My Challenge – One Sheet

Ok – so this is my challenge for y’all! (And I’m thinking I should start a little blog hopping challenge – what do ya think? Once a week? less often? sketch or color or what? Hmmmm……)

Anyway, mine is an idea I started awhile back and then didn’t keep up with. I don’t know about you, but I have tons of patterned paper. And the older stuff….well, it ends up just sitting there. So I decided to try to use it by challenging myself to use One Sheet a week. (OSC – One Sheet Challenge) Not necessarily like a One Sheet Wonder – as there is no template, I don’t care if you use every tiny scrap, and 3-D items are totally acceptable. You are welcome to use other patterns, papers, etc as you like. Wanna play?

Here are the first two I did – {OSC1} and {OSC2}. And here is today’s! This was using a sheet of Fancy Pants Daydreams paper. One side was a solid pink and the other had patterned circles. I ended up making 4 cards from this sheet. I could have used the bits to make more, but it’s late! I also layered a lot using it so it didn’t stretch as far. But really, the idea is just to use some of that pretty paper you have lying around – not to make a huge amount of stuff. That’s just a bonus!


supplies: Big Flowers by SU; sentiment by A Muse; only orange and palette noir ink; SU felt flower; bling brad from Gina K; dimensionals; classic circle nestabilities; may arts taffeta; black grosgrain ribbon; Daydreams Fancy Pants papers; white, black and wild wasabi cardstock.

I will elaborate on the reason behind the three different coloring jobs in my “Stuff I like” post later…..


supplies: Cottage Flowers by Lockhart Stamps; sentiment from A Muse; Daydream papers from Fancy Pants; SU watercolor paper; cream taffeta from SU; black grosgrain ribbon; palette noir ink; SU markers; niji waterbrush; dimensionals; classic rectangle nestabilities; PTI vintage cream cardstock; SU black cardstock; cloud prismacolor marker for outline.


supplies: Cottage Flowers by Lockhart Stamps; sentiment from A Muse; Daydream papers from Fancy Pants; SU watercolor paper; palette noir ink; koh-i-noor woodless pencils, OMS and blending stumps; dimensionals; classic rectangle nestabilities; PTI vintage cream cardstock; SU black cardstock; cloud prismacolor marker for outline.


supplies: Cottage Flowers by Lockhart Stamps; sentiment from A Muse; Daydream papers from Fancy Pants; SU watercolor paper; palette noir ink; dimensionals; classic rectangle nestabilities; classic circle nestabilities; PTI vintage cream cardstock; SU black cardstock; reinkers; niji waterbrush; cloud prismacolor marker for outline.

You can find the gallery for this challenge {here}.

Please post your links here if you play so that I can see your creations! And post your thoughts on a blog hopping challenge hosted here….any interest? Or are there already plenty of those out there?


Other Examples of OSC3:

Diane’s OSC3 

More of the OSC2 and a class card…..

Hello! I thought I’d share another card from my One Sheet Challenge wk2 (and btw, when I upload these, I am putting OSC2 – or whatever week I am on in the keywords section in the SCS gallery. This way, you can click on it and see everything done with that sheet. Please do the same if you are participating – it’s fun to see all you can do with one sheet of paper!). Now, it’s the same sheet I was working with last week cause my Mother’s Day gifts kinda got me sidetracked last week. And DO NOT feel like if you can’t get it done in one week you shouldn’t participate. I am so NOT concerned about those details in any challenges I post. Even the color challenges……they are a guideline to help you get started with some colors that might be outside your box.


So this was a card I made for the TLC 116 this week. It was to do a 15 min or less ‘warm-up’ card. The idea being, that if you do a quick card to get you going – your creative juices will be flowing and you’ll keep on creating. Unfortunately, I had to take one of my son’s to the doctor and that totally stalled out my ‘juices’! Oh well, it’s a cute card anyway! It was made as a 3×3 card. I used the Chatterbox floral paper and swiped the edges with black stazon and mounted that on a bashful blue base. I stamped the Flower Trio stamp from GinaK in black stazon. I colored it in using a blender pen and really rust and certainly celery ink. The centers of the flowers are Twinkle stickers from A Muse. I also edged this white panel with the black stazon pad. It is mounted on the card base with dimensionals. Simple and Sweet.


Here is a card we will be making at stamp camp Wednesday night. I love the beautiful simplicity of the white card base and the reverse masking. I cannot claim credit for the gorgeous idea, I saw this card and case’d it. I put a post it note on a piece of white cardstock and used my xacto knife to cut out around the post-it. Then I used temporary mono adhesive to hold the template in place on my card base. This technique is called reverse masking – you can find more about it here. I stamped the images from PaperTreyInk’s Green Thumb stamp set. I used my fave color combo – so saffron, always artichoke, rose red, and elegant eggplant. Then I sponged a bit of blue for the sky and a bit of artichoke for the ground. The centers of the flowers were done with a quickie glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter. After I removed my template, I then used my zig millenium pen to draw a frame for my image. I stamped the sentiment in black stazon and tied artichoke grosgrain and black gingham around the top.

Since I passed 100,000 hits this weekend (thanks for caring enough to read what I share!) I thought I’d have to get some type of goodie up later this week. Hmmm….what will it be!

**ETA – I added the tutorial link for the reverse masking.  Sorry about that!**

This week’s one sheet challenge…..

Okay, here’s the next installment to this week’s One Sheet a Week Challenge.  This is the same Chatterbox paper I used on the picture frames earlier this week.


I stamped the floral stamps from papertreyink’s Green Thumb stamp set.  I used bashful blue and stamped it off once for the first layer and then stamped it fully inked for the second layer (the smaller flower).  I used my Quickie Glue Pen on the center of the flowers and then dusted Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the centers.  I used one of the shorter ‘stem’ stamps to make grass and also stamped the grasshopper in certainly celery.  The rust layer is the reverse side of this Chatterbox paper.  Then it was layered on certainly celery and the bottom was pierced with my paper piercer using the SU template.  That whole image panel was mounted on dimensionals and adhered to the floral chatterbox paper.  I used the word window punch from su to do the sentiment.  I stamped ‘celebrate’ from everyday flexible phrases from SU in stazon.  Then I used glue dots to put a Prima daisy crazy flower on the end of the punch.  I used a self-sticking rhinestone in the center of the flower.  That is layered on white and then on a celery card base.

This is one of the MANY Mother’s Day cards I had to make this week.  I don’t have a great Mother’s Day stamp (still searching for one I like) so I just put ‘celebrate’.  Okay, back to making cookies with the boys!

My new challenge….

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got lots of patterned papers. I am sure most people have more than I do – I was kind of late to bloom in the paper arena. (I think I just started using patterned paper on cards in the last 6 months). But I’ve collected lots! Well, I have decided to challenge myself to use it. Each week I will pull an older sheet of paper out of my stash and use the WHOLE PIECE. Yep, the entire piece gets used up. Not doing one sheet wonders or anything, just using up the whole sheet. I welcome any of you to join me in this challenge! Feel free to link your creations here so I can check them out! So, for this week, here is what I created with my paper! I chose a sheet of older Chatterbox paper I’ve had for at least a year.

This was my first card using it. I used SC122 for the layout. I was dying to use my new Green Thumb set again so I decided to do a pot of flowers and try to match the ones on the paper. I stamped them all in SU Classic inks: bordering blue, mellow moss, cranberry crisp, really rust, and blush blossom. That panel was layered on cranberry crisp. I used the SU sm horizontal punch (or whatever that thing is called!) and tied grosgrain and gingham ribbons through it. I mounted that on dimensionals over a panel of chatterbox with a strip of blush blossom. The Blush Blossom was stamped with same ink using SU’s linen stamp. I pierced holes along both sides. It was then mounted on cranberry crisp and a blush blossom base.


This card was made using the wagon of flowers from Ginak. It was stamped in brown stazon and colored in with creamy caramel, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp, blush blossom and mellow moss. I used the ticket corner punch on the corners and sponged creamy caramel around the edges. I mounted it on cranberry crisp and used vintage mini brads in the corners. I layered that on a mellow moss with scallop piercing done using the Ornare template. I popped that on dimensionals over a panel of the chatterbox paper that had the edges run along the cranberry crisp ink pad. I stamped the mother sentiment in chocolate chip on the mellow moss cardfront.


Next I whipped out my PaperTray set (with some of the accents from Green Thumb) and dug out my long forgotten craft ink pads. I have gotten rid of most of these, but I had a few left – and what do ya know?!? They matched the chatterbox paper! I love the look of craft ink on Kraft paper – I am really hoping my new Versamagic Dew Drops will acheive the same affect….we’ll have to see when they get here! So I stamped the flowers using so saffron, blush blossom, mellow moss and bashful blue craft inks. I sponged white craft along the edges after I distressed them using the Heidi Swapp distressor. I then pierced along the edges and did faux stitching using the Signo white gel pen. I put that on dimensionals on a mellow moss and then basic black. I punched a blush blossom tab using the SU tab punch and edged it with a black marker so it would pop more. I punched holes in the tab and tied black gingham in it. that panel is mounted on dimensionals then layered in black and mounted on a blush card base.


The last card was done using the same PaperTray sets. I stamped the flowers in craft ink again and punched the Kraft paper out using the GIGA scallop punch, edges sponged in white, and mounted on dimensionals. Mellow moss strip was stamped using one of the flower centers from PaperTray in white craft ink. It was also sponged along the edges. All layered on another cardfront of the Chatterbox paper. I stamped the sentiment in mellow moss craft ink – I’m not sure I like how that turned out, but oh well!


I used some of the last squares (and a few from another coordinating chatterbox sheet) to make this coaster box. I used medium weight coasters, modpodged the paper on, sanded the edges and sprayed them with Plaid sealant. I punched them with my Bind-It-All and laced up the box using mellow moss grosgrain ribbon. I sprayed sealant on the inside, but did not paper them. I stuck the bottom on using E6000 glue. There is a tutorial on these boxes here.


I used the last little bits of paper on these pens. There is a tutorial on the beaded pens here. I am using most of this for the Teacher Appreciation gifts for the boys this week.

I hope you all join me in the One Sheet A Week Challenge! I’ve got some great new stuff to show next Sunday for a long awaited Stamping Space Sunday segment.

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