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.

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.


23 comments:

  1. I was so excited to see your latest video. You have inspired me and I’ve been on a card making roll using sketches. Love your work.

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  2. Hi Kristie
    Fabulous tutorial as always. Loved the paper pad. I have a question for you if that's ok?. I love the tutorials, but wondered if you've done a process video on how you decide what sketches to use to get the best out of a 6x6 pad? Would love to see one if you haven't.
    Looking forward to the next one.
    Happy crafting.
    Tracey.x

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    1. Hi Tracey! Thank you for your kind words and continued support. I have been asked that question several times. I have talked about it briefly before, but I think I will add it to my video to-do list and go into more detail.

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  3. Thanks, Kristie, for yet another inspiring post and video. You're a marvel & a whiz. I like your goal of making the layers as perfect as possible. My OCD habits really come out when making cards. ☺

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    1. The need for straight and even layers is definitely my crafty OCD. Lol! Glad I'm not the only one. :)

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  4. Oh yay! Another video using a very pretty paper pad! I'm going to have to check it out. Um...this is working the opposite for me, I keep looking for the fun 6x6 pads you use, rather than delving into my stash. LOL But they look so great! I like the variety of sketches in this set. I have to ask what die set did you get the little banner from that you use on a lot of your cards. The supply list says American Crafts. You used it a few times in this set. I think one of the sketches is Operation Home Sketch #6. I like madhatter's question. Wish I had the type of brain that could envision how many cards I can get from a sketch and have enough left to make more cards. Even watching your videos, I waste paper by not cutting orientation specific papers the wrong way. LOL Thanks for another fabulous set of cards! :)

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  5. Oops, I meant to say I waste paper by cutting the orientation specific (like stripes going horizontal instead of vertical) pattern papers the wrong way. Added a not above that didn't make sense. LOL Sorry about that.

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    1. Hmmmm, it appears my initial comment didn't post! I don't know why. I wrote something to the effect that your videos have the opposite effect on me. I keep looking for the pads you choose to use because I like them so much. Doesn't reduce the number I already have if I keep doing that. LOL I don't mind too much. I also said something about not getting as many cards as you because even while watching the videos, I manage to cut orientation specific papers incorrectly and then can't use it for that particular sketch. Oh well. I do like the new variety of sketches you chose to use this time. Great job! :)

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    2. Me again! Sorry! I think I also asked what die set you used for the little banner in the Operation Write Home Sketch #6 above and on several other cards. I see it is from American Crafts, but is there a specific set it is from? Thanks. I'm done now. Haha!

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    3. I've received several comment notifications that seem to have disappeared from my blog. No sure what happened.

      Thank you, Jeanne! I have actually cut paper the wrong direction/orientation as well. Even during my videos. I just don't tell anymore and continue crafting. But I understand how that would be frustrating when you're trying to follow along.
      Sorry for the constant enabling, but I really love 6x6 paper pads. I just need to craft faster so that I can use up some of the older ones in my stash. :)

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    4. I cut paper the wrong way as well! Relived I am not the only one. Another great vide Kristie!! And it has purple paper!

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  6. Kristie, you never disappoint me! Love this video. My favorite layout is Mojo 480. Can't wait to do a card with this layout.
    Have you seen the new Carta Bella paper coming out.. Spring Market and Practically Perfect??? I'm already saving for Flora #2. I'm going to have to get a job to support my paper needs!!! Don't you love this hobby???
    Thanks again for sharing your talent.

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    1. Thanks, Sherrie! I really enjoyed the sketches in this video. Lots of variety!
      I have seen the new Carta Bella collections. So many lovely choices for spring. It's hard to decide which ones to buy. This is definitely not an inexpensive hobby, but it's so enjoyable. :)

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  7. Beautiful collection, Kristie! I love it so much that I ordered the 6x6 pad today. Thanks for sharing your artistry!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! You will really enjoy using the paper collection. It's just lovely! :)

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  8. WOW 36 cards all for that? That's great! I love your card for our challenge at Cards in Envy. Thanks for joining in.

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    1. Thanks, Sherri! This was a super fun paper collection to use. :)

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  9. Kristie, Do you buy your bases premade or do you make them? I am a Washington who has transplanted to the Midwest and it is good to see another PNW'ner :)

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    1. Hello. I grew up in North Dakota and now live in WA. I guess we reversed our locations. I buy my card bases from a Kelly Paper in Seattle. I order a full case of cardstock and pay them to cut it all into cardbases. It saves me so much time. I score the card bases myself. :)

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  10. Hi Kristie
    First time I have come across your blog and must admit I love it!
    I tend to stay away from 6 x 6 pads because I end up with so much waste (although will admit I do like the smaller designs on 6 x 6 for card making).
    Your tutorial and blog are wonderful! Now I can’t wait to check out current paper stacks.
    Thank you for all of the time yout have invested in your tutorials-including measurements for each card you show.
    You have a new fan :)

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    1. Hello and welcome! Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I am always happy to share with fellow crafters.
      I have been making cards using 6x6's for many many years and I never get tired of it. Have a wonderful day! :)

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