Saturday, February 24, 2018

Doodlebug Design's Easter Express - 36 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Easter is right around the corner, so I decided to get started on Easter cards. I used an older Doodlebug Design 6x6 paper pad called Easter Express. It's a fun collection full of cute designs and soft pastel colors. There are several sheets of Easter images and sentiments included in the paper pad. I used quite a few of the cut aparts this time. Since I will be giving all of the cards to a local retirement home, I only used the Easter sentiments.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 36 cards.


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


Here are close up 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 Easter Express -  6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment/image cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Button die - Memory Box
Twine - The Twinery





Sentiment/image cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Circle dies - Lawn Fawn





Sentiment/image cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet



Sentiment/image cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Twine - The Twinery





Sentiment/image cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Circle dies - Lawn Fawn




Sentiment/image cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Bling - The Paper Studio





Sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Bunny stamp - Reverse Confetti
Flower dies - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Bling - The Paper Studio



Collage cover-up die - MFT Die-namics
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Image stamp - Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
ATG tape refills from Tapejungle.com
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
Tombow Xtreme Tabs
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

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I appreciate your kindness and support!


*All card sketch images used with permission.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks - as always such wonderful cards!

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  2. Thanks, Kristie, for another marvelous and amazing 6x6 tutorial. Even though I don't always follow your theme, I save all the videos and posts. They are a life saver for quick cards that I can use when I delve into my scraps or open a new pack of paper. I'm am forever gratefule that you do all the hard work for us. ♥

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    1. Thank you for you kind words, Lucy! I'm so happy I can provide inspiration for you. I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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  3. Love your cards and use of sketches. I have a question - what die do you use for your small paper circles? Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Gail! The small stitched circle dies are from Lawn Fawn. It's the smallest size in their stitched circle set. I use it all the time. :)

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  4. Love your cards, the sketches and watching your videos while I make my own.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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  5. These are soooo sooo cute! Wonderful cards.

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  6. Another fabulous set of cards, Kristie. So appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating and then sharing these. The colors and patterns are wonderful. I like the different sketches you used. I'm sure the recipients will smile brightly upon receiving these delightful cards. Thanks so much for sharing(and enabling, because you are so good at that, too. hee, hee). Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne! Sorry about the enabling. Again. Lol! This is such a fun paper collection. But aren't all Doodlebug collections super cute? I hope you have a wonderful day and happy crafting to you! :)

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  7. So happy I have discovered your tutorials. You are amazing. Absolutely love to watch and am truly inspired. Thank you.

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    1. Hi, Tari! And welcome! Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it! :)

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  8. Thank you for another awesome video. I'm always excited when you have a new card tutorial with the 6x6 paper pads! Quick question ...

    What kind of solid cardstock do you use ... smooth or textured?

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I appreciate your kindness and support.
      I prefer textured cardstock, especially for the card backgrounds. But there seems to be more color variety with the smooth cardstock. :)

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  9. These are beautiful. I keep searching my local stores for Easter supplies and haven’t found anything like this. Where do you purchase your 6 x 6 pads. Any brand!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It seems like there weren't very many new Easter collections released this year. Doodlebug's Easter Express collection is from their 2016 release. I buy most of my 6x6's online from A Cherry on Top. They carry a wide variety of brands and stay current with newer releases. They don't offer free shipping very often, but they have sales all the time. Some brands I buy directly from the independent company. Reverse Confetti, Pink & Main, Lawn Fawn. :)

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  10. Such a cute paper pad (of course, it's Doodlebug!) and I love all the cards you made. I really liked how you used the card base as a layer, too! More options for making a sketch unique. Thank you also for posting individual pictures on your blog. They really give great detail of your fabulous work.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I do adjust the sketch measurements when including the card base as a layer. But only by 1/8". A white layer just seemed right for the paler colors in this paper collection. :)

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  11. Thank you so much, I amk totally fascinated watching you create all those cards. I am totally new to card making and still in the process of purchasing all the items required. learning so much from you.

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    1. Hello Dina and welcome to the fun world of card making. Warning, it is not an inexpensive hobby. But I love it and have been doing it for many, many years. I hope you find enjoyment in the craft as well. :)

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  12. Tons of darling cards! Thank you for sharing them.

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