Saturday, May 4, 2013

Making the Most of your 6x6 - NSD code NSD10

  We are celebrating National Scrapbook Day (NSD) at 
Shop Pumpkin Spice blog with hourly challenges
(challenge winners will receive $20 gift cards)
and a coupon code:  NSD10 for the 

I hope you will shop this weekend...prices are 30% off retail and use the NSD10 coupon code for an additional 10% savings!

Great deals on ebay too:

 I set a challenge for myself, and I hope it inspires you too:  

Make the most of your 6x6 

I love collecting 6x6 pads, and even though many of my pads are well-loved and down to bare bones, I wanted to challenge my self to actually try to use an entire pad.

at Shop Pumpkin Spice for just $4.20

1.  I separated and grouped like papers together:
This pad has two of every pattern (18 patterns/36 sheets).
  • I grouped solids at the top
  • nearly solids (tone w/ white) in the middle
  • and busy patterns

2.  I chose a busy pattern, sketched a card, and tried to create as many cards as I could from the patterned paper.

  I created two of these hexagon cards.  The popped up hexagons were fussy cut from the scrap strips I cut off.

Then I chose the bold flowers paper and fussy cut these flowers from it, and a few paper strips from other papers in the pad.  I fussy cut 6 flowers total because I also made two of this card:
and from the scraps of the bold flower paper I created four cards like this one:
Hmmm...I did not succeed in using the whole 6x6; 
I still have 25 of the 36 full sheets 
plus scraps to play with, 
but I made 8 cards already from a $4.20 pad.

Challenge (and a chance to win  a $20 gift card to Shop Pumpkin Spice):
Create 2 (or more) cards from any of your 6x6 paper pads
Make the most of your 6x6!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!


snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful cards!!

Rose said...

love them all :) i have yet to finish a paper pad lol
now you have inspired me!!! wish i had time to craft today :(

Creative M said...

Gorgeous cards as ALWAYS!!!!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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Carla said...

Fabulous cards and the paper is fabulous too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I am LOVING the colors!!!!

Adriana B said...

great tips, wonderful ideas :) great cards too :)

~amy~ said...

FABulous all the colors and patterns!!

Missy said...

Wonderful cards June, great challenge idea!!

lauren bergold said...

yepper, i do not think even *YOU* oh wise and efficient one, could use a *WHOLE* 6x6 pad in one sitting w/o making little memory books or mini albums... but ♥WOW♥ i love watching what you DO make on these occasions! 8 awesome cards! well done! ♥♥♥