Saturday, November 16, 2019

24 Christmas Cards with Recollections Winter Dream 6x6 Paper Pad

Christmas Cards with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Hello crafty friends! Today I have another 6x6 Paper Pad tutorial featuring Recollections. I love using 6x6 paper pads because it is so easy to create a bunch of cards without using many extra supplies. I wanted to use one a paper pad that could be found at a big box store, in this case Michael's, because I know that some people prefer to shop there. For today's cards I used the Winter Dream 6x6 paper pad and some coordinating Lawn Fawn stamp sets from my stash. However I think you could easily sub in a set from your stash. Most of these cards will be donated to card drives like Cards for Hospitalized Kids. If you want more info on donating card please check out my Card Drive Resources page.  To see it all in action check out the video.


This post contains affiliate links.

I cut most papers in the collection with Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles. I use those on so many projects. It adds just a bit of detail to large panels. I made two of each card because there were two of each design in the paper collection. There were 24 sheets of paper in the collection and my goal is usually to get one card per sheet of paper which worked out because I have 24 cards today. I used some extra cardstock from my stash for mats behind my pattern paper and other elements. 

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts

Christmas Card with Recollections Winter Dream by Jess Crafts


Friday, November 8, 2019

No Line Coloring for Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello crafty friends! Today I have a quick post to share my last card for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I actually have plans to create multiples of this card to practice my no line coloring and to build up my holiday card stash. I used products from several of the amazing super sponsors of the hop and you can find those links below.


This post is not sponsored but affiliate links are used below to support my YouTube channel and blog.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6 Card Set featuring Hello Bluebird for Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Bluebird Skating Party Card Set by Jess Crafts

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a 6 card set featuring Hello Bluebird's Skating Party stamp set and Warm Wishes  diecut for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I decided to create 6 cards with the same layout but mix up the colors and images. I wanted to create a nice stack of cards because I was planning to add these to my donations to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. They've extended the deadline a bit this year in hopes of getting a few more cards, so I decided to try to make some more to contribute this week. If you want to see a short video tutorial on how I pulled these together check out my video below. 


Both the card drive and blog hop have some amazing sponsors from across the crafty industry so be sure to check them out. I also have pictures of each individual card below so you can scroll through to see how I pulled all the the critters and colors together. 



Hello Bluebird Skating Party and Warm Wishes Card by Jess Crafts

Hello Bluebird Skating Party and Warm Wishes Card by Jess Crafts

Hello Bluebird Skating Party and Warm Wishes Card by Jess Crafts

This post is not sponsored but affiliate links are used below to support my YouTube channel and blog.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8 Card Set featuring Newton's Nook Designs for Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Cards by Jess Crafts

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing an 8 card set featuring Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa stamp set for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I decided to create 8 cards with the same layout but mix up the patterned papers and images. I wanted to create a nice stack of cards because I was planning to add these to my donations to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. They've extended the deadline a bit this year in hopes of getting a few more cards, so I decided to try to make some more to contribute this week. If you want to see a short video tutorial on how I pulled these together check out my video below. 


Both the card drive and blog hop have some amazing sponsors from across the crafty industry so be sure to check them out. I also have pictures of each individual card below so you can scroll through to see how I pull all the the patterns and colors together. 



Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

Newton's Nook Designs Cup of Cocoa Card by Jess Crafts

This post is not sponsored but affiliate links are used below to support my YouTube channel and blog.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

16 Cards 1 Kit featuring Fabrika Decoru Cool Teen Card Kit

Teen Boy Cards with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing the 16 cards I created with the Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Card Kit. There are 10 sheets of double sided patterned paper so I was able to make two of each card design which is why there are only 8 photos below. I do not have specific measurements for the cards but will link you to a few sketches that inspired me. If you would like to hear more about my design process or hear some tips please check out the coordinating video below:


Disclaimer: This card kit is available at Kat Scrappiness and Kat did send me the card kit to work with. Affiliate links are used throughout the post to support my channel and blog. I will receive a small amount if you use the link but there is no cost to you.  

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 8.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 8.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 61.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 61.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 20.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 20.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit

This card was loosely inspired by Newton's Nook  Inky Paws Challenge Sketch 92.

Teen Boy Card with Fabrika Decoru Cool Teens Kit


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.