Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Carta Bella's Flora No. 1 - Part One

Over the past 6 months, I have been sending out Kindness cards. Mostly to random people and many times anonymously. There are so many different stamp companies that have awesome Kindness stamp sets available now. I've purchased quite a few fun sets and thought it would be fun to use my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and make all Kindness cards. Since I generally give cards to females, the Flora No.1 collection from Carta Bella was perfect. Lots of feminine colors and pretty flowers.

I recorded the entire disappearing 6x6 process and this time I also created separate videos for each sketch used. At the end of the 6x6 series, I will post the sped up version of the entire tutorial.

For my first cards, I used a sketch from My Favorite Things. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out the measurements for A2 size cards. Go HERE to see how I come up with the measurements. 

I made 4 cards using this sketch.

Stamp - Hero Arts
Button die cut - Memory Box
Ink - Memento
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Embroider floss - DMC

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
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
Tombow Xtreme Tabs

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*Card sketch image used with permission from My Favorite Things.


  1. Hi Kristie, love your blog. You are so kind to send out your cards. Just curious. Who do you mean by random people? How do you choose who to give to and how do you do it anonymously?
    Caroline from Australia

    1. Thank you, Caroline! My church has a directory list of all the members with their addresses. I've been mailing cards to different people on the directory, whether I know them or not. I've also mailed cards to people I don't know and was given their address by a friend or family member knowing they may need a little cheering up. I simply include my message, but don't sign my name or leave a return address. I want to brighten someone's day, but I don't need acknowledgement for it.

    2. I'm sure it does brighten their day. You've inspired me to make some feel good cards for my local nursing home. Many blessings to you. Xx

    3. I think that is a wonderful idea, Caroline!

    4. Great way to get names! Yay to Caroline for making cards for a nursing home. That's sure to brighten everyone's day!

  2. Welcome back Kristie. Job well done. I'm looking fwd to seeing the entire 6x6 pad.

    1. Thank you! If everything goes as planned, the full version will be up the end of next week.

  3. You do such a wonderful job on your cards. I like the notion of signing the card but leaving off the return. I have saved all my 6" x 6" paper pads that haven't been 'assigned' to a project to make a card stack like this. Thank you for your inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Beth! Have fun using up those 6x6 paper pads!

  4. Love this idea! You are such an inspiration I love your videos and your blog

  5. Love, love your videos can never get enough. Thank you