Monday, 19 July 2010

Circle Circus One Sheet Wonder

Hi everyone! I'm back fresh from an inspirational get together with the Pink Ladies Stampin' Up group. I love being a part of this lovely group of ladies - and there are some amazing crafters among them! Thank you for a great day ladies!

Last week, I was working with the Circle Circus stamp set to make items to bring along to our get together and today, I'm going to show you some projects that were made from just half a sheet of A4 Whisper White card stock, stamped with a design using a few of the fabulous circle images in this set. (In fact it should be called a Half Sheet Wonder!)

Look at all the items I decorated using that A5 piece of card stock!

This card was made by sticking strips of my design and some coordinating designer paper from the Sweet Pea stack onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, then trimming the edges. The panel was matted onto this fantastic orange designer paper from the Sweet Pea stack, then mounted onto a Chocolate Chip card base. The paper has a subtle plant design on it which I love - you can click on the picture to see it more clearly.

I added faux stitching with a paper piercer and a Real Red marker, stamped a sentiment from Occasional Greetings and finished with some Real Red grosgrain ribbon.

Here's another card with a matching gift box set made from the Half Sheet Wonder.

I think these hot Moroccan-inspired colours suit the Circle Circus stamp set. The stamped panel is mounted on that gorgeous orange paper again. The flowers are cut out of the image you can see stamped in Pumpkin Pie on the main panel. I stamped it in red, cut the flower out and pushed a Pumpkin Pie brad through the centre. The box and card bases are Chocolate Chip and both are finished with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Real Red.

I still had plenty of that Half Sheet Wonder left so I rustled up another card with it using the FTL98 sketch on the Clean and Simple stamping site.

I cut the stamped image into three equal-sized rectangles, sponged their edges with More Mustard ink, then mounted them onto a Chocolate Chip panel. A panel of that gorgeous orange designer paper was adhered to a Whisper White card base and the Chocolate Chip panel fixed on top. The card was finished with a sentiment from the Trendy Trees set, stamped onto a scrap of the same designer paper.

The Half Sheet Wonder was a bit like the magic porridge pot really. There was still loads left! I thought I'd made enough cards so  I used some mini post-its to make a tiny note pad.

I made a cover for the post-its with Real Red card stock and adhered a panel of the Half Sheet Wonder to the front. The little tag was made with the Word Window punch and I wrote the word 'notes' on it. The edges were sponged with More Mustard ink and it was fixed it to the pad. The clip was from a stationer and I added grosgrain ribbon to it in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie. It's easy to make a matching pen if you can find these clear-barrelled ones. Just pull out the top of the pen and insert a tube of card stock stamped with your design, replace the top and you're done!

Can you believe there was more of my Half Sheet Wonder? Well there was, but I was feeling wistful for other colours by this stage so I saved it for another time!

It was great fun making these projects and I'm still teaming with ideas for using this versatile set. I hope you can join me tomorrow for some more Circle Circus fun!


  1. oh my... beautiful projects and lovely, lovely lovely cards and colour combo. You work magic with it. :). Gorgeous! :)

    Some of my friends says dont you waste paper when you craft, and I say NO.. we made sure every piece gets gets utilised fully.. wow .. this is a proof of that :D. Amazing :)

  2. What gorgeous projects, I've often looked at that set and wondered if I'd use it that much.

    The Very Vintage wheel IS gorgeous by the way, I use it as often as the stamp set.

  3. Love this version of FTL# 98- looks great with Circle circus! And that little notebook and
    pen ??....gorgeous! ...and in my faves!

  4. Really fabby cards Vicky. I love your colour scheme and your faux stitching is amazing.
    Lynne xxx

  5. I'm really impressed with everything you were able to create with your OSW paper. The colors are terrific too.

  6. Gorgeous creations, I like them all.

  7. Love these, Vicky. I really need to try doing a one sheet wonder one of these days. You sure got a lot of mileage from yours!


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