Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DCWV No Prob Llama - 33 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello friends! I have a new 6x6 paper pad tutorial to share. I'm using the No Prob Llama paper collection from DCWV. I actually bought the 6x6 as sort of a joke. When my daughter was younger, one of her favorite books was Is Your Mama a Llama? I would read it to her all the time and then she would ask me, "Mama, are you a llama?" After a while, I even started calling her my little llama. The pet names eventually stopped, but every once in awhile, I'll still call her my little llama. But now she'll roll her eyes at me. After all, she's all grown up at 8 years old.
My favorite part of the paper collection is all the magenta foil accents included. There are also a few sheets of cut aparts with fun sentiments and cute images. I used a couple different stamp sets in addition to the cut aparts. The Ink Road Stamps was very generous and provided me with several of their unique stamps sets. My favorite set is called Bloom Where You are Planted. It includes some lovely flowers and uplifting sentiments.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 33 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 9 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 14 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 DCWV No Prob Llama 6x6 paper pad.





Sketch - MFT #380
Sentiment stamp - Pretty Pink Posh
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Pink & Main
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Image cut aparts - DCWV
Banner die - American Crafts





Sketch - MFT #346
Sentiment stamp - Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched background die - MFT Die-namics
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash
Bling - The Paper Studio




Stitched background die - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamps - Ink Road Stamps
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image - DCWV
Small circle die - Paper Smooches





Sketch - MFT #312
Image cut aparts - DCWV
Banner die - MFT




Image cut aparts - DCWV
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet




Sentiment stamps - Ink Road Stamps
Circle dies -Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Bling - Queen & Co and Michaels
Banner die - American Crafts





Sentiment and image stamps - Ink Road Stamps
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic



Squared Off Cover Panel die - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die - Reverse Confetti
Image stamp - Ink Road Stamps
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Bling - from stash
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Highlighted supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.

DCWV 6x6 paper pad - No Prob Llama
Pretty Pink Posh stamps - Everyday Greetings
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Copic Markers - Ciao set A
Copic Markers - Ciao set B
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Lawn Fawn - Stamp Shammy
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints #31
Tombow - Xtreme tabs
We R Memory Keepers - Brad Setter & Piercing Tool
Scor Tape - one inch
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
 I appreciate your kindness and support!

Disclaimer : I did receive some physical product compensation for providing card samples.

*All card sketch images used with permission.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Cards in Envy - On the Beach

Hello, it's time for a new card challenge over at Cards in Envy. The theme is On the Beach. We want to see cards that feature a beach image.

My daughter used to be a huge fan of pirates, especially pink and sparkly pirates. So naturally, I had to purchase several pirate stamp sets. I decided to create a little scene with a treasure chest waiting on the beach for the pirates.


Highlighted supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the cost of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.

MFT Party Like a Pirate stamp set
Lawn Fawn inks Jet Black
Tonic Studios Guillotine paper trimmer
Copic Markers - Ciao set A
Copic Markers - Ciao set B

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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I appreciate your kindness and support! 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Carta Bella Have a Merry Christmas - 34 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

It's Christmas in July time. I used an older Carta Bella paper pad called Have a Merry Christmas. It's been hanging out in my craft room for far too long and was begging to be turned into cards. I'm trying really hard to use up some older 6x6's so I will have room for all the new Christmas papers coming soon. I always need quite a few Christmas cards every year. I'll be donating some cards to a local charity and many will also be given to a local retirement home. Then, I'll need a bunch of cards to personally give to my family and friends.

The Carta Bella collection has a very traditional Christmas look with lots of greens and reds. There aren't any cut aparts included in the the paper pad so I used some Christmas stamps set for the images and sentiments. The Ink Road Stamps was so kind to provide me with their Fir Real stamp set. It's a fun set with lots of sentiments and whimsical fir trees.

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 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 7 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 12 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors - 

Scarlet - Coredinations
Fern - Corendinations
Black - Recollections


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 Carta Bella's Have a Merry Christmas 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - Technique Tuesday
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #233
Image and sentiment stamps - The Ink Road Stamps
Stitched Frame die - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small star die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti




Image and sentiment stamp - The Ink Road Stamps
Ink - Reverse Confetti and MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Brads - from stash




Image and sentiment stamps - The Ink Road Stamps
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti and MFT
Brads - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #323
Image and sentiment stamps - The Ink Road Stamps
Ink - Versamark and Reverse Confetti
Embossing powder - Wow!
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Small circle dies - Lawn Fawn




Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Enamel Dots - Doodlebug and American Crafts




Sentiment stamp - The Ink Road Stamps
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Stitched rectangle die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Bow brad - from stash
Banner die - American Crafts



Sentiment stamp - The Ink Road Stamps
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Twine - from stash
Bling - from stash


Highlighted supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.

Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Frames
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Lawn Fawn - Stamp Shammy
Veramark - Watermark Ink Pad
We R Memory Keepers - Brad Setter & Piercing Tool
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
 I appreciate your kindness and support!

Disclaimer : I did receive some physical product compensation for providing card samples.

*All card sketch images used with permission.