Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

I realized I needed just a few more Halloween cards. So I pulled out some scraps from a really old Doodlebug paper collection and my favorite go-to sketch from Operation Write Home. Then I added some fun little images from MFT.




Paper - Doodlebug Design's Halloween Parade collection
Image stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti


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Friday, October 27, 2017

Sending Smiles - MFT Monster Love

Most 6x6 paper collections include a few paper designs that could be used for any occasion. So even if you only have Christmas or Halloween papers, it's still possible to make a non-holiday themed card. I used some papers from Doodlebug Design's Ghouls & Goodies collection to make an uplifting card for a friend. 


Paper - Doodlebug Design - Ghouls & Goodies collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti and My Favorite Things
Twine - Darice
Epoxy stickers - Recollection

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

You're FAB-BOO-LOUS

I wanted to make sure to get at least one more Halloween card made this year. I send them out to my nieces and nephews. I bought the newest 6x6 paper collection from Doodlebug Design and then realized I still have plenty left from the last couple Halloween releases. So I need to remember not to buy any more Halloween papers next year until I finish up what I already have. 


Paper - Doodlebug Design's Ghouls and Goodies collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn


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

Monday, October 23, 2017

Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection - One 6x6 paper pad into 32 cards

I just finished another Christmas 6x6 paper pad. It's so exciting to have more Christmas cards done and it isn't even November yet. I used the Milk & Cookies collection from Doodlebug Design. The designs are cute and fun with lots of cheerful bright colors. And I love the little bit of pink color throughout the collection. In addition to the 6x6 paper pad, I also include some of the Odds & Ends die cuts that coordinate with the paper collection. I've never used them before and thought it would be fun to try them out.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 32 cards.


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 4 1/2 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 18 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 6 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. 


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 Milk & Cookies 6x6 paper pad.




Image and sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Image die cuts - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Embossing folders - Sheena Douglass and Darice




Image die cuts - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Bling - from stash




Image die cuts - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image die cuts - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Sentiment cut outs - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders



Image die cut - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Sentiment cut out - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Bling - from stash






Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Stitched star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Ribbon - May Arts
Twine - Darice





Image die cuts - Doodlebug Design's Milk & Cookies collection
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Quilt cover up die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
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
Scor-Tape
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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ghostly Greetings

Halloween is less than two weeks away, which makes my daughter super happy. She's dressing up as a black cat this year. I don't send out very many Halloween cards and I really don't care for most of the Halloween paper collections. Except for Doodlebug, of course, since it's always cute and fun.


Paper - Doodlebug Design's - Ghouls & Goodies collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Image die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Bling - Recollections


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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Encouragement Cards

I made another set of Encouragement Cards that are being donated to breast cancer patients. I have included an encouraging message inside. It's been fun using up some older 12 x 12 paper to make sets of cards. I don't have a lot of 12 x 12 paper anymore since I prefer using 6x6 paper pads for cardmaking. But I'm glad I kept a little bit, since it's great for making multiples of the same card.


Paper - Project Life - Olive collection
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Ranger


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cards of Encouragement

I used a favorite sketch from Operation Write Home to make more Cards of Encouragement. Both sets of cards will include an uplifting message inside before being donated to a local oncology clinic for breast cancer patients. I used up the last of the Hope collection from Simple Stories. Then I found some cheerful yellow paper from an older My Mind's Eye paper collection.


Paper - My Mind's Eye - Breeze collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash


Paper - Simple Stories - Hope collection
Stamp - Hero Arts
Ink - Ranger
Bling - Recollections


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Cards in Envy - Let's Play Dress Up!

Hello! It's time for a new card challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. The theme is Let's Play Dress Up! We are looking for cards featuring Halloween costumes. 

I used some fun MFT ghosts wearing Halloween costumes.


Paper - Doodlebug - Ghouls and Goodies collection
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Bling - Recollections

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 My Favorite Things.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Echo Park's A Perfect Christmas collection - 38 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

The Christmas decorations are going up in stores, so it's definitely time to get started on more Christmas cards. I used the A Perfect Christmas collection from Echo Park. It has a rustic look with some wood grain and plaid designs along with the traditional red and green colors. There's even a little bit of black on some of the designs. It definitely has a more mature look, even with the few reindeer and santas.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 38 cards.


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 under 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 13 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 11 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. 


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 Echo Park's A Perfect Christmas 6x6 paper pad.



Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Stitched star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Reverse Confetti






Stamp - Technique Tuesday
Stitched background die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Stitched frame die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti






Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Small circle die cuts - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die cut -  Lawn Fawn
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Squared off cover panel die cut - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Swirlies circle die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Owl stamp - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Gold shimmer spray - Heidi Swapp
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor


Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - May Arts
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
Scor-Tape
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.