Wednesday, January 20, 2021

48 Valentine Cards with Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6x8 Paper Pad


Hello crafty friends! Today's post/video is a slightly different take on a 6x8 paper pad tutorial. I am working with the Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6x8 Paper Pad. I've done some other 6x6 paper pad tutorials similar to this in the past. Please let me know if you have a preference between the paper pad tutorials with templates or the more organic designed as I go tutorials. With this process 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. I LOVE that when I'm done there is nothing left of the patterned paper packs. To see it all in action check out the video.


This post is not sponsored but compensated affiliate links are used below. 

I will share the sketches and examples in the post, but you can also download a printable PDF that has the templates and sketches. I do not currently have any 6x8 One Sheet Wonders to combine this with but let me know if that is something that might interest you. 


If you use any of this as inspiration please tag me @jess.crafts and use the hashtag #jcosw or #jcsketches so I can find your beautiful creations on Instagram

Sketch 1:

Sketch 1 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 1:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 6)

Sketch 2:

Sketch 2 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 2:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 4)

Sketch 3:

Sketch 3 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 3:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 8)

Sketch 4:

Sketch 4 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 4:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 2)

Sketch 5:

Sketch 5 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 5:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 4)

Sketch 6:

Sketch 6 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 6:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 4)

Sketch 7:

Sketch 7 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 7:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 4)

Sketch 8:

Sketch 8 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 8:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 12)

Sketch 9:

Sketch 9 for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1

Card Example for Sketch 9:

Card featuring Simple Stories Sweet Talk for Jess Crafts 6x8 Paper Pad Tutorial 1
(Made 3)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Reverse Confetti Challenge: Love is in the Air

 

Warm Hugs Card featuring Reverse Confetti Yuletide Mice by Jess Crafts

I picked up the cute little Yuletide Mice stamp set from Reverse Confetti because it was a super cute Christmas set that I thought I could use outside of the Christmas season as well. So when I saw the latest Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge Love is in the Air, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use the Yuletide Mice for this theme. I was inspired by the colors of the Sweet Stripes paper and colored my little mouse to match. I love how keeping the color palette limited really makes a clean and simple card stand out a bit more. There's still over a week left so be sure to check out the challenge!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial with No Scraps- 54 Cards with Authentique Love Notes

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

Hello crafty friends! Today's post/video is a slightly different take on a 6x6 paper pad tutorial. I've done one other 6x6 paper pad tutorial similar to this in the past, but today I'm gathering the resources in a way that is hopefully more succinct and straight forward. With this process 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. I LOVE that when I'm done there is nothing left of the patterned paper packs. To see it all in action check out the video.


This post is not sponsored but compensated affiliate links are used below. 

I will share the template and examples in the post, but you can also download a printable PDF that has the template and sketches. You can mix and match these templates and suggestions with my One Sheet Wonders to further increase the possible cards if your paper pad has more paper or if you are not a fan of one these particular designs.


If you use any of this as inspiration please tag me @jess.crafts and use the hashtag #jcosw or #jcsketches so I can find your beautiful creations on Instagram

Template A:

Cutting Template for 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial by Jess Crafts

Example for Sketch A1:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 3)

Example for Sketch A2:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 3)

Template B:

Cutting Template for 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial by Jess Crafts

Example for Sketch B:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 18)

Template C:

Cutting Template for 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial by Jess Crafts

Examples for Sketch C:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 6)

Template D:

Cutting Template for 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial by Jess Crafts

Examples for Sketch D1:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 12)

Example for Sketch D2:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 6)

Sketch for Leftover Cut Aparts:

Card Sketch for 6x6 Paper Pad by Jess Crafts

Examples for Leftover Sketch:

Cards for Jess Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial Authentique Love Notes

(Made 6)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

6x6 One Sheet Wonder Template #14 featuring Lawn Fawn

Card for One Sheet Wonder Template #14 by Jess Crafts

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing how to use up 6x6 patterned papers without creating any scraps. This method is similar to the idea of a One Sheet Wonder and I will refer to them in that way since it makes sense to many crafters. To the best of my knowledge, the One Sheet Wonder is a concept Stampin' Up demonstrators have been using for years and so credit to them for the name and inspiration of the idea. Today I am sharing how to cut up a 6x6 piece of paper that will result in 2 of the exact same card. I am using cardstock to mat the patterned paper pieces which will create some cardstock scraps. In this blog post you can find a template for how to cut your paper as well as a sketch to show what should be done with those cuts. Of course feel free to mix it up to your own liking. 


This post and video is not sponsored but compensated affiliate links are used to support my blog and channel. Thank you!

If you share on Instragram please tag me @jess.crafts and use #jcosw  and #jcsketches so I can see your beautiful creations!

Here is Template #14 with measurements:

One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts

Here is the coordinating sketch for Template #14:

Card Sketch for One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts

Here is an example card for Template #14:

Card for One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts

Friday, January 1, 2021

Slimline Card Template #1 Using 6x6 Paper featuring Newton's Nook and Sunny Studio

Card for Slimline from 6x6 Paper Template #1 by Jess Crafts featuring Newton's Nook Love Quarry

 Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing how to use up 6x6 patterned papers to make a slimline card without creating any patterned paper scraps. Today I am sharing how to cut up a 6x6 piece of paper that will result in one card but I used two pieces and made two cards so I could mix up the colors. I am using cardstock to mat the patterned paper pieces which will create some cardstock scraps. In this blog post you can find a template for how to cut your paper as well as a sketch to show what should be done with those cuts. Of course feel free to mix it up to your own liking. 

This post and video is not sponsored but compensated affiliate links are used to support my blog and channel. Thank you!

Please let me know if you find this helpful and would like to see more. It's a fun challenge and I love working with patterned paper!

Here is Slimline Template #1 with measurements:

Cutting Template for Slimline from 6x6 Paper Template #1 by Jess Crafts

Here is the coordinating sketch for Slimline Template #1:

Sketch for Slimline from 6x6 Paper Template #1 by Jess Crafts

Here is an example card for Slimline Template #1:

Card for Slimline from 6x6 Paper Template #1 by Jess Crafts featuring Newton's Nook Love Quarry


Saturday, December 26, 2020

6x6 One Sheet Wonder Template #13 featuring MFT and Simon Says Stamp

Card for One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing how to use up 6x6 patterned papers without creating any patterned paper scraps. A friend shared that this style of cardmaking can be referred to as a one sheet wonder. I'm not sure who originated the style, as I have seen many crafters refer to it, but please let me know if I should be crediting a specific crafter. Today I am sharing how to cut up a 6x6 piece of paper that will result in 2 of the exact same card. I am using cardstock to mat the patterned paper pieces which will create some cardstock scraps. In this blog post you can find a template for how to cut your paper as well as a sketch to show what should be done with those cuts. Of course feel free to mix it up to your own liking. 


This post and video is not sponsored but compensated affiliate links are used to support my blog and channel. Thank you!

Please let me know if you find this helpful and would like to see more. It's a fun challenge and I love working with patterned paper!

Here is Template #13 with measurements:

One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts

Here is the coordinating sketch for Template #13:

Card Sketch for One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts

Here is an example card for Template #13:

Card for One Sheet Wonder Template #13 by Jess Crafts