Friday, April 20, 2018

Recollections Backyard Table - 29 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I've been using 6x6 paper pads for many years. There are a handful of paper companies that are my favorite to use. It's just a personal preference based on paper quality and designs. I realize that some people are limited with their craft purchases. So I stopped by my local Michael's store and picked up the Backyard Table 6x6 paper pad by Recollections. It contains 24 double-sided sheets and is full of lovely spring floral designs.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 29 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 under 4 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 13 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 7 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 Recollections Backyard Table 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - MFT #378
Sentiment stamp - MFT
Flower dies - Lil Inker Designs
Square dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #380
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Avery Elle
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - The Paper Studio




Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Flower dies - MFT
Small circle dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti


Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle die - Spellbinders





Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




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


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
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.

Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards and I love your videos :-)

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  2. Very pretty cards! I have that paper pad and really like it. I think Michael’s has recently stepped up their game with their paper pad choices. They had several really cute ones.

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! It's a really pretty paper collection. I agree that Michael's has improved their paper pads. I would have never even considered trying one in the past. It's really nice that they carry double sided paper pads as well. :)

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  3. Love these cards. I need to find some of those Reverse Confetti stamp sets because I really like those sentiments..

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! I just love Reverse Confetti's sentiment sets. I use them all the time. :)

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  4. I come back and look at your cards over and over. They are always so beautiful. You have such a wonderful sense of color and seeing what goes together so perfectly!!!!

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    1. Aw, thank you Betty! I appreciate your kindness and support. :)

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  5. I am once again totally inspired by your video! I agree with Tracey Jean above--those Reverse Confetti sentiments are awesome. I am looking for masculine papers you might consider, but boy--are they hard to find! Thanks again for your work!

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    1. Thank you! I just love Reverse Confetti sentiment sets. I think the Circle Wishes is my favorite one currently. It's hard to find sentiment stamps that fit nicely inside circle die cuts. Maybe a bit closer to summer there will be more masculine paper pads available. I've found one so far, but's that it.

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  6. Fantastic work, Kristie! I think it is great you used a pad that could be more local for some crafters. I just might have to check that pad out as the patterns are so pretty! I so appreciate all the hard work you put into creating the cards/videos. You inspire so many. Thank you so much. Have a lovely weekend. And um...I just got some happy mail this week with a few things that might have been inspired by your videos. And I *may* be prepared for something you *might* do a little later this year. Wink, wink. LOL :)

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne! As much as I enjoy some of the bigger paper brands, I realized not everyone is able to do online purchases. I was very pleased to find this lovely paper pad at Michael's. I'll probably check Joanns and Hobby Lobby as well. Yay for happy mail! Since you know my taste in crafty goodies, you're probably right about a future video using some of your recent purchases. ;) I have a huge stack of 6x6's I want to use. I just need a few more hours in the day.

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  7. Hi Kristie
    What a fabulous set of sketches and fantastic cards as always. I think I need a cover up die, so I'll add it to my ever growing wish list. I'm currently going through my paper stash and have been inspired to have a go at making some cards using these sketches. Thank you Kristie for all your hard work, but please keep doing it. Happy Crafting. Tracey.x

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! I am definitely a fan of using cover up dies. The new collage dies from MFT are super fun and perfect for using up the last of the paper scraps. I'm happy to hear you are enjoying using card sketches. You know I'm of fan of using them. :) I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  8. Great designs, as always. I have received so much inspiration from your site. I like the way you repeated some older sketches this time. Interesting how OWH 123 looks completely different by turning it on its side.

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    1. Thank you, LeNora! I really appreciate your kindness. I know there are tons of sketches available, but I do love reusing them. In all the years I've used OWH sketch #123, this is the first time I rotated the sketch. I agree, it does look very different, but I still like it. I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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