6x6 Designer Paper Tutorial ~


I'm sure most of you out there are aware of the One Sheet Wonder (OSW) tutorials that are mostly for 12x12 papers to quickly make a batch of cards, right?  There are tons of ideas out there like this and some are for 6x6 papers that I've seen too, but none of them were quite right for me. Or I liked some of the cards, but not others....ok so I'm a little picky...haha!

I can't really call mine a OSW since there are 2 pieces of paper, but anyhoo...I had this idea swirling around in my head that I had to do something with.  I thought I'd share a little step-by-step here for you of how it all came together. I don't know about you but I am completely addicted to these cute and perfectly card sized patterned tablets :)

Here's what I came up with, but obviously any combination of goodies you have on hand will work:

Supplies Recipe:
6 card bases - 4 vertical and 2 horizontal (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
6 pieces of background cardstock that matches your DP (4 x 5 1/4)
2 coordinating pieces of 6x6 DP
6 sentiments ~ Mine are all for birthdays, cut with different kinds of die cuts
Enamel Dots and Twine and/or Embossing Folder, Edge Distressing Tool and pop-ups

1 - Cut the 6x6 DP piece in quarters ~ Now you've got 4 square 3" x 3" pieces
2 - Cut one of the 3x3 pieces in quarters again so this will give you 4 - 1 1/2" &  1 1/2" square pieces from it.
3 - Using any flower punch you like (that fits) cut one from one of the patterns, and two from the other one.
4 - Cut another 3x3 piece into 3 1" strips, and make 3 banners out of them.

Here's what you should have when you're done cutting:

Here's what the basic design layouts look like:

Here's my finished cards with distressed edges and the sentiments popped up, and I decided to emboss the background cardstock on mine for more texture.  :)

I'm pretty excited about these, especially when your mojo isn't quite giving you some new ideas you can still crank out some cards without even thinking about it. This is a great way to build up your stash, and to always have some cards on hand when that unexpected event pops up. What a lovely gift set this would be too!

Did you know that on top of some of the paper pads there's a strip of the paper that coordinates perfectly with it?  Even less time trying to figure out what looks good together!

You could can still use 12 x 12 paper and cut it down into 6 x 6 pieces, and if you use a 12 x 12 double-sided paper you could make 12 cards instead of 6!!

I would absolutely LOVE to see what you create if you try this, and please let me know if you have any questions. 

Jeannie xo

1 comment :

Carol Dee said...

Your e-mail today sent me looking for this. I WILL be trying it , hopefully this weekend. Thanks.

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