Sunday, September 13, 2015

Echo Park's Pirate's Life 6x6 cards

My 5-year old daughter has been a fan of pirates for a couple of years. She even dressed up as one for Halloween last year. So when I saw the Pirate's Life 6x6 by Echo Park, I knew it would be fun to use for my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.  I made a total of 29 cards.


I also made another video while making the cards since lots of people seem to enjoy these videos.

Here are all the leftover scraps. When the pieces are smaller than 1 1/4", I generally don't use them anymore. Afterall, I still have lots and lots of 6x6 paper pads to use.


I have been asked several times how many sheets of cardstock I use on average for my tutorial. This can definitely vary depending on if I use solid cardstock verses patterned paper for the card background. I did keep track this time though and used a total of 22 sheets of cardstock, including the black for layering.

Here are the pictures of all 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.



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #27, stamp - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento, brads - The Eyelet Outlet.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #256, stamps - Lawn Fawn, arrow die cut - Little B, marker - Copic, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #281, sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches, stitched square and circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cut - Spellbinders, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.




Sketch - Operation Write Home #123, sentiment and ghost die cut - Lil Inker Designs, Glossy Accents, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #323, stamps - Lawn Fawn, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, twine - Darice, marker - Copic, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #3, sun die cut - Lil Inker Designs, cloud punch - Fiskars, border die cut - Paper Smooches, stamp - Simon Says Stamp, ink - Memento.



Sketch - Sketch Saturday #311, stamps - Reverse Confetti, border die cut - Paper Smooches, embossing folder - Sheena Douglass, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.




Sketch - Sweet Sunday #203, stamp - Paper Smooches, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #273, stamp - Paper Smooches, sun die cut - Lil Inker Designs, star die cut - Paper Smooches, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, embossing folder - Close to My Heart, Signo white pen, ink - Memento.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #229, stamp - Hero Arts, stitched strips - My Favorite Things, twine - The Twinery, ink - Memento.





Sketch - Operation Write Home #229, stamp - Paper Smooches, stitched rounded square die cut - My Favorite Things, ghost die cut - Lil Inker Designs, star die cut - Lil Inker Designs, border die cut - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento.

My pirate cards are perfect for the September Words 2 Scrap By challenge. Check out their Talk like a Pirate challenge HERE

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*All card sketch images used with permission.


21 comments:

  1. These are awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  2. I just love love love your work !!! Question for example on Sweet Sunday #203 when the measurement for the banner says 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 then you add cotton layer or is the bottom layer the 4 3/4 and then you a the top layer?. Hope this was not a confusing question
    Thank You

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    1. Thank you, Nanci! The measurements listed would be for the top layer/patterned paper. Then I generally add 1/8" more to that measurement for the matted layer.

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    2. Thank You Kristen !
      Again love all you do the measurements are awesome,

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these tutorials. I have done a couple of them. Keep making these.

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  4. Fabulous! Please do more videos!

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  5. I love your videos with these 6x6 pads. please keep doing them. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Wow, Kristie! Not only are these fantastic pirate cards for the W2SB Ahoy Matey Challenge but **BONUS** - wonderful tutorial too! So happy you shared your uber-talented skills with us! Thanks so much! ~ Annie

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  7. Kristie!

    Well, you've done it again with another great video! You sure do know how to rock these 6 by 6 pads. :)

    And, you rocked our pirate-themed challenge at Words 2 Scrap By! Thanks so much for playing along. :)

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  8. Another great group of cards! And so fitting for our Ahoy Matey challenge - thanks for joining us!!

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  9. Awesome. Thanks for the tutorials and the card measurements.
    What's the name of your tape machine and where can I purchase one?

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    1. I use a Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun. The refills are inexpensive, especially when bought in bulk, and it's super sticky. I've seen it at local craft stores and on Amazon.

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  10. How many feet of tape do you use in total (average) for a 6x6 pad tutorial?

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    1. I use ATG tape and each roll is 36 yards. I average between 2 and 3 rolls per 6x6 (a 24-sheet one). So I would say around 270-325 feet. Since I buy a full case of refills, they cost less than one dollar per roll. I want to make sure my cards stay together, so I don't skimp on adhesive.

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  11. Where do you get the rolls that cheap ?

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    1. I buy refills from The Tape Depot and watch for their sales. They will have a 10 - 15% off coupon once in a while. Great time to stock up on refills.

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    1. I've always bought the 1/4" size. But I see they now carry 3/8". I may try that size next time.

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  13. Kristie I am so sorry to be a pain in the ... But these tapes are so confusing to me is it the scrapbook tape you get # 56720 A
    So sorry to be such a pest and thank you for responding. I just truly love all you do on your blog.
    Thank you
    Nanci

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    1. Nanci, it's no problem at all. I have the link bookmarked since I know I'll forget by the time I need to place an order again. Yes, that's the tape I buy. Here's the link.https://www.thetapedepot.com/products/scrapbooking-tape-56720-a.html

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  14. You are a jewel thank you so much. The price is awesome !!!!!,
    Thanks again
    Nanci

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