Monday, January 7, 2008

What in the world is a OSW?

I just realized that in my posts yesterday and last Friday I did something that I absolutely hate -- I used an acronym without explaining what the letters OSW stood for. I am so sorry! This is a huge pet peeve of mine when I go to other sites and I am so embarrassed that I did this.

OSW stands for One Sheet Wonder. I think originally the term was used when several projects were made using just one sheet of stamped card stock, but it soon morphed into meaning a series of projects that use different pieces of the same stamped piece of card stock or, in this case, designer paper to create a unified look.

Yesterday I posted the 3 pricing options for my One Sheet Wonder class by mail where you use a single 12x12" sheet of designer paper to form backgrounds or foregrounds on 12 different cards. The sneak peak photo I uploaded last Friday was not of the greatest quality, so I thought I would take close-up shots in groups of 3 based on the card base color. This way you can see a little bit better the cards you would be making if you purchased the class.

Of course, regardless of which option you choose (project materials only, project materials and a full pack of ginger blossom designer paper or project materials, the full pack of designer paper and the embrace life stamp set) everyone will get all instructions and the cutting template for the OSW.

As you can see, these cards are not really all that complicated, which is one of their best attributes. The beauty of a One Sheet Wonder is that you can put all of the cards together quickly but still have that very "polished" look.

Please note that since I am leaving for the Stampin' Up! Leadership meeting Wednesday morning and I have a ton of things to do tomorrow before I leave, I will not have time to send out any projects until I return next Monday. If you place an order for the class via e-mail while I'm gone I may not be able to get back to you right away, but I promise I will do so just as soon as possible.


Lisa said...

The OSW is such a great technique - so many possibilities with just ONE sheet of stamped paper or DSP. These are all awesome cards!

Have a wonderful time at Leadership, Diane! And a safe trip. :)

Penny Ginnery said...

Hi Diane,

I'm a fellow SU demonstrator in Ohio. Would you share your OSW template using the 12x12 designer paper??