Friday, January 1, 2021

One Sheet Wonder

Happy 2021!!  May it be a better year than 2020!  A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is Anything Goes.

And here are the cards I created:

I have lots (and lots and lots) of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I never use.  Anyone else want to join the club and admit this as well??  Confession is good for the soul, you know.  For several years, I have been a fan of "one-sheet wonder" cards where you take an entire sheet of paper ( can be any size, though usually 6 x 6 or 12 x 12), cut it using a template and create cards using every tiny bit of that sheet of paper.  So, I finally decided to pull out a sheet of Christmas paper and have a go at it using this template I found on Pinterest.  I cut enough pieces for 12 cards, but only have 10 finished at this moment.
I picked a pretty (and nontraditional) Christmas print and then picked out two colors of cardstock to match.  I matted almost all of the patterned paper on cardstock and then matched it with the contrasting base so the papers will stand out a little.
I stamped enough of these adorable penguins and accessories for each of the cards.  Coloring and fussy cutting them all probably was the most time consuming part of making all of these cards.  I chose some fun sketches that used elements that patterned paper panels would work with and then added embellishments.  Most of the embellishments carry on through most of the cards.  No added patterned paper was used.  This is a really long post with a lot of pictures, but you really have to see each card up close to see how adorable they are.

Card #1 uses some punched snowflakes that my mom got in a big box of scrapbooking stuff at a yard sale several years ago.  There were so many, it will take a long time to use them up!  I also added some pink dotted ribbon and some blue rhinestones.
Card #2 uses a snowflake embossing folder and no added embellishments.
Card #3 uses one of those punched snowflakes, the dotted ribbon, and rhinestone, the same snowflake embossing folder and a small vellum die cut circle.
Card #4 uses the dotted ribbon, some clear rhinestones and both pre-cut felt snowflakes and die cut paper snowflakes.
Card #5 uses one of the felt snowflakes and a bunch of light pink pearls to accent the die cute "wreath".
Card #6 Uses one of the felt snowflakes and some pink rhinestones.
Card #7 uses the dotted ribbon some blue rhinestones and a die cut snowflake.  (This might be one of my favorite cards from the set!)
Card #8 uses some of the blue rhinestones and some glitter paper to create the "snowbanks" to go along with the cute little penguin making a snow angel.
You can see the sparkle in the photo below:
Card #9 uses some of the dotted ribbon, blue rhinestones and a die cut "Merry Christmas" sentiment (I drew on a string to hang the ornament from the "y".) to which I added clear wink of Stella to make it all sparkly!
You can see all the sparkly goodness below:
Card #10 doesn't use any embellishments other than the sentiment strips.
These were really fun and I love that I was able to use an entire piece of paper--no waste!  Unfortunately . . . . they ONLY used one sheet of paper . . . I have soooooo much!!  I anticipate many of these sets in my future; I already have in mind to create a set of feminine birthday cards and then a set of masculine as well.  And probably some more Christmas sets as well.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh "Penguin Pals"; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" (Cards #1, 2, 3, 4, 5) "Merry & Bright" (Cards #7, 8,10) and STAMPlorations "All Ye Faithful--Typographia Christmas" (Card #6)

Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" (Cards #1, 3); Martha Stewart snowflake punch (Cards #1, 3); MFT "Blueprints 14" fishtail banner (Card #3); Memory Box "Lindeman Snowflake" (Card # 4); Elizabeth Craft Designs "Entwined Circles" (Card #5); PaperTrey Ink "Fancy Flakes" (Card #7); Lawn Fawn "Stitched Snowhills" (Card #8); STAMPlorations "Merry Christmas" sentiment (Card #9)
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder (Cards #2, 3)

Card #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Krafty Chicks #540--anything goes
Crimbo #223--anything goes

Card #2
Penny's Challenge #486--anything goes

Card #3
Crafty Gals #214--'Tis the Season
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes

Card #4

Card #5
Creative Moments #205--anything goes
Creative Sketchy #55--anything goes

Card #6
Christmas Kickstart #45--If it's Chrismassy, link it up
Sweet Stampers #51--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #472--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Card #7
Mod Squad--anything goes while using real rubber or clear stamps

Card #8
Dare 2B Artzy--Holiday Fun

Card #9

Card #10
Christmas with The Cuties #45--Anything goes (Christmas) with the optional twist: based on a Christmas carol


Patti said...

ALL your creations are just so cute and fabulous!!! Love the colors and every design!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Dotty Jo said...

What a sweet selection of cards! Thanks for sharing at Christ,as Kickstart, Jo x

Arwen said...

I love this est of stamp. They're so cute.
Your coloring is amazing.
Thanks for joigning us at Christmas Craft Creations

Kuni said...

Lovely and sweet.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Debbie said...

What a great batch of cards!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Dorlene Durham said...

What a great way to use up paper and create a bunch of cards at once. I remember doing this years ago but I may have to revisit the techniques. Great cards!!

Carol L said...

That's one fabulous collection of cute cards you've made, and I just love the soft pink & blue colors! I wish I could use up all the papers I have, but it's an overwhelming task for me!

ionabunny said...

These are just adorable. What a fabulous set. Thanks for joining the Mod Squad challenge. Hugz

Donna said...

These are so adorable and 10 Christmas cards done already, wow. The penguins are so cute!

Judy Markowitz said...

These are all so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

Julie said...

So adorable
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
Julie T