Friday, April 20, 2018

Recollections Backyard Table - 29 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I've been using 6x6 paper pads for many years. There are a handful of paper companies that are my favorite to use. It's just a personal preference based on paper quality and designs. I realize that some people are limited with their craft purchases. So I stopped by my local Michael's store and picked up the Backyard Table 6x6 paper pad by Recollections. It contains 24 double-sided sheets and is full of lovely spring floral designs.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 29 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 under 4 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 7 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.


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 Recollections Backyard Table 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - MFT #378
Sentiment stamp - MFT
Flower dies - Lil Inker Designs
Square dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #380
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Avery Elle
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - The Paper Studio




Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Flower dies - MFT
Small circle dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti


Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die - Spellbinders





Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Horizontal collage cover up die - MFT Die-namics
Sentiment stamp - MFT
Image dies - 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
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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Graduation Quilt Card using paper scraps

I love using quilt dies to make cards, especially with the final scraps of 6x6 paper pad. Recently, I've had several requests to show how I use the paper scraps with the quilt die.
Using the quilt cover up die from MFT and The Graduates paper collection from Doodlebug Design, I recorded a short tutorial showing how I make paper scrap quilt cards.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



Quilt cover up die - MFT Die-namics
Paper - Doodlebug - The Graduates collection
Stamp - MFT
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Cards in Envy - It's Birthday Party Time!

Welcome to the newest card challenge for Cards in Envy! The theme is It's Birthday Party Time! We are looking for birthday cards.

I made this card for one of my crafty friends. I used my favorite MFT collage die and some Doodlebug paper scraps. Then, I added the sweet little MFT owl and sentiment. I thought the cheerful rainbow colors were perfect for a birthday card.


Collage cover up die - MFT Die-namics
Paper - Doodlebug - Kraft in Color collection
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti
Heart stickers - Doodlebug
Markers - Copic

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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Monday, April 9, 2018

Doodlebug Back to School - 34 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Teacher Appreciation week is celebrated from May 7 - May 11 this year. I volunteer at my daughter's elementary school and see so many staff members go above and beyond, nurturing hundreds of young minds everyday. I've always made cards for my child's teacher. But this year, I decided to show my gratitude to the entire staff. I set a goal for myself to make 70 cards. If you follow my blog, you've already seen many of the cards I've made so far.
I used the Back to School collection from Doodlebug Design to make the last of the needed cards and I exceeded my goal by a few cards. Hooray! It was fun to make so many school themed cards. Now I just need to include an thankful message inside each one.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 34 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 around 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 8 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.


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 Back to School 6x6 paper pad.



Image cut aparts - Doodlebug
Sentiment die - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash




Image cut aparts - Doodlebug
Brads - from stash




Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug
Small stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Twine - Doodlebug and Darice



Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug
Small stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Twine - Doodlebug



Image cut aparts - Doodlebug
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Banner die - American Crafts
Bling - The Paper Studio
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Image/sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sketch - MFT #233
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Apple die - Reverse Confetti
Stitched frame die - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Image cut aparts - Doodlebug
Small stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn




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



Image cut apart - Doodlebug
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Apple brads - from stash
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug
Embossing folder - Darice
Twine - Darice



Quilt cover up die - MFT Die-namics
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
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
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.