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Homemade Patterned Paper and the One Sheet Wonder

I remember making my own patterned paper early on in my Stampin' Up!® career, but it's been a really really long time. So Tuesday night, I decided it was time to break out the white cardstock, stamps and ink. I hadn't used the Sale-a-bration stamp set Textures & Frames yet, so I had made up my mind to use that to make my homemade Designer Series Paper. When contemplating colors, I was thinking I really wanted to use these 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems, since I purchased two packages in May and hadn't even opened them yet.

After choosing the stamp set and these gems, my homemade Designer Series Paper was born, using Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. It kinda looks like a hot mess before I got it all cut up. ;)

I used this cutting map to get the pieces the right sizes for my cards. Thanks to Mae Collins for the start. I used her template and tweaked it to fit my needs:

As you can see, for cards 4 and 5, I cut a rectangle that was 3" x 4 3/4", then I cut it in half diagonally. For layers that looked nice behind those triangles, I cut a piece of 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" Bumblebee cardstock, then cut that in half diagonally, as well. Including these pieces, here are all sizes of the other layers:

  • Card #1: Bumblebee cardstock 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  • Card #2: Bumblebee 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", then use a scallop die or other edge die or punch on the long sides

  • Card #3: Bumblebee 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"

  • Cards #4 and #5: Bumblebee 3 1/4" x 5 1/4", cut in half on the diagonal

  • Card #6: Bumblebee 3 1/4" x 4"

  • Card #7: Bumblebee 2 3/4" x 3 1/4"

  • Card #8: Bumblebee 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" and Basic White 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"

  • Card #9: Basic White 2 3/4" x 4"

I cut this card #6 wrong when doing the original cutting, so I had to adjust the measurements. However, when preparing the Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this card, what I was supposed to do was cut it into strips: 3/4", 1 1/4", and 1 1/2," like I did in this card, using the Penguin Playmates DSP:

And finally card numbers 7, 8, and 9:

I made these cards in a Facebook Live class entitled Take It Up a Notch Tuesday. You can watch it here. I also shared during Take It Up a Notch that you can cut down a piece of 12" x 12" DSP to 8 1/2" x 11" so you can use the very same template. I just love how these Penguin Playmates DSP One Sheet Wonder cards turned out!

For a list of items used in these cards and links to my online store, see below, and don't forget to take advantage of Sale-a-bration while you have a chance! SAB ends September 30!

Happy stamping!


Homemade DSP product list:

Penguin Playmates DSP product list:

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