Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Authentique's Durable 6x6 cards

Sometimes I just don't have very many masculine cards in my stash. Probably because it's so fun to make pink, sparkly girlie cards. So I decided to get to work on some masculine cards. I used Authentique's Durable 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make 31 cards.

I decided to turn on the camera again while I disappeared the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 10 times. The real time was just over 7 hours; not including die cutting time.

I used 12 sheets of 12" x 12" and 14 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" solid cardstock. Here are all the leftover scraps from the paper pad.

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 Authentique's Durable 6x6 paper pad. 

Sketch - i (heart) sketches #92, Stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Ink - Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Bling - from stash

Sketch - Mojo Monday #440, Stamp - Reverse Confetti, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Ink - Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brads - from stash

Sketch - Operation Write Home #49, Barn stamp - Inkadinkado, Lighthouse stamp - Impression Obsession Inc., Sentiment stamp - Avery Elle, Banner die cuts - American Crafts and Paper Smooches, Ink - Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brads - The Eyelet Outlet

Sketch - i (heart) sketches #141, Truck stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti, Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn and Spellbinders, Star die cuts - Paper Smooches, Ink - Memento

Sketch - Reverse Confetti #36, Sentiment stamp - The Stamps of Life, Ink - Memento, Brads - from stash

Sketch - i(heart) sketches #68, Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti, Border die cut - My Favorite Things, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts, Ink - Versafine, Pearl pen - Viva Decor

Sketch - My Favorite Things #259, Sentiment stamp - Stampendous, Epoxy bling - Doodlebug and Michaels, Ink - Memento

Sketch - Reverse Confetti #34, Lighthouse stamp - Impression Obsession, Train stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Ink - Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress ink, Circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn

Sketch - Operation Write Home #6, Sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti, Embossing folder - Sheena Douglass,  Ink - Memento, Banner die cut - American Crafts, Brads - from stash.

Sketch - Operation Write Home #154, Sentiment stamp - Simon Says Stamp, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts, Ink - Memento and Versafine, Brads - from stash.

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*All card sketch images used with permission.


  1. I admire and drool over your post every. single. time. you post these paper pad collections of cards! I have only used up one 6x6 paper pad all for cards but you inspire me to do it more!

    1. Thank you, Beth! I am definitely addicted to 6x6's and making cards. I'm glad I can provide some inspiration for you.

  2. I love your paper pad videos. I'm always waiting for the next one. Keep up hype great videos. And... Thank you

    1. Thank you Sherrie! The videos are a lot of work to make, but fun. I have plans for more in the future.

  3. Now where to find that paper pad. ;)

  4. I could watch you disappear a 6x6 pad everyday!! Love these cards and sketches...I have a paper pad I have had forever and don't know how to use it...this might help a lot. Keep disappearing those 6x6 paper pads!!!

    1. Thank you, Debbie! I love 6x6's, so you know I'll keep using them to make more cards.

  5. I love disappearing an entire pad! I have gotten through a few lately and there's nothing more satisfying than using something up completely.
    Am I right in thinking that you were using the stamp positioner to restamp the images darker? If so, that seems like a really good use for that tool. I never seem to get a great stamped image but it's so hard to line the image up again by eye.

    1. I agree! It's so satisfying to completely use up a 6x6 paper. Then I don't feel so guilty when I purchase a new one. :)
      Yes, I bought the MISTI for that exact reason. I have some silhouette stamps and wider sentiment stamps that don't always stamp very solid. Now, I can just reink them and stamp again in the exact same spot. Perfect!

  6. Love your videos. I just disappeared a 6x6 pad (Under the Sea as a matter of fact!) and made 25 cards. In truth, I have about 1/2 page left but it will be easy to match to something else. So much fun! Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Awesome job on disappearing a 6x6! I love that Doodlebug collection! Or any Doodlebug collection. :)

  7. I enjoy watching your video. Thanks for the new one. Keep up the great teaching.

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