Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pink & Main's Be Brave collection - 43 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

As much as I have enjoyed making fall and Christmas cards lately, I thought I would take a break and use a non-seasonal 6x6 paper pad. I chose the Be Brave collection from Pink & Main. The colors are perfect for masculine or feminine cards. And the designs are clean with a simple graphic style along with a few feather and arrow images. This is a 24-sheet paper pad and includes 4 of each design unlike other paper pads that include only 2 of each design. Even with less design variety, I really enjoyed this paper collection.
I will be donating most of the cards to a small local charity. They have a need for Thank You and General themed cards. The charity also prefers to not have extra dimension on the cards, to save on postage fees. Whenever I provide cards for an organization, I ask about any guidelines or restrictions they may have.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 43 cards.


I recorded my entire process of disappearing the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 6 times. Although a few parts are a bit faster during some of the paper cutting. 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 18 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 Pink & Main's Be Brave 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Oval die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Versafine



Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched small circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Large circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - MFT and Paper Smooches
Ink - Versafine



Image stamp - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle and scalloped circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Image stamp and die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Versafine





Squared off cover panel confetti cuts - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Feather die cuts - My Favorite Things
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
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

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*All card sketch images used with permission.

Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.


10 comments:

  1. My moose is here. YAY!!!!!
    100% cuteness.

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    1. The moose is just too cute not to use. :)

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  2. I love watching your videos I've bought many 6x6 pads to try one myself can you tell me where you got that lovely navy blue cardstock . Can't wait to see more

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. I really appreciate your kindness and support. I bought the navy blue cardstock at Joanns. It's made by Bazzill and called Admiral.

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    2. Thank you i look forward to your next video...wish me luck I'm tying my 6x6 today happy holidays!

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    3. You're welcome. And good luck on your card making using a 6x6 paper pad. I'm sure you'll make some wonderful cards! :)

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  3. Another wonderful array of cards to share, Kristie! Thank you so much for sharing and for all the time you spend on making cards for others. Your giving nature is so appreciated. I really like the color scheme in this set of cards. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I look forward to watching the video!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I just feel like giving goes along with card making. I've always donated my cards to an organization or charity. When Operation Write Home closed, I wasn't donating a lot until I found some local places to give my handmade cards. With so much negativity in the world, I think it's so important to try to spread more kindness. My Thanksgiving was peaceful and that made me happy. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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  4. Wow--I am off line for a week, and you have posted 2 videos and other creations in between. I LOVE the colors for this set. You did a fabulous job on your coordinating card stock. I really like the clean, graphic nature of these cards--I can't choose a favorite because they all look great! Thank you for another video of inspiration!

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    1. Yeah, I've been a busy lately. Things will be slowing down during December though. It'll be family time. :)
      Thank you for your kind words. It's been fun trying out a new-to-me paper company.

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