Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Page from 6x6 Paper Pad

Several months ago I shared a sketch designed to work with 6x6 or 8x8 paper pads.  Today, I have another for you.  I used hexagons but you could use any shape working from one corner to the opposite corner of the page.  This sketch puts the photo right in the middle which is atypical for me.

On this page, I also had my first try at the DIY Thickers from Two Peas.  These are white canvas.  I've used a marker and paper towel to get the desired color.  The video shows my process.

With so much pattern paper, embellishments are simple:

The video goes through the entire page from selecting product to the final embellishment.  I just trimmed out some of the monotonous things like trimming papers and gluing things down.

Watch at YouTube

If you don't have a hexagon punch or a die cutter, you can easily cut your own using a pattern.  Quilters have hexagon patterns.  Here is a link to one.  Also, you can draw a hexagon in Word or any drawing program and print it out for a pattern.

The page was about my husband's flower gardening and my mother's talent at arranging flowers.  She used to do a lot of arrangements for us.  The photo is from 1997.  I can't believe I actually recorded the date on the back.  I never remember to do that!  Now she does arrangements for a friend of the family who is 97 years old and in a nursing home.  Everyone oohs and aahs at Mother's flowers.

I used the same sketch to do this card substituting hearts for hexagons.

The inside greeting is "loves you?"  The stamps are from Hampton Arts.

If you try the sketch, please leave a comment with a link to your project.  I'd love to see it!
Thanks for watching!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  One of a Kind by Stampn' Up!
DSP:  Basic Grey PB&J 6x6 Pad
Stickers:  My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
Brads:  Paper Studio
Thickers:  Niki Riki, DIY Mistables from Two Peas in a Bucket


  1. Both the card and the layout are adorable!! I love that you were able to use up your 6*6 paper. And thanks for the tip about the hexagons!

  2. I love 6x6 paper pads for projects like this. Great layout design and a cute card too!

  3. love both you page and card...very pretty

  4. love both of your projects!!!

  5. Great projects! Love your hexes!

  6. Love the hexagons and your color choices! Great idea to take the same design to a card, also.

  7. Great projects! So colorful!!! really love it!

  8. I'm so loving hexagons right now! That's a great sketch. Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. LOVE your page and your super cute card!

  10. I love how you used all the hexagons. Great layout and card.


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