Monday, February 9, 2015

Homespun 6x6 Paper Pad by Simple Stories - Part 1

I have recently purchased several (ok...A LOT) of 6x6 paper pads in hopes of making sets of cards that match or coordinate, but have various themes. I have studied this blog: and this blog: as inspiration on how they use up the 6x6 paper pads completely. I used some of their sketches (thankfully they posted some measurements too!) to help get me moving in the right direction.

I know I have TONS of 12x12 papers I could be using, but I love the scale of the 6x6 packs for cards. Smaller prints and a variety of papers that all match are GLORIOUS! I didn't really have a goal of how many cards I wanted to get out of this one paper pad, I just wanted to use it all up and have fabulous cards. I also didn't know how long it would take me to finish up this set...I made the first 8 cards pretty easily, then needed a break from the paper. 

I started with Simple Stories Homespun papers...and here's how this first group of cards went.

I made 2 of these cards. I added some glitter shimmer trim in bronze (CTMH). I used Honey and Colonial White cardstock (CTMH) for the base, matting, and stamping. The ink is Outdoor Denim (CTMH) and I added a few button brads in Honey (CTMH). Stamp is also CTMH.
I made two of these as well. I used Outdoor Denim cardstock (CTMH) for the card base and matting. The green cardstock is DCWV. I also used some twine (Hobby Lobby) and bling (CTMH & Want2Scrap) for a little extra flair. I believe the butterfly punch is EK Success.

These two cards used the same layout on the front, but I wanted to do a little something special for the birthday card. It's for my mom, so I wanted to do an easel card. The picture is a little blurry...oops. The turquoise cardstock used for matting is DCWV. I used Colonial White cardstock (CTMH) for the base of the easel card and for all the stamping. I added a little bit of red shimmer trim (CTMH) to both cards and teh flower, brad, and all the itty bling are also CTMH. I used a border punch on both cards as well. All stamps & ink are CTMH.

AS you can see from this angle, I used another strip of red shimmer trim and then two glittery turquoise brads on the inside of the card, which helps keep it standing for display. There's enough room above the brads for me to write a message. All stamps and ink are CTMH.

I used Outdoor Denim cardstock (CTMH) for the card base and matting on both of these cards. The card on the left I used a scrap of gold cardstock (DCWV) and a border punch under the sentiment. On the 2nd card I used some twine (CTMH) tied around the card for a little something extra. Stamp & Ink also CTMH.

After these first 8, I had to take a break from this paper. We also hung some shelving above my desk area and I needed to get myself re-organized. Once I finish the whole pad, I'll take a group shot of all the cards and post a "Part 2".

Thanks for taking a look!

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