Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Doodlebug's Kitten Smitten - 33 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I have a lot of older 6x6 paper pads that I would really like to use up this year. Especially since I want to buy all the new collections getting released. I decided to start with the Kitten Smitten collection from Doodlebug Design. The Puppy Love collection was released around the same time and I finished that paper pad quite awhile ago. Not really sure why I hadn't gotten around to using the Kitten version. But now I have and I really enjoyed the pretty pastel colors and sweet designs. I included a few coordinating Doodlepop stickers and cat images from MFT.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 33 cards.


In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 13 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 10 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. The video is sped up 7 times since the full recording time was around 4 and a half hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



I really tried to use more of the included sentiment and image cut aparts, but I felt like they were targeted for scrapbooking rather than card making. The pattern on the backside just didn't work well for my cards, so I have more scraps left over than I normally do.


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 Kitten Smitten 6x6 paper pad.



Cat image - My Favorite Things
Image die - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - The Stamps of Life
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti




Cat image - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti




Cat image - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti




Doodlepop stickers - Doodlebug Design
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug Design
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Design
Banner die - American Crafts




Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn




Cat image stamp - My Favorite Things
Doodlepop stickers - Doodlebug Design
Sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn



Quilt cover up die - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Small stitched circle die - 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

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*All card sketch images used with permission.

21 comments:

  1. You always do such a lovely job with your cards Kristie. These are all so very cute.
    I am glad that I'm not the only one to return to the same sketches over and over.
    Thank you again for the videos that you do, they are always inspirational and motivating. ♥

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I reuse sketches all the time. I usually try to add in a few different ones once in awhile. But sometimes it's nice to simply use the sketches I love. :)

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  2. Thank you, Kristie, for sharing! I look forward to watching the video. These cards are wonderful. Love the colors and who can resist the sweet kitties. I really like the sketches you chose to use, too. Your work is always so crisp and clean. Thanks for ALL you do! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! You are always so kind and supportive. I really appreciate it! I just loved using this paper collection. I'm not sure why it took me so long to finally get to it though. Have a wonderful day! :)

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  3. I watch for your videos, i love that this set could easily be baby cards, could you tell me where you get your enamel dots. I just down loaded your sketches so i could make some cards thanks for the inspiration. Also I would love your scraps i just got the quilt die!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! I appreciate your kind words and continued support. This paper collection would definitely work well for baby cards with all the soft pastel colors. The enamel dots are made by Doodlebug and I bought them many years ago from The Craft Warehouse. I noticed MFT recently started carrying them. Have fun using the quilt die! :)

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  4. Such a great set of cards. I have this paper pad, too! (and the dog themed one since I love dogs). As usual, you did a great job with the coordinating card stock - they really make everything tie together so well. Thank you for another inspiring video!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Both the kitten and the dog collections are so cute! I don't have any pets. But my kids beg for a dog and my daughter pretends to be a cat all the time. Lol! Have a wonderful day!

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    2. Ha--I love that your daughter pretends to be a cat. So fun!

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  5. Awesome cards!

    How do you store your sketches?

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    1. Thank you, Sanna! I really don't have any great organization for my sketches right now. I just keep the printed copies in a folder. But I do have a Pinterest board with all the sketches I've included measurements.

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  6. I so enjoy the videos and individual card sketches. Where do you purchase the 6x6 paper pads? Online or in store?

    blessings
    patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti! I appreciate your support. I purchase most of 6x6's online from A Cherry on Top. The few local craft stores near me don't carry the paper brands I prefer unless I do a special order.

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  7. Love your 6x6 paper pad cards!! Just ordering some and plan on having the set of 30 completed for a retreat I am holding and will have extra packs to entice attendees........who wouldn't want to do these!!?? May even use the set I do as a door prize!!

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! What a great idea for a retreat! I'm sure the attendees will have a wonderful time. Happy crafting to you! :)

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  8. Would you show us how you use the scraps with the quilt dies? I have them but don’t know how to use them with the scraps.

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    1. I have had several requests to do a video showing how I use the paper scraps to make a quilt card. I'm currently finishing up another 6x6 video and then I will be able to start recording the tutorial. :)

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    1. Hello. I own the Tonic Studios guillotine 12" by 6" trimmer. It comes with a detachable 6 inch extension bar. I've had it for many years and still love it.

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  10. Also...what is the name of the car stamp set...I can't seem to find it. Thanks.

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    1. I assume you mean cat stamps not car stamps. The set is called Good Friends. It's made by MFT, but it's part of the United We Flourish sets from Ellen Hutson. It's sold exclusively on the Ellen Hutson website.

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