Birthday Memories Paper & One Sheet Wonder

Ever wondered how to minimize the waste of Stampin’ Up’s designer series paper?  Curious how much you can get from a “one sheet wonder” project?  Me too and the answer is…SO MUCH!  

This template makes 15 cards with 2 DSP sheets and 2 sheets of cardstock (plus card bases and accessories).   I liked this template because it featured “fancy folds” which made for more interesting cards.  Technically, you could use leftover scraps but I liked the idea of a coordinating package of cards.

My project features the “Birthday Memories” designer series paper, which can be found in the annual catalogue.  The paper itself is fantastic – oh, the colours, oh, the patterns!  I choose 2 sheets for this project:  one as a focal sheet (yellow + party animals) and one to match (blue polka dots + poodles).  Plus, I had some leftover scraps of  the yellow starburst pattern.  If you like this pattern, act now as it will be retiring after May.

Note:  Cutting template and instructions are from Stampin’ an Ink Trail.

Go figure.  I actually ran out of Old Olive card stock during this project and was only able to make 8 of the cards.  I improvised with some extra scraps too. 

In the end, my “one sheet wonder” project became more like “three sheet wonder” project.  But, given that you can make 15 cards, you get variety, I think that is still pretty good!

Card #1:  Z fold card

Using the Party Hat sentiments stamp.

CARD #2:  Easle CARD

Using the Party Hat sentiments stamp.

CARD #3:  Gate Fold Card

Using the Party Hat sentiments stamps.

CARD #4:  Regular Top Fold, Multi-Banner Card

Using the Epic Celebrations (Sale-A-Bration retired) sentiments stamp.

Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories Fancy Fold 2
Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories Fancy Fold 5

CARD #5:  Regular Side Fold, Banner Card

Using the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiments stamp.

Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories DSP 2
Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories DSP 3

CARD #6:  Front Step Card

Using the Cool Treats sentiments stamp.

Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories OSW Card

CARD #7:  Joy Fold Card

Using the Cake Soiree sentiments stamp.

Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories Fancy Fold 8

CARD #8: Regular Side Fold, Banner Card

Using the Party Hat sentiments stamp.

Stamping for Good Stampin Up Card Idea Birthday Memories Fancy Fold 2

You can use other sentiments (if you don’t have these stamp sets), or other embellishments.  It’s all up to you!

Enjoy and create with purpose!

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