July 2, 2012 ~ Reason to Smile

Earlier this morning I posted Stampin' Up's special for this month and I wanted to make some cards using that stamp set.  The 'Reason to Smile' stamp set makes beautiful one sheet wonder cards.  You can use several different color combinations to create lovely cards for all sorts of occasions.

I decided to make sympathy cards and I used the colors- so saffron, pool party, and island indigo.  To create a one sheet wonder set of cards all you need to do is to take a blank sheet of card stock and randomly stamp your images using the colors you wanted.  When you are stamping your images make sure to stamp them as close together as you can because once your cut your card stock apart it won't look as busy and you don't want any big open empty spaces.

On this card above I used so saffron for my card base, my one sheet wonder stamped paper that I made and I used my finishing touches edgelits for my island indigo border.  Next, I stamped my sentiment, added my ribbon and that was about it.

*card #24 out of 100 cards in 100 days goal

Stamps:  Reason to Smile, Loving Thoughts
Card Stock:  So Saffron, White, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink:  So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Supplies:  Ribbon, Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits
Technique:  One Sheet Wonder, 2 Step Stampin'

This is another card I made using the same one sheet wonder paper that I stamped.  The only difference is that I used a white card base this time and I decided to use my scallop border punch and I tied my ribbon on differently.  I also had an extra small stamped flower so I decided to cut it out and place it next to my sentiment. 

I can usually get 6-8 cards made out of one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11' stamped card stock.  I often times am asked if I use a template to make my cards and I don't.  I just start cutting my paper and work with the pieces I have left.  It's a great way to try out some new card layouts! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now I'm off to work on making some patriotic cards!  Have a great night!

*card #25 out of 100 cards in 100 days goal

Stamps:  Reason to Smile, Loving Thoughts
Card Stock: White, So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink:  So Saffron, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Supplies:  Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Scissors- for cutting out little flower
Technique:  One Sheet Wonder, 2 Step Stampin'

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Jacqueline said...

Very tasteful cards Patty - it's a lovely stamp set too - Jacqueline xx

Amanda said...

I love the color combo! And... I didn't think I would, but I might need to get the Reason to Smile set. Hmm. :)

Lela said...

Pretty and quick, I like it. I am looking forward to receiving this set too

Heather B said...

Oooh! I was admiring that set the other day. Might make an order this month worthwhile. I also plan to try the OSW technique here soon...on my list of many "I'll get to it" things.