Thursday, September 20, 2018

Carta Bella Christmas - 35 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello friends! I know Christmas is still a few months away, but it's never too early to make Christmas cards. Right? Especially when all the lovely new collections are already available. I always need a lot of Christmas cards every year. Many to donate and many to give to family and friends.
I decided to use the Christmas 6x6 paper pad from Carta Bella. It's a beautiful paper collection with traditional reds and greens, along with touches of woodgrain and black.
There are a couple sheets of lovely image/sentiment cut aparts included. I did use quite a few of them along with several Christmas stamp sets I already own. I've noticed many companies haven't released their new Christmas stamps yet. But I'm sure I'll be purchasing a couple new sets. Especially since I'll probably be making a few more Christmas card videos this year.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 35 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 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 9 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors - 
Black - Recollections
Evergreen - Coredinations
Scarlet - Coredinations
Gold - unknown
Kraft - unknown
Cream - unknown


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 Christmas 6x6 paper pad.



Image/sentiment cut apart - Carta Bella
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn




Sketch - MFT #163
Image and sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti
Image die - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti and MFT
Brads - unknown




Sentiment stamp - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Versafine
Embossing powder - Recollections





Sketch - MFT #395
Sentiment stamp - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Star die - Lil Inker Designs
Flower die - Lil Inker Designs
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Image and sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Star die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti and MFT
Gold washi tape - unknown




Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #383
Image and sentiment stamp - The Ink Road Stamps
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Versamark
Embossing powder - Love From Lizi




Sentiment stamp - The Ink Road Stamps
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Carta Bella
Sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti and The Ink Road Stamps
Ink - Versamark
Embossing powder - Love From Lizi
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Banner die - American Crafts




Collage Cover up die - MFT
Sentiment stamp - The Ink Road Stamps
Stitched star die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti


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.

Carta Bella 6x6 paper pad - Christmas
Lawn Fawn stamps - Merry Messages
MFT stamps - Hand Lettered Christmas
MFT Dienamics - Collage Cover up die
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Large Stitched Circle dies
Lawn Fawn - Stamp Shammy
Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper
Scor Tape - one inch
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch
MFT premium dye ink - Factory Green
Love From Lizi embossing powder - Golden Crown
Versamark - Watermark stamp pad

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feels Like Fall

Hello friends and welcome to another card challenge for Cards in Envy. With autumn just around the corner, it seems like the perfect time for a Feels like Fall card theme. I've never been a fan of the hot temperatures in the summertime. So I'm always excited when fall comes around again.
I used an older autumn paper collection from Doodlebug Design and a lovely tree stamp from MFT to make my card. To make the leaves different colors, I used an ombre ink pad from Hero Arts.


Paper - Doodlebug - Happy Harvest collection
Image stamp - MFT
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Leaf die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Hero Arts and Reverse Confetti


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.

MFT stamps - Modern Trees
MFT Die-namics - Modern Trees
Lawn Fawn stamps - Simply Sentiments
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait
Hero Arts ink - Autumn Ombre

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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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Echo Park Celebrate Autumn - 29 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello friends! It is definitely looking and feeling like fall here in the Pacific Northwest. So I decided it was time to make some fall cards using Echo Park's Celebrate Autumn collection. I just love the pretty autumn colors with a touch of turquoise. Some of the pattern papers even have the look of burlap fabric. And there are lots of plaids, fall leaves, and adorable woodland critters in the collection.

I plan on donating most of the cards to a local charity. The woman who runs the organization loves to use my cards to write Thank You and encouraging notes. She really appreciates having a set of handmade cards ready to use. Because she mails the cards, I always try to reduce the amount of dimension to avoid paying extra postage. 

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 29 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 just over 4 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 2 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 16 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors - 
Peanut Fudge - Bazzill
Aegean - Darice
Wild Honey - Coredinations
Roasted pepper - Coredinations
Orange - unknown


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 Echo Park's Celebrate Autumn 6x6 paper pad.




Image/sentiment cut aparts - Echo Park
Stitched leaf dies - Lawn Fawn
Scallop border die - Lawn Fawn
Gold washi tape - unknown
Small circle die - Paper Smooches





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Echo Park
Gold washi tape - unknown
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn




Image/sentiment cut aparts - Echo Park
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn




Sentiment stamp - Reverse confetti
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Circle and scallop circle die - Spellbinders
Gold washi tape - Unknown
Ink - MFT




All dies - MFT Blueprints #31
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - MFT
Nuvo Crystal drops





Sketch - MFT #330
Image and sentiment stamps - MFT
Stitched rectangle die - Pink & Main
Scallop rectangle die - Pink & Main
Stitched banner die - Pink & Main
Ink - Hero Arts and MFT





Sketch - MFT #193
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Flower dies - MFT
Leaf die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - Paper Smooches
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - MFT





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Leaf die - Lawn Fawn
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - MFT



Sketch - MFT #261
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Gold washi tape - unknown
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - MFT




Perfect Palette die - Lil Inker Designs
Banner die - Reverse Confetti
Leaf die - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Versafine
Embossing powder - Altenew
Nuvo glitter drops

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.

Echo Park 6x6 paper pad - Celebrate Autumn
Lawn Fawn stamps - Simply Sentiments
MFT stamps - Friendly Forest
MFT Dienamics - Friendly Forest
MFT Dienamics - Blueprints #31
MFT Dienamics - Stitched Flowers
Pink & Main dies - Stitched Rectangles
Pink & Main dies - Scallop Rectangles
Pink & Main dies - Stitched fish tails
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Leaves
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Large Stitched Leaves
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Scallop border dies
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Large Stitched Circle dies
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Lawn Fawn - Stamp Shammy
Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper
Scor Tape - one inch
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch
MFT - Premium Dye ink - Milk Chocolate
Nuvo Crystal drops - Bright Gold
Nuvo Crystal drops - Bottle Green
Nuvo Glitter drops - White Blizzard

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