Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Need Cards in a Hurry?

If you need cards in a hurry one of the best ways to whip out a batch of them is to follow at One Sheet Wonder guide. The OSW guide will tell you how to chop up a piece of designer patterned cardstock to get multiple cards out of it.

Once you know what designer paper you are using you can pick out some colored scraps of cardstock to layer on your cards. It's best to stick to just one or two accent colors or else you'll slow yourself down.It is also good to limit the stamps you are going to use on your card. Again, stick to one or two that will be versatile enough to get you through your stack of cards.

The other secret to making a quick bunch of cards is stick with what you know. This is not time to try out a new technique, a new color combo, a new coloring medium or even a new stamp.

I picked out my favorite 8.5" x 11" template which I had to modify because my piece of designer paper was 8" x 12" but it worked out fine since I had that extra inch. Since I was aiming for holiday stamps I picked out one that was easy to color and since I was making these for someone else I kept to flat embellishments. I didn't use brads, ribbon, buttons or anything else with bulk.

Then I sat down and had at it:









Since all the layers I stamped on and the blue pieces were scraps I am taking my overly ambitious stash of cards to Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 257.  And while this is a great way to use up snippets, it doesn't help use up the patterned paper stash at all.

The Fine Print: Stamp by Stampin' Up "Christmas Magic," die cut layered pieces by Spellbinders except for Stitched Circles and scalloped border by A Muse Studio, snowflake dies by Impression Obsession and A Muse Studio.

22 comments:

Krisha said...

Well done, in getting so many made.....they are all adorable.

Heidi Stamps said...

If you are choosing one stamp to work with, I think that sweet snowman would be fun every stamping! The blue paper is lovely and the layouts are all great. Really nice work!

Carole said...

Wow - look at all those lovely cards. Gorgeous stamp and paper, Judy. Can I ask what size your cards are, please? I can't believe one piece of paper can make so many fabulous cards. x

cotnob said...

A super collection of cards Judy, such a fun snowman.
Pauline
x

Diane said...

Super fun designs and thanks for the card making tip.

Hugs Diane

Fiki said...

oh wow!
super cute and fun cards!
hugs

Carole said...

Thanks for sending me a quick reply, Judy! I've got to give this a go. x

MaryH said...

Wow, what a set of pretty cards you've created from OSW. I need to study that guide! It's amazing how the same supplies can create such a variety of looks, each of them so unique with the layouts and embellies you've added to make each one so special. A+ on your efforts to create AND use up a bunch of snippets. Bet you get in the Highlight spot with this entry! (love that cute snowie too!)TFS & Hugs

Sandy said...

Great project to share Judy. I remember those one-sheet wonders were all the rage when I started stamping, but I have never used one. This shows they are a great way to churn out a bunch of Christmas cards without the boredom of making them all the same.

ionabunny said...

Great set. Loved the second to last one best. Hugz

Carol L said...

This is a great collection of cards and I love your tips for working with OSW designs! Pretty blue papers and a whimsical little snowman - what's not to love?

Maxine D said...

Way to go Princess J - love the colours you chose and the cute image, and the variation is fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Wowser PJ! These really are amazing - I just love the variety you achieved and they look so fresh and clean as well. Mary H is right, well deserving of being a weekly pick!

Hugs

Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Look at you go with 10 cards! And they all look amazing! I've never tried the OSW but what a fab idea for quick cards!

SARN said...

WOW - this bunch of Christmas OSW cards are fabulous! You're so right . . . it's a great way to batch bake cards!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Greta said...

Wow--I love every single one of these! Great choices of paper, dies, stamps, layouts!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooh Judy, well done, you on all these cards, love the snow man and interesting to see neglected dies make an outing too.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Craftychris said...

What a super cool way to bulk make cards, they are all adorable! xxx

Bonnie said...

Such a great stash of cards! I love how each one is different using the same materials! Great tips on batch cards! Are you going to be able to haul all those around the playground?

Linby said...

Wow great selection of cards and lots of snippets used.well done on being featured in the playground.

Linby said...

Wow great selection of cards and lots of snippets used.well done on being featured in the playground.

Karen D. said...

they look awesome...tfs!! and inspiring.