I kind of “stumbled” across the “one sheet wonder” template and card idea recently. Once I started on my first set of cards, I have been HOOKED ever since! When I look at the examples, all of them are so different – even IF the same shapes from the templates are used. I think that is the part I love the most, I have seen so many awesome ideas from the templates I have saved. Simply find the best templates and papers, and get started!
With the card examples shown here – you can see just how you can use the templates with your cards, making different card TYPES for the papers you selected. For me personally – I love THIS part the most! OF course I love to create all of the same TYPE of cards with the same papers, but also love to use one set of papers with various themes as well!
I think one of my other favorite parts from using this type of creating cards – is the various ways you can use the various shapes you find. Mat them, don’t mat them! ADD background paper – DON’T add background paper! White card base – colored card base….. And if you look at the example here – you can see VARIOUS colors of cards are used for the background!
Tips to get started –
I hope you have fun in this wonderful card type – and make sure you share with me what you have done!!!
Until next time,
Memories in Tyme
I am not sure about you all – but wow…it’s already early June! I’m not sure if I need to plan for the end of the world, a party for next week for under 20 people, snow – rain – or hot…… However, we are going to attempt to see what we can do for events we MIGHT have planned between now and the end of the year!
We have all had our lives ripped out from underneath us with this whole “Covid-19” pandemic. I’m not sure our world will be the same again, but that is just me! Holiday’s and things this year – might be a bit more special, instead of just another day! Make something handmade instead of a huge gift! Even if you DO give a gift card, you can make a special card holder for it, and have them frame the piece when they are done! We will have a whole other post on how to save money for the rest of the year!!! Make sure you check back for that one!
Here’s where I tell you to grab your favorite way to organize your life… Mine happens to be a calendar (printed out), a pen, and a few highlighters! I make sure to get all the info I can on the calendar – and then a sheet of paper for more info as to what I need to do for it. Others will use a planner, or their phone/tablet/computer – use whatever is best for YOU to get more done! So, lets get started – shall we!
I hope you join me in getting more things done – and by the time you NEED to get them done! I will have another post coming up about how TO get more done – and a design sheet that will help you get started on creating things you need to! Check back for that post as well!
Until next time,
Memories in Tyme
If you go to Pinterest – or your favorite search engine…and simply type “one sheet wonder template” you can get as many templates like this one – to choose from! I totally love how you can use the same template over and over again, and every card will turn out different depending on what you do for the saying and embellishments used! I also love to find 6 x 6 templates that are different, and use 1 12 x 12 sheet of paper on all of it. I might even use a 12 x 12 sheet of paper using an 8.5 x 11 template once in a while, it just depends on the cards and the template I decide to use, and what I feel like doing at the time!
I have really enjoyed using these templates, and not have to make my own card backgrounds out of the scraps I have leftover, searching for the perfect papers! However, I still grab a scrap of paper, and still make my own backgrounds out of them… They just are not as uniform as the templates here are – and you can use one template, one sheet of paper – and different card examples for each set of cards!
To get started –
Find your own templates, and start to search Pinterest or online for the examples you like! I see SO MANY different ways to use the template shapes, find what you like! You can find your own style – or switch it up and do many different things! I will go over some of the card examples in a post tomorrow! Check back then for more ideas!
Until next time,
Memories in Tyme
None of us planned on this whole pandemic thing…we sure didn’t plan to be stuck at our homes with nothing to do for over a month! I wanted to give you a few ideas to spend time creating while you are cooped up, using what you have already bought and have available! Let’s get started!!!
If you have already bought a lot of stuff, then guess what – this is the BEST time to start using it up! Your pages don’t have to look like they are right out of a magazine… A simple piece of cardstock – a picture, and what you write is fine… JUST get it documented while you can – and right now, is the PERFECT time to get it done!
I use a lot of different products on the things I make – and yet, I end up using the same things over and over at times! You will have your favorite “go-to’s” when you create, just don’t forget to look outside the box as well!!! Things like floss and ribbon, used for other things, can be used with your paper crafts as well!!! Let’s get started!
The die cuts I have right now, I have used for 18+ years that I can remember! It was the best investment instead of cutting the shapes out by a template! That is great and cost effective if you are just starting, but if you are going further, you need access to a good die cut machine! I personally use Sizzix and Cricut, I will have reviews for both of them coming up! Make sure you check back next month for those! Best thing with the die cuts, you can use them over and over with different papers and themes, and they will come out different every time!
When I start to work on a project – I look at what exactly am I creating….. what type of a project and how many of it am I doing. Do I need to create one set – or multiple? As I look at “that” – I start to decide what papers am I going to use. I might start with one set – and then move on to something totally different by the time I am done LOL! It all starts with the papers – to make beautiful embellishments of your own!
Once I start to work on my project, I make more than enough embellishments to work with! That way, I can be a bit more picky about the things I am adding TO the creation, and I have some left over to use on other projects!!! If you notice the photo, these are the leftovers from my mom’s altered drink holder! I can use the white balloons on a bunch of birthday cards, and won’t have to die cut any shapes for a while!
By doing extra embellishments while you have it all out, it saves time in the long run, and makes some of your project’s be one of a kind! Make sure you share with me what you have done!!!
Sympathy cards are never any fun to make, given the reason you are making the card in the first place! I finally found a stamp set I love to use that allows me to create a lot of different cards with one set, including sympathy cards!!! Stampin’ Up is my favorite place to purchase stamps and ink pads as they have quality products, in a ton of themes!!!! I am sure you will find what you are attracted to, from stamps to ink pads… no matter what company you end up going with!!!
The final look will depend on the corner punch you will use! I have about 4 my sister gave me a long time ago that I still use, the one I used here is one of them!!! I might not have the newest of supplies, but it all works just the same! With this particular punch, I found it on Amazon, it is a Fiskars 3 in 1 corner punch Heritage! It has 3 of the 4 I actually use included!!!!
It doesn’t matter if you have exactly what I have, find a simple corner rounder and use it instead!!!! It might look a bit different, but it will look good all the same!! You don’t need to spend a lot of money on supplies to make things look good, trust me on that one!!! All you need is a few supplies and an imagination, you get both with me!!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Get your own list of recycled stuff you can use, and as always, share with me what you are doing!!!