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

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

*All card sketch images used with permission.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Pink & Main - Turtley Amazing

I recently ordered some craft goodies from Pink & Main. I love their 6x6 paper pads, but haven't really used their other products much yet. I could not resist buying this darling turtle stamps set and coordinating dies though. I also fell in love with the sunny cover die. 

I made a quick haul video of my Pink & Main purchases. And since I couldn't wait to use the fun crafty goodies, I also made a couple cards. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.




After making the first card with the image colored with Copics, I decided to make another card. This time, instead of coloring the turtle, I simply stamped the image on green cardstock and cut him out.  I think it turned out just as cute is a perfect option for crafters that don't color.


Highlighted supplies
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Pink & Main - Sunny Cover die
Pink & Main stamp set - Turtley Amazing
Pink & Main dies - Turtley Amazing
Pink & Main Glossy Dots - Rainbow
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Copic Markers - Ciao set A
Copic Markers - Ciao set B
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Scor Tape - one inch
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch
Versamark - Ink pad


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Doodlebug Design Anchors Aweigh - 28 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello, friends! I still need to use up some older paper pads that have just been hanging out in my craft room. Next on the list is the Anchors Aweigh collection from Doodlebug Designs.
The paper collection is more on the masculine side and has lots of water related images like sail boats and sea critters. I did use some of the cut aparts included, but also used the Sea Friends stamp set from Pretty Posh Posh.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 28 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 12 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 6 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors - 
Navy blue - Recollections
Yellow - Stampin Up
Caramel Apple - Bazzill
Gold Course - Coredinations


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 Doodlebug Design's Anchors Aweigh 6x6 paper pad.



Image stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Circle dies - Spellbinders
Twine - The Twinery




Image and sentiment stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic
Brads - from stash



Image and sentiment stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Scalloped border die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic




Image and sentiment stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Markers - Copic




Image and sentiment stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet




Image and sentiment stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Epoxy stickers - The Paper Studio
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic





Horizontal Collage Cover Up die - MFT
Image and sentiment stamps and dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic

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.

Doodlebug Design 6x6 paper pad - Anchors Aweigh
Pretty Pink Posh stamps - Sea Creatures
Pretty Pink Posh dies - Sea Creatures
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 - Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Scallop Borders
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Lawn Fawn - Stamp Shammy
Scor Tape - one inch
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch


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*All card sketch images used with permission.