up and so they framed it!!!
So lets see how to create 8 cards with this one sheet of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper!!!! First you will start with the top of the Designer Series Paper and measure 5-1/4″ down and cut all the way across. Then to the same again….measure from the cut line you just did 5-1/4″ down and cut all the way across. You will be left with a strip of flower stems that measures 1-1/2 inches wide. Now taking those two pieces that are 12″ x 5-1/4″, you will cut along the 12″ side at 4″. This will create 6 pieces measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. With that bottom strip that is 1-1/2″, cut that along the 12″ side at 5-1/2 creating two pieces that measure 5-1/2″ x 1/1/2″. Those are your 8 pieces and you are only giving up that little corner piece but you could always find a use for that as well. Now you can adhere your Designer Series Paper to the card base color of your choice. I used Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Pool Party, & Whisper White!
Happy Tuesday!!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique for you! Have you heard of Filter Paper or seen it in the catalog and wondered how do you use that?? Well today I’m going to show you a few ways to use it!!!
How fabulous is this card? Eee And it says Fabulous!!!!! 🙂 I love it! That amazing 3D flower was created with the Filter Paper. Let’s get started on how to create it.
For the flower above, I punched out 4 Blossom Punch Filter Flowers and 4 Pansy Punch Flowers. TIP: When punching the Filter Paper, it helps to place a piece of scrap paper in there as well to make it more stiff and punch better! You can punch at least 4 layers and 1 layer of scrap at a time! Now you will lay all of your flowers on top of each other and you can either staple them in the center or add a Brad after punching a hole with your Handheld Punch! Now one by one pull the flowers up and scrunch to the center. You will repeat this until all flowers have been scrunched to the center. Now you can fluff it until you get the desired look. At this point, you can spritz your flower using re-inker and alcohol or water or you can leave it white and brush the edges with your Sponge Daubers. In the photo above, I spritzed the flower with Melon Mambo, let it dry and then gently touched the edges with my Elegant Eggplant Sponge Dauber to get those dark tips and color variation. I attached the flower to a card with some leaves from the Bird Builder Punch peaking out from behind and the amazing greeting if from Million & One!!!!
Another style of flower is the Rich Razzleberry flower above. For that flower, I used a Brayer to add the Rich Razzleberry Ink to my Rectangle piece of Filter Paper. I used a piece measuring 3″ x 12″. Once it was dry, I applied Sticky Strip to the long end of the Filter Paper, folded the filter paper over to meat the Sticky Strip. This creates a tube (kind of). Then with your Fringe Scissors, cut all along that loop of folded over Filter Paper. Be sure to only cut half-three quarters of the way down do you are cutting a piece off. Now you will apply another piece of sticky strip all along the bottom (below the loops). Starting at one end, you will roll the Filter Paper onto itself around and around to create this flower. Are you completely lost? I think I would be….so here is a Video Tutorial for you to watch! 🙂 I hope you are liking this videos. Be sure to give me a thumbs up if you are!!!!
This little treat bag is adorable! At first I added in the piece of Pool Party cardstock in the bag just so you could see the clear bag better but I kept it in there because it gives a great background to the treats! 🙂 I used the Top Note Die for the tag topper and just folded it in half! If you are using a smaller bag, you can always fold it the other way! The Top Note was done in Pear Pizzazz and then I stamped the greeting from Million & One in Basic Gray! Fabulous! I then punched out 2 butterflies – Elegant Butterfly Punch with Pool Party and Bitty Butterfly Punch with Pear Pizzazz. Layer your butterflies and attach to the treat topper with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then add a few Rhinestones for some bling! These treats would be perfect for teachers (Happy Back to School), neighbors, party favors, etc! To see this project in action, check out the Video Tutorial below! Don’t forget to give me a thumbs up if you like it and want to see more videos like this!
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I have had so much fun with the Fringe Scissors since they arrived on my doorstep from the Big Brown Truck!!!! I love making grass so easily like in this card and this card! But then I wanted to think outside the box and see what else I could come up. It seems when we play with them at all of my classes, the ladies always mention cutting hair…..that scares me a bit but check out these other amazing ideas!!!
Okay, I’m beyond excited about this card because it has so many of my favorite colors, the word Fabulous :), and some bling – Rhinestones! I love it!!!! I used Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo! I then tied some White Organza Ribbon along the time of the fringe pieces. I used Daffodil Delight Seam Binding in a few others as well! Then for the greeting….LOVE IT….Million and One Stamp Set! Here is a video showing off the Fringe Scissors! I hope you enjoy it and if so be sure to click the thumbs up button and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of my videos!
It is Tuesday and so I’m sharing a fabulous technique with you!!! This week it is Color Blocking!!!
I had so much fun with this technique and every time I did it it came out different so you end up with lots of different looks! All you need is some Ink Pads, Clear Block, and Watercolor Paper! Take your ink pad and press it onto the clear block, if using more than one color, just apply color to one spot starting with the lightest color and slowly going darker as you fill in the block! Then the next part of the technique can be done differently!! !You can spritz the inked clear block with alcohol, water, or even Stamp Cleaner (it was handy and I couldn’t find my alcohol spritzer). You can spritz the Watercolor Paper until it is moist or you can do neither of these! I never really found a huge difference. Although when you spritz the clear block, if you tilt the block, the colors will run and blend a little (could be a good look or could become ehh). Also, be sure to hold the clear block to the paper for a good 30 seconds, allowing time for the ink to soak into the paper. I did this technique on a few scraps of Watercolor Paper and then on some full size pieces. After I was done, I just cut them into pieces for all of these different cards I made above! The colors I used were Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party and Early Espresso!!! Another tip, when I stamped the FABULOUS stamp on the Watercolor Paper, I had a hard time getting the image to come out clear because of the texture in the paper. But that’s when the markers come in handy!!! I just colored in the lettering in spots that were lighter than I wanted! I hope you try out this fabulous technique! Enjoy!