Monday, September 18, 2017

Cards in Envy - Easy as 1, 2, 3

Welcome to another card challenge for Cards in Envy. The theme is Easy as 1, 2, 3. We want to see simple cards that don't require a lot of extra steps.
My card is very clean and simple. I used a die cut giraffe and sentiment stamp from My Favorite Things. But I also made sure to use nice heavy weight cardstock so the card still has a nice, solid feel to it. Good cardstock can really improve the quality of a card.


Giraffe die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - 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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Friday, September 15, 2017

Reverse Confetti's True Love 6x6 cards

I really do prefer to use double sided 6x6 paper pads. But I just loved the colors in the True Love collection from Reverse Confetti. Although it's not double sided, the paper quality is really nice and the designs are fun. Plus, this collection has lots of pink. No complaints from me about all the extra pink. I had so much fun coloring and paper piecing a few pink critters for my cards.

I made a total of 30 cards using one 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.


I had very few scraps leftover this time.


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, except for the couple of square cards. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Reverse Confetti's True Love 6x6 paper pad.


Card sketch - Reverse Confetti #51
Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glossy Accents



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Star die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Glossy Accents



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Star die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glossy Accents



Paper  - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Stitched hill die cut - Lawn Fawn
Star die cuts - Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle
Small circle die cut - Avery Elle
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glossy Accents



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Thought bubble die cut - Simon Says Stamp
Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glossy Accents



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Frame die cut - My Favorite Things
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Small heart die cuts - Avery Elle
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Arrow die cut - Paper Smooches
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched oval die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - My Mind's Eye



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle frame die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment die cut - My Favorite Things
Epoxy stickers - My Mind's Eye
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Sentiment stamp - Ellen Hutson
Flower stamps - My Favorite Things
Stitched die cuts - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti and My Favorite Things
Bling - Recollections
Wink of Stella glitter pen




Paper - Reverse Confetti -True Love collection
Background die cut - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cuts - Reverse Confetti


Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Hearts die cut - Lawn Fawn
Marker - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Pearl pen - Viva Decor




Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Sweet Stamp Shop, and Lawn Fawn
Stitched square die cuts - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Markers -  Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - My Favorite Things
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Scalloped border die cut - My Favorite Things
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Wink of Stella glitter pen



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Squared off cover panel die cut - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Gold shimmer spray - Heidi Swapp
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello - Reverse Confetti

After the last set of cards, I really could have decided to be done with the 6x6 paper pad. But then I saw this fun cover panel die cut from Reverse Confetti I purchased last month. I knew it would be perfect for the very last of the pretty papers. Since the scraps were pretty small, I cut each little square separately with them taped them directly to the die cut. It was fun to mix so many different patterns together on one card.
I also spritzed some pretty gold shimmer spray onto the white back panel, just to add a pretty gold sparkle to the card. Then I finished the card by included a few gold sequins. So fun!



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Squared off cover panel die cut - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Gold shimmer spray - Heidi Swapp
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Operation Write Home sketch #229

When I get down to just small scraps from a 6x6 paper pad, I look for a sketch that will really help utilize those few scraps. I love sketches where I can feature several different pattern papers from the 6x6 onto one card. This sketch from Operation Write Home was perfect for that. (Plus, the measurements are already provided.)


Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - My Favorite Things
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Scalloped border die cut - My Favorite Things
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Wink of Stella glitter pen


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Sketch Saturday #479

This sketch from Sketch Saturday is perfect for featuring a few small images or sentiments. I stayed pretty true to the sketch and only added a few small circle embellishments. It's also a great sketch for using up some of the 2 inch strips that I always seem to end up with when doing my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.



Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Sweet Stamp Shop, and Lawn Fawn
Stitched square die cuts - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Markers -  Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn


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*Card sketch image used with permission from Sketch Saturday.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Reverse Confetti sketch #52

It's been a long time since I've done any paper piecing. I think it may have been quicker to simply color the sweet little fox using my Copic markers. But I don't own all of the colors and didn't have the exact shades of pink. So I searched through my cardstock scraps for a couple pinks, since I wanted a pink fox. 


Paper - Reverse Confetti - True Love collection
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Hearts die cut - Lawn Fawn
Marker - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Pearl pen - Viva Decor


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*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hello - Square cards

I always make A2 size cards. Always. But after buying this fun square die cut from Reverse Confetti, I decided to try making a couple of square cards. The die cut is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", so it still fits nicely in an A2 size envelope. The cards were super quick and easy and are still nice and flat so no extra postage will be required for mailing. I guess I make square cards now. 😊



Paper - Reverse Confetti -True Love collection
Background die cut - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cuts - Reverse Confetti

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