Monday, November 9, 2015

Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays 6x6 cards

It's getting closer to the holiday season. Have you made your Christmas cards yet? I got a really good start on mine using Doodlebug's Home for Holidays 6x6 paper and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial. I made a total of 37 cards. This is actually a lot for me since I generally average 20 - 30 cards per 6x6 paper pad.


I have had several requests to make a Christmas themed 6x6 tutorial video, so I made sure to get one done well before the holiday.



I used 25 sheets of solid cardstock. ( 11 - 8 1/2 x 11 and 14 - 12 x 12)  I had very few scraps leftover this time since I made several quilt cards at the end.


Here are the 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. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #384, stamp - Technique Tuesday, border die cut - Lawn Fawn, twine - The Twinery and Darice, ink - Memento, pearl pen - Viva Decor.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #292, stamp - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Sketch Saturday #371, stamp -Reverse Confetti, stitched die cut - Lil Inker Designs, twine - Darice, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #217, stamp - Verve Stamps, ink - Memento, pearl pen - Viva Decor, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #324, stamp - Technique Tuesday, circle garland die cut - Reverse Confetti, ink - Memento, glitter pen - Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, sequins - from stash.




Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #202, stamp - Hero Arts, stitched star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs, small star die cuts - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento.




Sketch - Operation Write Home #219, stamps - My Favorite Things, large circle die cuts - Spellbinders, small circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento.




Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #207, stamp - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, embossing folder - Darice, ink - Memento, sequins - from stash.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #367, stamp - My Favorite Things, border die cut - My Favorite Things, twine - The Twinery, ink - Ranger, pearl pen - Viva Decor.


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Hero Arts, stitched rectangle die cut - My Favorite Things, small star die cut - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento, Glossy Accents.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*All card sketch images used with permission.


18 comments:

  1. I love your card making. I have lots of 6x6 pads that tend to pile up. This is a great idea and so many beautiful cards you created. I also love the fact that it doesn't cost hundreds of dollars in supplies, just use what you have already.

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  2. Your cards are always amazing. Love your tutorials.

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  3. I enjoy your cards and the video. Thank you for posting the measurements.

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  4. Thanks for doing a coordinating blog post with all the measurements!! BTW...are you an affiliate with MFT or SSS? I'm going to send the hubby the link to purchase the quilt die (saw that new die you mentioned too - how cute!!) but I'd rather send him an affiliate link for you!

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    1. No, I'm not an affiliate with any company. I just love MFT's stuff. Thanks for thinking of me for your purchase though. I know you'll love it!

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  5. Please know how much I enjoy your videos tutorials. Not a lot of talking . Just the video demo and some good music. You have brought back the joy of making cards without the over the top expense. And yes I am going to have to buy that quilt die cut

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  6. I'm new to card making. Love your disappearances of 6x6 pads, thanks for the videos. Question: doesn't all this cardstock on the front of the card make it front-heavy (so to speak)?

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    1. Thank you and welcome to the fun world of card making! I use a nice 100 lb cover weight cardstock for my card bases. So it never seems front-heavy to me.

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  7. I love this tut..you are amazing and so talented! I got out my 6x6 of My Minds Eye, Happy Day, and I am using your sketches for Birthday cards. Thanks a million!

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    1. Thank you! I think I've used that Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad before. Have fun making birthday cards!

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  8. Love your 6×6 tutorials. Where can I purchase that quilt die? That card us an absolute eye catcher.

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    1. Thank you! The quilt die is made by My Favorite Things. It's sold on their website.

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  9. I discovered your videos and blog today, just wanted to say thank you for your awesome tutorials and the measurement for each sketch. You rock!

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  10. I absolutely love watching your videos! you use a lot of ATG tape do you buy it in bulk from anywhere specific? Thank you so much for sharing all of these great tutorials I just love watching you use all of that paper in one shot. I love seeing all the different sketches and all the different possibilities.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I definitely don't skimp on ATG tape. I want to make sure they last. I buy the ATG refills by the case from either Tape Jungle or Tape Depot. They both run specials occasionally, so I stock up when they do.

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    2. I cant find your blog with the sketches and measurements/

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