Carson's Do Your Thing Layout

Hello again friends!  As you know, I’m a card maker as well as a scrapbooker and for that reason I have a ton of 6x6 paper pads hanging around my space.  I’m always trying to find ways to use these smaller prints and papers, and today I’m here to show you just how great the On A Whim 6x6 inch paper pad is for incorporating into your larger layouts.

The great thing about a 6x6 inch paper pad, is that you get all the beautiful prints and designs from the 12x12 inch paper pad but on a much smaller scale.  Having a smaller version of your On A Whim papers, lets you really layer your prints and patterns while you create.  If I had used the larger versions of the floral patterns on this layout, I would have had way too much large pattern competing for my attention and the large cut-out florals would have gotten lost in the background.  By choosing two small scale floral patterns, I was able to tie all the florals together, but really allow the larger florals to shine.  

I also love how easy it is to get a fun geometric look for your background using a 6x6 paper pad.  I kept it simple by creating a grid with only four coordinating papers, but with a few easy cuts, you can create a much more intricate quilted look on your page.  For example, you could cut each paper diagonally down the middle and create a triangle background; as well you could simply cut each paper into quarters and create a smaller 3x3 grid pattern.  The sky is the limit, and you don’t have to fret about cutting into your gorgeous large pieces of 12x12 paper to accomplish your desired look.

So next time you’re scrapping with your On A Whim collection, don’t forget to incorporate those 6x6 papers into your page and create more interest with those smaller patterns and designs.  You won’t regret it!

Happy crafting fellow Fangerines!


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