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!
First 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!
I 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…
Fussy-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.
If 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.
There 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!
And 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!).