One Sheet Wonder Card Making Templates

One Sheet Wonder Card Making Templates

handmade card with a butterfly die cut

You can search on Pinterest and find hundreds of card sketches, layouts and card making templates.  It can actually become overwhelming.  Design Team Member Kate is here to simplify the process for you!  Here's a quick and easy "One Sheet Wonder" card making template that creates at least 11 cards. 

card making template

Supplies:

one sheet wonder template


Use the above template to chop the 12" x 12" patterned paper into 11 pieces.  Choose a stamp/diecut that coordinates with your paper.  You can make a set of birthday cards with a cake or balloons, an Autumn set with a leaf, a Christmas set with an ornament....really anything!


card making template for patterned paper

The three card panels along the top of the template are 4" x 5 1/2" (I actually trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4") can be used as full card fronts or cut on the diagonal to produce two cards. 

template for card making

The seven pieces that are the same size (4" x 2 1/2") can be used to make the same layouts.  The simple daisy makes for the focal point and the sentiments can be interchanged.  The last piece (4" x 2") was placed at the top of a card with one of the  4" x 2 1/2" pieces below, with the sentiment in the middle. 
card making templates

NOW for the fun part!  If you use a double sided pattern, you can mix and match the patterns, alternating the sides you use.  You can choose to make this layout as simple or as ornate as you'd like.  Add some glitter or foil cardstock diecuts, cut the base pieces into smaller sizes or on the diagonal, even add some embossing for texture!
handmade card featuring a butterfly


Try this card making template next time you need to make a stack of cards! The one sheet wonder technique is a great way to showcase that beautiful patterned paper you have been saving. 

-Kate 
design team member kate


5 comments


  • Betty Schuetz

    Love your one sheet wonder template! What size is the card you put the pattern pieces on?


  • MARY LIBY

    i love the color combination and so many ideas. My favorite is the butterfly!


  • Cindy Leming

    These cards are GREAT. I will try them the next time I do cards. Thank you.


  • Faye

    Love this, I hate waste, I save most all my scrapes so with this I can use it all. Thank you


  • LAURENCE Sam WARRINER

    Love this concept. It’s not only economical but it’s also very easy.


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