Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Queen & Co. Love Jar Kit - 40 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I was recently asked by Wendy Carmichael from Queen & Co. to use my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial with one of their specialty card kits. I was really excited and very honored to be asked. They make some super fun kits. Each kit is full of just about everything needed to make quite a few cards. (Paper pad, stamp set, steel dies, shaker components, and embellishements.)
Many of their kits include unique shaker card components. I've only made a few shaker cards in the past. And while I really enjoy the finished product, they can be a lot of work to create. The Queen & Co. kits make it super easy. They include pre-cut foam and acetate pieces that perfectly match the dies. There are even step by step instructions included. Now I want to get more of their shaker card kits.
I used the Love Jar kit which includes a full 24-sheet 6x6 paper pad called Flirty Florals. There are 12 different designs in the collection. I really love the mix of tone on tone and busier patterns. All of the designs coordinate perfectly, making it so easy to create lovely cards.

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


I did a bit more stamping this time using the lovely floral stamps, so the video is a longer than normal. The real time recording was just under 7 hours not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



The kits do not include cardstock. But I since I love using layers, I did add in several coordinating colors. 

Cardstock colors - 
Coral pink - Recollections
Grassroots - Coredinations
Yellow - Stampin Up
Dark Fairy Tale pink - Colormates


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 Queen & Co. Love Jar kit.



Sketch - MFT #249
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Ink - Reverse Confetti and MFT




Sketch - MFT #269
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti




Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti





Sketch - MFT #268
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti





Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti





Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti




Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti

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.

Queen & Co. - Love Jar Kit
Queen & Co. 6x6 paper pad - Flirty Florals
Queen & Co. shaker refill kit - Love Jar
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube


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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Disclaimer : I did receive physical product compensation for providing card samples.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Love from Lizi July card kit - 10 cards 1 kit

Hello friends! I am so honored to be the guest designer for the Love from Lizi July card kit. This is the first time I have every used a kit from Love from Lizi and I enjoyed it so much. It is packed full of awesome crafty goodies. There are enough supplies in there to make a ton of cards.
Go HERE to see my unboxing video where I show everything that is included in the kit.

The July card kit is very summery and beachy. I love all the added glitter and sparkle on many of the pattern papers. And the decoupage sheets are so fun. 


Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



Most products used are from the kit. I did include some additional cardstock, ink, dies, and a few other items from my craft stash.

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 the Love from Lizi July card kit.


Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Wink of Stella glitter pen



Ink - Reverse Confetti
Embossing powder - Altenew
Glitter and Sequins - Michaels


Circle dies - Spellbinders



Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn



Nuvo Embellishment Mousse


Sketch - MFT #249



Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti






Stitched frame die - MFT



Oval die - Spellbinders


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.

* Love from Lizi - July card kit

***UPDATE*** The July card kit is now SOLD OUT

You can still subscribe, so you'll be guaranteed a kit next month.

*Monthly subscription to Love from Lizi card kit - US and Canada

*Monthly subscription to Love from Lizi card kit - UK

*Monthly subscription to Love from Lizi card kit - The EU

*Monthly subscription to Love from Lizi card kit - Worldwide excluding UE, US and Canada

Love from Lizi - Let's Shellabrate 6x6 paper
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Copic Markers - Ciao set A
Copic Markers - Ciao set B
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker - Glitter Clear

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Disclaimer : I did receive physical product compensation for providing card samples.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feeling Blue and "Distressed"

Hello and welcome to a new card challenge for Cards in Envy. The theme is Feeling Blue or "Distressed". Create a cards with Distress inks and a lot of the color blue.

I didn't use any pattern paper for my card. Instead, I created the background using a MFT polka dot stamp and Distress inks. I used the same blue ink for my cute little monster. I love how the monster is waving hello thru the window. 


Background stamp - MFT
Image and sentiment stamps - MFT
Image die - MFT
Peek-a-Boo circle die - MFT
Inks - Ranger Distress Oxide and Reverse Confetti

Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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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.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day to Moo

After making all the Father's Day cards for a local retirement home, I realized I still needed to make a card for my husband. I decided to ink up the fun Hay There set from Lawn Fawn. My husband's not really a farm person, but I knew he'd still enjoy the card.


Sketch - MFT #368
Paper - Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid Chill collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched dies - MFT
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched sun dies - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic



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.

Lawn Fawn stamps - Hay There
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Hay There
Lawn Fawn stamps - Happy Happy Happy
Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack - Perfectly Plaid Chill
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
MFT Die-namics - Sentiment Label Strip
Tombow Xtreme tabs
Tonic Studios Guillotine paper trimmer
Copic Markers - Ciao set A
Copic Markers - Ciao set B

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