Sep 29 2008

Autumn One Sheet Wonder

A One Sheet Wonder.Paper, ink and nothing more on this set of cards — and I like them! It truly can’t get much more basic than this!!! I haven’t done a One Sheet Wonder in probably 6 – 8 years. I needed to make several thank you notes today and I wanted to use the leaf stamp from First Fruits by Papertrey Ink, so I just thought I’d try a One Sheet Wonder. Here’s the sheet I stamped — it’s a full 8.5 x 11, though it appears to be square, it isn’t.


See that leaf in the lower left with more yellowish tones? That was the first leaf I stamped. I determined I didn’t like that much yellow, so I changed course. But it’ll work into something just fine! To stamp these leaves I used a Spectrum Pad that was from SU, long since retired, called Late November. Love these colors in this pad. I pull it out every fall. I just started stamping in one corner and stamped across the diagonal, repeating my rows until done. It was so pretty I hated to cut into it!!! Here’s the cards I made with it:


Only 3 cards tonight. I’ll finish off the sheet tomorrow, so we can have Part II. Using this amount of the OSW on each card will give me 8 cards from the one full sheet. Not bad!!! And I must say, it was VERY relaxing to sit and stamp that repeated pattern, so much so that I think I may be doing more One Sheet Wonders in the future!!! I especially love stamping with the Spectrum pad — so fun!!! And another thing I love about this set of cards is that they are paper and ink ONLY, nothing more — nothing!!!! That doesn’t happen too often, but I am very pleased with these simple little cards. They were truly fun, and quick, to put together. Here’s a close-up of the oval sentiment, which was done using the Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders:


That leaf image is beautiful to begin with, but isn’t it just so gogeous done with the Spectrum pad? I love it!!! That’s it for tonight — more with my One Sheet Wonder tomorrow!!!

  • Supply List
    • Stamps: First Fruits by PapertreyInk

    • Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant

    • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, SU retired Spectrum Pad in Late November

    • Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders

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63 responses so far

63 Responses to “Autumn One Sheet Wonder”

  1. Ad K. says:

    Hi Sharon- Love your OSW, so pretty! I was just getting out my Kaleidacolor stamp pad in Autumn Leaves to use with this set. I wanted to get going on my Thanksgiving cards and a few small gifts for my stamping friends. Hope my projects come out as pretty as yours! TFS.
    Your wood loving fan,

  2. Rose Ann says:

    Gosh…these are so pretty, Sharon!! I love the colors you’ve used on these beautiful leaves!! I have never tried a One Sheet Wonder, but it’s such a fantastic idea!!!

  3. Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan) says:

    Hi Sharon! This ROCKS my friend and I just HAD to comment. Hugs, michelle

  4. Nancy says:

    Sharon, these are gorgeous! That is a beautiful leaf stamp.

  5. Linda Beeson says:

    Fabulous! Love the colors you used and your finished cards are just plain beautiful!

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Great cards. I love your colors too and I love the simplicity of them! Your leaves sure make beautiful thank you cards .

    How in the world do you get the leaves so perfectly placed? I sure struggle with that. I tried doing something similar with roosters the other day and ended up throwing the entire sheet away. Do you do it just radom or do you have a plan?


  7. shelly says:

    I love the simple elegance of these Sharon!

  8. Sharon Field says:

    You’re such an inspiration! These cards are beautiful, love your work as always!
    Sharon aka Createdbyu

  9. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    These are beautiful! It’s good to revisit old techniques…especially when we improve on the technique like you have! Gorgeous!

  10. Kathie says:

    I have never heard of one sheet wonder, but what a wonder it is!! And a WONDERful card. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for all you ideas and inspiration.

  11. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Sharon, these are gorgeous!! What beautiful colours and leaf. I haven’t done a OSW is forever, thanks for the inspiration:)

  12. Debbie Fisher says:

    Sharon, I love the richness of the spectrum pad! The colors are so fall!! It’s been a little while since I have done a OSW. Now that I have been inspired, I need to do it again.

  13. Tina says:

    Oh my heavens, this is amazing! I love the colors and the simplicity of the design…incredible.

  14. Charlene says:

    Beautiful and SO SIMPLE!! Thanks!

  15. Sharon, Your OSW is gorgeous.
    The colors and simplicity is beautiful.
    You rocked this OSW!!

  16. StampinCathy says:

    Love the colors of the leaves and your cards are just beautiful.

  17. I love it. A totally original paper and it made up beautifully. Wonderful way to say thank you.

  18. Jo King says:

    These are wonderful! I love visiting your blog as I find your work so inspirational :0)

  19. Barb S. says:

    How pretty. I haven’t done a OSW in a very long time myself. Thanks for the inspiration to get out that OS and stamp like crazy. Beautiful Cards. Barb S.

  20. Pam Clay says:

    Wow, these are awesome! Your paper looks just like something you’d buy at the LSS. Love them!

  21. Pam Clay says:

    Wow, these are awesome! Your paper looks just like something you’d buy at the LSS. Love them!

  22. Absolutely beautiful! I see some new cards in my future! Thanks for sharing.


  23. Karen Witter says:

    Wow, Sharon, that turned out beautiful! I love that set, and I got it after you featured it awhile ago. I did three cards with it as you may have seen on my blog, trying to use all the images in the set. You’ll note I used that leaf for my background on my cards that I did. What a gorgeous way to do DP. TFS

  24. Amy Johnson says:

    I can’t believe you stamped this sheet of leaves. It looks like designer paper to me! Way to go girl! Love the cards you created. Just gorgous!

  25. Pat (mspfd) says:

    These are absolutely stunning thank you cards. The background paper you created is awesome. I am defintely going to give this a try! TFS!!

  26. Kay says:

    This turned out great! I sometimes “wonder” why I have a shelf full of patterned DP when you can get results like this just by stamping, huh! I’ve been eyeing this set from PaperTrey … and I probably NEED it now! Thanks for some great inspiration, Sharon. Beautiful!

  27. Kay says:

    This turned out great! I sometimes “wonder” why I have a shelf full of patterned DP when you can get results like this just by stamping, huh! I’ve been eyeing this set from PaperTrey … and I probably NEED it now! Thanks for some great inspiration, Sharon. Beautiful!

  28. GREAT job of stamping your own dp and the cards are FANTASTIC!!! What a beautiful set!! Thanks for the inspiration Sharon … need to put this lovely idea into my “memory bank”.

  29. Selma says:

    Your cards are very pretty Sharon. I love this quick and simple way to make a set of cards. Stamper’s Sampler, Take Ten Volume III, published a tutorial I did using a Spectrum pad and a leaf stamp set to stamp a OSW. I made 10 different cards with that one sheet. The article is entitled “Make Ten”.

  30. chris says:

    What a great set. Such a great idea. We all should try to do more with basic items. Bravo… Can’t wait to see more!

  31. Wonderful paper you created and I love the design for the cards-they look so good without embellies! tfs

  32. Carol says:

    Just beautiful Sharon! I take such delight in learning to stamp simply from you!!

  33. tracy harp says:

    I love this OSW, the colors are lovely!!

  34. Barb says:

    These are awesome! I love your One Sheet Wonder idea. The cards are gorgeous and I certainly understand why you love your ‘Late November’ spectrum pad. Rich colors, perfect for Autumn!


  35. Cindy H. says:

    Wow, this is so pretty!! I’ve been aware of the OSW but until today was never inspired to try it. You can be sure I’ll be trying this now 🙂 Love your cards – very classy looking! TFS

  36. Virginia Johnson says:

    WOW, Sharon!

    Yes, this is totally beautiful as are the cards you made with the OSW! I thought that was designer paper at first glance. The colors are wonderful!

  37. Jody says:

    OMWOW! I love this so much! At least we can still find spectrum pads in the stores – they rock! This is a great idea – perfect for those beginner stampers who don’t have all the doodads and embellies. Did you use a ruler to keep the stamped pattern even?

  38. DeborahLynneS says:

    So beautiful! These colors are perfect for the leaf image that you’ve chosen!

  39. Amy/rohla says:

    This is my kinda stampin’, Sharon! Love the purple–it’s that touch of surprise that just belongs there!

    And, I have to tell you how great your Sew Simple bathroom perk post is! Makes me want to come and see it in person, wink! You are amazing Ü

  40. Tamara W says:

    Sharon, I have NEVER done a OSW but after seeing this I am going to now! Thanks for the inspiration!! Tamara

  41. Becky says:

    Sharon…this is beautiful. The colors are so fantastic and your stamping of the leaves are perfectly spaced and turned ineither direction to look perfectly random. Such beautiful work. I love the cards as well. So simple. Perfect!

  42. Sharon, these are bee-yoo-ti-ful! I love the colors! This gives me a great idea for a future class at the store!

  43. Alyssa says:

    *Simply* gorgeous! I will have to CASE this one soon, as I had to buy that set just for that leaf image! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  44. Vicki says:

    OK, this turned out so stinkin’ beautiful!! I never think to keep things simple sometimes!! Love this!! TFS!! 🙂

  45. SusieK says:

    So beautiful! The full sheet was gorgeous, but your cards were even more beautiful. I just recently took out my spectrum pad that I’ve had for several years – untouched – forgot how fun they are. Thanks for sharing this beautiful – elegant -design.

  46. annabelle says:

    beautiful! guess I should try it out.

  47. bluemoon says:

    Great cards! How in the world do you get them so evenly spaced? I like doing these with strips of the OSW, but can never get them spaced you have done. 🙂

  48. Barb g says:

    Oh, Sharon….this is beautiful…and thanks for sharing your technique for stamping the whole sheet….I never thought to stamp ‘on the diagonal’….and I love the cards you made using the paper. IMO, this ‘one sheet wonder’ piece should be considered for a patterned paper design…perhaps you should think about creating your own line of pattern papers. Thanks for sharing.

    Barb g

  49. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, how gorgeous is this? Love, love, love it!!! Makes we wish I had this stamp set.

  50. Beth says:

    This is really wonderful – I’m getting my stamps and pads out right now to try your technique. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  51. Melanie says:

    Your OSW is just marvelous!! I think you made stunning paper, and chose a great layout for the cards!! TFS!

  52. Wow! How much simpler but more elegant can it get? These are beautiful! I have this set and I think I have that pad…I better get stamping! Beautiful!

  53. Ashley says:

    That paper you made is GORGEOUS! I would buy it in a store! It’s just lovely and the cards are fabu too!

  54. This is so pretty! I love the color scheme you used! If you told me you were going to create a set with just ink and paper – no embellishments- I wouldn’t believe you that they would turn out so pretty! Fabulous!

  55. Shel9999 says:

    WOWZERS! Yep, you stamp simply….simply FABULOUS.

  56. Judy says:

    what a great idea Sharon. I have never made a one sheet wonder… now I will have to give it a try.. your cards are lovely…
    What ! No Ribbon! just kidding..had to tease you a little..
    thanks for this great inspiration!

  57. leslierich says:

    This must have been fun! So easy and you accomplished so much! I’ll bet it was hard to cut into that beautiful sheet of paper. I have this pad and was thinking about bringing it out soon. I do love the colors. Your thank you cards are perfect!

  58. Jerri Kay says:

    You should change your phrase from Stamp Simply to Stamp Elegantly, no one does elegant better than you!

  59. AJ says:

    Just Fabulous Sharon- as always!!
    your clean style always inspires me!!

  60. Shirleyone says:

    So simple and yet stunning, Sharon!

  61. Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Late Novemeber has always beeen my favorite Spectrum, too, beautiful with that leaf!

  62. Sandy K says:

    Every project is magnificent. What inspiration!

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