Sunday, April 21, 2019

38+ cards from one 6x6 pad - BasicGrey Lime Rickey

A couple of my crafty friends asked me if I knew of Kristie Marcotte.  I had not, but my friends told me that I reminded them of her because I am known to create cards from itty bitty scraps that normal people would toss in the bin :)

I googled Kristie, and I was inspired by how she successfully demolishes a 6x6 pad in just about one week.  She deserves the crown.  I dub her Queen of 6x6 stash use!

For the past few years I have been pretty good about not buying more pretty paper pads.  Inspired by Kristie's 6x6 pad tutorials, I attempted to use up my BasicGrey Lime Rickey 6x6 pad and coordinating brads.

Here are the first designs I chose (above).  I made 10 cards similar to the top left card using the My Favorite Things Snow Drifts Cover up die.  I made two blue and two lime green monster cards (4 total), four "what's up?", and four "my dear kind & wonderful friend" (Stampin' Up! sentiment) cards.  Those crazy birds are facing every direction, so I chose the Neat and Tangled "what's up?" sentiment.  The pink friend card used a 3x3 piece of the pink/orange patterned scraps!

At this point I only had two full sheets of the circle paper (pictured above right), so I came up with a sketch that used some of my Lime Rickey brads.  I went through the other stripe of paper and scraps and made the hexagon cards to coordinate with more of the Lime Rickey brads.

I had very little of the blues scraps and yellow/green scraps, so I combined some SRM sticker sentiments for the top two cards above, and my My Favorite Things quilt die for the bottom two cards.  For the bottom left card I did not have quite enough yellow and green papers for the inner parallelograms, so I had to cover up the white space with the flowers.

Using My Favorite Things "Monster Love" stamps and dies as well as the "Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo" die, I created two blue and two green monster cards (above).  Then with itty bitty scraps, the happy birthday pennant banner card.

Finally, I had just eight brads remaining.  I perused my 6x6 papers and found this Cosmo Cricket (left) and Echo Park (right) papers that coordinated with six of the brads. The final two brads went into my brads container.

Here are my last bits...more than the magnificent Kristie would have had, but after five months of looking at these papers and brads on my desk and 38 cards, I'm done!  (I had made four cards from this pad years ago, but it had been untouched since "Lime Rickey" in my search tool bar on the top right side of my blog to view.)  I don't know how Kristie finishes in about a week, but I bow to her talent!
Happy Sunday!


Rose said...

WOW!! i bow to you :) i have never finished an entire 6x6 pad in the 8+ years i have been making cards.
going to go check out Kristie's blog now. and thanks for the inspiration :)

hope you had a blessed easter

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!!!!! These are all FABULOUS!!!! Great job on working on that pad!!! That is AWESOME!!!!

Evelyn said...

I love watching her videos, especially while riding the exercise bike. She's really inspiring! Comes out with a new video every few days. Whew!!

You did a great job, and I bet you had loads of fun doing it!