Monday, May 21, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feeling Sketchy!

Hello and welcome to another card challenge for Cards in Envy! The theme is Feeling Sketchy! We want to see cards using your favorite sketch. Please make sure to share the sketch link if possible.
Most of my crafty friends know I am a HUGE fan of using card sketches. I have so many favorites that it was hard to pick only one.

A local organization where I donate many cards, requested more using this barn stamp. The organization's headquarters are located on a former bulb farm. They even use the old farmhouse. So the barn image is just perfect for the many, many thank you cards they write to their donors.


Paper - Recollections - Fashionably Chic collection
Image stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Versafine
Oval dies - Spellbinders


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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I appreciate your kindness and support! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Doodlebug Design Hello - 36 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Doodlebug Design did it again and made a 6x6 paper pad I just couldn't resist. The collection is called Hello. It's full of lovely pinks and blues with a few sheets of gold foil accents. (I really like the gold foil.) There are lots of cheerful florals, birds, and my personal favorite, cameras. Even PINK cameras! So fun!

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 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 16 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 6 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.

Dark blue cardstock is by Recollections in the value packs from Michaels.
Turquoise cardstock is called Mediterranean by Coredinations.
Pink cardstock was from my paper 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 Doodlebug Design's Hello 6x6 paper pad.


Sketch - MFT #383
Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Gold washi tape - from stash




Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Banner die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Gold washi tape - from stash



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





Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Banner die - American Crafts



Sketch - MFT #273
Image/sentiment cut aparts - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Gold washi tape - from stash
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched rectangle die - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet





Sentiment stamps - Lil Inker Designs and Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Flower dies - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Small circle punch - McGill
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sketch - MFT #294
Image cut apart - Doodlebug Design - Hello Collection
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Camera stamp - MFT
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti
Small circle punch - McGill



Image/sentiment cut apart - Doodlebug Design - Hello collection
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet


Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched circle dies - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Background die - Reverse Confetti - Squared Off Cover Panel Confetti Cuts
Image and sentiment stamps and dies - MFT
Stitched banner die - 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
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary. We didn't do anything big. But he took the day off and we had a relaxing day together while the kids were at school. It was perfect.
Ever since I started card-making, I've given him handmade cards. And he has kept every single one. 😊


Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Background stamps - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched heart dies - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched banner die - MFT
Ink - MFT and Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - from stash

Thanks for visiting my blog.
I always appreciate your kindness and support!

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, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

We actually have some sunshine and warm weather this year for Mother's Day here in Western Washington. It's nice to have a little break from the rainy spring weather.

I bought some fun Reverse Confetti goodies from their recent May release and decided to use them to make my mother her Mother's Day card. It's really rare for me to make square cards. But I just love the new Reverse Confetti square panel dies and decided to do something different. The size is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so it still fits nicely in an A2 size envelope.


Card inspiration - Jen del Muro
Background die - Reverse Confetti
Stitched frame die - Reverse Confetti
Leaf dies - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamps - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Bling - from stash

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Cards in Envy - One Layer

Welcome to the first card challenge of May over at Cards in Envy. The theme is One Layer. Make a card using only ONE layer, not including the card base.
I kept my card fairly simple. And I finally tried the Distress Oxide inks. I bought 2 when they first came out and just hadn't used them. Until now. 


Stitched background die - MFT
Image and sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Ranger Distress Oxide

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.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
I appreciate your kindness and support! 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Reverse Confetti's Paper Bliss - 33 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I was so excited when Jen del Muro, owner of Reverse Confetti, asked me to do one of my 6x6 videos using their newest paper collection. It's called Paper Bliss and it's part of their May new releases that will be available on May 8th. They are celebrating their 5th Birthday. I have been a huge fan of Reverse Confetti products so it was an honor to get to use this fun paper collection.
The paper pad includes 24 single-sided sheets. The colors are bright and cheerful with lots of fun patterns. It is the perfect balance of masculine and feminine papers, so it's extremely versatile for any card themes.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 33 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 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 21 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 5 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.

Dark blue cardstock is by Recollections in the value packs from Michaels.
The green cardstock is by Recollections. Not sure of the name though. It was single 12 x 12 sheets.
The pink cardstock is also by Recollections. Not sure of the name though. It was single 12 x 12 sheets.
The gray cardstock was from a value pack from either Michaels or Joanns.
The yellow cardstock is by Coredinations called Tiger Eye.


Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Every sketch used for this set of cards is by Reverse Confetti. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out the measurements for A2 size cards. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Reverse Confetti Paper Bliss 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #42
Sentiment stamp - RC - One Day at a Time
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - Reverse Confetti #20
Stamps - RC - No Tomorrow and Circle Wishes
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn




Sketch - Reverse Confetti #53
Stamps - RC - Merry Christmoose and Lift Me Up
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Stitched grass die - RC - Nuts about You Confetti Cuts
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #19
Stamps - RC - Petals 'N Posies and Nuts about You
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug




Sketch - Reverse Confetti #27
Sentiment stamp - RC - The Lord's Strength
Cross die - RC Cross Confetti cuts
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Bling - from stash




Sketch - Reverse Confetti #13
Sentiment stamp - RC - Forever in Our Hearts
Flower stamp - RC - Petals 'N Posies
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - Reverse Confetti #32
Sentiment stamp - RC - Circle Wishes
Background die - Drop Cover Panel Confetti cuts
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti






Sketch - Reverse Confetti #34
Sentiment stamp - RC - One Day at a Time
Dies - Love Notes and Class Act Confetti cuts
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Background die - RC - Squared Off Cover Panel Confetti Cuts
Stamps - RC - Cured, No Tomorrow, and Unicorn Wishes
Image dies - Reverse Confetti
Banner die - Stitched Tag Trio Confetti Cuts
Markers - Copic
Ink - Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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.