Stampin' Up! creates such beautiful Designer Series Paper and I have often hated to cut into them BUT now, I'm telling you to CUT IT UP! With each catalog there is even more beautiful paper so use what you have and create some beautiful cards!
Today I am sharing some One Sheet Wonder cards using a 6 x 6 piece of paper. (Only have 12 x 12? Cut out a 6 x 6 piece!) I've made 4 cards using this one sheet of paper. One of the cards has a "bookmark" on it so you could make 3 cards plus a bookmark if that's your preference.
The first set was made using the new Garden Impressions paper stack. Oh, my gosh! These are some beautiful papers and wonderful colors! Any of the would do for this technique. I chose the one I did because I love blue and yellow.
I used So Saffron, Pacfic Point, Sea Foam Green and some Blueberry Bushel cardstock. On the card with the Sea Foam, I wish now I had embossed that sheet--it would have looked better. But I was in a hurry to get them made before heading out to the beach!
The stamp sets used were Detailed with Love Bundle (for the Happy birthday greetings and the punch in the bundle made the flower cutouts on the seafoam piece), Enjoy Life (for the thank you kindly and the saying on the bookmark as well as the flowers and butterflies on the card), and Stitched All Around (Enjoy your Special Day). The Stitched All Around comes in a bundle (save 10%!) but I didn't use the dies for this card.
My second set of cards (using the same dimensions as the first) uses the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper. It's 12 x 12 so I just cut up a 6 x 6 piece of it. You could use the entire sheet and 16 cards. I used Whisper White Thick, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
You can't see the shimmer on the paper but it is gorgeous! And this paper is a little heavier weight so would be great for making boxes or other 3-D items.
The stamp sets used for these cards are Love What You Do (the thank you and flowers, the watercolor background and flowers on the other card), Animal Outing (for the thank you big time)--I have got to use those animals! They are fabulous!--And there is a bundle so no more fussy cutting those animals. The sentiment set on the pearl doily is from Enjoy Life and the sentiment on the book mark (notice I embossed that piece this time!) comes from Waterfront (such a versatile stamp set!)
Other items used on these cards are: Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Whisper White organza ribbon (now retired), Pearlized Doilies, Delicate White Doilies (also retired), Blueberry Bushel 18" grosgrain ribbon, the Detailed Trio Punch, and the Banner Triple Punch.
So, go ahead and cut up your pretty papers! Use them and don't be a hoarder! You'll feel better and your craft room will thank you for getting some stuff out of it!