Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One Sheet Wonder Stampin' Addicts Technique Challenge #47

Today's challenge for Tech47 over on Stampin' Addicts is to make a One Sheet Wonder batch of cards (Come on over and play. Participants don't have to use my template).  A One Sheet Wonder is using patterned designer series paper or stamping your own and cutting it in pieces to make a variety of different cards. I've altered the typical cuts for my uses including the top and bottom of an Easel card.  I didn't make a gatefold as is fairly standard, but the horizontal cut I made of the 5-1/4 X 4 inch piece (shown used on the middle two cards) could have been used for the background layer of one gatefold card instead of course.

First, stamp your 8-1/2" X 11" piece of cardstock.
Next, cut your sheet into a 5-1/4" X 8-1/2" sheet and a 5-3/4" X 8-1/2 inch piece.

Third, make the top left piece shown below.  It is the Easel top/main layer and is 5" X 3-3/4".

Fourth, cut the bottom right piece at 5-1/4 X 2-1/4...then cut that piece at 2" and 1-1/2". Also, cut the Easel base at 3-1/2" X 2-1/4". The remaining piece below it may be used to die cut the butterfly bookmark piece.

Fifth, cut the other side into a 5-1/4" X 4" piece (and cut it in half at 2-5/8 horizontally).

Sixth, cut the bottom right piece into a 5-1/4 " X 4" piece.

Then, cut it in half diagonally.

Put all your scrap strips in a line of increasing size for the strip card. Do not include the strips on the bottom left.
Shown below on the top and bottom left are the diagonal cuts fashioned into a pocket for a butterfly ribbon bookmark and a Friends card. The middle two cards were made with the horizontal cuts, but I stamped a Thank You image sheet for the top middle card. On the right are the strip cards with added image or sentiment focus images.

I plan to give this photo mat Easel card to my mother, but I want her to be able to use it in her living room without a Mother's Day or birthday sentiment. If you'd like to put a sentiment on the bottom, it would look lovely.

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