Happy Thursday folks! We are so glad you stopped by today!
Today our blog topic is using 6x6 paper pads on your layouts. Many of you have mentioned that our 6x6 pads are perfect for cardmaking. We agree wholeheartedly,but don't discount them for your layouts!
Today Jana and Tina are here to show you fresh ways to incorporate our 6x6 pads on your layouts.
Long Beach Skyline by Tina
Supplies:Indie Chic-Ginger: Mellow patterned paper,Stripes patterned paper,Ric Rac patterned paper,Tulips patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,twine,layered chipboard,stickers,layered stickers,decorative tape;Misc-Lily Bee alphabet stickers,American Crafts thickers,Studio Calico Mister Huey's,adhesive,sewing machine,thread
Tina says: Frequently, when you see the cute little 6x6 pads of patterned paper in the store, you immediately think 'cards'. Well, those cute little pads of paper aren't just for cards, they are actually perfect for your scrapbook layouts.
What I like most about the 6x6 pads is the cute, smaller pattern on the paper.
Generally, the pattern on a full 12x12 sheet of patterned paper is large and works well for a larger impact. But if you are looking for a new and different way to add color, dimension, and fun style to a layout, try one of these 6x6 pads.
The other reason I love these smaller pads of paper is that you don't feel guilty when you cutting into a small piece of paper. If you only use 12x12 sheets of paper, you might feel guilty for cutting a small section and not be able to use the rest of the paper. With the smaller size, you can use smaller pieces for your layout and still have your 12x12 sheets for background use.
For my layout, I wanted to create a quilt like pattern for my background. I cut random sized squares and adhered them to my background sheet. I added some decorative tape framing each square and stitched the entire background, resembling a quilt.
Toothless by Jana
Supplies-Nostalgia:6x6 paper pad,brads,chipboard elements;Follow Your Heart-Be Amazing:stamps;Misc-cardstock,spray mist,letter stickers,Cricut and cartridges,inks,pen,sewing machine and thread,adhesives
Jana says:Lately I have been using 6 x 6 paper pads on my layouts a lot! The smaller scale is perfect with the smaller size photos I like to work with and they work beautifully with my electronic die cutting machine.
I even used the 6 x 6 ledger paper as a journaling block. I added a few Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing" stamps as some decoration to the corner of the block.
Next time you are at the scrapbook store, pick yourself up a 6 x 6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye and give it a try on your next scrapbook page. You will be thrilled at how fun and easy they are to work with!