Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Carta Bella's Hello Fall - cards from 6x6 paper pad

After a super dry and hot summer here in the Pacific Northwest, I am so ready for fall weather. It has always been my favorite season and I look forward to it every year. I love the rich colors, cooler temperatures, and the crispness in the air. And, there are less bugs!

I love autumn colors almost as much as I love the color pink. Almost. It's fun buying the new pretty fall 6x6 paper pads, especially since they are usually perfect for masculine and feminine cards. The first fall 6x6 I used is the Hello Fall collection from Carta Bella.

A total of 35 cards were made using one 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 7 times since the full recording time was just over 5 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 1 sheet of  8 1/2" x 11" and 14 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. I had very few leftover scraps this time after using the Squared off cover panel die cut from Reverse Confetti.


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 Carta Bella's Hello Fall 6x6 paper pad.



Stamps - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - My Favorite Things and Hero Arts
Epoxy stickers - My Mind's Eye
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches




Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - My Favorite Things




Tree stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched oval die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - My Favorite Things and Hero Arts
Pearl pen - Viva Decor




Sketch - Mojo Monday #97
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Ink - My Favorite Things





Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched leaf die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - My Favorite Things




Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Arrow die cut - Paper Smooches
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - My Favorite Things




Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Banner die cuts - My Favorite Things
Ink - Memento




Sketch - Mojo Monday #86
Tree stamp - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched background die cut - Lil Ink Designs
Stitched scalloped border die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - My Favorite Things and Hero Arts




Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - My Favorite Things




Squared off cover panel die cut - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Leaf die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Gold shimmer spray - Heidi Swapp


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.

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely positively gorgeous!! Love. 😃💖

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  2. Kristie, I've been following your blog for several months now and have enjoyed all the cards you create from 6x6 paper pads. It's amazing how many cards you can make!

    As I was perusing my blog posts list on Bloglovin', I ran across this post, which is what brings me here now!.... I know it's very late (the wee hours of the night) and my brain is not fresh, but when I saw the title of your post and small photo of the cards on my blog scroll, I thought to myself... 'those aren't 6x6 cards... they're not square'... LOL!!

    I guess I'm easily confused, or I really am too tired to still be up reading blog posts! :)

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    1. Thank you, Paula! Sorry for the confusion with the blog post title. Definitely no 6x6 square size cards. Perhaps I need to use a different title next time.

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  3. Wow! Such little waste!
    You are Awesome!

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  4. When providing your cards to the nursing home, do you write a message and sign the card? What a great idea! These folks are often forgotten about and what a great way to brighten up their day! Love your work!!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I write an uplifting message inside and sign my first name for the cards I give to local nursing homes. Everyone needs a little kindness and I believe something as simple as a card can put a smile on someone's face. :)

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  5. Hi Kristie
    Love the video.Fabulous cards as always, but with the sketches used I think this is my favourite.
    I need to make quite a few cards for a cancer charity event next week and will be using these sketches to help me create a good selection.
    Looking forward to the next one.
    Take care
    Tracey.x

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! I like to use different sketches quite often for my videos. I did enjoy the sketches for this set of cards. I hope your charity event goes well! Thank you for your kindness!

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  6. I have just discovered your blog. Your work is AMAZING! I'm a huge fan of you now and I'm ready to stalk your blog closely. Thank you so much.
    I haven't been doing anything with papers for years, thinking I wasn't good enough. You make it so easy for me to get started again. With a bit more confident and growing.
    Thank you so much <3

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    1. Thank you, Kristin! And welcome back to paper crafting. It definitely gets easier the more you do it. And remember, we are always our worst critics. I cringe when I look at some of my first scrapbooking pages. I really hope you do get back into paper crafting. I find it very relaxing. :)

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  7. Oh btw.. I enjoy your video's just as much. But it would help a lot if you also put a link to it on youtube. You see, I can't cast them to my TV directly from your blog. It will save a lot of time finding the right video among all the other 😊
    ...Greetings Denmark 😉

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    1. I updated the blog post and added a direct link to my YouTube video. Hopefully that helps and I will try to get links added for the rest of my videos. :)

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  8. Super nice cards as usual. I love the 6X6 paper pad card workshop! Love the fall look!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! Fall cards are always fun!

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