Thursday, June 16, 2016

Way to Go!

I still have a couple more graduation cards I need to make. This one was given to my niece who just graduated from high school. She'll be heading across the country to college this fall. She is an amazing young lady and I'm so proud of her.


Paper - Doodlebug's - The Graduates collection
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Versafine
Pearl pen - Viva Decor


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Authentique's Durable 6x6 cards

Sometimes I just don't have very many masculine cards in my stash. Probably because it's so fun to make pink, sparkly girlie cards. So I decided to get to work on some masculine cards. I used Authentique's Durable 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make 31 cards.


I decided to turn on the camera again while I disappeared the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 10 times. The real time was just over 7 hours; not including die cutting time.




I used 12 sheets of 12" x 12" and 14 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" solid cardstock. Here are all the leftover scraps from the paper pad.


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. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Authentique's Durable 6x6 paper pad. 



Sketch - i (heart) sketches #92, Stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Ink - Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Bling - from stash



Sketch - Mojo Monday #440, Stamp - Reverse Confetti, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Ink - Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brads - from stash




Sketch - Operation Write Home #49, Barn stamp - Inkadinkado, Lighthouse stamp - Impression Obsession Inc., Sentiment stamp - Avery Elle, Banner die cuts - American Crafts and Paper Smooches, Ink - Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brads - The Eyelet Outlet



Sketch - i (heart) sketches #141, Truck stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti, Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn and Spellbinders, Star die cuts - Paper Smooches, Ink - Memento



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #36, Sentiment stamp - The Stamps of Life, Ink - Memento, Brads - from stash



Sketch - i(heart) sketches #68, Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti, Border die cut - My Favorite Things, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts, Ink - Versafine, Pearl pen - Viva Decor



Sketch - My Favorite Things #259, Sentiment stamp - Stampendous, Epoxy bling - Doodlebug and Michaels, Ink - Memento




Sketch - Reverse Confetti #34, Lighthouse stamp - Impression Obsession, Train stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Ink - Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress ink, Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn



Sketch - Operation Write Home #6, Sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti, Embossing folder - Sheena Douglass,  Ink - Memento, Banner die cut - American Crafts, Brads - from stash.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #154, Sentiment stamp - Simon Says Stamp, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts, Ink - Memento and Versafine, Brads - from stash.

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
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Ten

Welcome to the tenth post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

This sketch from Operation Write Home is one of my favorites to finish up a 6x6 paper pad.



I made 3 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Operation Write Home #154, Sentiment stamp - Simon Says Stamp, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts, Ink - Memento and Versafine, Brads - from stash.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's blog post where I will be sharing the latest video using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, as well as the group shot of all the cards I made from Authentique's Durable paper collection.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Nine

Welcome to the ninth post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

I'm down to just smaller scraps left, so I chose this sketch from Operation Write Home. Perfect for utilizing smaller pieces.


I  made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Operation Write Home #6, Sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti, Embossing folder - Sheena Douglass,  Ink - Memento, Banner die cut - American Crafts, Brads - from stash.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Eight

Welcome to the eighth post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

I love lots of layers on cards, and this Reverse Confetti sketch did not disappoint. I do not design sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.




I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Reverse Confetti #34, Lighthouse stamp - Impression Obsession, Train stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Ink - Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress ink, Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Seven

Welcome to the seventh post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

I used a sketch from My Favorite Things. I do not design sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards. 



I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - My Favorite Things #259, Sentiment stamp - Stampendous, Epoxy bling - Doodlebug and Michaels, Ink - Memento

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*Card sketch image used with permission from My Favorite Things.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Six

Welcome to the sixth post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

Today's card uses another square sketch from i(heart) sketches. I do not design sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.



I made 3 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - i(heart) sketches #68, Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti, Border die cut - My Favorite Things, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts, Ink - Versafine, Pearl pen - Viva Decor

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*Card sketch image used with permission from i(heart) sketches.