I was over at the Scrappy Canary blog the other day with a Stash Busting post all about ideas for using your 6×6 papers. I love to first use the 6×6 papers in the 1/2 pad in the September Strawberry Fields Pocket Life kit to create a project life layout, they are the best both for getting a wide range of colours and designs that all coordinate and because i feel quite free to layer and cut them to my hearts content. There are lots of pages and they are not as thick as cards, so they don’t get too bulky.
The only problem with 6×6 pads is that they are so many sheets that it seems like they build up in my stash really really fast before i know it and I want to get those beautiful papers in my scrapbooks and off the shelf, so here are 3 tips to help you do the same.
Tip 2: Don’t be afraid to use lots at once
The thing about having lots to work with is that you can use lots and not worry about running out, imagine this is the only layout you will create with the 6×6 pad and dont save any for another project, just use it with total abandon, there are lots of sketches online good for using 6×6 too, every Scrappy Canary sketch has been full of smaller peices that are great from the smaller prints in 6×6 papers.
Tip 3: Before you pack away, make another small project
Not every project needs to be a creative masterpiece, sometimes you can whip up a quick and simple project from the leftovers before you put them away in your stash. Here I mixed tip 1 (use a 3×4 cutapart with the papers) and tip 2 (use the paper with abandon) and I stuck 2 6×6 papers together to make an 8×6 canvas, folded in half to be a 4×6 card, no card base, just the 6×6 papers, and then added some embellishments from the September Penny Lane Scrapbook kit and Abbey Road Embellishment kit to make this quick, cute and versatile card for a birthday or any occasion.