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Posted: 4/1/2013 1:19:56 PM
Last month, I purchased the Neverland Card Kit from Studio Calico which comes with a 6x6 paper pad. I've never used 6x6 before so I'd love to hear how you use them.

I saw that this month's Best of Both Worlds kit has a 6x6 paper pad, I am very excited to see how she uses it. I also intend to relisten to the Paperclipping Roundtable episode on 6x6 paper pads.

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March 2003
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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:26:49 PM
I have used some of mine but the one layout I did, I used four of the sheets to make one 12x12 and used ribbon to divide it. Turned out cute.


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January 2004
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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:30:45 PM
My favorite use is for adding layers to my 12x12 layouts. Either by using them as full 6x6 pieces placed in different areas of the page, or cut down to add several layers to my main photo, or just little bits/pieces tucked under larger layers on the page.


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February 2009
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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:33:54 PM
They are great for layering, cards and die cuts. Love them!

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September 2012
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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:22:38 PM
I've been stocking up on 6x6 pads since I started Project Life. Great for use in the smaller page protectors. For actual scrapping I like using them for layering or die cuts. If I really love a line now I typically get a couple 12x12 sheets and then the 6x6 pad. Love that a lot of the patterns are shrunk down a little.

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January 2006
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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:21:39 PM
I love to use them to make embellishments which will coordinate with the layouts I make out of the 12x12 sheets.


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September 2009
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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:28:36 PM
They are great for cutting up into shapes. I also use mine for card making.

Here are a couple of videos I did on using 6x6 pads on 12x12 layouts:
Page with Hexagon Shapes

Page with Circle Shapes

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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:30:43 PM
They're great for making cards.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:32:00 PM
Will be watching this as I have collected several but only used like one sheet so far.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 10:51:28 PM
I use mine mostly for making die cuts. The smaller prints work great for that.

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February 2004
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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:25:20 AM
I use mine for PL and for making cards. I love getting a sample of all the papers in a line to use on a smaller scale. I have used up so many complete packages of 6x6 paper pads. Love them!


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January 2002
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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:37:19 AM
I'm buying them more often now due to PL.

It's such a great way to get an entire line, and it's just enough paper for my PL LOs.

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March 2002
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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:45:27 AM
I did a series on my blog a few months back, all about using 6x6 papers. I think you'll be able to find some wonderful ideas to help you get started.

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April 2006
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Posted: 4/17/2013 4:24:19 AM
In my blog I have a couple of 12x12-layouts using 6x6-papers both for layering and for building larger blocks of patterned paper.

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April 2000
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Posted: 4/17/2013 6:07:49 AM
I only use them for cards. I like that the pattern size is proportional for the smaller card size. I never think to use them on layouts.

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May 2010
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Posted: 4/17/2013 7:15:54 AM
Saving this, bought my first two 6x6 pads last night.


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Posted: 4/17/2013 7:51:57 AM
Thank you for asking this OP, great ideas. Lisa Swift, love your blog! Lots of inspiration!


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Posted: 4/17/2013 8:30:10 AM
You will also find great ideas using 6x6 paper pads each Wednesday on the Citrus Twist Kit blog. The design team works with paper pads from the monthly project life kit and there are so many beautiful ideas (also included layouts ) each Wednesday. And TODAY is the DAY

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March 2012
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Posted: 4/17/2013 8:32:34 AM
I have started stocking up on them for Project Life too! But I also love that I don't have to cut up a whole 12x12 sheet if I just want little pieces to layer.
Some of the cute designs are even cuter shrunken down too.

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June 2006
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Posted: 4/17/2013 8:46:53 AM
I like to make lots of cards so the small patterns on the 6x6 pads work great.


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January 2009
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Posted: 4/17/2013 10:22:53 AM
I love PP however 12x12 is usually too much for me. I'm one of those that usually starts with solid cardstock as my base. I got hooked on the 6x6 pads awhile ago and now that they shrink the design down, it's that much better. It adds the right amount of visual interest and I agree with kaylarenee, the designs are better when they're smaller. I probably have enought 6x6 pads to last me until the end of time LOL. I also like them for cards. It cuts down on my scraps too.


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Posted: 4/17/2013 10:32:32 AM
I have tons of pads and I use them all the time!

--layers. I do lots of layering on my pages. I use them full size or cut them up.

--journal tags. I tend to do 2 or more tags per page. I cut them up into the sizes/shapes desired.

--paper for my Sizzix die cut alphas. I use them all the time for alphas, often in combination with the journal tags.

--photo mats. I print my scrapbook pics off on my printer at home in all different shapes and use the pad pags for mats.


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January 2009
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Posted: 4/17/2013 11:10:52 AM
I just posted a layout with paper strips from a 6x6 pad; I love these packs.

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August 2002
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Posted: 4/17/2013 11:20:50 AM
I love both 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads - such a great way to get all the papers in a collection for your stash! I recently featured 6x6 pads in a Seeing Double video - you can check it out right here! HTH!

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May 2003
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Posted: 4/17/2013 9:38:16 PM
6x6 paper pads are my new favorite! I LOVE punching shapes from them - because the patterns are smaller you get to see more than the 12x12 papers!


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June 2008
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Posted: 4/18/2013 6:18:17 PM
I love 6x6 pads for layering and cutting up - I'm never as scared to cut into them as I am 12x12 sheets. Here's a couple of recent layouts using the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6x6 Pad:

Disney Family

You're the Bomb Diggity

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June 2002
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Posted: 4/19/2013 9:13:21 PM
I bought Allison Davis' class on using 6x6 pads and have used nearly all the sketches so far - think there is 11.
I use all her other sketchbooks too and because they often use lots of photos it is really easy to adapt 6x6 paper to fit behind photos.
I even use it for borders as you can use embellishments to cover any joins.

I resisted the urge to buy these paper pads for a long time and now have about 40! As others have said using them to make embellishments is great as the designs are smaller. And I love the fact that you can use a variety from a collection at such a cheap price and not have lots of leftover scraps.



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January 2013
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Posted: 4/21/2013 10:30:27 AM
Glitter Girl did an extended video on using them as well
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