Friday, October 19, 2012

Hip to be square -- Creative ways to use those 6x6 paper pads!!

Hi everyone!!

Recently, my dear bloggy friend Lisa contacted me and asked if I would be interested in participating in a blog series she was hosting about creative ways to use 6x6 paper pads!!! :)



So many ideas were running through my head after Lisa contacted me... and I came up with my idea to use my 6x6 paper pads inspired by my crafty friend Krista (who you will also see featured in Lisa's series!!)

Here are the 6x6 paper pads I started with --



I then chose four pieces from one of the paper pads and adhered them to a 12x12 piece of cardstock!!




Then I added washi tape to hide the "seams" of the papers coming together!! So now I have my own designed 12x12 piece of paper from four 6x6 sheets! :) ... {{{sorry the above photo and the below photo are so OFF in their colors... I am thinking because the above one was taken inside}}}





 And here are two other 12x12 papers I "made" using the 6x6 sheets and washi tape! :)
 



And here are the three layouts I made from my customized 12x12 sheets I made :)











On this last layout, I also took two more 6x6 pieces of paper and used my heart punch to create all the hearts on here :)






Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

44 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Thank you so much for participating in this series, Julie! I know my blog readers enjoyed your work very much. :) Have a great weekend!

~amy~ said...

genius use of the 6x6'ers....I love how they look on the 12x12 layouts!

TGIF sista:)

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome layouts, Julie! I really love a good blocked design, and these are fabulous. Great use for the small paper pads, and I adore how you covered the "seams" with the washi tapes. LOVE!

sandi said...

Wow! You absolutely rocked this! The use of the washi tape is perfect! Love how each one of these came out....simply fabulous!

Heather Jacob said...

wow Jules this is a fabulous post ... great ideas and clever pages ... love those pics of you and hubby ... awesomeness .. hugz x

Laurel said...

Great use of the 6 X 6 pads!

phinner said...

yowza Julie! that's so smart! great pages!

I love the Black Bear Diner!!!

Happy Friday!

: .)

Cindy deRosier said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!

Linda said...

OH so clever! you are amazing!

Tracey Sabella said...

Great way to use some of those 6 x 6 paper stacks I've picked up!! Thanks for sharing and such fabulous pages you've created with them!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Ryann Salamon said...

This is awesome, Julie! Love the idea and your layouts are awesome too!!!

Doreen Vasquez said...

Fabulous idea!!!

Debbie P said...

What an awesome idea! I don't buy 6X6 that often, but this really does make them look more appealing! Thanks for sharing! I love your layouts!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ok you win the BRILLIANT tip of the week award! I have several books of 6" in squares and they are about to get a makeover. Love the layouts!

TesaB said...

LOVE!!! :):):) Have a wonderful Friday!!!!

carlies said...

what a wonderful idea thank you for share this you have made beautiful layout's

Mitra Pratt said...

Great tut!

I wrote a comment about your rolled flower video on Helen's blog, btw. I hope she does something similar, perhaps even with a helper like you did.

michelle hodges said...

Congrats!! You rocked the challenge!!
Love what you did with the tape and the squares!!
Gorgeous LO's!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a great idea for using those 6x6 papers! :)
And great pages!!

Nathalie said...

Fantastic pages Julie!!! ... when I see this new craze for 6x6 pads, I can't help but think about Nikki who had them way long before they were cool ;)

Helen Tilbury said...

Sweet!! Love the heart page!! I am so not into making anything other than layouts that I don't buy 6 inch pads at all but I think I have a few old ones somewhere...

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh what a clever way to use the 6x6 into 12x12!!!! LOVE that!!! great pages!!!!

Luvy said...

As usual, your creativity amazes me! Love your ideas ... beautiful!

Rose said...

AWESOME idea!!!! the layouts are fab as always :)

went to black bear for the first time on our trip and the sweet waitress sang me happy birthday in spanish! well i think that is what she sang as i don't speak spanish!! lol

The Preppy Student said...

what a fabulous post. love that one of you and brian. so cute!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOvvve them!!!!
How fun and one of my favorite sizes to use. Love how you created such wonderful 12 x12 layouts.
You are so darn creative

papertrails leaver said...

Clever girl! I like the 6x6 pieces to make a 12x12 a great idea! The addition of washi tape makes it even better! These are really fab!

glorygirl said...

Loooooooove these layouts! I've been wondering what on earth to do with all my 6x6 pads. These are fabulous!

Charlotte said...

Wow - you did so well on using the 6x6 papers. Love all the layouts you did. And it's a very good idea to use the washi tape! Love it all, Julie. :) :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely rocks! Love everything about your happy, fun layout, and how you used those 6x6 paper pad!

Jani Lewis said...

Great ideas for the small paper pads. I will have to try this soon.

~jan said...

Awesome use of the 6x6 paper! Love the taped seems and your wonderful layouts!

Keren Tamir said...

your creative juices are flowing!! wow

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome pages Julie, and great use of the 6x6 papers!! Love how you used the Washi Tape for dividing the papers!!

Rachael Funnell said...

I am a 12x12 kinda girl & this is TOTALLY AWESOME idea Julie....
& all 3 layouts look SENSATIONAL!!! x

sparklinggnome.com said...

OMIGosh! This is the coolest idea EVER, and I cannot wait to give it a try! Your layouts are fabulous, and so sweet! <3

Lynnda said...

You are simply Genius!!!...I love how they look on the 12x12 layouts...simply beautiful... thanks my dearest Julie... hugs...xoxo

Linda Jordan said...

Adorable layouts! These came out so cute, what a great idea :)

Linda

Linda R said...

These pages look fabulous. You have me smiling..

Hugs~

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Great idea! I have a bunch of 6x6 paper leftover and TONS of washi tapes. This will be the perfect way to use them both up. Thanks for sharing :)

~Tammy~ said...

You are a smarty pants! Nuff said!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love 8 x 8 pads, they are really versatile and perfect if you are unsure about a collection you want!

Teddyree said...

What an awesome idea, these look fantastic. You're so clever Julie :))

Staci said...

Love the way you used those 6x6 papers!!