Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dino-mite birthday

I have a nephew turning 8 years old next week. He has a twin sister, so that's super fun. He really loves all things science, so I thought he'd enjoy a dinosaur birthday card. I used the No Tomorrow stamp set from Reverse Confetti, along with some really old papers from Basic Grey.  The background stitched die is from My Favorite Things. But they retired it last year so it's no longer available.


Paper - Basic Grey - Archaic collection
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Background stitched die - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Mermaid birthday

I have a niece that will turn 8 soon and she loves mermaids. For her birthday card, I pulled out the fun mermaid stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I don't have the coordinating dies, so I did have to fussy cut all the images. The background die is from My Favorite Things. But unfortunately, they retired it last year. So sad because I use it all the time.


Paper - Heidi Kress
Image stamps - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Background stitched die - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Doodlebug's So Punny - 41 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

There have been very few Doodlebug Design paper collections that I haven't purchased. I will admit, I had second thoughts about the new So Punny collection. But only because I don't need a bunch of valentine cards. Since I give cards to local retirement homes, I decided the residents would probably appreciate some funny and cheerful Valentine cards.
Since I really wanted to make the most of the Punny sentiments and images, I purchased the Mini Icon stickers and the Chit Chat die cut pieces. The paper collection also includes 24 small image/sentiment cut aparts. By including all the extras, I didn't use any stamp sets at all. That may be a first for me.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 41 cards.


During the recording of the video, I was fighting a head cold. But since this is a seasonal paper collection, I pushed through to finish the video. However, when it was time to add the voice over to the video, my voice was so hoarse. My sweet daughter Penny, who is 8 years old, offered to help with the voice over. She actually had a lot of fun doing it, so I hope everyone enjoys her adorable voice. Now she wants to make her own video. 😊

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 26 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 4 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 So Punny 6x6 paper pad.



Image/sentiment cut aparts and stickers - Doodlebug Design





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Banner die - American Crafts
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Banner die - My Favorite Things










Image/sentiment cut aparts, stickers and dies - Doodlebug Design
Stitched circle frame die - My Favorite Things
Circle die - Spellbinders





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Small circle die - Paper Smooches








Image/sentiment cut aparts, stickers and dies - Doodlebug Design
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders







Image/sentiment cut aparts, stickers and dies - Doodlebug Design
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Heart border die - My Favorite Things


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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cards in Envy - Tuxedo (Black & White Cards)

Hello and welcome to the second card challenge of January for Cards in Envy. The theme is Tuxedo. It's a color challenge using Black & White.

I decided to pull out my favorite quilt die from MFT and made a trio of cards. I never tire from using this die. 




Paper - My Mind's Eye - Meadow Lark collection
Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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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Saturday, January 13, 2018

We Just Click - Lawn Fawn card pop-up

I had so much fun using the Lawn Fawn card pop up die that I decided to try another one. Since I'm a huge shutterbug, I wanted to include some pink cameras. (I wish my camera was pink!) The Photo Lady stamp set from Ellen Hutson has several small camera images and fun photo sentiments. I colored all of the cameras pink and attached them to the pop-up using acetate.
The Lawn Fawn die set includes several banners that could be used for the background. Instead of hanging banners, I thought it would be fun to hang pictures of my family. I used the picture frame stamp from Ellen Hutson, then trimmed out the tiny pictures of my family. How perfect that one of my family Christmas card photos was the perfect size to fit in the tiny frames. So fun! I have this card on display in my craft room.



Scalloped box card pop-up die - Lawn Fawn
Camera and sentiment stamps - Ellen Hutson
Paper - Bella Blvd. - Snapshots collection
Scallop border die - MFT
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pink & Main's Frosty collection - 36 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello and welcome to my first 6x6 tutorial for 2018. I decided to use the Frosty collection from Pink & Main. One thing I love about their papers is the clean, graphic style designs. The majority of the paper pad could easily be used for any occasion, not just winter cards.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 36 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 around 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 12 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 9 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 Frosty 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Snowflake die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Small circle dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Snowflake dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched mod square die - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle and scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Sentiment stamp - Honey Bee Stamps
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small scalloped circle die - My Favorite Things
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Sentiment stamps - Reverse Confetti
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched rectangle die - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Small circle die - 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
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.

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