I have learned of a new 'technique' called One Sheet Wonder and an adaptation of that is the 1/4 Sheet Wonder. You take 1/4 sheet of Designer Series paper and make as many cards as you can trying to use every bit of the DSP. Here is my attempt. I did manage to use every bit of the DSP - no scraps :-) at least no DSP scraps - of course I had some card stock scraps to add to my box.
I used the new Greenhouse Gala paper which matches one of the new stamp sets perfectly but I don't have that set yet (hopefully it will be on the way soon) I also used the new colors, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Early Espresso. Love how these all work together.
Card #1 For this one punched using the Heart to Heart punch and layeted the DSP behind the 'holes' I then punched a couple sets out of the Marina mist and added them. The applique stitching is done using a white gel pen.
Card # 2 The DSP here is cut 1 x 5 inches and punched on both long sides using the Scallop Border. I added the 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso and stamped the sentiment from the Herb Expressions (a new set for me) in Early Espresso too.
Card # 3 Here the DSP is cut in 1 inch squares and patchworked on a square of Cajun Craze. The flowers are punched with the trio flower punch (you could use the Boho Blossoms or small punches for the itty bitty buttons - hmmm will have to try that too :-) This sentiment is also from the Herb Expression set. The brads are from the Vintage brad set.
Card # 4 This stamp is from the It's A Thought stamp set - a hostess set in the summer mini catalog. I used the hearts that I punched out for the first card on this one (used up some of my scraps :-)
The image is on Whisper White with Daffodil Delight sponged on the edges. The DSP is layered on Early Espresso and the card is Daffodil Delight.
Card # 5 This is also a stamp from It's The Thought set. The ribbon is the 1/8 inch taffeta in Daffodil Delight. The card is Cherry Cobbler.
Here are the directions for cutting the DSP if you would like to try these cards yourself -
Cut one strip 1 inch wide, and one strip 2 inches wide which will leave a strip that is 3 inches wide. From the 2 inch strip, cut off one end at 4 inches - this will give you a 2 x 4 inch strip (use for card 1) Cut the remaining 2 x 2 inch square into four 1 inch squares to use for card # 3.
From the 1 inch strip cut a 1 x 5 inch piece to use for card # 2 - the remaining 1 inch square is used for Card # 3.
Use the five 1 inch squares for card # 3.
Cut the 3 inch strip into at 4 inches giving you a 3 x 4 inch piece and a 3 x 2 inch piece. Use the 3 x 4 piece for card # 4 and the 3 x 2 piece for card # 5.
Have fun trying your own combination!