Monday, May 1, 2017

Doodlebug's At the Zoo 6x6 cards

Once again, Doodlebug Designs released some darling 6x6 paper pads. I'll admit I simply can't resist their papers. They make such cute stuff! I decided to use my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial with the At the Zoo collection. I just love all the sweet zoo creatures in the paper pad. I did have to hide the 6x6 from my 7-year old daughter, since she LOVES giraffes and may have swiped the giraffe papers from me. No worries though, I did buy her a couple 12 x 12 sheets of the giraffe paper.

Usually, Doodlebug 6x6's have a nice mix of pattern and tone on tone papers. For my style of card making, I like to use the tone on tone papers for the background of my cards. But I noticed there weren't as many tone on tone designs in this paper pad. Because I mostly used solid colored cardstock for the backgrounds, I ended up with quite a few cards. A total of 47 cards were made using one 6x6 paper pad.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 8 times since the full recording time was around 5 1/2 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cut time. I have been asked several times if I record my 6x6 videos all in one day. And the answer is no. It usually takes me about 3-4 days. It just depends on how busy my life is that week. (While watching the videos, you may notice my shirt sleeves change a few times. 😁)


In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 17 sheets of 12" x 12"  and 16 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" solid colored cardstock. Here are all the leftover scraps.



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. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Doodlebug's At the Zoo 6x6 paper pad. 




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stickers - Doodlebug
Stitched hill die cut - Lawn Fawn
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - My Favorite Things




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Stampin Up
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Memento




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scallop circle die cut - Spellbinders
Small circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Sheena Douglass
Ink - Memento



Stamp - Paper Smooches
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Stitched square die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Small circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Stamp - My Favorite Things
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Epoxy stickers - Recollections
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Memento

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!


*All card sketch images used with permission.

10 comments:

  1. Another fabulous video!! I love watching your process--I always learn something. I like your background dies and embossing folders. Thank you for sharing your videos!

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  2. This is the second 6x6 card tutorial I have watched you make. My favorite design is the last one. Looks like a great way to use scraps. I noticed that you used a lot of brads. Where do you buy them? Looks like you have different colors.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! The OWH sketch #154 is definitely my go-to sketch to finish off a paper pad. I use it a lot! I don't use a lot of fancy embellishments on my cards, but I do like brads. I buy my brads from The Eyelet Outlet online. They have a nice variety of colors, plus they carry the mini brads.

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  3. I loved all your designs. I'm still getting used to the sizes of homemade cards and there design. You help me understand tremendously. When and if I start making cards, I'll be sure to post one. Thanks again Tina

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    1. Thank you, Tina! I'm glad I can be helpful for you. Welcome to the world of card-making! Happy crafting to you!

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  4. I had so much fun watching you! (Always do). You have spurred me on to create my own, and I enjoyed this paper pack immensely. I also got 47 cards, although mine are much different. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and craftiness, Kristie!

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    1. Thank you! How fun that you used the same paper pad and also got 47 cards. I really loved this collection from Doodlebug too! Happy crafting to you!

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