Saturday, March 22, 2014

Making a 6x6 pad disappear

I've got many 6x6 pads that are halfway gone.  I use some of the papers, then get tired of them and switch to another set of papers.  The problem?  I rarely get back to that half-used pad of paper.  So, I'm trying to learn a new habit and use up an entire 6x6 pad.  I've been stalking OWH bloggers who do this successfully, like Airborne Wife and Kristie who made the 6x6 pad tutorial, so I can pick up their techniques.
An important point for me is to buy 6x6 pads with patterns and solid papers.  I've got pads with no solids, which forces me to hunt for matching paper in my stash.  When I don't have enough matching paper, then it becomes a real challenge to use up that pad!
OK, well enough about my issues.  I'm proud to say I made 29 Mother's Day cards from one Teresa Collins 6x6 pad, based on OWH Sketch #215:
I started with the sketch and when I had only scraps left, I designed this card:
The yellow paper is vellum, white paper is embossed with the Swirls folder and the squares are 1.5 x 1.5 inch, with opposing corners rounded.  I added a bit of twine, which allows me to enter this card into the latest PDE card challenge - Twine.
Wow - it felt great to see that pad of paper used up!  So good, that I bought three more pads of MME paper on sale at Michael's for $2.99 today!  (I couldn't pass that deal up!)
My final card today will catch me up to the latest OWH sketch #216.   I hate getting behind on sketches and this one went together very quickly:
Sentiment by PaperTrey Ink.
That's it for me today - thanks for reading my long post!


  1. Great job! Especially in killing a paper pad! Thanks for playing along with PDE!

  2. WOW! You are a crafting machine. Great job on all your beautiful cards. Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy.
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  3. Wow! I'm impressed! Beautiful cards, a pad gone! Love this!!!! Love how you used your scraps too.

  4. very nice cards.. I am the same as you were. I will make a bunch then get bored with the paper and quit. You are inspiring me to stick with it.. I love this sketch 215 it is perfect for all the backgroundy papers in a 6 x 6 pad

  5. Beautiful group of cards. Way to use up a paper pad. Thanks for sharing ~ Pam