16 cards from one sheet of paper?! You bet!!
This week I attempted a ‘one sheet wonder’ card. This is a set of cards which are created using 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned scrapbook paper. The template I used for these cards can be found here.
I also used 1 12×12 sheet of pale pink cardstock, and 2 A4 sheets of magenta cardstock. The end result was enough pieces of paper to create 16 cards.
It took quite a long time to cut all the pieces out! Part of that was because all the measurements were in imperial, and I’m used to only working in metric. It meant that each time I cut the paper, I had to double (and triple) check my paper was in the correct position.
The sentiment stamps are from Penny Black, I particularly like the “Wishing you a day filled with love and laughter” sentiment because it’s very versatile. I can use it for birthdays, weddings, and any other ‘special’ day.
The embellishments are all from my stash, I’m loving the larger pearls, I think they make the cards look really nicely finished. The little hearts are all punched out using a tiny punch, then I added some Glossy Accents to make them shiny.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
I’ve been looking at my pile of scrap paper and wondering how I can use some of it up. It seems like every time I make a card I end up with scraps which I can’t bring myself to put in the bin, so they get added to my ever growing scrap pile. I’m determined to use up some of the papers to make new cards.
I came up with this card – with a scrappy heart in the middle.
It was very easy to do, I just cut the paper into strips and glued it onto a piece of computer paper. Once the glue had dried I used a die to cut out the shape. It was so easy I think I’ll do it again……
To finish the card I die-cut the sentiment and the lattice background, then glued everything together.
I even managed to die-cut the sentiment from scraps! The pile is (slowly) shrinking.
Have a wonderful week!
Another post featuring the craziness of DIY for my wedding. This weeks post deals with my wishing well sign.
Wishing Well Sign
But first – I’ve spoken to a few non-Australian friends and they have never heard of a wedding wishing well, so I thought i’d better explain :). Because a lot of people live together before getting married here in Aust, we already have a lot of the items you’d typically put on a wedding registry. Some couples choose to have a “Wishing Well” instead where guests put cards containing money and their “Well Wishes”. Some couples just have a gift registry, and some have both a wishing well and a registry to give guests the option.
I knew I didn’t want my wishing well to look like a traditional white well with flowers and doves. Quite a few couples use bird cages, and that thought did cross my mind because I thought it looked pretty cool, but I didn’t really want to buy an extra item that I’d have to re-home after the wedding. Instead, I used things I already had around my house to come up with this:
Sign Complete with Wooden Heart
I’m really happy with how it turned out! I own a few vintage beauty cases that I use to store my accessories (scarves, sunglasses, belts, etc), so I just emptied out one of them to use as my wishing well. Then I cross-stitched the panel using a picture and an alphabet from this book. I stuck the panel to some cardboard with a bit of stuffing behind it so it wasn’t completely flat, then stuck the cardboard to a wooden heart.
Since my wedding, I haven’t actually found a new home for this……it just lives in the beauty case. If anyone has some suggestions I’d love to hear them!
With Valentines Day coming up this Friday, what better time to make a card dedicated to L-O-V-E!
I was inspired to make this card after I found a super-cute tiny heart punch at a Daiso near my office. Daiso is a Japanese convenience store where everything is $2.80 Aussie Dollars ($3.50 Kiwi Dollars at the store in Auckland). It has just about everything you can imagine – I often spend my entire lunch break there 🙂
This card was very simple to make – just punch out the shapes, add foam to the back, line them up and stick them down!
I added some glitter to the little red hearts just for a bit of extra interest. I tried to get a good photo of it…..try being the operative word!
Valentines Love – Glitter close up
Tip: Add the little hearts to the centre of the big hearts before you add the foam to the back – It’s much easier to maneuver without having the big heart rock around on its tiny foam plinth!
Much (Valentines) love,