Sunday, March 15, 2009

Guest designer inspiration - Layouts using Basic grey 6 x 6 paper pads

A lovely kit arrived at my place from Scrappin' Patch just over a week ago after 8pm by courier and so I have been creating :D :D . Now this might be a long post :D

The products that I am highlighting are :

1/2 pack Basic Grey Ambrosia 6x6 paper pad
1/2 pack Basic Grey Eva 6x6 paper pad

These can be found at the Scrappin' Patch shop for only $5 for a half pack

Pink Paislee has 8 x 8 pads you can use in a similiar way and they are $4 a pack.

You can do heaps with these papers including 12 X12 layouts,cards smaller layouts and they would be awesome to do mini albums with.

My first layout is using the Ambrosia papers. With this layout I just used three of the papers as they were for my background I then cut out the black scalloped paper for the two little trims above and below the photo. With the fifth and sixth paper I used my fiskars finger knife to cut out the flourishes and butterflies.


The next layout to show you is using the Eva range - this time I have ripped and layered the papers and added element stickers, flowers and bling.


Now the Eva range looks very girly but I have done a boy layout using the papers. This time I cut them and used my threading water punch on one of them. I also made lollipop trees by cutting circles out of them and layering them. I have also used some element stickers on this layout.


Here is another Eva layout where I have cut the papers in L shapes and adhered them onto the cardstock and covered the gap in the middle with the photos - so I have a smaller square of each paper to use on another project. The other piece of paper I have used my finger knife to cut out the bird and the flourish under it.


The final layout I have done is another boy one using the grey papers in the ambrosia pad. I have cut them in half and joined them together lengthways to give the impression of 12 X 12 strips and have hidden the joins under the photos.


I still have a few pages of the pads left and have done these two cards as well



These pads are definitely very versatile and by combining them with a few embellishments and cardstock you can make a heap of projects. I had fun doing these layouts and hope these inspire you!!


  1. Very inspirational, Beverley!! I have never bought a 6x6 pack because I wasn't sure I could really make use of papers that size ... but I love what you have done here! Especially the clever idea of joining the papers lengthways and hiding the joins, love it!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had seen this this morning ... I have been to our LSS this afternoon and I ummmed and arrghed over the new porcelain 6x6 pad and in the end decided not to. Bother! Might have to get her to put it on hold for me :-) Thanks so much for sharing. Love what you have done.