Friday, August 11, 2017

Doodlebug's Dragon Tails - cards from 6x6 paper pad

I have been super busy making cards out of 6x6 paper pads lately. Unfortunately, I haven't even made a dent in my 6x6 collection. It would probably help if I quit buying new ones. But it's just impossible for me to resist the darling Doodlebug Design collections. I recently finished the Fairy Tales 6x6 paper pad. (You can see the cards I made HERE.) 
Naturally, I had to use the Dragon Tails collection next. It is just as darling and full of dragons, castles and knights. When my son was little, his room was decorated with all kinds of cute dragons and a castle playhouse. The paper collection reminds me of his former room. (He's a teenager now, so cute little dragons are no longer cool.)
Since the Fairy Tales and Dragon Tails collections are kinda similar, unicorns verses dragons, I thought it would be fun to use the same sketches. This was a fun challenge for me. Even using the same sketches, I ended up with very different looking cards. I also made 4 more cards with the Dragon Tails collection.
A total of 38 cards were made using one 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 8 times since the full recording time was around 6 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cut time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube. 



In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 7 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 17 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. Here are all the leftover scraps.


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 Doodlebug Design's Dragon Tails 6x6 paper pad.




Dragon stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Dragon Stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment cut out - Doodlebug Design - Dragon Tails collection
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn





Image cut outs - Doodlebug Design - Dragon Tails collection
Embossing folder - Sheena Douglass
Brads - from stash





Image cut outs - Doodlebug Design - Dragon Tails collection
Dragon stamp - My Favorite Things
Knight stamp - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Die-namics Blueprints #31 - My Favorite Things
Stamped images and sentiments - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti




Dragon and smoke stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment cut out - Doodlebug Design - Dragon Tails collection
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched square die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Small circle punch - McGill





Image stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched speech bubble die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched hillside die cut - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti




Dragon stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design - Dragon Tails collection
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug Design





Dragon stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamps - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Dragon stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment cut out - Doodlebug Design - Dragon Tails collection
Stitched star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet


Puzzle piece die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Star die cut - Paper Smooches
Stitched border die cut - Avery Elle
Stitched banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti


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
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.

17 comments:

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    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Wow! These look fantastic. After making just one design yesterday (and only two of the one design) I can safely say a huge amount of effort goes into making this many cards. I really appreciate even more your sharing! I'm sure it flows more smoothly over time, but still a tremendous effort goes into these fantastic cards. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I've been making cards this way for many years, so I definitely have a rhythm for it now. It's still a lot of work putting everything together for the blog and video, but I enjoy it. Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!

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  3. These are amazing, Kristie! I love all the dragons and the way you put them together with the paper is too cute!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi! I really enjoyed using this paper collection and all the MFT dragon images. So fun!

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  4. I love watching your videos. Your skill and final products are to be admired.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your support! :)

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  5. I love your videos, they always brighten my day. And inspire me ♥. Thank you so much !

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    1. Aw, thank you! I appreciate your kind words! Have a wonderful day!

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  6. I have this paper pack on order, due to be delivered tomorrow, and I have that dragon stamp set from MFT! Thank you so much for the video and inspiration! I liked your challenge to use the same sketches as the Princess Tales, too. My favorite cards are all the ones with the dragons, but I am impressed that some of the cards from this group are appropriate for anyone, any age.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! You are going to love this collection. And the MFT dragons are so cute! It's been so fun coloring unicorns and dragons lately. Happy crafting to you!

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  7. So Cute!
    Love the papers & MFT Dragon stamps!!
    I really Need to try this!

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    1. Thank You for your Time & Effort in putting these together!!!

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