Friday, June 23, 2017

Reverse Confetti's Free Spirit - cards from 6x6 paper pad

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

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*All card sketch images used with permission.

8 comments:

  1. I love all of them, but especially like the last one with the 3 squares.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I haven't used OWH sketch #98 in a long time and thought it was perfect to finish off the paper pad.

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  2. Great work as always Kristie. I'm still using OWH sketches too.

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    1. Thank you, Alicia! I love OWH sketches!

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  3. Hi Kristie
    I've really loved this 6x6 tutorial. Beautiful papers, fabulous cards and really useful sketches. Looking forward to the next one already.
    Tracey.x

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! It was fun using a different style paper pad. You won't have to wait very long for the next 6x6 video.

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  4. I finally got around to watching the video and, as always, I'm impressed by your entire approach and process. It was great to see some of the sketches in more neutral colors, which I always find very calming. I know the guys enjoy them, too. Thanks so much for all the work you put into these videos and for making the production so "professional."

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    1. Thanks for watching my video, Lucy! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes it's good to work with neutral colors. Definitely better for masculine cards. Although it's harder to find paper pads in neutral color tones. Have a wonderful day!

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