Saturday, March 17, 2018

Doodlebug's Down on the Farm - 40 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Doodlebug is known for their adorable paper collections. And the new release, Down on the Farm is no exception. It is so darling that I actually bought 2 paper pads. Plus it's super versatile and is perfect for adults or kids as well as different card themes. My neighbor loves her chickens, so I'm already planning on giving her the chicken card for her next birthday. I'll keep a few cards just to have on hand, but most will be donated to a local retirement home.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 40 cards.


Because it takes many hours to use up a 6x6 paper pad, this video has been sped up 7 times. The real time recording was just over 5 hours, not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. I was so excited to use this paper collection, I actually recorded it all in one day. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



In addition to using the 6x6 paper pad, I also used 25 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 9 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 Down on the Farm 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - MFT #183
Image and Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic



Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #233
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched frame die - MFT
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched sun die - Lil Inker Designs
Brads - The Eye Outlet



Sketch - MFT #376
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched small circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic





Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image dies - Lawn Fawn
Banner die - American Crafts
Stitched sun die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched hillside dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic




Collage cover up die - MFT Die-namics
Image and sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Image dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic

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.

Highlighted Supplies
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24 comments:

  1. These are so fun i hadn’t heard of this paper pad before, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! I always keep my eye out for new Doodlebug collections. This is one I could not resist. :)

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  2. farm girl that I am, I need this set! Super Cute cards!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I agree, you need this collection. :)

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  3. Oh gosh, Kristie, you are keeping busy! The Lawn Fawn set works perfectly with the Doodlebug paper pad. I hadn't seen the paper before and it looks like a lot of fun. Your cards are wonderful. I really like the crisp clean lines your style of cardmaking embraces. I'm sure the residents of the retirement community will be grinning from ear to ear! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I have been busy lately. Whew! I don't have anything else recorded at the moment, so it will be a bit longer til my next video. This paper pad was so much fun! I'm glad I bought a second one. Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  4. Oh my gosh! That paper is so cute and I can't believe how well the Lawn Fawn set coordinates! Super cute cards and your work continues to be so inspiring.

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    1. Thank you, Kristi! I was so happy that the Lawn Fawn set matched perfectly with the paper collection. :)

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  5. 2 paper pads coming my way....thank you, I think! :)

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    1. Lol! Sorry about the enabling. :) You are going to have so much fun with this paper collection.

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  6. I just finished a Hello Sunshine 6x6 and I got 35 cards. I want to do Kitten Smitten....I bought the pad and stickers for HS...you get the cut outs too?
    This month my(and a friends) cards go to the USS Theodore Roosevelt and next month to Fisher House in Hawaii.
    I needed a lift today, thanks Kristie!!!

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    1. Yay, 35 cards! You are doing an awesome job using up some paper pads. I rarely buy the extras, but I have been using the included cut aparts if they will work well for the card themes I need. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  7. Amazingly beautiful as always - thank you for sharing

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  8. Oh so very cute ♥
    Another enjoyable video, thank you!

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    1. Thank you, NannaT! I appreciate your kindness. :)

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  9. So cute! I just bought this paper (and the stamp sets). Thanks for the inspiration to use them together.

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    1. Thank you! The stamps coordinate perfectly with this paper collection. I'm sure you'll enjoy using both. Happy crafting to you! :)

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  10. I agree .. another great video. Where do you get your tape for your ATG? I'm getting ready to make a bunch of cards from my 6x6 paper pads and notice you go through a lot of tape. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I buy my ATG refills by the case from Tapejungle.com. I usually wait for a sale and stock up. It's way cheaper than buying them at Michaels or Joanns. :)

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  11. You have inspired me in so many ways. I challenged myself to a whole 6x6 pad. I love your work and passion to pass on for good cause. Keep the videos coming. INSPIRED.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your kindness and support. I'm so happy I can provide some inspiration for you. I get so much joy from creating the cards. It just feels right to share that joy with others. :)

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  12. I have this paper AND the LF set--I'm so excited to get using them after seeing this awesome video! Such fabulous cards--thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! The paper and stamp set are so perfect together. You are going to have so much fun with them. :)

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