Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a 6×6 Paper Pad tutorial using P13 Four Seasons Autumn paper pad and ephemera. I will be making 48 fall cards and leaving no patterned paper scraps. With this process I can easily whip up a bunch of cards for card drives like Cards for Hospitalized Kids. If you want more info on donating cards or get jokes for your cards please check out my Card Drive Resources page. Check out the video below to hear me talk you through the process and in the blog post I will share each card design and the sketch or measurements.
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There were some beautiful papers in the collection that had these images gathered in two of the four corners and I wanted to use those beautiful corners as the star of my cards so I picked out my One Sheet Wonder #11 and made 16 cards.
Next there was a paper that featured some 1.5 by 2 inch cut aparts. I wanted to make use of these and so I designed my new One Sheet Wonder #25 around them. As shown in the video, I used the cut apart paper and then a blue paper. Instead of cutting all the pieces of the one sheet wonder out of each paper I cut all the strips from one and all the 1.5 by 2’s from another. Not all one sheet wonders will work that way, but luckily this one does. The one sheet wonder template will show a small piece that can be put on one of the center panels, but I decided to move that scrap to the inside of the card because so many of the cut aparts had designs I did not want to cover.
I loved the beautiful floral on this next paper but I also knew I wanted to start using some of the images you can fussy cut from the front and back covers of the paper pad. I absolutely love that P13 adds value by printing images on the back of their covers. It means you don’t have to buy coordinating embellishments although some are available. I used my One Sheet Wonder #22 so that I would have a large focal panel for the images.
My fourth and final design is my One Sheet Wonder #5. The last set of papers that I had to work with had these beautiful pumpkins but the pattern on the other side was not well suited to a focal panel so I picked a design that would minimize the reverse pattern and let the pumpkins shine. I use up the rest of the cut aparts and used the sentiments I had mass produced for this paper pad. Be sure to check out the video for more details on how I stamped a bunch of sentiments quickly.
Those are all the cards I created for this tutorial. I hope you are able to find some designs that will work for you in busting your own 6×6 paper pad.