Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pink & Main Beach Babe - 36 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello! I can't believe summer is almost here. My kids still have a few more weeks of school, but I know most of the country is already on summer vacation. Summertime usually means less crafty time for me while I try to keep my kiddos busy. But I'm hoping to sneak in a little time once in awhile.
With summer right around the corner, I figured it was the perfect time to use the Beach Babe collection by Pink & Main. It's full of bright, cheerful colors and graphic designs. There are a lot of busy patterns, so I used solid cardstock to help balance out the cards.
The paper collection is definitely on the feminine side and I'll be donating many of the cards to a local charity. I focused on general and birthday sentiments and made sure to keep the dimension down so the charity won't have to pay any extra postage.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 36 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 4 1/2 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 16 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 10 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors
Black - Recollections value pack
Meadow Green - Coredinations
Yellow - Coredinations
Fuchsia Fizz - Coredinations
Navajo - Bazzill
Embossed Julep - Bazzill
Embossed Tahitian Princess - Bazzill
Embossed Ballet - Bazzill


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 Pink & Main's Beach Babe 6x6 paper pad.



Sentiment and image stamps - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Small circle die - Paper Smooches




Sketch - MFT #183
Image and sentiment stamps - MFT
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Banner die - MFT
Markers - Copic
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle and scallop circle dies - Spellbinders
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Button die - Memory Box
Twine - The Twinery
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #247
Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched Rectangle frame - MFT Die-namics
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Bling - The Paper Studio and Michaels



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sketch - MFT #367
Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched flower die - MFT
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Banner die - American Crafts




Collage Cover Up die - MFT Die-namics
Sentiment stamp - Altenew
Ink - Reverse Confetti and MFT

Cardstock colors -
Black - Recollections
Meadow Green - Coredinations
Embossed Julep - Bazzill
Embossed Tahitian Princess - Bazzill
Navajo - Bazzill
Yellow - Coredinations
Fuchsia Fizz - Coredinations
Embossed Ballet - Bazzill

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
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.

Pink & Main Beach Babe 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Little Fireflies stamp set
Lawn Fawn Little Fireflies Lawn Cuts
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Tombow Power Tabs
Spellbinders Standard Circle dies small
Spellbinders Standard Circle dies large
Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle Large
MFT Die-namics Collage Cover-up
MFT Anything-but-Basics Birthday Wishes stamp set
MFT A Tweet Hello stamp set
MFT Die-namics A Tweet Hello
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames
MFT Die-namics Stitched Flower dies
Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer


9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Kristie, you did an amazing job with the paper pad. I adore the colors and the sketches you chose highlight the patterns wonderfully. So bright and fun. Some of the sentiments look "new" and help add to the fun of these cards. Excellent work, my friend! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I really enjoyed using this paper collection. I did include several new sentiment stamps. :)

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  2. What a cheerful paper pad - and you chose the best solid card stock! I LOVE that pink especially. I also adore your little blue lightening bug, and I really like the extra sparkle that came with the glittery silver bit you used on the blue cards in the beginning. You always have the best sentiments. Thanks for another inspiring video!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't that pink so pretty? It was perfect for this paper collection. I have no idea who makes that sparkly silver paper. I had a small scrap of it in my stash and thought it would be perfect. Thanks for watching my video! :)

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  3. Just found your 6x6 videos today and love them. Think I want to give this a try. Do you create your own sketches or do you find them somewhere?

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    1. Aren't these videos great? I will often rewatch them when I need a boost of inspiration. Kristie finds sketches from various places on the internet and figures out the measurements (if they don't have any.) There is a link above that shows how she does this. I have found lots of sketches on pinterest, too.

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    2. Thank you! I do not create any of the sketches, but I do provide the measurements for A2 size cards. I have links to the sketches I use and also have several sketch sites listed on my blog on the right hand side. :)

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  4. very cute cards once again. Question (an if you answered this in another post, I apologize): I noticed in the last couple of videos that you are allowing for a white border on some of your cards now, but not all. Any particular reason for the change? I know you've said before that you don't like to have the white showing, so I was curious. I've been trying cards both ways and the perfectionist part of me has issues with both styles, so I'm curious what your take is on white vs no white. Thanks for another inspiring video for this aspiring card maker :).

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    1. Thank you, Heather. Sometimes I purposely like to leave 1/8" white border on my cards. When I do this, I adjust the sketch measurements to allow for the border. I tend to leave the white border for some of the brighter colored papers where the white border will add a little extra contrast. But if I don't want a white border, I will trim the card base to remove any slivers of white showing. I hope that makes sense. I've stuck with the no white borders quite a bit and just recently started including the white border again. :)

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