Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I wish you a safe and joyful holiday.


Paper - Lawn Fawn - Watercolor Wishes collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped and stitched die cuts - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pink & Main's Be Brave collection - 43 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

As much as I have enjoyed making fall and Christmas cards lately, I thought I would take a break and use a non-seasonal 6x6 paper pad. I chose the Be Brave collection from Pink & Main. The colors are perfect for masculine or feminine cards. And the designs are clean with a simple graphic style along with a few feather and arrow images. This is a 24-sheet paper pad and includes 4 of each design unlike other paper pads that include only 2 of each design. Even with less design variety, I really enjoyed this paper collection.
I will be donating most of the cards to a small local charity. They have a need for Thank You and General themed cards. The charity also prefers to not have extra dimension on the cards, to save on postage fees. Whenever I provide cards for an organization, I ask about any guidelines or restrictions they may have.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 43 cards.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 6 times. Although a few parts are a bit faster during some of the paper cutting. The full recording time was just over 5 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.


In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 18 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 11 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. 


Here are the pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Pink & Main's Be Brave 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Versafine



Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched small circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Large circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - MFT and Paper Smooches
Ink - Versafine



Image stamp - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle and scalloped circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Image stamp and die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Versafine





Squared off cover panel confetti cuts - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Feather die cuts - My Favorite Things
Gold shimmer spray - Heidi Swapp

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cards in Envy - It's Only Paper

Hello and welcome to the second card challenge for Cards in Envy. The theme this time is It's Only Paper. We want to see cards with NO stamping, and NO embellishments or ribbons unless they are made out of paper.
I decided to pull out a 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug Design. There are usually fun image and sentiment cut outs included in all their 6x6's. The Hello sentiment was one of the sentiment cut outs and I used a small circle die for the embellishments.


Paper - Doodlebug - Puppy Love collection
Image and sentiment cut out - Doodlebug - Puppy Love collection
Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn


Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Echo Park's A Perfect Autumn collection - One 6x6 paper pad into 35 cards

It's still November, so I couldn't resist turning one more fall 6x6 paper pad into cards. I decided if I use up all the fall collections I purchased this year, I won't fell guilty about buying the new fall papers next year. I used A Perfect Autumn collection from Echo Park and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make 35 cards.
Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I mostly used thankful or autumn blessing sentiments for this set of cards. I will include a handwritten message inside many of the cards and take them to a local retirement center for Thanksgiving. Everyone needs a little extra kindness, especially around the holiday.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 6 times. Although a few parts are a bit faster during some of the paper cutting. The full recording time was just under 5 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.


In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 5 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 16 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. 


Here are the pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Echo Park's A Perfect Autumn 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - My Favorite Things
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches




Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Button die cut - Memory Box
Ink - My Favorite Things
Twine - The Twinery




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Circle and Scalloped circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - My Favorite Things





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - My Favorite Things
Epoxy stickers - My Mind's Eye and Doodlebug Design




Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - My Favorite Things
Epoxy stickers - My Mind's Eye





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
 Small circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - My Favorite Things




Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Background stitched die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Stitched leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - My Favorite Things




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Rounded corners square die cut - Avery Elle
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ribbon - May Arts
Ink - My Favorite Things


It's always fun figuring out different ways to use up the last of the paper scraps. The Lawn Fawn stitched dies were perfect for a fall paper collection.


Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched leaf die cuts - lawn Fawn
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - My Favorite Things


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*All card sketch images used with permission.