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6×6 Paper Pad: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

Don't think you can create a 12x12 layout only using a 6x6 paper pad? Think again! Join @heyelsie on the @pinkpaislee blog to see some easy ways you can make the most of that pint-sized pad of papery goodness! #pinkpaislee #ppTakeMeAway #6x6paperpad #12x12layout #scrapbooking #scrapbooklayout #diy

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie here and I have a newfound love for 6×6 paper pads after creating this page. They’re such an awesome, pint-sized product to have in your stash!

Today I’m going to show you how I made this layout by only using the 6×6 paper pad from Take Me Away. I’ve got a couple of tips and tricks to share that can help you make the most of those dinky pads of cute papery goodness!

elsie-6x6-layoutFirst off: paper-piecing (my favourite!). Nothing complicated this time, I promise! But when I piece together elements on a page, having a 6×6 paper pad is really helpful because by having the papers shrunk down it means that you are able to see a lot more pattern.

A kite shape is perhaps one of the most simple things I’ve ever pieced together. Using two different shapes of triangle and fitting the pieces together took no time at all, what took the most time was narrowing down which patterns to use because I wanted to put them all on the page!

9I stitched the frames and tails of the kites with some white thread to finish off the image and I think they look so adorable. But what really helped make them even more adorable, was fussy-cutting those small bows, which leads me on to my next tip…

1Fussy-cutting is always a fail-safe way to stretch your papers to create your own embellishments. Although these little bows were quite fiddly to cut out, they were so worth the effort because of how well proportioned they are to the kites.

7If I had to choose a favourite patterned paper from Take Me Away, I think it would be this house paper. It’s just so lovely. I cut every single house out on that 6×6 sheet and placed them all over the bottom half of the layout, to give the scene some perspective.

68There are lots of florals in Take Me Away which are perfect for fussy-cutting and even the scaled down versions in the 6×6 paper pad are pretty easy to fussy-cut. The flowers were perfect to scatter over my page for some extra floral goodness!

4And lastly, dust off those punches of yours to add some whimsical finishing touches. I love anything with butterflies on it, so having an excuse to punch a load of butterflies was a great way to inject more colour and movement to my page. The 6×6 pads really do pack a punch when it comes to adding finishing touches (so punny!).

5I hope you’re inspired to grab your 6×6 paper pads and get creating!

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5 Responses to "6×6 Paper Pad: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!"

  • Lauren Mullarkey
    May 8, 2017 - 9:53 am

    I love this layout! Great ideas for using 6×6 pads – I have tons. I just bought this pad over the weekend during scrapbook.com’s National Scrapbook Day sale!

  • LindaSonia
    May 8, 2017 - 10:15 am

    ADORABLE!!! I want a BIG one to hang on my front door!! Love it

  • Brandi Plair
    May 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

    I absolutely love your ideas! I love doing crafts and I’m always looking for fresh and cute ideas and you definitely nailed it. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful crafts.

  • Sharin J
    May 10, 2017 - 9:56 pm

    I *love* what you’ve done here and I think I’m going to try to scrap lift it! Aren’t these little paper pads the cutest! Tell me, where did you find the font that you hand stitched around? BTW, all of your stitching is fantastic — so even!

    • Elsie Robinson
      May 12, 2017 - 4:27 am

      Thank you so much, Sharin :) It’s a font called Starfish from dafont.com! And happy scrapping!!