Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Echo Park's The Story of Fall 6x6 cards

Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the crispness of the cooler temperatures and the glorious changing colors of the leaves. So, I tend to buy quite a few fall themed 6x6 paper pads every year. And since I always have a need for Thank You cards, I decided to dedicate one 6x6 entirely to making Thank You cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial. I used Echo Park's The Story of Fall to make 30 cards.


And just for fun, I decided to make another 6x6 paper pad tutorial video.



Here are all the leftover scraps. I also used a total of 19 pieces of solid cardstock. (Mostly 12 x 12)


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 Echo Park's The Story of Fall 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #220, stamp - Paper Smooches, leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Memento, Viva Decor pearl pen.



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #29, stamp - Reverse Confetti, stitched square die cut - My Favorite Things, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, leaf die cuts - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento, Viva Decor pearl pen.




Sketch - Sketch Saturday #373, stamps - Paper Smooches, brads - SEI, ink - Memento, Copic marker.



Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #205, stamp - Paper Smooches, die cuts - My Favorite Things, embossing folder - Darice, ink - Memento, Viva Decor pearl pen.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #288, stamp - Reverse Confetti, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ribbon - May Arts, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - My Favorite Things #249, stamp - Reverse Confetti, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, banner die cut - American Crafts, embossing folder - Sheena Douglass, ink - Memento.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #123, stamp - Reverse Confetti, leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn, embossing folder - Darice, ink - Memento, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Viva Decor Pearl pen.


Snowdrifts cover up die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Reverse Confetti, banner die cut - Reverse Confetti, stitched heart die cuts - My Favorite Things, ink - Memento, sequins - from stash.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #154, stamps - Paper Smooches, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, banner die cut - American Crafts, embossing folder - Sizzix, ribbon - May Arts, ink - Memento.

My cards are perfect for the latest Cards in Envy Gratitude card challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*All card sketch images used with permission.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for including this awesome coordinating blog post with your video! I love having the measurements for the sketches!

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  2. Thanks again for another inspiring Video!
    I´m from Germany and I will try this Idea using an whole 6x6 Paper Pad as I have a tons of them!
    Love your Ideas and love to see your Videos.
    Greetings, Corinna

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  3. I am a big fan of yours and live in Washington state. I have 12x12 DSP that I have cut into 6x6 and I think this will work very well with those as well. I just need to develop my confidence in dealing with the scraps issue. Do you cut length first then width to get the same size pieces left for doing other cards?

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    1. Thank you, Iona! As far as which direction I cut first, it all depends on the sketch I am using and which direction I will most likely be able to use as a scrap. But I don't really have a specific cut I do first.

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  4. I am always so impressed when you do this - Just gorgeous cards. Great for gifts.

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  5. Your cards ALWAYS inspire. I'm curious, now that Operation Write Home has completed it's mission, what do you do with all the cards you make. And if you personally use 30 thank-you cards, is that in a year? It's alot...

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I really haven't been making very many cards over the past several months. I donate some cards to my church. But mostly, I've been restocking my personal card stash since I haven't done that in a long time. I will use more than those 30 thank you cards in a year. Some for my church, some for my mother, and then I will personally use a bunch. It's always good to show appreciation to others.

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  6. I rarely take time to comment, though I do Pin a lot. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy & appreciate your cards, videos & ALL the work you put into them to make it easier for other card makers. I had a friend watch your 6x6 tutorial & she's raring to go the next time we get a chance to visit.

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    1. Lucy, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad my tutorial has been helpful to you and your friend.

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  7. Fabulous thank you cards, Kristie! I love everything about them especially the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  8. Hi, I was wondering what die that is in your (freshly-made-sketches-205) I love that die and wanted to try and get it if still possible the one in the dark brown behind the thanks.
    Thanks for this videos I love them!
    Sandi

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    1. The die is from My Favorite Things. It is a companion set for their stamp set Well Worn Greetings. I've had it for several years and it doesn't look like the company carries it anymore. :(

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  9. Thank you for another great tutorial. I just love to watch you create your cards! i also like how you alter the sketches just a little and add small touches to make them more personal. The speed on this was great--fast enough to not take too long and slow enough to see the details! Thank you again for sharing your time and talent!!

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  10. Another academy award winner! I am so inspired by your videos . My new "favorite thing" is a cup of coffee , my chaise lounge and your awesome videos ! Please keep them coming . Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and all your followers!

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  11. ok wow all your cards are amazing!!! I couldn't even pick a fave!! great job with the papers!! thanks for playing along with CArd in Envy!!!!

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