Monday, 13 April 2015

One Sheet Wonder Glitter Pot Class Projects

Last Friday I ran a 'One Sheet Wonder' all day class at the Glitter Pot.  A One Sheet Wonder is a template you design using one sheet of paper and cut it in such a way that every piece of the paper is used to make a number of projects.  I used a 12" x 12" sheet of 'Simple Stories - Colour Vibe Lights - Celery' double sided patterned paper, drew my designed template on the chevron printed side of the paper in pencil and carefully cut out the pieces with a craft knife and metal ruler.   On the day of the class everyone first had to draw the template on their 12" x 12" sheet and cut it out into seven pieces.  Then three of those pieces were divided further so that everyone ended up with a total of fourteen pieces of patterned paper.  Those fourteen pieces were used to make nine projects - six cards, two tags and a gift bag. Some additional card and paper along with the 12" x 12" patterned paper sheet were needed to make the projects - white card, black card and some pink patterned paper were added.

Here are all the items shown together.  They'd make a lovely gift set I think!

A 5" square piece of paper was cut in half diagonally to make the background for the 5 3/4" square Happy Birthday card.  A 7" x 2" strip of paper was used to make the tag.  On the card I glued the diagonal pieces of paper so they butted up exactly next to each other onto a layer of black CS.  I wanted to add some definition so I drew a line with a black marker between the diagonal panels.  A small touch but it makes a lot of difference!  I stamped the butterfly onto the white panel for the card, stamped two butterflies onto the chevron paper of the tag, stamped the butterflies again onto a separate piece of white card, coloured them with ProMarkers and fussy cut the wings.  I glued the bodies flat but placed 3D foam pads under the wings, leaving the backing paper on so that the butterflies remain popped up.  The sentiment panel on the card and the white 'Especially For You' circle on the tag are both popped up.

Three 3" squares of paper were used for panels for these three 5 1/4" square butterflies cards.  I stamped the butterflies onto pink patterned paper, added some colour with a Cerise ProMarker, fussy cut the butterflies and glued them the same way as I did on the above card and tag.  I added black CS dots as embellishments - these were cut out from a handheld 1/4" circle punch.  

Six 2" squares were used for these two DL sized cards.  The flowers were made with the fab 'Blossom' clear stamp set from Leane Creatief.  Two step stamping made easy with clear stamps - no stamp positioner needed!  I stamped the solid flower first in Angel Pink Memento ink and stamped the dotty outline over the top in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  To help make sure the solid and outline stamped flower images would line up correctly I placed a permanent marker dot on one petal on both stamps.  As long as both images are stamped in the same orientation (I chose to stamp with the dotted petal being positioned at the bottom) the flowers line up perfectly.  I fussy cut each flower, added some Rose Bud ink with a sponge dauber, added dimension to the flowers with a shaping tool and moulding mat and popped the flowers up.  The sentiment circle was also edged with Rose Bud ink and popped up.  The leaves and flower centres were cut out with punches.  

Finally, there is this 'Blossom' gift bag and tag,  I used the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board to make the gift bag.  The board makes a gusseted bag usually but I omitted certain score lines so that the gift bag wasn't gusseted.  A 10" x 4" piece of paper was used for the gift bag and a 7" x 2" strip of paper was used for the tag.  

During the day I stamped lots of two step blossoms and punched lots of leaves and circles.  I thought it was unlikely that everyone would complete all nine projects on the day of the class but at least the ladies went away with their remaining patterned paper pieces and some punched and stamped shapes so they could finish things off at home!  I also gave everyone a copy of the One Sheet Wonder template with cutting instructions and basic sketches of the projects.  I reckoned it would be useful to have a resource to refer to later on if the ladies wanted to use the One Sheet Wonder template again.  

What a lovely bunch of ladies, it was great fun sharing the One Sheet Wonder technique with them and we all enjoyed a happy, relaxed day!  

Stamps: Personal Impressions 'Butterflies are Propelled Flowers' clear set, Leane Creatief 'Blossom' clear set, 'Especially For You' sentiment from Woodware 'Going To Seed' clear set
CS: Glitter Pot Thick and Medium White Card, Glitter Pot Black Card

Patterned paper: Simple Stories 'Colour Vibe Lights - Celery', Doodlebug 'Kraft In Colour - Cupcake Flowers/Ledger'
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink & Rose Bud Memento inks, Meadow Green, Apple & Cerise ProMarkers
Tools: Woodware 'Grass 1' Big Punch, various circle punches, Crop-A-Dile, WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board, flower shaping tool, moulding mat, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware 10mm black stripe organza ribbon, PaperMania clear gems, 3D foam pads

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Jackie Elliott said...

My word, I'm amazed you can make so many projects from one sheet of patterned paper, just what I need with my very limited crafty budget.
Thanks for sharing the stunning projects.

corsaire said...

they are really lovely its surprising what you can do with a sheet of paper x