Friday, December 8, 2017

Pink and Main's Jolly collection - 56 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Even though I didn't need anymore Christmas cards, I really wanted to use all the Christmas 6x6 paper pads I purchased this year. That way, I won't feel guilty about buying all the new releases in 2018. 

I used a favorite cover up die from My Favorite Things for most of the cards. (Unfortunately, MFT retired the die earlier this year so it is no longer available.) I then added a stamped sentiment and image. I don't do a lot of coloring, but the sweet snowman from Reverse Confetti was super easy to color, along with a few narwhals from Lawn Fawn. 

 Using the Jolly collection from Pink & Main, I ended up with a total of 56 cards. I will include a handwritten Christmas message inside any extra cards and bring them to a couple local nursing/retirement homes.





Paper - Pink & Main - Jolly collection
Snowman stamp - Reverse Confetti
Image die - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched frame die - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


Paper - Pink & Main - Jolly collection
Narwhal stamp - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched frame die - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Paper - Pink & Main - Jolly collection
Image and sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti
Image die - Reverse Confetti
Stitched frame die - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


Paper - Pink & Main - Jolly collection
Image stamp and die - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment frame die - My Favorite Things
Stitched frame die - My Favorite Things
Embossing folder - Sizzix Stampin Up
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


Paper - Pink & Main - Jolly collection
Image stamp and die - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched frame die - My Favorite Things
Circle die - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Sizzix Stampin Up
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Paper - Pink & Main - Jolly collection
Image stamp - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamp - Verve stamps
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Photoplay - Luke 2

A friend asked if I would make some Christmas cards for her. She was planning on mailing them out this year, so I kept the cards nice and flat. I used a Photoplay paper collection from last year and a sketch from Operation Write Home. I liked the ability to include several paper designs on each card without adding any extra bulk. I made 25 similar cards.




Paper - Photo Play - Luke 2 collection
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched square die - Lil Inker Designs
Star die - Lawn Fawn
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti


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Monday, December 4, 2017

Cards in Envy - Jingle All the Way

Hello and welcome to the first card challenge of December for Cards in Envy. The theme is Jingle All the Way. We want to see Christmas or any December holiday card featuring one or more bell.
This was a tricky challenge for me because I couldn't find any stamps or pattern papers that had a bell on it. But finally, I did come across one single bell stamp from Technique Tuesday. I simply stamped 2 bells side by side then fussy cut them out. I also used a Wink of Stella glitter pen and topped it with a coating of Glossy Accents. I thought it was especially fun that the sentiment I used is the name of the Cards in Envy challenge.



Paper - Carta Bella - Merry & Bright collection
Stamps - Technique Tuesday
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glossy Accents


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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Echo Park's Wise Men Still Seek Him - 33 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I thought I was all done making Christmas cards for the year, but then I saw the Wise Men Still Seek Him 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park. It's a beautiful paper collection. As much as I enjoy the fun and cute Christmas papers, it's nice to find a Christian based 6x6 paper pad.
There are 24 double-sided sheets with 4 of each design. I just love all the sentiment/image cut outs included and actually used all 24 of the 2" x 3" size. If you are needing to make some quick Christmas cards, this would be the perfect paper pad because of all the sentiment cut outs.
Since I am planning on using this set of cards for my personal Christmas cards, I didn't use any extra dimension. It's usually better to keep the cards fairly flat when mailing them, unless you want to pay extra postage.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 33 cards.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 7 times since the full recording time was around 4 1/2 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 27 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 2 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 Wise Men Still Seek Him 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment/Image cut out - Echo Park 
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches




Sentiment cut out - Echo Park
Stitched star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn




Sentiment/Image cut outs - Echo Park
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing folder - Darice
Banner die cut - American Crafts





Sentiment/Image cut outs - Echo Park
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Small star die cuts - Avery Elle
Scallop border die cut - My Favorite Things



Sentiment cut outs - Echo Park
Stitched circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn



Sentiment/Image cut outs - Echo Park
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Verve Stamps
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ribbon - May Arts
Ink - Versafine


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.

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.