Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How I Used an Entire 6x6 Pad of Paper

During a recent visit to Michael's I found a 6x6 pad of paper from American Crafts and over the weekend, I managed to use the entire pad. I made over 30 cards from the pad.

 Here's a photo of the pad. 24 sheets of 6x6 papers.

This is just some of the cards I was able to make from the papers.

I was inspired by a layout that Michelle Wooderson used in a recent post of her blog Mish Mash

I started by cutting all my papers into 4x6 pieces and then cut the 4x6 pieces into 
4x4, 4x3/4 and 4x1 1/4. I attached the 3/4 inch strip to the top of the 4x4 panels with the addition of a piece of paper doily. Then attached the 4x4 panel and a 4 1/4 strip to each card base. I was able to create 24 cards using this layout.

I added stamped die cuts and buttons and twine to finish the cards.

The die cuts and co-ordinating stamps are from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment used in the card about is from Hero Arts.

All that was left from the pad of paper were 6x2 inch strips so I cut them into 2x2 pieces and made more cards using this layout.

I'm so glad that I actually used this pad of paper instead of just adding it to my stash. And if you have a stash of paper maybe you will be inspired to use some of those pads in your stash. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!


Basement Stamper said...

You go girl, these are fabulous cards using your patterned paper. I've been trying to use up more of my scraps and maybe will be inspired by your creations and create a bunch of cards.

Christine Traversa said...

love your cards!

Carolyn King said...

Wow..i am going to have to try doing this---great job on using the whole pad. Love the cards!

Teresa said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing! I'm a collector of the 6 x 6 paper pads. :) Gotta do this! Thanks so much!

NatQuebec said...

What a great idea !! And you have a lot of cards ready to give ;-)

Anonymous said...

can you tell me what size was your base card?