Sunday, June 21, 2015

Doodlebug's Happy Camper 6x6 cards

Another fun 6x6 paper pad has been completely used to make 34 cards. Doodlebug is one of my favorite brands of paper and I tend to use it quite often. They always have bright, vivid colors and fun patterns. I used Doodlebug's Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad to make all of these cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.



A few people have wondered exactly how many scraps I have left over, so I took a picture this time. While I'm sure some people would make another card or two with these scraps, I personally don't care for all the tiny scraps. 


I decided to turn on the camera again while I disappeared the 6x6 paper pad. (I want to give special thanks to my friend, Sandy. She has given me the inspiration to make these videos.) 

Watch the video below or go HERE to see it on YouTube.

Here are the individual cards I made, including the sketches used and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already have measurements provided. For all the other sketches, I simply figure them out on my own for what works for me.



 Sketch - OWH # 123, stamps - Hero Arts, stitched die cuts - Lil Inker Designs, ink - Versafine



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #21, stamps - Lawn Fawn, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, markers - Copic and Memento, ink - Memento



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #220, stamp - Paper Smooches, stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cut - Spellbinder, heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn, butterfly die cuts - Lil Inker Designs, silver pen - Signo, ink - Versafine



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #232, stamp - The Stamps of Life, stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs, button die cut - Memory Box, ink - Versafine, twine - The Twinery



Sketch - Mojo Monday #390, sentiment die cut - Lawn Fawn, sun die cut - Lil Inker Designs, brads - from stash




Sketch - OWH #218, stamp - Hero Arts, embossing folder - Cuttlebug, border die cut - My Favorite Things, brads - from stash, ink - Versafine



Sketch - My Favorite Things #227, stamp - Hero Arts, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, embossing folder - Darice, brads - from stash, ink - Versafine

I didn't use a sketch for the quilt die cut cards. Since the die cut covers most of the card, I thought a simple sentiment was all that it needed.



Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Reverse Confetti, heart die cut - Lawn Fawn, ink - Versafine




Sketch - OWH #160, tree die cuts - Reverse Confetti, stamp - Hero Arts, pearl pen - Viva Decor, ink - Versafine




Sketch - OWH #154, stamp - Reverse Confetti, embossing folder - Darice, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ribbon - May Arts, twine - The Twinery, ink - Versafine


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Hero Arts, button die cut - Memory Box, twine - Divine Twine, heart die cut - Lil Inker Designs, ink - Versafine

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*All card sketch images used with permission.



36 comments:

  1. I see you always trim your card bases. Do you buy them in a size other than A2?

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    1. All of my cards are A2 size. I'm just super fussy about even a tiny bit of white showing from the card base. So I always trim them to match the card front.

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  2. It is always incredible to watch what you do. Hope to be brave enough to try it sometime.

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  3. Your amazing Kristie! I love all your cards and love the great paper pack you used. Hugs, Benda

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  4. Great job! Thanks for once again telling us which sketches you used and the measurements.

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  5. Thank you! I loved watching your video -- so inspiring! And I learned a new technique or two. Thanks again! Great job on the video.

    Evelyn

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  6. I haven't watched the video yet, but I just wanted to let you know how you've inspired me. I have a TON of 6x6" pads! When I came across your second(?) blog post tutorial a while back, it gave me the kick in the behind I needed to get serious about using those up. (So I can justify buying more, of course! LOL) I've already "torn apart" one pad that I have had SOOO much trouble using, mostly because the papers are just not really my style. Which makes me wonder why I got it in the first place! :) But I've made a few cards from it now, and just have to add my greetings. Thank you so much for inspiring me to do this! ~ Andrea

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  7. Wow, those are wonderful! Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  8. 34 Card this time! you are incredible! I can follow your lead, but I'm in a quandary about how you go about deciding which sketches to use and in what order so that you get the most out of that patterned paper! thanks so much for sharing your work!

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    1. Thank you, Judy! I generally start with either a new-to-me sketch that I want to try or a trusted favorite. I make a couple of cards, then select another sketch, etc. I do choose sketches based on what scrap sizes are left. Since I've been making cards this way for several years, there are some go-to sketches that work well for my final scrap cards. I print out sketches and keep them all in a notebook.

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  9. You do such precise and gorgeous work! You really have an eye for what papers will go well together. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I love this! Thanks so much for the video but mostly for the measurements. I have so many 6x6 paper pads and I hate waste, so this is perfect for me! Once again, Thank You!!

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  11. I so enjoy your 6 x 6 tutorials! They have inspired me to use up some 6 x 6 pads in my card making for OWH. I cannot line by card fronts up to the card base the way that you do. I am impressed. I have to use other methods for proper alignment. I am glad to see that someone else goes through tape runner the way that I do! :)

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  12. Love the quilt die. Please can you tell me the brand name.
    Thank you

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    1. The quilt die is from My Favorite Things. It's super fun to use.

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  13. I just found you from Sandy's recommendation! What an amazing idea! All of these cards turned out so cute and I love the idea of making so many cards from one pad. To think of all the cards I could create from my million 6x6 pads. LOL! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. WOW! Some great ideas!! I always have trouble with waste from the 6x6 paper stacks, so thank you for this!

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  16. These are amazing. Well done!
    Hugs Lynne from Oz

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  17. Hi! I want to try using a whole pack of 6x6 too, probably for Christmas. Just curious... how do you know you have enough paper for each sketch? I'm guessing that at the beginning you just make more cards from each. And how do you decide to use which sketch, the one that will work best with your paper pad (to use the most of it)? Nicole N. from Canada

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    1. Hello, Nicole!
      Since I usually have the sketch measurements already figured out, I can generally just look at the available papers and determine if they'll be enough for the sketch. I keep a notebook with all my printed sketches since I find it easier to flip through than searching on my computer. As far as which sketch I'll use next, it's all based on what size paper scraps I have leftover. Ex. if I have lots of long narrow strips, I'll look for a sketch that features long strips vs small squares or something else. I hope this answers your question.

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  18. In addition to your process and layouts chosen,
    I love the sentiments you use in both tutorials. Would it be possible to get the name of the stamp sets and company who made them? Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I have all of the stamp companies listed under each card picture. But as far as the specific stamp set name, I actually don't keep the full packaging of the stamps I purchase so I don't know it. If there is a specific one you wanted to know, I could look it up for you.

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  19. Thank you for sharing the video and all the sketches and dimensions. I am teaching a group of women and this is so helpful.

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  20. You are absolutely and unbelievably the best card maker I've seen in a long time. I've seen some here and there, but you top them all. I also have a full bin of 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads. Like you stated, I didn't want to use one or two pages and leave the rest sitting on the shelf. Your idea of making up the entire pad of cards is brilliant. What I think I'll do is leave off the sentiments so I can put them on when it's time to give them out. My Scrapbook store participated in OWH and are now making cards for Nursing Homes (especially for those who never get mail. I now see that making a sketch first makes it much easier - thanks for the tip. You work is amazing.

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  21. I have been a long time fan of your blog and I marvel each time I see you make those cards out of a 6x6 paper pad. I have several of those and seem to forget about them when I am making projects. I always reach for my 12x12 papers instead. I pinned the link to this post so that I can have inspiration when I decide to go forward with this project. I did use up one paper pad before this way, but didn't do it all at once. It was a lot of fun! The first sketch you used, OWH #123 is one of my absolute favorites.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I used to use 12 x 12 paper all the time, until I was introduced to 6x6's. Now, I rarely every use my 12 x 12 papers anymore. And yes, OWH sketch #123 is still my favorite. I just always seem to go back to that one.

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    2. Hi, I am so inspired by your cards and method of using up the paper pads first before buying anymore. I have a lot of 12x12 pads could i not cut them up into 6x6 and have twice the amount?

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    3. Thanks, Emma. You could definitely use 12x12 paper and do the same thing. The advantage of using 6x6's is that they are smaller and the patterns are sized more for cards vs. scrapbook pages.

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  22. I just found this from a link by Sandy A. Thanks so much for this wonderful inspiration. I have only been trying to make cards for about a year, and seems like I just start from scratch and wing it! This would definitely use up some of that paper I hoard! What do you use for your card bases? And do you have to add postage? So many layers, I'm just wondering how much it weighs at the end!

    I love the quilt! It's the perfect thing for using up small scraps. I don't know if I have the patience to cut and piece like you did at the end, but the results ARE spectacular, and really pay a nice tribute to the spirit of quilting. (Which I could totally get into if I could sew a straight seam!)

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    1. Hello Bev, and welcome to the world of card making. I buy a full case of Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper at my local printer shop. I have them cut the entire case in half for card bases. It's a nice heavy weight paper and works beautifully for cards.
      I don't pay any extra postage on my cards, unless I start adding lots of thick bling. Although I do add quite a few layers, I use thinner paper for those layers, so the card still stays less than 1/4" thick. I hand deliver the thicker cards.
      The quilt dies are super fun to use, and yes, they take a little extra time to assemble. My mom is a quilter, so she's the reason I originally purchased the die cut. Now, I just love to use it.

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    1. There are tons of online sources for card sketches. Some of my favorites are Mojo Monday, Operation Write Home, Reverse Confetti. I have links on my blog to several sketch sites.

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  24. Love your tutorials, you are talented, for me need slow steps to follow, I just bought the reverse Conffetti paper and love it! need to see you using the "Warm Heart" 6x6 pack .thanks for sharing

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  25. Thank you for your kind words, Angie! I do have the "Warm Heart" RC 6x6 and I haven't used it yet. I'm currently planning out my next video. I'm going to try something a little different for those who would prefer a slower paced tutorial. Hopefully it will work.

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