Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My Mind's Eye - Hey Mister - 40 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

As much as I've been enjoying all the lovely pink and floral paper collections, I decided it was time to use a masculine 6x6 paper pad. It was challenging finding one that wasn't kiddish and would still work well for the cards I need. I found the Hey Mister collection from My Mind's Eye and knew it would be perfect.
I make cards for a local retirement home and include uplifting messages inside each one. I drop off around 30 cards every month and more for specific holidays so that every resident will receive a card. For Father's Day, the retirement home will need 40 cards. I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 40 Father's Day cards.


Because it takes many hours to use up a 6x6 paper pad, this video has been sped up 7 times. The real time recording 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 13 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 16 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

I've received several requests to list the cardstock colors. I use a variety of different brands and usually don't know the name of the color. But I will list the colors I do have the info.

Charcoal cardstock - Coredinations
Raspberry Cordial cardstock - Coredinations
Black cardstock - Recollections
All other cardstock - unknown


Here are close up 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 My Mind's Eye Hey Mister 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash






Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folders - Sheena Douglass, The Paper Studio, and Lifestyle Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash






Sketch - MFT #376
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
ATG tape refills from Tapejungle.com
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
Tombow Xtreme Tabs
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

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 I appreciate your kindness and support!


*All card sketch images used with permission.


Highlighted supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feeling Sketchy!

Hello and welcome to another card challenge for Cards in Envy! The theme is Feeling Sketchy! We want to see cards using your favorite sketch. Please make sure to share the sketch link if possible.
Most of my crafty friends know I am a HUGE fan of using card sketches. I have so many favorites that it was hard to pick only one.

A local organization where I donate many cards, requested more using this barn stamp. The organization's headquarters are located on a former bulb farm. They even use the old farmhouse. So the barn image is just perfect for the many, many thank you cards they write to their donors.


Paper - Recollections - Fashionably Chic collection
Image stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Versafine
Oval dies - Spellbinders


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.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
I appreciate your kindness and support! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Doodlebug Design Hello - 36 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Doodlebug Design did it again and made a 6x6 paper pad I just couldn't resist. The collection is called Hello. It's full of lovely pinks and blues with a few sheets of gold foil accents. (I really like the gold foil.) There are lots of cheerful florals, birds, and my personal favorite, cameras. Even PINK cameras! So fun!

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 36 cards.


Because it takes many hours to use up a 6x6 paper pad, this video has been sped up 7 times. The real time recording 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 16 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 6 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

I've received several requests to list the cardstock colors. I use a variety of different brands and usually don't know the name of the color. But I will list the colors I do have the info.

Dark blue cardstock is by Recollections in the value packs from Michaels.
Turquoise cardstock is called Mediterranean by Coredinations.
Pink cardstock was from my paper stash.


Here are close up 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 Doodlebug Design's Hello 6x6 paper pad.


Sketch - MFT #383
Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Gold washi tape - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Banner die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Gold washi tape - from stash



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Banner die - American Crafts



Sketch - MFT #273
Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Gold washi tape - from stash
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched rectangle die - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet





Sentiment stamps - Lil Inker Designs and Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Flower dies - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle punch - McGill
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sketch - MFT #294
Image cut apart - Doodlebug Design - Hello Collection
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Camera stamp - MFT
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti
Small circle punch - McGill



Image/sentiment cut apart - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet


Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Background die - Reverse Confetti - Squared Off Cover Panel Confetti Cuts
Image and sentiment stamps and dies - MFT
Stitched banner die - MFT
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
ATG tape refills from Tapejungle.com
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
Tombow Xtreme Tabs
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
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
 I appreciate your kindness and support!
*All card sketch images used with permission.

Highlighted Supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.