I love challenges because they make me think of different ways to use our beautiful products. One of the Facebook Groups I belong to – Fully Visible, issued a fun challenge to keep us crafting during Covid-19. Those who wished to participate were to create a One Sheet Wonder set of cards.
What is a osw (One Sheet Wonder)?
It’s a layout using either a 12″x12″ or 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper in it’s entirety to create a set of projects – so maximum bang for your buck
I have previously followed templates from Pinterest but I set about adding another challenge on top to create my own One Sheet Wonder. I thoroughly enjoyed myself …so much that I just might have to do another one!
I have made 13 cards using this template. There are way too many photos to include in this blog post. I’ve created a printable sheet with all the cards so you can have the OSW template and card designs all in one handy file. I’ll be sharing this in my newsletter later on this week so if you haven’t already subscribed to my newsletter, you will want to do so you can download the printable. Each week, my newsletter subscribers also get some additional bonuses, projects and giveaways so we have some fun there.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a lovely group of ladies at my Annual catalogue launch which was actually a big crafty party. We crafted, chatted, played games, laughed, enjoyed some yummy food and just had a really good time.
I prepared a goody bag for each of my guests. Inspiration for contents came from a fellow demonstrator but I don’t have her name as I only saved the photo. Each year I enjoy filling up the goody bags … it’s a bit like a Christmas stocking! I have as much fun decorating them as I do picking what goes in each of these bags.
This year my theme was the Come Sail Away suite. The ideas on the catalogue cover had me fall in love with t,his suite from the start. I made a tag using the new Delightful Tag Topper Punch and stamped and die cut elements to decorate the bag. I also decorated a Post-it-Note holder to match following instructions from Sam Donald.
Take a piece of cardstock that measures 8×3.5″ and score it at 2, 2 3/8, 5 1/2 and 5 7/8 inches (9 x 20cm and score at 5, 6, 14 and 15 cm). Then just decorate and embellish as you like.
Here are some photos of the displays and of the ladies creating their Make and Takes. Photo credits to my daughter Cassidy who was on photographer duty on the day as I was madly running around getting everything done.
Follow Your Art Suite
Bird Ballad Suite
In-Colour Display and For the Love of Felt Kit
Cookies in Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile
Make and Takes
The happy bunch of crafters
If you would like a copy of the catalogue or a copy of the Beginner Catalogue, please contact me and I’ll mail one out to you.
The card I’ve got for you today is from a batch I created this past weekend when I was creating like I was going to run out of DSP (like that’s going to happen!).I am so excited for my Annual Catalogue Launch and Craft Party which is happening this Saturday. I hope you are too and have booked your place for this fun event. Preparation is in full swing and I have been creating lots of samples for you to look at. Last Sunday I did a 14 hour crafting shift in my pjs. Awesome! It was longer than working hours but I didn’t feel it. Crafting makes me happy and relaxes me (but I’ve still got a 100 things to do for Saturday!). If you haven’t let me know you”re coming, please drop me a message. We are going to have a fun afternoon together.
The instant I saw the front cover of the Annual Catalogue, all those blue cards got my attention. The lighthouses, sailing boats, ocean themed cards immediately drew me and I knew the Come Sail Away suite was going to be a favourite of mine. This is a card I’ve created using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. This pack comes with varying sized cards, laser cut images such as the one I’ve used on this card and also stickers.
I love the texture of the laser cut cards. One side is white, while the other side has a white-washed look and that’s what I chose to show on this card. I backed it with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock which really made this image pop. The sentiment is die cut with the stitched tag which is from the matching framelits. I stamped the rope in balmy Blue over the sentiment.
All the elements have been layered on a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock which has been embossed with the lovely High Seas 3D embossing folder. This is a new style embossing folder and will need to be sandwiched through your die cutting machine differently.
Watch this video for some tips on using the new style 3D embossing folders and dies.
If, like me, you love ALL the products in this suite, the new catalogue makes it easy with a one-product-number ordering system. This item number and other products used are all listed below. Try out the Memories & More card packs and see how easy it is to make a batch of cards.
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