Not sure how to cut up your patterned papers to make cards?

In this video, I’m going to show you how you can make 12 cards from 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned paper!

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 lots 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.

You can make 12 of the SAME card or you can create 12 different cards.

If your patterned paper has an obvious up/down pattern, you’ll want to decide if you want your cards to be vertical or horizontal and then cut your paper accordingly. (Watch the video above for cutting tips.)


For a non-directional pattern, it doesn’t matter which way you cut.

I like to tape each of the patterned paper pieces to a 3-1/4” x 4-1/4” mat.


For this set of cards, I used Night of Navy.

You can get 6 mats out of one sheet of 8-1/2” x 11” card stock.

Watch the video above for cutting tips to get the most out of your paper!


I used Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, and Crushed Curry for my card bases and cut them to 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”  then scored at 4-1/4”.

If you purchase designer series paper from Stampin’ Up! on the back of each pack there is a list of the coordinating colors. I always start there and hold different colors of card stock up to my patterned paper to decide which I like best.

You can use all the same color card bases if you want to!

Then it’s time to add your greetings and any embellishments you’d like.

You can keep your cards super simple or add lots of layers, ribbons, and bling.


Supplies Used: (click an image for more info or to order)

I used a lot of different supplies to make all of these cards, but you can definitely make 12 great cards with minimal supplies.


So there you go, grab a piece of 12×12 patterned paper and make 12 quick cards. You can make them all different or all the same, whatever your preference.

Happy Stamping!

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