Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - Part Five

Welcome to the fifth post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit 6x6 paper to make all faith-based cards. If you are new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

While recording my 6x6 process, I also decided to make separate videos of each sketch used. At the end of 6x6 series, I will post the full sped up version of the tutorial.


I like this sketch from Operation Write Home because of the 3 inch wide panel. I can cut one sheet of 6x6 paper in half and make two cards. Since I had 4 full sheets, I was able to make 8 cards using this sketch.





I made 8 cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - Part Four

Welcome to the fourth post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit 6x6 paper to make all faith-based cards. If you are new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

While recording my 6x6 process, I also decided to make separate videos of each sketch used. At the end of 6x6 series, I will post the full sped up version of the tutorial.


I selected a sketch from Mojo Monday because the large image box worked perfectly for the larger sentiment stamp. I love sketches with lots of different elements on them. But sometimes, a simpler sketch is great when putting the focus on the image or sentiment rather than the pattern paper.



I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #488
Stamp - The Stamps of Life
Sun die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Cards in Envy - White on White

Welcome to a new card challenge from Cards in Envy. The theme is White on White. We want to see cards with only white on them. Although it's okay to use black or colored ink for stamping a sentiment or image.

I decided to really challenge myself and didn't use any inks or stamps at all. I used only white card stock, but added texture to it with some fun faux stitch die cuts. I finished off the card with the addition of a few white sequins.



Background stitched die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Sentiment die cut - My Favorite Things
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Sequins - from stash
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! I decided to keep the card for my husband fairly simple. I used the new Tall Triangles die cut from Reverse Confetti to make the background. I then added a stamped sentiment and a few epoxy stickers. 


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Tall triangle die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - Michaels

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Mind's Eye - Oh La La For Her - 6x6 cards

I recently shared a post about the final Mojo Monday sketch. Since I have used so many of their sketches over the past several years, I thought I'd do a tribute to them. I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and only Mojo Monday sketches. There are so many awesome sketches, it was really hard to select only a handful. 

I made a total of 21 cards using My Mind's Eye - Oh La La For Her collection.





Stamp - Honey Bee Stamps
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor



Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle and Scallop circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Flower die cuts - My Favorite Things
Ink - My Favorite Things




Stamps - My Favorite Things
Image die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - My Favorite Things, Reverse Confetti, and Lawn Fawn
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Micro beads - Prima
Beads - unknown
Brads - from stash




Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cut - Reverse Confetti
Scallop circle die cut - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Reverse Confetti and My Favorite Things
Bling - The Paper Studio




Stamp - The Stamps of Life
Ink - Memento
Epoxy stickers - Recollections




Stamps - My Favorite Things
Die cuts - My Favorite Things
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Ribbon -  May Arts
Ink - My Favorite Things, Reverse Confetti, and Lawn Fawn




Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scallop circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ribbon - May Arts
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Bling - The Paper Studio

Thank you again to the entire team at Mojo Monday! You have provided me so much card inspiration over the past several years. I wish you all well. And God bless you for sharing your talents with card-makers all over the world.

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*All card sketch images used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - Part Three

Welcome to the third post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit 6x6 paper to make all faith-based cards. If you are new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

While recording my 6x6 process, I also decided to make separate videos of each sketch used. At the end of 6x6 series, I will post the full sped up version of the tutorial.


Today's card features a sketch from Operation Write Home. All sketches from Operation Write Home already include measurements for A2 size cards.



I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Small circle die cut - Paper Smooches
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - Part Two

Welcome to the second post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit 6x6 paper to make all faith-based cards. If you are new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

While recording my 6x6 process, I also decided to make separate videos of each sketch used. At the end of 6x6 series, I will post the full sped up version of the tutorial.


Today's card features 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. 

Since I am keeping my cards fairly flat for this series, I used mostly paper die cuts and didn't use any dimensional adhesives. That way no extra postage will be required for mailing.



I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Stitched scalloped edge die cut - My Favorite Things
Banner die cut - Paper Smooches
Small circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - Part One

As much as I love using Doodlebug Design's bright and cheerful 6x6 paper pads, once in awhile I like to change it up a bit. I like to make cards that offer encouragement or brighten someone's day. Showing kindness to others is so important. That's why I personally mail out quite a few handmade cards every month.
For my latest 6x6 Series, I decided to use only faith-based stamps and a neutral colored paper pad from Reverse Confetti called Free Spirit. I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and tried to keep the cards fairly flat so they wouldn't require extra postage to mail.




I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Star die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Sketch Saturday.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Quilted Birthday card

It was my mom's birthday recently. Since she is a quilter, I knew she'd love a quilt card. It's always fun to coordinate different papers to use and the faux stitching really gives the card that quilted look.


Paper - Stampin Up
Quilt die cut - Gina Marie Design
Stamp - Clearly Besotted
Small stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Ranger

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kindness Cards

It's been a few weeks since I have mailed out any Kindness cards.  So, I pulled out some 12 x 12 Stampin Up paper and made a dozen cards. I have continued to mail the cards out anonymously, but a few people have figured out the cards were from me. As long as I brightened their day just a little bit, that's all that matters.




It's always fun to decorate the envelopes too.


Paper - Stampin Up
Sentiment stamps - Honey Bee Stamps and Technique Tuesday
Butterfly stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched frame die cut - My Favorite Things
Stitched scallop border die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - My Favorite Things and Reverse Confetti
Wink of Stella glitter pen


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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mojo Monday sketch #500

I can not believe Mojo Monday just posted their 500th card sketch. Wow! That's a whole lot of inspiration! Mojo Monday sketches are definitely my favorite since there are usually lots of fun elements and potential for layering. (You know I love using lots of layers on my cards.) 

After using the 499th sketch last week for a card, I was wondering if they would be doing something special to celebrate their 500th sketch. And they did share some big news. Mojo Monday announced their farewell after providing 10 years of amazing sketches. I am so grateful for all the talented sketch designers. I have used A LOT of Mojo Monday sketches in my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and 6x6 videos. And I will continue to use their sketches. I probably have at least 300 more to try.

Thank you to the entire team of Mojo Monday. I hope your next adventures in life will be amazing.


Paper - Doodlebug - Anchors aweigh collection
Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug
Ink - Lawn Fawn


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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Cards in Envy - You're the Man

Welcome to the first card challenge of June for Cards in Envy. The theme is 'You're the Man'. We want to see masculine cards. 

Even though I didn't use a Father's Day sentiment, I am planning on using the cards for Father's Day. The stamp set is from Reverse Confetti and it's perfect since it provides several different words for father in the set. 



Paper - Basic Grey - Archaic collection
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Stitched rectangle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Banner die cuts - My Favorite Things and American Crafts
Ink - Memento and My Favorite Things
Brads - from stash


Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Freshly Made Sketches.