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So, I’ve been stamping and papercrafting for about 13 years now.  I’ve never been known for my clean and simple cards.  Oh no.. I’ve always embraced the more is more theory; sometimes to a fault.

Recently I heard that some stampers/papercrafters were interested in seeing more patterned paper options.  Others were looking for male cards.  One thing I’ve never tried was the One Sheet Wonder.  If you don’t know what that is, it’s the practice of taking a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper and making as many cards that you can incorporating a portion of that 12 x 12 piece.

I decided to challenge myself to incorporate those requests in one project.  I created 3 male cards using 2 pieces of 6.5 x 6.5″ patterned paper (modified One Sheet Wonder) .


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My instinct was to put MORE on the front of the tote. It’s strikingly plain.  Then the minimalist in me said, “It’s fine”.  I used the Splitcoaststampers tutorial seen here.  I did modify it so the cards are only on one side.  Just my preference.

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First I started with a birthday card.  I’m a ribbonista, and I knew that wouldn’t be appropriate (although I so wanted to add lace!), so cord it is!

Man Made Ensemble Card 2


Next, a thank you

Man Made Ensemble Card 3

I actually broke my corner rounder making this card… ugh!  Oh well, a trip to Michael’s is in order anyway.


And finally, a congratulations

Man Made Ensemble Tote Card 1a

This one makes me happy.  Although there are dimensionals used here, it’s still flat enough for mailing.  They all are.


I used:

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Kaisercraft 6.5″x6.5″ – Something Blue

Spellbinders – Foliage

1/8″ leather – brown and tan

My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots – Black/Gray

My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots – Teals

Simple Stories Enamel Dots – I Am

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Altenew Ink Cube – Cool Summer Night – Desert Night

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Kraft Cardstock
Teal Cardstock
Word Window Punch


Thanks so much for stopping by!

~ Holly

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