Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Carta Bella's Spring Market - 34 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

Spring officially starts next week here in the United States. I really don't mind winter since it's usually pretty mild in Western Washington. But I'm ready for some sunshine, warmer temperatures and pretty blossoms. The new release, Spring Market collection from Carta Bella is full of lovely floral designs and rustic wood accents. It reminds me of visiting a farmers market and buying a lovely bouquet of fresh cut flowers. 
There are included sentiment/image cut aparts, but I didn't use any this time because they didn't work for what I need. The cards are being donated to a local charity. They use a lot of Thank You and Thinking of You cards, so I focused on those themes for this set of cards.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 34 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 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 26 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 4 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock. 


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 Carta Bella's Spring Market 6x6 paper pad.


Sentiment stamp - MFT
Stitched rounded rectangle die - MFT
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Glossy Accents




Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Small circle die - Paper Smooches
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Image stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Versafine




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Stitched background - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Stitched banner die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Stitched banner die - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched rounded corner rectangle die - MFT
Stitched circle die - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die - Spellbinders
Flower dies - MFT
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched square die - Lil Inker Designs
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Small stitched circle die - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched background die - Lil Inker Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Banner die - American Crafts
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Stitched rectangle die - MFT
Flower dies - MFT
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Reverse Confetti


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.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Kristie! I saw some new sketches to me this time. Lovely set of cards! You are an inspiration!

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  2. Wonderful set of cards with a pretty Spring feel. I'm sure the charity will be very happy to accept these lovelies. Looking forward to watching the video. :)

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  3. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great cards! It's amazing how little you have left over from paper pad!

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  5. I love this paper and cannot wait to make some cute cards!

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    1. It really is a lovely paper collection. Happy crafting! :)

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