Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Doodlebug's Yankee Doodle 6x6 cards

With Independence Day right around the corner here in the United States, I wanted to use my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial with the Yankee Doodle collection from Doodlebug Designs. Red, White, and Blue are always a perfect color combination, in my opinion. I really loved the silver foil accents that were included on several of the pattern papers. While most 6x6's from Doodlebug include 2 of each design, this particular paper pad had 4 of each design. But even with less variety of pattern papers, I enjoyed this paper collection. Doodlebug always has bright colors and charming designs.

I made a total of 36 cards 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. 


In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 23 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 Design's Yankee Doodle 6x6 paper pad. 



Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - WPlus9 Studio
Bling - Kaisercraft




Image and Sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug
Banner die cuts - Reverse Confetti




Stamp - Paper Smooches
Star die cut - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Star die cut - Lil Inker Design
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Twine - Divine Twine
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Stamps - Reverse Confetti and My Favorite Things
Flower die cut - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn




Stamp - Technique Tuesday
Background die cut - Lil Inker Design
Border die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Lawn Fawn


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamps - Sweet Stamp Shop
Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
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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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit 6x6 cards

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 a total of 36 cards using the Free Spirit collection from Reverse Confetti.


I recorded the entire 6x6 process. The video is sped up 8 times. The actual card-making time was around 4 hours, not including any die cutting time. I also created separate videos for each sketch used. Go HERE to see the first video in the series.


I used 4 sheets of 12" x 12" solid cardstock and 20 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" solid cardstock along with the 6x6 paper pad. Here are all the scraps leftover.


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 Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit 6x6 paper pad.



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



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




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



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




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



Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
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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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - Part Six

Welcome to the sixth 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 used another sketch from Operation Write for my final cards. Since I was down to only scraps, I needed a sketch that would utilize the papers that were left over. With the 3 squares included on the sketch, I knew I'd be able to finish off the paper pad.



I made 12 cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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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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