Friday, August 31, 2012

Clementine Damask Diva Hop

Clementine One Sheet Wonder Cards

Welcome hoppers! You just saw Ashley's fantastic Clementine project on your Damask Diva's Paper Pack hop. I'm the 8th entry on the hop but if you got here out of order you can check out our Damask Diva's blog here.

For this month's hop I decided to do a 1 sheet wonder I found on LeeAnn Greff's website. I have been in a rut and needed to change up my cards. 

What's a 1 sheet wonder?

1 sheet of B&T paper cut into different shapes. Some of them combine to make a design on a card and some are used on their own. These cuts can then be backed with card stock and arranged in a variety of ways. Add a few colored card bases that coordinate and there are endless possibilities.

Why a 1 sheet wonder? 

  • Very little waist! 
  • Huge variety of designs possible
  • Great for punches or sentiment frames from Cricut Artiste/Art Philosophy Cartridges
  • Great way to use embellishment stash up
  • Great way to use scraps
  • Makes 16 very different cards

Very cool!

I love how these turned out! My favorite is the Celebrate card. Oh  and the Fall themed card made the $5 Stamp of the Month set. (See more info below) Or maybe the one with the Artiste bow on the front or the Have a day filled with.... No...OK; I just can't choose!

My cards used several cuts and matching stamps from the CTMH exclusive Artiste Cricut Cartridge collection. I'm really enjoying learning this new cartridge. If you would like to see each of the cards close up I'll be posting each of them this week on my Facebook page: Close to My Heart Paper Fiesta. 

Tips when you try this!

  1. Take the CTMH desk pad or 12 X 12 colonial white sheet and make a template to scale. Label each of the sections as per the instruction sheet. Put this template on your work station and as you cut each piece, place your cut piece on top of the matching section. It will help you keep track of your cuts. And if you make mistakes cutting, like I did, you can adjust quickly. 
  2. Once you select your B&T paper, go through your scraps and pull anything out that coordinates. It will save you time when you want to back pieces of the B&T with a layer or add small paper embellishments. 
  3. Don't forget the ZIP STRIP on the B&T papers! I used a couple different zip strips from the paper pack to add to the cards. I love how CTMH has these little extras that don't cost extra!
  4. Vary the direction of the card from landscaped to vertical. 
  5. Use 3-4 different coordinating colors of 12 x 12 card stock sheets and cut 2 card bases from each. Save the remaining strips for layers and stamping. I looked at the zip strip on the paper pack to see what colors I might have that CTMH recommended. 

Come back soon!

Can't wait until next month when we showcase the Moonlight paper pack! But in the mean time, I'll be posting more great projects as I prepare for my upcoming OPEN HOUSE! So excited to showcase my new Fall Make & Takes and of course the great new CTMH products! So you all come back soon! Or better yet, join my blog by entering your email at the top and get notified every time I add a new post!

Now it is time to hop on over to Jeannie's blog and see what she's created!

I'd love to be YOUR consultant! Click here to order your Clementine paper pack or Artiste Cricut cartridge from me. For support after the sale, I'm available on my FaceBook page and via email or bby appointment on FaceTime(video chat). I'm happy to walk you through any design challenges, a Workshop on the Go, or even one of my projects I post here.

September Stamp of the Month

Just $5 with a qualifying purchase. A great set of stamps at a fantastic price! Order Today!

Celebrate Life~PaperFiesta Style!

Blessings! Sharon


  1. Great project Sharon!! I have been wanting to try making cards like that; but haven't had the time. Good job!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Gloria

  2. Wow Sharon!! You are the busy little bee aren't you?! This is awesome!! Can't wait to try this myself. =)

  3. Sharon! This is amazing--I have never heard of this before, so thank you for sharing the idea. Your cards turned out simply wonderful! Loving that little Artiste bow. :)

  4. Sharon, what a great group of cards and now you will have a supply on hand. Awesome!

  5. So many great cards and a great idea! I'll have to try this for card sets! Love the Artiste bow!

  6. Love all your cards. You did such a great job!!!

  7. One sheet wonder = wonderful cards!!!
    I love how they turned out too.

  8. So many great cards and ideas. I've used the paper bow from Artiste on a box and it worked great.

  9. These are wonderful cards Sharon! Love them!! Have a great labor day.