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

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crafty Friends are the Best Friends!

Did you know that today is World Kindness Day? I actually just heard about it yesterday, but what a wonderful idea. I love sending or giving cards to people as a way of showing kindness.
When I saw the Crafty Friends stamp set from Altenew, I couldn't resist buying it. There are so many fun crafty sentiments in the set. I used it to make a bunch of cards to send to my crafty friends. Even card makers like to receive snail mail. 😊


Stamps - Altenew
Stitched background die - My Favorite Things
Scalloped background die - My Favorite Things
Watercolor paints - Kuretake
Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day!
I am truly grateful to all the men and women that have served our country to protect our freedoms. Thank you!


Paper - Authentique's Pride collection
Stamp - Stampers Best
Star die cuts - Spellbinders
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Hero Arts


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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection - One 6x6 paper pad into 38 cards

Hello! I just finished a pretty autumn 6x6 paper pad. I feel like I may be going backwards since my last 6x6 post was Christmas cards. But I'm still in the mood for more fall cards. And since it's only November, it's technically autumn.
I used the Flea Market collection from Doodlebug Design. This is from last year's release since there wasn't a new fall collection for 2017. I also decided to include a few of the Doodlepop stickers and Matte Sprinkles. I don't buy the extras very often, especially because they add a lot of dimension, but the Doodlepop stickers are pretty cute. I also included more of the image and sentiment cut outs that are included in the paper collection. 
Even though this is a fall collection, there are lots of papers that aren't fall related, which makes it super versatile.
I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 38 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 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 20 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 7 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 Doodlebug Design's Flea Market 6x6 paper pad.



Image and sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Matte Sprinkles - Doodlebug Design - fall assortment
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill




Image cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Twine - The Twinery
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill






Image and sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet





Doodlepop stickers - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Flower die cuts - My Favorite Things
Image cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill





Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Doodlepop stickers - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn
Banner die cut - Paper Smooches
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - My Favorite Things




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Design
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - My Favorite Things
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Star die cut - Lil Inker Design
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - My Favorite Things and Reverse Confetti






Image and sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Doodlepop stickers - Doodlebug Design's Flea Market collection
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ribbon - May Arts
Ink - My Favorite Things




Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up - My Favorite Things
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - My Favorite Things
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill

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.