I bet you thought I’d done a runner, didn’t you? Apologies for the long absence, I’ve been a little busy with Christmas which, coupled with the husband and I still feeling quite under the weather, has meant stamping and blogging has been put on the backburner.
But I hope you had a good Christmas and, if in the UK, are enjoying the extended break.
I’ve just had a fun session playing with new products with the intention of creating one card for Mix It Up Monday… which rapidly turned into four projects! That’s because this stamp set, Botanical Blooms, lends itself perfectly to the one-sheet wonder technique and, once I got started, I realised (to my surprise) just how much I liked this particular colour combination.
For the uninitiated, a one-sheet wonder is where you stamp randomly all over a sheet of cardstock, then cut it up to make multiple projects. You’ll find lots of one-sheet wonder ideas on the web but I’m sure you can also make up your own, just as I did for these projects.
I began by cutting down the cardstock to 11in x 6in and creating a gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board, which is rapidly becoming my new favourite toy. Instead of punching the holes in the top to tie it closed, I punched two “half-holes” in the sides, to act as notches for some jute twine.
I finished off by embellishing with some of the gorgeous flowers you can create using the co-ordinating Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. No more fussy-cutting - yay!
Now to use the leftover pieces… and I soon rustled up the simple project, shown next to the bag, based on the sample in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.
Next came this clean and simple Thank You card. Well, it’s clean now but it was never simple as I had a bit of an accident when I creased my lovely white cardstock with a very dirty bone folder. So, instead of a lovely white card base, I ended up cutting it down and mounting it onto a Mint Macaron one instead… and covering up some stray ink smudges with not-so-random flowers.
Finally I made this Blushing Bride number with my largest piece of stamped cardstock and a simple greeting. I even have a piece of stamped cardstock left over but I ran out of steam so will have to save that for another day. Hope you like the projects and are inspire to create your own one-sheet wonder!
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