Friday, January 29, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Three

Welcome to the third post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

Today's sketch is from Operation Write Home. While the organization is now closed, they still have loads of wonderful card sketches and tutorials on their site. And their sketches always included measurements for A2 cards. 


I made a total of 3 similar cards using the sketch. I think this style could be masculine or feminine.


I made a total of 2 similar cards. These are definitely more feminine because of the pretty floral papers.


Paper - Lily Bee Designs - Buttercup
Barn stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Inks - Versafine and Tim Holtz Ranger Distress
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

The current card total is 12 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Two

Welcome to the second post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

The sketch I used today is from Mojo Monday. They have been providing card sketches for several years and I highly recommend checking out their site. The sketch I used was designed for a square card. But since I rarely made square cards, I figured out measurements for an A2 card instead.


I made a total of 4 similar cards using this sketch.


Paper - Lily Bee Design - Buttercup
Stamp - The Stamps of Life
Embossing folder - Darice
Inks - Versafine and Tim Holtz Ranger Distress
Brads - Eyelet Outlet

The current card total is 7 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part One

Now that the holidays are over, I think it's time for me to disappear another 6x6 paper pad. I'll be doing a series of blog posts while I use my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial. I decided to use a paper pad by Lily Bee Designs called Buttercup. I generally use 24 double-sided paper, but thought I'd do something different this time. The colors in this paper pad are just lovely, but will still work for some gender neutral cards.


The first sketch I chose is Reverse Confetti #32. I do not design the sketches, but I do figure out  measurements for A2 size cards.


I made a total of 3 similar cards using this sketch. 


Paper - Lily Bee Designs - Buttercup
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Memento
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Little Baby Big Love

I'm going to a baby shower soon and realized I only have baby girl cards in my stash. That won't work out well, since my friend is having a baby boy. Perfect opportunity for me to try out a new quilt die cut. I love the pinwheel design. And since I used 3 different papers for the quilt, it's easy to make 3 cards, as well. Now I'll have a couple extra baby boy cards for my stash.




Paper - Doodlebug - Snips and Snails
Quilt die cut - Gina Marie Design Dies
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Lil Inker Designs and Sizzix
Ink - Memento
Brad - from stash

It's been awhile since I've disappeared a 6x6 paper pad. Keep an eye on my blog for a new 6x6 paper pad blog series. Now to figure out which one to use.....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fairy Sparkle Shaker Card

This fairy stamp set from Avery Elle is just so darling. I originally had plans to make a different card, but I couldn't resist doing another fairy card today. The background die cut from MFT is perfect for making a shaker card. I painted the sweet fairy and added a little extra sparkle to her wings using a Wink of Stella glitter pen.


Stamps - Avery Elle
Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Watercolor paints - Finetec
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Ink - Ranger
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Microbeads - American Crafts
Pearl pen - Viva Decor

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Crafting with Penny

My daughter, Penny, has been a fan of paper crafting ever since she could reach the scraps on my craft table. Even before that, she would dig through my recycling bin to look at the fun patterned papers. At age 2, I gave her a pair of kids scissors to try. I soon had teeny tiny pieces of paper covering the craft room floor. When she could figure out how to use a small tape runner, around age 2 1/2, she was making cards on her own. 
Now Penny is 6 years old. She still loves to craft. She's even come up with her own Two-Handed Painting Style and Paint-Splattering Technique. You can see both of her methods in Sandy Allnock's videos.
I thought it would be fun to record Penny and me making cards together. We used the same sketch and 6x6 paper pad. I realize the video is rather long. But, as a scrapbooker, it's a preserved memory of my daughter and me crafting together. Time goes by so quickly and before I know it, Penny will be off to college. 





Paper - Carta Bella - True Friends
Stamps - The Stamps of Life
Camera die cuts - The Stamps of Life
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Ranger, Close to My Heart
Glitter pen - Wink of Stella
Bling - from stash


Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Ranger
Colored pencils - Crayola

I love the sweet drawing Penny did on the inside of her card. 


Here's the Sweet Sunday sketch, with my measurements, for those interested.



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*Card sketch image used with permission.