Friday, July 14, 2017

Doodlebug's Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 cards

Welcome to my Christmas in July 6x6 Series.
It's never too early to get started on Christmas cards. I tend to forget about it until the beginning of November. Then I'm trying to rush to get them all done and ready to mail. Not this year. I decided to use the Here Comes Santa Claus collection from Doodlebug Design and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make cards. It feels great to already have a nice stack of Christmas cards done. Especially in July!

I made a total of 43 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. I also created separate videos for each sketch used. Go HERE to see the first video in the series.


In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 37 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 Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 paper pad. 




Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Brads - from stash



Sketch - Mojo Monday #499
Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched oval die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Brads - from stash



Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamp - Mama Elephant
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Sketch - Mojo Monday #492
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Lawn Fawn



Stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Sequins - from stash




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Design
Snowflake die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn




Sketch - Mojo Monday #427
Stamp - Hero Arts
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Bow die cut - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Kristie
    I follow you religiously and love your videos on 6 x 6 paper pads my question is do you use the same card stock that you use for card bases to color with copics?
    Thank You so much
    Nanci
    Nanci






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    1. Thank you, Nanci! I appreciate your support. :) Since I don't color very often, I sometimes use the same paper as my card bases. But I do try to use Neenah 80 lb paper when I think about it.

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  2. I always look forward to your 6x6 posts and videos. Well, I actually look forward to all your posts. This will be so fun to watch when I have a bit of time tomorrow. Thanks for doing all the hard work for the rest of us. It's MUCH appreciated. PS: I also enjoy our shared "OCD" with making sure things are straight and trimmed just right.

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    1. Thank you, Lucy! You are so kind. I hope you enjoy my Christmas video. Nothing wrong with a little OCD in the card making world. Glad I'm not the only one. :) Have a wonderful day!

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