One Sheet Wonders

Can you believe it's Friday already?  The week seems to go by so fast these days including the hours of each day. Tomorrow we have my son's seventh birthday party which I am madly preparing for today!!  June is quite a busy month around here, with Luke's birthday on the 10th and the baby due on the 15th, I decided to play it safe and have Luke's party a week early.  So off to the cake tin hire shop this morning (with the sad realisation that this is probably the last cake of it's type for Luke as he's getting to be such a big boy now) and now the house smells wonderfully of butter cake in the oven!  If you live in Canberra and looking for a great shop with cake tin hire and icing accessories, visit the Style Emporium at Gold Creek.  They're fantastic!

We're using the cake tin of Megasaurus the scary dinosaur ... you'll have to wait to tomorrow for a pic of the finished product!
Anyway, it would appear that I am digressing!!

I have so many cards to make this week - both thank you cards and birthday cards so I thought I would try the One Sheet Wonder technique!  One Sheet Wonders (OSW) are essentially one sheet of stamped cardstock (or patterned paper) that is cut up and used as the feature element to create a number of cards (or items).  It is an easy and quick way of creating coordinated greeting cards.

I've created two A5 sheets of stamped backgrounds using the Cottage Garden stamp set in two colour combinations: 

Colours used are Baja Breeze, Basic Grey and River Rock.  Easy but so chic!  This was inspired by the cards I found over at thINKspot blog!

This combo uses the pinks:

Colours used are Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, River Rock and Basic Grey.

I'm not quite sure which colour combination I like but I've highlighted the centres of the large flowers and butterflies with glitter, so I'm sure to have fun with both.  Stay tuned for the cards made with these OSWs.  If you're looking for more inspiration on creating background papers (aka OSWs), then visit the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers, you'll be amazed!

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