Need to make a stack of cards for different occasions FAST?

A one sheet wonder is where you take ONE sheet of patterned paper, cut it up, and use each piece to make a card.

While there are a lot of templates available, I think the EASIEST one sheet wonder is to cut your patterned paper into 12 of the same 3” x 4” pieces.

While all these cards have the same layout, I’ve changed the greetings to make 4 thank you cards, 4 birthday cards, and 4 warm hello cards.


By keeping the colors and layout the same for each card they can be made very quickly in an assembly line fashion.


Boho Blue card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Floral paper: 3″ x 4″
Night of Navy: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and die-cut banner
Basic White circle: 1-3/4″


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In this video, I’ll show you how you can make 12 cards from 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned paper, plus cut the mats from coordinating card stock. 

Countryside Inn Card Making Tips:

  • For a set of 12 cards, you’ll need one sheet of 12×12 patterned paper, 2 sheets of a coordinating color of card stock for the mats, and 6 sheets of another coordinating color of card stock for the card bases.
  • Start by cutting your 12×12 patterned paper into 3″x4″ pieces. Then determine what card stock colors you like for the mat and card base.
  • Watch the video above to see how you can cut 6 mats out of one sheet of 8-1/2” x 11” card stock. (Save your scraps to cut the banners!)
  • Leave your card base plain, stamp your own background, or emboss the full card front with an embossing folder. (Find tips for embossing a full card front here.)
  • Add your greetings and any embellishments you’d like. Keep your cards simple or jazz them up.
  • You can make 12 of the SAME card or you can create 12 different cards. Your choice! 12 of the same cards do go together a lot faster.


So there you go, grab a piece of 12×12 patterned paper and make 12 quick cards.

 Happy Stamping!

Want to see even MORE ways to use 3×4 patterned paper pieces on your cards? Check out this post next.

And don’t forget to save this tutorial for later on Pinterest!

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