Saturday, June 1, 2013

One Sheet Wonder Template and Sketch Measurements

This post is going to be longer than unlikely my usual post because there are more step-by-step photos for One Sheet Wonder (OSW) Template and Sketch Measurements. I hope you will take time to read through as I am sure you would appreciate it at the end.
Now I DO like to work on sketch measurements every time when I create my cards by applying the One Sheet Wonder Template.  It's not only fun but also very productive.  Since I have been making cards for our Heroes and donating them to Operation Write Home, it has been always a challenge to be creative and productive at the same time. I hope what I share would help every one to meet these expectations with less hassle. Most of all, you will not end up with scraps that we all used to have and I want to keep it as my reference to check back any time. 
Here are steps how I started. You are welcome to take it and share it with others to make more cards for our Heroes.
  • 12"x12" Grid Paper is a great tool to start working on the measurements.

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OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #174 - thank you pinwheel
  • One Sheet Wonder Template photo.  Please click the photo to enlarge it.
  • Step 1 - Cutting 5"x12", 5"x12" and 2"x12"
  • Step 2 - Cutting 3-1/2"x5", 3-1/2"x5", 3-1/2"x5" and 1-1/2"x5"
  • Step 3 - Cutting sizes as shown on the template to create various designs. Layer them on the 4"x5-1/4" sized matching colored cardstock.

I played the Paper Players sketch challenge last week and HERE is my post.  I worked on the measurements for this sketch and here you go.

I used two sheets of 12"x12" double-sided designer series paper (dsp) so I could have four different dsp pieces.  As you can see I started cutting by the step1 and the step 2 of the OSW template except the lengthwise 1/4" shorter, i.e., 3-1/2"x4-3/4" so that it will fit in the layering cardstock sized 4"x5-1/4". Because there is a space in between dsp pieces.
  •  Step 1 - Cutting 4-3/4"x12", 4-3/4"x12" and 2-1/2"x12"
  •  Step 2 - Cutting 3-1/2"x4-3/4", 3-1/2"x4-3/4", 3-1/2"x4-3/4"and 1-1/2"x5"

This is the step 3 of OSW template for this particular sketch challenge and layered on the matching colored cardstock.  All what you need to do is adding the sentiment of your choice.


Also I played Freshly Made Sketches #88 and here is my card to enter. I love how it turned out.  I used one sheet of 12"x12" double-sided dsp and it was easier to coordinate dsp pieces by cutting the measurements that I came up with.  You can make 6 identical cards and 3 in different layouts.

This is Freshly Made Sketches #88 and my measurements next to it.

  • Step 1 - Cutting 5"x12", 5"x12" and 2"x12"
  •  Step 2 - Cutting 3-1/2"x5", 3-1/2"x5", 3-1/2"x5"and 1-1/2"x5"
  •  Step 3 - Cutting 2-1/4"x5", 3/4"x5" and 1/2"x5".
  •  Step 4 to 6 - Layering on the 4"x5-1/4" sized matching colored cardstock.

Focal image measurements.

 Whew...  thanks for your patience with me.  I need a big hug, too.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! I am so impressed with all the measuring and photos. Thank you for laying this out in such detail. I know that I will be using this as a guide. You did a fantastic job!

  2. You are such a giving person. That is such a lot of work and we truly appreciate you sharing with us.
    Thank you.

  3. I love your card for FMS. The papers and colors are so beautiful and the pearls are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. thank you so much! this makes it so much easier to make lots of great cards for our troops!

  5. Thank you for taking the time and sharing. Today I tried the layout it and your instructions made it very easy to have a well designed card.

  6. Beautiful job! Going to try this today.


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