Hello Friends! Are you ready for another FRIDAY FUNDAY???
I have another 6x6 Extravaganza for you today! Another 5 cards from 3 sheets of coordinating designer paper, but this time the cards are all 4 1/4" square. To cut your card bases easily, turn a piece of cardstock so the 11" side is on the top. Now put this in your paper trimmer and make a cut at 4 1/4". If you score this new piece at 4 1/4", you'll have a perfect little square card that will still fit in a normal A2 envelope. Or you can buy square envelopes, or even make your own, if you'd prefer!!
Be sure to download the PDF that gives you your cutting instructions and placement guides. I gave cutting measurements like last time, but I also added cutting guides like this to make it easier to see which cuts to make first...
**** There are three DIFFERENT cutting guides in the PDF. Please don't cut all your paper according to the one above!!!! : ) ****
I would recommend writing in the letter that is assigned to each piece in the measurements section onto the cutting guides after you print out the PDF. I didn't realize that I should have done that until it was too late, but I'll be sure I do it the next time!! (Yes, I plan on more of these!!)
Ready for the group shot?? TA DA!!!
And here they are separately with some notes...
A sweet little penguin with liquid pearl snow, a touch of gingham ribbon attached with a staple, and a few score lines on a tilted back layer.
A little reindeer in the snow with a jingle bell tied on to a metallic bow with some gold cord. I cut the multicolored piece of patterned paper with a banner die.
Lots of little squares on this one! The white cardstock square is embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. The piece of gingham ribbon that goes corner to corner (I positioned a piece of ribbon and taped the ends to the back of the layer) is under the popped up main image, and the bow is affixed on top of the image with a glue dot.
These were basically leftover pieces of patterned paper that I just made a collage with as my background. I added one of the wooden snowflakes (which I colored with my stardust pen, so it sparkles in real life!!) and tucked a tiny piece of ribbon underneath.
From whimsical to elegant! I added three little banners cut from Red Hot cardstock to this layout. I love the pop of color that they add!
Just a note on choosing papers: If you'd like to use these layouts with different patterned papers (and I really hope you will try it!). I used two papers that were fairly quiet and one that was loud. By that I mean that two of the papers were basically tone on tone or had smaller patterns. Only one of my papers was a bright, bold pattern to provide a pop of interest. As you choose your papers, take time to look at them next to each other and make sure that they won't fight with each other or draw your eye away from your image.
Now off you go to make some cards!!
How fun! And my kit arrived yesterday! I hope I can get to this today!
Looking forward to trying this. I love 4 1/4 inch square cards! They are so fun and easy to make.
Absolutely dazzling! Tricia you are amazing! Just when I thought ....what else? You come up with this? YAY.
I swear, you have inspired me to use my pp, which sat idly by, most of the time.
Thank You!!! For all your hard work, effort and talent!!!
Thank you so much Tricia. I struggle sometimes with pp. Just because I love it and don't want to hide it! These cards showcase the pp perfectly. You are so helpful and very much appreciated.
Tricia, I am looking at your photos once again. I am a person who always thinks things need to match exactly. But I notice your pieces do not match exactly, they are staggered a little bit, and it looks so good! I think I need to get over my make it match exactly syndrome.
Thanks for the kind words everyone!
Lovinpaper, I'm glad it doesn't bother you too much! Always feel free to change these to match your wants and wishes. I just made a set of cards with the first 6x6 Extravaganza and changed one card completely because it matched the stamps I was using better. Do what works!! : )
Love, Love these cards Tricia! They are all so sweet and different! I will enjoy trying this out, and CASEing you! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, you have so much talent!
Wow Tricia, there cards are very nice! I love the way you use pp. It is like you have a special talent. I am going to try these out soon. Thank you for all you do for StampTV! You are a big inspiration, and a great teacher.
Thank you!!!! More paper fun without waste! YAY!