It’s time for another blog hop with Practical Scrappers where we bust out our stash and try to use up as much as we can. You should have arrived here from Nicole Laha‘s blog but if you just stumbled upon our hop and want to start at the beginning then please start at the Practical Scrappers blog. I am the last stop on the hop this month so I thank you all for coming by! While we are not giving away a prize on the main blog, several of us are hosting smaller giveaways on our blogs so be sure to visit everyone and good luck!! I’ve got a small giveaway today too – details at the end of this post.
This month I decided to share with you how I used up an entire 6×6 paper pad to create a series of cards for a recent Craft Market.
I have quite the collection of 6×6 paper pads. I don’t know how it happened. One minute I had one or two and then next I had over a dozen! They just seem to jump into my shopping cart!! I swear! Anyway, I was determined to find a way to use them up so started playing and before I knew it I had a stack of cards in front of me.
I used the Kate & Co Oxford Lane collection to make these. I just checked and Two Peas in a Bucket seems to be sold out of this one but some of the 12×12 papers are still available. And 75% off right now to boot!! The image below is taken from the Scrapbook.com website where you can pick up the 6×6 pad for $5.99USD but quantities are very limited!
I added some coordinating card stock and a few items from my stash (doilies, buttons, etc) but in the end I used up every last piece of paper in that pad! You have no idea how good it felt to throw out the packaging (into the recycling basket of course!) Getting prepped for the Craft Market brought on a bit of a purge in general but that’s a whole other story!!
I have a variety of cards in this set – Father’s Day, Birthday and Thank You mostly. I was given some stamps recently which I thought could benefit from some colouring so I even broke out my Stampin Up markers and got artsy!
When I was down to just strips and leftover rectangles I glued them all to a scrap piece of card stock and used my Big Shot to die cut a large label shape. See, even those leftovers from your trimmer can be used!!
The doily on this card (and some of the other ones) were super old Martha Stewart ones from my stash. They were so old the adhesive had given out so I used some Glossy Accents to keep them stuck down.
I had a lot of fun creating these cards and I am working on an Etsy store where they will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for details on that!! I’ve got plenty more 6×6 pads to create plenty more cards like these!!
But maybe you’d like to try your hand at making cards out of 6×6 papers? Would this help?
I have an unopened one of these that I will send to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment below to be entered to win. All comments received by midnight PST Sunday March 23rd will count. I’ll draw for a winner on Monday.
Good luck everyone and thanks for hopping with the Practical Scrappers Team this weekend!