Monday, June 17, 2019

Bella Blvd. Fireworks & Freedom - 48 cards 1 collection

Hello friends! I bought the Fireworks & Freedom paper collection by Bella Blvd to make Fourth of July cards this year. This collection isn't available in a 6x6 paper pad, so I did purchase the 12 x 12 Collection kit along with some individual sheets, ephemera and washi tape.
I donate cards every month to the residents at a local retirement home. Usually I drop off between 30 and 45 cards each month. But for holidays, I bring 90 cards. That way, every resident will receive a card. I have a local crafty friend that enjoys donating cards as well. She made 45 of the cards for me. We both include a hand written message inside every card. The cards are gifts for the residents. Not blank card for the residents to send to others. 


I went a bit over my 45 cards by making 48 using Bella Blvd.'s Fireworks & Freedom collection. Since I did use 12 x 12 paper, I still have plenty left to use later. I love using patriotic colors for cards all year round. And this collection is so lovely, I'm glad I bought a little extra.


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



Cardstock colors - 

Whirlypop - Bazzill
Royal - Coredinations
light blue - unknown
Cardinal - Coredinations
Lava - Bazzill

Since I've been asked many times, I thought I'd share a peek at how I prep the cards I donate to the retirement home residents. My whole purpose is to simply brighten someone's day. A little kindness can truly make a big difference. I stamp the back of my cards with a custom stamp. Then I add a stamped sentiment inside the card along with a handwritten message. I do write the same message inside all 45 cards. I only sign my first name. Next, I'll stamp a sentiment on the envelope. That way, the activity coordinator at the retirement homes knows the cards are meant to be given on a specific holiday. Ex. 4th of July, Father's Day, Christmas, etc. Last, I seal the envelope with some cute washi tape. I never use the glue on the envelopes since it can be harder for the residents to open.


Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home and the newer Mojo Monday 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 Bella Blvd. Fireworks & Freedom paper collection.


Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Oval dies - MFT
Peel Off stickers - Love From Lizi
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Cut aparts, ephemera and icon stickers - Bella Blvd.
Peel Off stickers - Love From Lizi



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Nuvo crystal drops
Ink - MFT




Cut aparts - Bella Blvd.
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Ink - MFT
Nuvo glitter drops



Sketch - MFT #385
Sentiment stickers - Bella Blvd.
Peel Off stickers - Love From Lizi
Star die - Lawn Fawn



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched banner die - Pink & Main
Stiched star dies - Queen & Co.
Twine - Divine Twine
Ink - MFT



Sketch - MFT #247
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stiched frame die - MFT
Stickers - Bella Blvd.
Ink - WPlus9




Stickers and ephemera - Bella Blvd.
Brads - unknown




Stickers and ephemera - Bella Blvd.
Oval dies - MFT
Banner die - MFT
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi

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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.


Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom - 12 x 12 collection kit

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Ephemera icons

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Star washi tape

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Daily Details 12 x 12paper

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Love the USA 12 x 12paper

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Truck Parade 12 x 12paper

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Juicy Fruits 12 x 12paper

Bella Blvd – Fireworks & Freedom – Patriotic 12 x 12paper

Tonic Studios - Guillotine paper trimmer


Love From Lizi – Peel Off stickers

Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small

Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large

Queen & Co. – Foundation Dies set 2



Nuvo crystal drops – Midnight Blue

Nuvo Glitter drops - White Blizzard


Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper

3L Scrapbook Adhesives - Thin Foam Squares

Uchida - Jewel Picker

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Love From Lizi Birthday Bonanza - 20 cards 1 collection

Hello friends! I'm sharing cards I made using one of Love From Lizi's paper packs. Along with the monthly kits, there are a variety of other paper collections available. This is the Birthday Bonanza paper pack and it includes 16 sheets of 8x8 pattern paper. Some are specialty papers with teal foil, spot gloss, and sealed glitter.


I made 20 cards using Love From Lizi's Birthday Bonanza paper pack.


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



Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home and the newer Mojo Monday 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 Birthday Bonanza paper pack.


Sentiment stamp - Love From Lizi
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Stitched square die - Lil Inker Designs
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Twine - unknown
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Love From Lizi
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Banner die - American Crafts (retired)
Marker - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Nuvo glitter drops



Sentiment stamp - Love From Lizi
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Star die - Queen & Company
Embossing powder - Love From Lizi
Ink - WPlus9 and Versamark
Brads - unknown



Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Banner die - MFT
Heart die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Glossy Accents



Sketch - MFT #161
Sentiment stamp - Love From Lizi
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Nuvo glitter drops



Sketch - MFT #221
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Stitched rounded square die - MFT
Circle die - Lawn Fawn
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glossy Accents
Ink- Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Love From Lizi
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - Pink & Main
Ink - Versafine



Sentiment and image stamps - Love From Lizi
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Embossing powder - Love From Lizi
Ink - Versmark and Reverse Confetti
Marker - Copic



Sentiment die - Love From Lizi
Flower die - MFT
Banner die - MFT
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Brad - unknown
Nuvo glitter drops



Sketch - MFT #439
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Peel off stickers - Love From Lizi
Butterfly die - Love From Lizi
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - unknown




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Love From Lizi - stamp set – Snap Happy

Love From Lizi - stamp set - Sending Love

Love From Lizi - Peel Off stickers

Love From Lizi - Rainbow Wishes

Love From Lizi - Tutu Pink

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Tonic Studios - Guillotine paper trimmer


Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small

Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large

Lawn Fawn stamp set – Simply Sentiments

Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies

Queen & Co. – Foundation Dies set 2


Nuvo Glitter drops - White Blizzard

Nuvo Glitter drops – Yellow Bird

Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper

Versamark - Watermark Stamp pad

Heat embossing tool - Pink

EK Success - Powder tool

3L Scrapbook Adhesives - Thin Foam Squares

Wink of Stella glitter pen

Disclaimer
I did receive some physical product compensation for providing card samples as part of my Design Team obligations. Other products are from my personal craft supplies. I am not an expert and all opinions are my own. I find joy creating cards and videos and I love sharing them with my viewers. I use affiliate links to help me offset the costs of creating these cards. When products are 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 9, 2019

Queen & Co. Under the Sea - 27 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Hello friends! Can you believe it's almost summertime? To help get us all ready for the season, Queen & Company recently released their summer kit, Under the Sea. It is just adorable! Beautiful summer colors, so many adorable ocean themed dies, fun sentiments, and a stunning shaker toppings set. As soon as I saw the preview of the kit, I knew I wanted to use it.
This shaker kit includes enough foam and acetate pieces to make 27 shaker cards. I ended up only making 22 shakers since I wanted to use the dies for some non-shakers as well. I love that the dies work perfectly on their own.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make 27 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 8 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 4 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" and 24 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors -
Marine Blue - Coredinations
Polar Ice - Coredinations
Fuchsia Fizz - Coredinations
Yellow - Coredinations
Orange - unknown
Purples - unknown
Date Swirl - Bazzill


Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home and some Mojo Monday 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. Under the Sea kit.


Sentiment banner die and bling - Queen & Company
Oval dies - MFT
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment banner die and bling - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Twine - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti


Sentiment banner and star dies - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Stitched wave dies - Pink & Main
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Twine - Queen & Company
Stitched banner die - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Sentiment banner die and bling - Queen & Company
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Glitter paper - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Stitched scallop circle die - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Glitter paper - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti


Stitched circle and sentiment banner dies - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Glitter paper - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - MFT



Stitched banner dies - Queen & Company
Twine - Queen & Company
Shaker Toppings - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Oval dies - MFT
Bow die - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Rectangle dies - MFT
Oval dies - MFT
Star dies - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Glitter paper - Queen & Company
Ink - MFT




Circle and sentiment dies - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - MFT





Squares cover die - Queen & Company
Sentiment banner dies - Queen & Company
Shaker toppings - Queen & Company
Bling - Queen & Company
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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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.

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea kit

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea Bundle

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea Topping refill

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea foam refill

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea Diamonds bundle

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea 6x6 paper pad

Queen & CompanyUnder the Sea Outline dies

Queen & CompanyBirthday Squares kit

Queen & CompanyFoundation Dies set 1

Queen & CompanyFoundation Dies set 2

Queen & CompanyPops topping set

Queen & CompanyPastel Diamonds topping set

Queen & Company - Pearlies Bright toppings set

Queen & Company - Rubble toppings set

Queen & Company - Diamonds refills – Clear

Queen & Company -. Diamonds refills – Teal

Queen & Company - Diamonds refills – Light Pink

Queen & Company - Diamonds refills – Purple

Queen & CompanySpring glitter paper

Queen & Company – Trio Trims

Queen & Company Bling -
Petite Posies – White
Petite Posies – Pink
Petite Posies – Orange
Bullseye – Orange
Bullseye – Pink
Iridescent Goosebump – Blue
Iridescent Goosebump – Pink
Iridescent Goosebump – Purple
Iridescent Goosebump – Turquoise
Droplet – White
Iridescent Bubbles – Yellow
Iridescent Bubbles – Orange
Iridescent Bubbles – Purple
Frosties – White
Candy Shoppe bubbles – Blue
Candy Shoppe bubbles – Clear
Jelly Gems – Yellow
Jelly Gems – Orange

Queen & CompanySheer glue

Queen & Company½ inch Red Line tape


Queen & Company – ¼ inch Red Line tape

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Tonic Studios - Guillotinepaper trimmer


Spellbinders dies - StandardCircles Small

Spellbinders dies - StandardCircles Large


Pink & Main – Waves borderdies

Lawn Fawn - Stamp Shammy

3L Scrapbook Adhesives - Thin Foam Squares

Uchida - Jewel Picker

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 I appreciate your kindness and support!


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