Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ideas for Using 6x6 Papers on 12x12 Layouts

In the BPC Camp Scrap workshop earlier this summer, May Flaum shared ideas about how to use 6x6 papers on 12x12 layouts. I incorporated those ideas in today's layouts.

This first layout is a direct scraplift of one of May's examples. All the papers except the background and title and journal boxes are from a coordinating set of 6x6 papers. I also added a little spritzing and stamping to the top right and bottom left corners of the background paper.

Journaling reads: Robbie's always on the hunt for the newest collectible toy, but it was me who finally spotted the Batcopter on an end cap at Target!

This next layout uses several different size papers (including 6x6) to create a frame and was inspired by May's challenge to use a sketch on the Simon Says Stamp blog.


I don't typically buy 6x6 paper pads, however I do often end up with similar sized papers in my scraps folders, so I'll definitely be using these two ideas again. Do you buy 6x6 papers? How do you use them most often?

14 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

So cute! I especially like the little row of hearts.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

I love both of these....I have lots of 6 x 6 pads for cardmaking....and need to incorporate them more into scrapbooking.

Missus Wookie said...

I do buy 6x6 papers - but then I do a lot of card making and mini albums where the smaller patterns are useful. When I incorporate them into larger projects they tend to be in similar ways to May's ideas. As mats, blocks, tags, used to create embellishments. I really like combining big and little versions of the same paper line.

Yeah for spotting too :)

Jane said...

I have recently bought a few 6x6 papers, just need to start using them now!

Sian said...

These are great (who wouldn't love a page about the batcopter?!) I do buy 6x6 pads because I love to use the smaller scale patterns with my Slice to make clusters of embellishments. Oh, and I use them for cards too

Sue Althouse said...

Love both your pages, especially the second one. I have quite a stash of 6x6 paper pads that I need to use more often, especially for layering

Ellyn said...

Ally's book for college is all 6x6

Debbie P said...

Love both of these layouts! I have a few pads of 6X6 paper, I just need to remember to pull them out and use them! tfs!

Karen said...

Love the colors and that fabulous background page on the anniversary layout! I buy more 6X6 pads than any other kind of patterned paper since I'm primarily a card maker and they are the perfect scale for cards. I have used them on scrapbook layouts as well.

Tammy said...

These are fabulous and especially the frame layers in the second layout. Love any ideas that help use the 6x6 papers on 12x12s. And you are right, I have lots of scraps in generally the same size...just need to dig them out and use them! :)

Beverly said...

I really love these. I buy 6x6 to use in smaller albums but I really like that the pattern is true but smaller.

alexa said...

I really like that second page in particular - great colour and shape combinations. I am not a great paper buyer but prefer 6x6 because the smaller patterns suit my style of scrapping better.

Lynn Wigren said...

WOW, love both of your layouts!

S said...

Both of these are textbook examples on how to use 6 x 6 on 12 x 12. Well done! I need to follow your lead. Great pages, Melissa - such wonderful play of color and pattern on them.