Sunday, July 5, 2020

Twelve cards from one sheet 12x12 DSP


I have been really busy this past week in my 'other job' as a tax consultant with H&R Block, getting ready for the 2020 tax season and training staff, that I wanted to find some time this weekend for some 'me time' in my craft room. I went in there this afternoon after doing some household chores that needed to be done, as yesterday was a family day, and found that I didn't have any mojo! I just couldn't find the motivation or excitement to create a unique card that I was hoping to create.

So I decided that I was going to make something, as I always need cards to send (although I have been a bit slack in this department too lately!) for birthdays and customer thank yous etc, and so create I would!

In this type of situation I usually decide to CASE (Cope And Share Everything) a card or create one based upon a previous layout/design that I have used before and hope that gets the creative juices flowing!

With this in mind and a pack of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper sitting on my desk I decided to take out one piece of 12" x 12" and create a stack of cards just using this one sheet. This was the piece I chose and then cut it up into 12 pieces of 3" x 4" (I was using the daisy pattern side), basically what some often call a One Sheet Wonder (OSW), although with these cards they will all be the same design.


I then prepared my other supplies so I could just mass produce them in a form of assembly line process. The supplies I used and prepped were...

  • One 12" x 12" sheet DSP - cut into 12 pieces of 3" x 4"
  • Twelve card bases, colours chosen from the colour palette of the DSP, and what I had on hand (only one sheet left of Bumblebee cardstock, need to replenish!) - 6 A4 sheets coloured cardstock - 10.5 cm x 29.7 cm, my cards are landscape, side opening
  • Two sheets A4 Basic Black cardstock - 12 pieces 10.5 cm x 8 cm (cut A4 sheet at 10.5 cm on short side and then on the long side cut at 8 cm)
  • You will have four pieces of Basic Black off cuts of 10.5 cm x 5.6 cm approx, cut on the long side at 3.5 cm and 7 cm, giving you 12 pieces of 3.5 cm x 5.6 cm (these you will use to white heat emboss your greetings on)
  • Twelve Whisper White liners for inside cards (I always add liners in my cards, especially if the card bases are coloured, and usually my offcuts of DSP, however, in these cards I didn't have any!)
  • 12 x 25 cm lengths of Bumblebee Ribbon - I just tied mine pieces in a knot and then trimmed to wrap around the DSP panel
  • Adhesive of choice - I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' SEAL & Stampin' Dimensionals



This was my production line process:
  1. Cut one sheet DSP into twelve 3" x 4" pieces.
  2. Cut two A4 sheets Basic Black cardstock into twelve pieces 10.5 cm x 8 cm as indicated above and cut the four off cut pieces into three equal pieces 3.5 cm x 5.6 cm.
  3. Cut, score and fold twelve card bases using coordinating colours - Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso.
  4. Adhered the Whisper White card liners to the inside of the prepared card bases.
  5. Cut twelve pieces of Bumblee Ribbon.
  6. Stamped various greetings using Versamark Ink and White Emboss Powder, heat set.
  7. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, as it gives a bit of wriggle room to straighten DSP panel when adhering, and mounted these on to Basic Black larger pieces. Completed all twelve.
  8. Tied a knot in the Bumblebee Ribbon and trimmed close to knot on one side and using some Stampin' SEAL adhesive to attach underneath, and wrapped around the front of the DSP panel.
  9. Added Stampin' Dimensionals under each of the twelve mounted DSP panels and attached them to the front of a card base.
  10. Added Stampin' Dimensionals under each Basic Black greeting piece and attached to right, over the Bumblebee Ribbon.
And here are the 12 completed cards...


Here is a look at each colour way. I was very happy how they all turned out and at the end of it I have twelve cards ready to go!

Bumblebee

Early Espresso

Mint Macaron

Old Olive

Terracotta Tile

Which colour palette is your preference?

Sometimes when the inspiration doesn't flow, you just use a simple design, or CASE and you will find your mojo or at least I felt I accomplished something that ended up looking good and is now on hand to send out.

The other thing I was pleased about was that there was very little wastage, just slithers off the Whisper White card lines, to allow a border edge inside.



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