Wednesday, June 19, 2013

6x6 Paper Pad Layout with Melissa

Hello, everyone, and a very happy Wednesday to you all! Melissa here, back with you this week to share a layout made with the help of the 6x6 paper pack from June's Project Life kit.

After using my 6x6 paper pack for my Project Life layouts, I'm usually left with a small stack of 2"x6" scraps, which makes sense since I'm almost always cutting either a single 6x4 or a pair of 3x4 cards out of each sheet.


This month I was inspired to take those scraps, along with the leftover tiny bits from the scaled-down cut apart sheets in the pack, and combine them with a few pieces of 12x12 papers from the other kits to make my layout.


This layout uses a little something from all of the June kits since I love to mix them together as soon as I'm done with my Main kit only page. I started by arranging a few pieces from the larger cut-apart sheets in the Patterned Paper Add-On around and under my photo, then used the small scrap strips from the 6x6 pack to tie them all together. I cut some of the strips down to slightly shorter lengths (I just eyeballed the measurements and didn't even use a paper trimmer!) to vary the sizes and just continued adding layers until I was happy with the result.



I loved the chipboard ferris wheel in the chipboard sheet from Crate Paper, but it had "The Pier" written across the center, which didn't quite work with my photo from our state fair last year. I was able to easily modify it, though, by adding a few cork chevrons from the main kit over the text, and the extra embellishment also points to the photo and helps lead the eye in that direction.


I'm often inspired to add pieces of patterned paper to my layouts simply because they're already cut up and within arm's reach on my desk. Using scraps left over from a 6x6 pad or even full sheets of the smaller size paper is a great way to try out this sort of inspiration for yourself!