One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

by Jessica Taylor on June 24, 2008

Need cards in a hurry?  Make 16 cards in an hour using this One Sheet Wonder technique.

One Sheet Wonder All Occasion Cards One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

Supplies: Fun & Fast Notes; Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper; Whisper White, Taken with Teal and Certainly Celery card stock; Whisper White Greeting Cards with Envelopes; Taken with Teal Classic pad;  Word Window punch; paper cutter, SNAIL

 

To get started you will need:

One Sheet Wonder Supplies One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

An image/greeting stamp set

One Sheet Wonder Template

One 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Series paper
(double-sided gives you more options or you can stamp a design all over a sheet of card stock)

A Classic Ink pad that coordinates with your Designer Series Paper

One 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White card stock

Two 8 1/2″ x 11″ pieces of card stock in the same color as your ink pad
(Card stock A)

Two 8 1/2″ x 11″ pieces of card stock in a second coordinating color
(Card stock B)

16 card bases (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ pieces of card stock folded in half)

A paper cutter

Adhesive

 

Begin by cutting your card stock:

OSW Cutting One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

Cut a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White card stock into sixteen 2-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ pieces.
(Cutting Tip: place the 11″ side of the card stock against the edge of the paper cutter and cut four 2-1/2″ strips.  Then cut each strip into four 2-1/8″ pieces.)

Cut sixteen pieces of 2-3/8″ x 2-3/4″ and three pieces of 2-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ Card Stock A.
(Cutting Tip: place the 11″ side of the card stock against the edge of the paper cutter and cut four 2-3/8″ strips from one piece of card stock and three 2-3/8″ strips from the second piece of card stock.  Then cut one strip into three 2-1/4″ pieces and the remaining strips into 2-3/4″ pieces.  There will be extra scraps left over.)

Cut four 3-3/4″ x 5″ pieces and two 2″ x 5-1/2″ pieces of Card Stock B.

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Cut a piece of 12″x12″ Designer Series paper into pieces, following the One Sheet Wonder Template.

(Cutting Tip: Start by making the two vertical cuts: 2″ and 5-1/4″.  then make the horizontal cuts on each of those pieces.  When you cut the E and small A strips from the 4-3/4″ wide piece, use the ruler on the small edge of the paper cutter to measure the 1/4″ strips before cutting the large rectangles.) As you cut the pieces, you may want to put them in piles according to the letter of card layout that they correspond to.

 

Stamp Your Images

Stamp an image from Fun & Fast Notes on each of the pieces of Whisper White card stock. (To omit the words on some of the images, I used the Scotch Tape Masking Technique.)

Stamp a few extra images on scraps of card stock.  Use the Word Window punch to punch out the words.

 

Assemble Your Cards

Tape the white images onto the 2-3/8″ x 2-3/4″ pieces of Card Stock A.

Assemble your cards by following the layouts below or be creative!

 

A cards

Use (almost) squares and strips from the Designer Series Paper plus the three pieces of 2-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ Card Stock A.

One Sheet Wonder Acards One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

 

B cards

Use two 3-3/4″ x 5″ pieces of Card Stock B.

 

One Sheet Wonder Bcards One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

C cards

Use two 2″ x 5-1/2″ pieces of Card Stock B.

 

One Sheet Wonder Ccards One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

D cards

Use two 3-3/4″ x 5″ pieces of Card Stock B.

 

One Sheet Wonder Dcards One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

E cards

 

One Sheet Wonder Ecards One Sheet Wonder Tutorial

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Pam Kaehler August 28, 2008 at 11:34 am

I love this idea since I make so many cards this is a wonderful way to make them and all of them could be different yet the same. I LOVE IT!!!!!!
Pam

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Cathe in Ut March 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

Thanks for the clear directions. I love the technique and that it is so versatile too!

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Sherrie T June 2, 2010 at 6:52 am

Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Your cards are stunning and I hope you don’t mind that I posted a link to your blog sharing where my inspiration came from!

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cheryl July 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Wow, it takes me forever to make that many cards. I love this idea and the cards you created are beautiful. Thanks for some wonderful ideas. I have got to play with this soon!!!

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Froggietalks (Karen G) January 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

For your D and E cards, I can’t see where you used the 3 3/4 x 5 inch cardstock… that would give a layer almost the size of the cardstock… I see some smaller pieces, but not the 3 3/4 x 5 inch. Can you clarify for me please?

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Jessica Taylor January 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

“For your D and E cards, I can’t see where you used the 3 3/4 x 5 inch cardstock… that would give a layer almost the size of the cardstock… I see some smaller pieces, but not the 3 3/4 x 5 inch. Can you clarify for me please?”
Karen,
The 3-3/4 x 5 inch card stock pieces were only used on the D cards. They are the light green colored pieces on the cards shown above under D cards.

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angie mccolman April 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I just discovered your one sheet wonder cards and they are fabulous! Tx sooo much…..can hardly wait to start making them! angie

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Jessica Taylor April 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Angie,
Glad you like them! I’d love to see what you make. Send photos to me at jessica@inkitupwithjessica.com.
Jessica

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Robin Bennett February 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

I just recently found out about One Sheet Wonders. So glad for this new pattern!! Thank you.

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Laura Kauffman September 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm

That’s really cool, Jessica. I’d like to try it but I can’t seem to copy and paste the template in Adobe. Is it something I need to buy, or is it just me, lol? My printer is not working, so I’d like to email it to myself on another computer and Adobe isn’t set up for that. Thanks for sharing all the tips that you have. They really help!

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Joyce Hansen March 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

Wow! Thank you for sharing these cards today! I am soooo excited. I’ve been looking for a quick way to make some St. Patrick’s Day cards, and I LOVE this. This is also a great way to do Easter cards and a set of all occasion cards to send to someone as a gift. yay!

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Kisa Dawson March 6, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Oh I just found this!! Going to try it tonight!! :) Thank you for posting this. I need step by step directions w/ measurements like this or I get confused too easily lol

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