Friday, October 19, 2018

Queen & Co. Monster Mash Kit - 28 cards from one kit

Hello friends! I thought I'd take a little break from Christmas cards to use the new Queen & Company Monster Mash kit. It's a fun and colorful kit that includes a stamp set, monster building dies, pom poms, eyeball stickers, and gloobers to adhere the pom poms. Even though there are a couple Halloween sentiment stamps, the kit can easily be used year round. The kit does not include a paper pad, so I chose to use the Fright Fest collection since the colors coordinate perfectly with the pom poms in the kit.

As usual, I included a lot of coordinating cardstock for all the matted layers I like to add to my cards. I also included a variety of Queen & Company embellishments that I recently picked up at their Queen for a Day event in Seattle, Washington. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend attending if you are able.

I've used Queen & Company shaker kits before, but this was the first pom pom kit I tried. They really do make their kits so easy to use. The included gloobers are perfect for attaching the pom poms. The kit is also great without the pom poms. You can still create a bunch of different monsters using all the dies and sentiments.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 28 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 around 6 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 8 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors - 
Black - Recollections
Circus Peanuts - Bazzill
Embossed Plum Pudding - Bazzill
Meadow - Coredinations
Imperial - Coredinations
Purple Majesty - Coredinations
Hydrangea - Coredinations
Turquoise - 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 Queen & Co. Monster Mash kit and Fright Fest 6x6 paper pad.



Stitched scallop border die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Stitched Collage Frame - MFT
Ink - MFT



Stitched square die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Embossing powder - Love From Lizi
Ink - Versamark


Ink - MFT



Sketch - MFT #373
Peek-a-boo circle window die - MFT
Stitched rectangle die - MFT
Stitched banner die - MFT
Ink - MFT




Circle dies - Spellbinders
Stitched star die - Lil Inker Designs




Sketch - MFT #163
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Collage cover up die - MFT
Ink - MFT

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.

*Queen & Company - Monster Mash Kit

*Queen & Company - Fright Fest 6x6 paper pad

*Queen & Company - Monster Mash Pom Pom refill

*Queen & Company - Monster Mash Eyeball refill

*Queen & Company - Lollies - Black

*Queen & Company - Epoxy Dots - Yellow

*Queen & Company - Epoxy Dots - Orange

*Queen & Company - Epoxy Dots - Green

*Queen & Company - Irridescent Bubbles - Orange

*Queen & Company - Irridescent Bubbles - Purple

*Queen & Company - Glitter Globes - Purple

*Queen & Company - Goosebumps - Yellow

*Queen & Company - Goosebumps - Orange

*Queen & Company - Goosebumps - Black

*Queen & Company - Sparkle Ric Rac - Purple

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MFT Dienamics - Collage Cover Up die
MFT Dienamics - Peek-a-boo Circle Window die
MFT Dienamics - Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1
MFT Dienamics - Blueprints #27
MFT Dye Ink - Boysenberry
Love From Lizi embossing powder - Silver Dollar
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Scallop Borders
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Large Stitched Circle dies
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper
Scor Tape - one inch
Scor Tape - 1/2 inch
Scor Tape - 1/8 inch

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Love From Lizi - Noel Mega Pack - 68 cards from one kit

Hello friends! I'm still making Christmas cards. This time I used the Love From Lizi Noel Mega Pack. This kit includes 32 sheets of 8x8 traditional style Christmas pattern paper, 3 sheets of pearlescent cardstock, and 6 Christmas sentiment steel dies. There is a reason it is called a Mega Pack. There is plenty of paper to make A LOT of Christmas cards!

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial (it even works with 8x8 paper) and one card kit to make 68 cards.


Because it takes many hours to use 32 sheets of 8x8 pattern paper, this video has been sped up 7 times. The real time recording was around 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 the kit contents, I also used 19 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 24 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors - 
Blush red - Darice
Maraschino - Bazzill
Mystic Gray - Darice
Greens - unknown
Gold - unknown


Most products used are from the Noel Mega Pack. I did include some additional cardstock, ink, dies, and a few other items from my craft stash. But I really tried to focus on the kit contents. That way everyone can see you don't really need a lot of other supplies to make beautiful cards.

Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. For all 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 Noel Mega Pack.


Clear glitter iridescent Peel Offs - Love From Lizi




Sentiment stamps - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Nuvo Glitter drops




Circle dies - Spellbinders
Nuvo Glitter drops







Nuvo Glitter drops
Glossy Accents




Oval dies - MFT
Nuvo Glitter drops



Bow die - Love From Lizi
Clear glitter iridescent Peel Offs - Love From Lizi
Nuvo Glitter drops









Circle and scallop circle dies - Spellbinders
Clear glitter iridescent Peel Offs - Love From Lizi
Nuvo Glitter drops





Clear glitter iridescent Peel Offs - Love From Lizi





Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Nuvo Glitter drops



*Love From Lizi - Noel Mega Pack

*Love From Lizi - Add Ons

*Love From Lizi - Nuvo glitter drops - White Blizzard

*Love From Lizi - Clear Glitter Iridescent Peel Offs

You can also subscribe to the monthly card kits.

*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

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Lawn Fawn stamps - Winter Scripty Sentiments
MFT Die-namics - Oval STAX set 1
MFT Die-namics - Oval STAX set 2
Tonic Studios - guillotine paper trimmer
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Small
Spellbinders dies - Standard Circles Large
Spellbinders dies - Scalloped Circles Large
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Small Stitched Circle dies
Crop-a-Dile - Corner Chomper
Nuvo glitter drops - White Blizzard

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Disclaimer
I did receive 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.