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Simply Natural One Sheet Wonder

Happy Friday! It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules back on the blog sharing a fun "one sheet wonder" techniqe using the beautiful Simply Blessed {stamp & paper} Bundle currently available! But even if you don't have this stamp set or this paper pack, you can use this fun technique to create a set of cards with any of your 6" x 6" patterned papers. Let's get crafty...

We will be taking that one patterned 6" x 6" cotton image to create four cards with different looks and sentiments. This is a great way to make gift sets of cards for friends and family or even to make several cards for future use. It's also a great way to make use all that beautiful paper that we seem to hoard. I also used some of the other more solid colored paper from this pack to mat the cuts. You'll see this in the final steps.

Here are the dimensions of how I cut that one piece of 6" x 6" patterned paper. This is just one way to cut yours. And truthfully, you can make 5 cards with these 5 pieces, but really was not feeling the small square all by itself, so I paired it with the smaller rectangle. You can find lots of other ideas on Pinterest as well for more inspiration.

Once the pattered paper was cut, I matted each on white card stock, and then used the brown patterned paper to mat them as well. I measured each 1/4" taller and wider for each layer. Now, let's make cards.

Using the first 2" x 4" piece, I paired it with the Scallop & Circles Nesting dies and stamped the floral image and a sentiment from the Simply Blessed stamp kit. Again, keeping this very clean and simple and using brown inks to keep with the color scheme.

Using the 2.5" x 4" piece, I centered it and paired it with the Scallop & Stitched Sentiment Nesting Dies along with a sentiment from the Simply Blessed Stamp Kit. I opted not to use the scalloped die to just keep the same straight lines like the other cuts and I didn't want to cover any more of the pretty patterned paper.

Using the second 2" x 4" piece paired with the Dashes and Frills Hearts die set and another sentiment. These sentiments fit perfectly into many of the new die sets by Unity so make sure to try them out!

And for this last card, I paired the two smaller cuts: the 1.5" x 4" and 2" x 2" pieces. I layered them over each other and still centered them over the card front. I ended up trimming down white card stock for the sentiment to avoid covering up the pretty patterned paper again.

Can you believe that just one piece of patterned 6" x 6" paper can create these beautiful cards? And it's such a great way to mass produce cards to gift away for those non-card making friends.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you've found inspiration. Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

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