November 13, 2021


 I know. I'll bet you are all wondering what the significance of the title of this post is. Go ahead. Take a second and see what it's called if you hadn't already noticed.


Do any of you know what that means? It stands for One Sheet Wonder.

Someone long ago came up with this nifty concept. Meant to be a quick way to create a great quanity of cards quickly, it doesn't work that way for me. 

To create 17 cards (one is missing from this set because I sent it to a friend before I took photos), I spent several hours over two days to complete them.

To do a One Sheet Wonder, you start with a single sheet of Designer Series Paper. In my opinion, not all DSPs create lovely cards. The design has to be fairly dense and not all that uniform in order to have a diverse look to the cards, but yet to maintain continuity.

If you look on Pinterest for One Sheet Wonders, you will find a plethora of diagrams for cutting up your single sheet of DSP. I've tried a few different templates over the years, and they all work well.

For me, once I get the sheet of DSP completely cut up, I always mount a coordinating cardstock -- in this case, I used Soft Seafoam -- to the back of each piece. This also reaffirms the cohesiveness, giving you a common color to which you can match the rest of the components for the cards. As you will notice, I brought bacck the Soft Seafoam cardstock in various forms throughout  the set.

My problem is that, with each section of DSP a different look and size, I must spend time to figure out the best way to present each one. 

So, each card becomes a unique design. 

A close friend and I got together virtually and worked on this set of cards. She used a different Designer Series Paper design than I did, and even flipped some of the pieces to the opposite side, so her collection had a much more varied look than mine did.

All that stuff out of the way, following are photos of my 16 (of 17) cards:

By incorporating a variety of ribbons, dies, and sentiments, you end up with a wide array of cards.

Have you ever tried a OSW? Did you consider it a success? Did you have fun? Was it more work than it was worth? Please share your experience(s) with a One Sheet Wonder project.



  1. I have yet to try a one-sheet-wonder set of cards, but what I have done is what I call do it to death where I use a sheet of DSP, whether 6" or 12", until there's practically nothing left of it. Your cards are wonderful. I love the seafoam green color, and it works so well to unite all of the cards you have made.

    1. Thanks! I like your name for the process, Do It To Death!

  2. I have used the OSW concept before too and other than the first few that came together easily it took me several days to get all my cards made to my satisfaction too! Yours are really Lovely!

    1. Thanks, Joanne. It's is a cool concept, but, like you, I find it quite time consuming. But ever so satisfying. Right?