Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My Mind's Eye - Hey Mister - 40 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

As much as I've been enjoying all the lovely pink and floral paper collections, I decided it was time to use a masculine 6x6 paper pad. It was challenging finding one that wasn't kiddish and would still work well for the cards I need. I found the Hey Mister collection from My Mind's Eye and knew it would be perfect.
I make cards for a local retirement home and include uplifting messages inside each one. I drop off around 30 cards every month and more for specific holidays so that every resident will receive a card. For Father's Day, the retirement home will need 40 cards. I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 40 Father's Day 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. 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 16 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

I've received several requests to list the cardstock colors. I use a variety of different brands and usually don't know the name of the color. But I will list the colors I do have the info.

Charcoal cardstock - Coredinations
Raspberry Cordial cardstock - Coredinations
Black cardstock - Recollections
All other cardstock - unknown


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 My Mind's Eye Hey Mister 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash






Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folders - Sheena Douglass, The Paper Studio, and Lifestyle Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash






Sketch - MFT #376
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - from stash



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - 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

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*All card sketch images used with permission.


Highlighted supplies
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16 comments:

  1. An awesome set of cards!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. These look great. I have been asked to help a young lady who is inspiration challenged to make general male cards and needs much guidance with making any cards so thank you for some much needed inspiration for myself to help her. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Sadie! I'm glad I can provide some inspiration for you. How sweet of you to help another make cards. I'm sure she really appreciates your time and kindness. :)

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  3. What a wonderful set of cards to give to some deserving gentlemen. I like the coppery accents and the graphic designs. The cards look terrific. Thanks for sharing the cardstock names/brands. It will be helpful when shopping for future projects. I really like the deep gray color in the Charcoal cardstock. You are very inspiring and I so appreciate the time you take to create and share the cards and videos.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I love when there are fun foil accents included in the paper collections. I hope more paper companies start using them. I will do my best to provide cardstock names and sources. Even though I used a little bit of black cardstock, I really liked the charcoal color for most of the cards. I hope you have a beautiful day!

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  4. I actually have looked at this paper pad several times and didn’t like the foil accents for some reason. You have done a delightful job of making cards from it, however, and I may have to consider getting it for my masculine cards. I have so many men for whom I make cards. Was wondering what the embossing folder that looked like little dots or bubbles might be. Don’t think I have seen that one before. You continue to amaze me with your talents, Kristie! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you! It was the foil accents that I liked most about the paper collection. Plus I knew it would be perfect for Father's Day cards. I had the hardest time finding coordinating cardstock though. But I'm really happy with how the cards turned out.
      The embossing folder is called Snowfall and it's made by Sheena Douglass. I bought it several years ago at a Creating Keepsakes Convention so I'm not sure if it's even available anymore.

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  5. Fantastic set of cards! The copper accents on the DP really made them special!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I just loved all the copper accents! Perfect for masculine cards! :)

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  6. I like watching your videos sometimes I think what is she thinking but right after I watch the video I go to your blog to see up close pictures. In your video you can't see The Little prints sometimes and on your blog i go awww that's better and they all look wonderful.. looking forward to more videos kristie thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! It's hard to do a closeup view of my craft area while I'm recording a 6x6 video. That's why I make sure to share close up card pictures on my blog. Have a wonderful day! :)

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  7. Kristie, I saved watching this video until today when I could be away at our cabin in the mountains. This father's day is a mixed bag for me - first, my father-in-law died just before Christmas and my husband has been heartbroken at his passing (as have I); second, my father suddenly seems to have aged after decades of him looking like he's 50 - the reality of his mortality is weighing on my heart; third, we are in the process of adopting and my husband won't yet be a father for this father's day. Lots of emotions on my side. However, as usual, you manage to make me think outside myself and see the beauty of your creative process. Thank you for giving me hope - that our hearts will heal, that I'll have my father for more time and that my husband will get to be a father before next year rolls around. You are an angel to many, me included. I look forward to your next powerful video!

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    1. I know holidays can be a tough for so many. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's completely understandable why Father's Day is hard for you and your husband. Watching our parents age is very tough. My own mother's health has declined rapidly over the past couple years. I just try to enjoy the time I have with her and not worry about the declining years.
      How exciting that you and your husband are planning on adopting. I can imagine the mixed emotions you are both feeling. I pray you both have reasons to celebrate this next chapter in your lives. Hugs to you! :)

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  8. Kristie - I absolutely love these cards. The foil accents are great, and you have complemented them with all the other elements -- layouts, brads, layering--you truly have an eye for design. I especially love the shimmery copper paper you used judicially on a few cards. And those bulldogs really made me smile! Great job (as always). This paper pad is going on my wish list for sure! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! It was so fun using a masculine paper collection this time. I just loved the copper foil accents. :)

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