I came up with this basic template to make eight cards along with several variations that you can make more out of it. You will need to first cut in 5"x12", the second cut in 5"x12" and the rest will be 2"x12". Then go by the cutting diagram.
This is a draft that you will see my handwriting after many whiteouts. I will work on my computer to get nicer drawing.
Tip: Punch out the focal image mat from the base layer that will be covered by dsp anyway.
Hope this will give some inspiration whoever wants to try.
UPDATE: Please click the template to open a new window with bigger clear picture.
Thanks for stopping by!
OMG!!!! I am so impressed!~ReplyDelete
Wow, I think this would be such a huge help in making cards and not wasting paper.ReplyDelete
I've seen others do this, but yours is the best. The finished cards don't all look alike, there's so many variations and I can't wait to try it! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Awesome Post Seongsook!!! Thank you so much for sharing! By the way, I use the punch out the solid focal image from your solid layer technique all the time, and I actually think I picked it up from YOU a few years ago. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your diagram and all your great work with us Seongsook. This is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea! I really can't wait to try this out! I so appreciate you sahring this and I cna use up a bunch of paper! Bless you!ReplyDelete
Just love these extra great ideas to use every inch of papers. I hate waste. Thank you for this post.
Great idea! I love all the cards you made from the one sheet. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You amaze me. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I love that you made all these wonderful cards from one sheet. I will see if I can print off the samples because I can't read the dimensions and it gets blurrier the larger it gets. Great idea! TFS!ReplyDelete
Click the picture and you will have a new window open with bigger picture.Delete
i remember this from many years ago and thought how cool it is...but never went beyond that! i just cut out a sheet to see all the pieces and love all the cards i can get! i'm guessing in the 3x3 card, you also cut out the smaller square from the 3x3 piece since the blue mat will cover the hole?ReplyDelete
i also send cards in to OWH.....where are you in sac? i am in c.h.! i'll be subscribing to your blog now....
Fabulous template! I love sending cards in to OWH as well.ReplyDelete
You're good at this!!! Would love to see you come up with even more OSW templates. Your cards are lovely. I like that they're all different and use the designer paper so effectively. I Pinned your idea. More, please!!!! ;-)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing! I've always loved OSW projects and your cards are beautiful! My mojo has been down w/ the stress of "end of the year" stuff with the kiddos! This is something I know I can sit and do and feel productive and will feel so happy to see my box for OWH fill up! Thanks for the inspiration :)ReplyDelete
awesome OSW diagram! Thanks for sharing! I'm working on a set using this right now :)ReplyDelete
So wonderfully sweet of you to share this with us! I'll be adding this to my "must-keep" file!ReplyDelete
I saw this through OWH and loved the idea. At the time, most of my DPs were single sided so I thought about using 2 well contrasting papers so that I'd end up with 16 cards. Yesterday I happened upon a stock of new papers at a shop and most of the packs were doubled sided. I just made my first set of cards. They are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing these instructions to make the most of a 12 x 12 sheet. Your results are fabulous and I can't wait to try it myself. Blessings!ReplyDelete
This will certainly help me!! I have "saved" (aka: hoarded!) a LOT of paper because I didn't know what to do with & it was so pretty! Now I can spread that "prettiness" around! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
This is amazing and inspiring! Thank you so very much for sharing this with us. Fantabulous!!ReplyDelete
This is wonderful! I am working on Father's Day cards this week. I will have to try your pattern. Thanks you!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Love the template you made. I did this last night:ReplyDelete
This is a fabulous tutorial! I was so inspired when I found it Friday (mentioned on Craft Test Dummies site). I used 2 one-sided sheets so my results were a little different but I got 12 cards with extra pieces. I also shared this with my mom and she was inspired too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this great information and for what you do for Operation Write Home.
Goodness!!!!! This is awesome indeed, I'm in awe at how many wonderful cards can be done with just one sheet of 12x12 DSP. What a wonderful way to use all of it, simply fabulous. I'm a new recruit for the OWH organization and I'm very thrilled to be able to participate in sending hand made cards to all our Troops who are working so hard to preserve our freedom. Thank you so much for this wonderful and super useful template.ReplyDelete
Maria Rodriguez, Crown Point, IN.
Your cards are great...thank you for the template...Hope to put it to use soon.ReplyDelete
Thank you for posting and sharing this template. Your card creations are nice, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks...I can't wait to try this.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this. We will be making cards for Operation Write Home in October. This will help a lot!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for this - I just made them for a workshop I am having in a couple of weeks - Your template is very easy to understand. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this. I can't wait to try it. Beautiful work by the way.ReplyDelete
This is the first time I've ever seen a OSW. But can you please explaine what the last four notes (numbered 3-6) are referring to? Is it the size of the card base?ReplyDelete
Hi Aymes, it is referring to the size of 12"x12" double sized designer series paper.Delete
These have always been a puzzle to me, At last insructions that I have a chane of understanding. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Thank you for this great template. I've shared it with my social papercraft group of friends so we can all give it a go.ReplyDelete
As I am the one who usually shows up late to the party, thank you for posting this and I will be working with your fabulous template.ReplyDelete