Wednesday, October 16, 2019

30 Cards with Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Collection

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Hello crafty friends! Today I have another 6x6 Paper Pad tutorial featuring Doodlebug. I am obsessed with Doodlebug 6x6 pads because it is so easy to create a bunch of cards without using many extra supplies. I think their designs are adorable and I can easily whip up a bunch of cards for card drives like Cards for Hospitalized Kids. If you want more info on donating cards or get jokes for your cards please check out my Card Drive Resources page. If you love using sketches like I show int he video feel free to follow my card sketches Pinterest board. So today I'm using the Doodlebug Pumpkin Party 6x6 paper pad while making 30 cards! To see it all in action check out the video.


I made 2 of many designs because this paper pad came with 2 of each sheet, but there are some unique cards. Keep scrolling to see pictures of different designs and get some measurements and sketches. 

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large rectangle 3 by 2.5, small rectangle 2.5 by 2, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, largest rectangle 3.5 by 5.25, middle rectangle 2.75 by 3.25, smallest rectangle 2.5 by 2, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, largest rectangle 3.5 by 5.25, middle rectangle 2.75 by 3.25, smallest rectangle 2.5 by 2, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, largest rectangle 3.5 by 5.25, middle rectangle 2.75 by 3.25, smallest rectangle 2.5 by 2, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large square 4 by 4, smaller square 3 by 3, banner 1 by 5, small rectangle 1 by 4 (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large rectangle 2.25 by 3.75, rectangular strip .5 by 4, square 3 by 3, banner 1.75 by 5 (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

No measurements or sketch for this card. Just using up scraps. 

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large rectangle 2.25 by 3.75, rectangular strip 1 by 4, square 3 by 3, banner 1.75 by 5 (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large rectangle 4 by 5.25, small rectangle 2.5 by 2, strip 1.5 by 4.25, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large rectangle 3 by 3.5, small rectangle 2.5 by 2, strip 1.5 by 4.25, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

No measurements or sketch for this card. Just using up scraps. 

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, largest rectangle 3.5 by 5.25, middle rectangle 2.75 by 3.25, smallest rectangle 2.5 by 2, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts
Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large rectangle 3 by 2.5, small rectangle 2.5 by 2, banners from Kat Scrappiness Stitched Banners (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

Measurements for this card (in inches): A2 (4.25 by 5.5) card base, large square 4 by 4, smaller square 3 by 3, thin rectangle 1.5 by 5.25 (Made 2)

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

No measurements or sketch for this card. Just using up scraps. 

Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts

No measurements or sketch for this card. Just using up scraps. 
Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Cards by Jess Crafts
This last picture is just an example of how I used up the last teeny tiny bits of paper scraps to add a bit of interest to the inside of my cards. It also shows the jokes I put inside my cards for donating. If you are interested in printing some jokes to put inside your cards please check out my Card Drive Resources page for two different sets of Halloween jokes as well as jokes for a variety of other occasions. 





Friday, August 30, 2019

Scrapping for Less August 2019 Kit


Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to share with you the latest Scrapping for Less kit of the month. I am a big fan of Scrapping for Less kits and I'm always able to make a bunch of cards with their kits. This month's exotic creatures theme was fun to play with. Be sure to participate in the full hop for your chance to win! Next up in the hop is at the bottom of the post.

DISCLAIMER: Scrapping for Less sent me this kit in exchange for participating in the hop and sharing my inspiration with you. However, I work with Scrapping for Less because I enjoy their products and pervious feedback from my audience indicates they like and appreciate these posts.



Message from Scrapping for Less: Who doesn’t like critters? One of my most favorite type of cards to make are cute little critter cards. Well, this month we have some fantastic cute critters as exotic animals! Join in the hop and see what wonderful inspiration our design team and guest designers have brought to you today. You will find this month’s selections on the subscription page. Lots of extra goodies as well too on the a la carte page. After hopping head on back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter.


I have 10 cards to share with you today and you can check out my 10 Cards 1 Kit video below to see them all being made and hear more about my process:




Many of the cards used the sketches included and I did focus on the main kit as opposed to the Banana Split level so that the ideas would be helpful to everyone picking up a kit. 


I colored up all my images at once and wasn't really paying attention to the kit at the time and was bummed to realize that the paper in the kit had brown sloths and mine were gray. But luckily I was able to make it work and actually made some extra cards with that set of paper.


Speaking of coloring here are the Copic markers I used for everything in case that's helpful to you:
Meerkat: E50, 53, 55, 74, 77
Tree Branches: E74, 77
Leaves G14, 16
Parrots: R 24, 27, 29 E40, 41, C7, 9, W00, B24, 26, Y15, 17
Sloth: C00, 1, 3, 5, 7
Chameleon: RV 34, 17, 19 BG 15, 18 YG 21, 23, 25



I love that the sloth part of the kit came with some sloth themed paper that meant I could make cards without using stamped images. 


How adorable is this meerkat from Newton's Nook?! I'm not sure I've seen a meerkat stamp before and I LOVE it!



The papers from the parrot collection were probably my favorite especially the green leaf paper I put my focal images on. Perfect for making the parrot look like he is sitting among the trees. 


I hope you've gotten some inspiration from my cards and enjoy checking out the rest of the hop! Next up in the hop is the talented Donna!



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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review of Scrapbook.com Easy Album


Hello crafty friends! Today I want to share something a bit different. Usually I restrict my papercrafting to cardmaking, but I really wanted to scrapbook a recent trip to Disney with my mom and sister. However traditional scrapbooking takes a long time and it's not something I enjoy as much now. So when Scrapbook.com offered affiliates a chance to try out their new Easy Albums I jumped at the chance to try out the Magical Theme Park Kit. If after checking out my review you would like to order a kit I also have a coupon code for you to save $10 JESSG10ALBUM. For a more thorough review check out my video below.


While this album took me over an hour to complete that was mostly because I am a slow journaler. I think if you had all your pictures printed and had gathered all your thoughts for journaling it would take a very short time to assemble the album. 


Things I LOVED about the kit:
There are a variety of page orientations to accommodate your photos
The cards make journaling easy to add and they are double sided as well
The decorative cards are double sided making things even quicker and easier
Most of the cards easily fit into the album or could be cut to work
Everything you need is included
You can order refills to add more trips to the same album


Things to keep in mind about the kit:
You will need a lot of pictures (about 56)
You need both horizontal and vertical photos
The album is larger than needed for the pages provided


If you think this kit might help you scrapboook some memories in a fun and quick way remember to use the code JESSG10ALBUM to get $10 off. Scrapbook.com always has lots of other amazing sales running so be sure to see what else might inspire you there as well. 


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #100 Copycat


I'm excited to be guest designing for the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #100. To celebrate the 100th challenge there are extra chances to win and you can play along by picking your favorite past challenge and playing along again. Be sure to check out the Inky Paws blog for all the details.


Today I decide to pick 5 of the past sketches and do a 5 cards 1 stamp set video. To keep things simple I used the same paper pad for all my cards in addition to using the same stamp set. I colored up all the pigs from Oink and then got to assembling my cards. Colors used for the pigs: R00, 20, 22. Colors used for the accents: YG41, Y35, G12, E44. Check out my video below for more details:


My first card uses the sketch from Challenge #8.

 


Next up the sketch from Challenge #20

Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, small square 2.5, wide strip 1, medium strip .75, small strip .5

Then Challenge #61.
Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, rectangle 2.5 by 3.5

Then Challenge #64.
Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, rectangle 2 by 4.5, horizontal strip 1 by 4

Finally the sketch from Challenge #92.
Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, rectangle 3 by 4

I look forward to seeing all your creations and I hope you enjoy playing along!