Thursday, March 13, 2014

Product Shuffle : 6X6 paper pack

I have a confession to make.  I have never purchased a 6X6 paper pack.  Why buy a 6X6 when you can get a 12X12.  What if I need a bigger piece?  I have seen the light!  6X6 paper packs are AWESOME!  Did you know that the graphics on the 6X6 are smaller than the their 12X12 counterparts?  I just discovered this last week!  Brilliant!
Now my challenge was to use a 6X6 paper pack in an unconventional way.  The conventional way of using it would be for making cards or to use the paper as accents on your layouts.  The paper I decided to use are the Beautiful Life and For the Record paper packs both by Echo Park and both available in the LCOM shop.

 As some of you may know, I love flowers.  They are almost always on my layouts.  I love the dimension they add to any layout and how they draw attention.  So I went on the hunt for a new paper flower to make, one that I had not made before.  The chosen flower is a Kusudama flower, a sort of origami technique.  The double sided paper were perfect for this technique as the reverse side of the paper is a contrasting pattern that adds even more dimension to the flowers.  Once the flowers were complete, I then glued a small button with twine at the center of each flower.
As a base for the bouquet of Kusudama flowers, I made a paper cone wreath.  I used a whole 6X6 sheet to make each of the cones.  I simply placed a strip of double sided tape on one side of the paper and glued the sides of the paper together to make the cones.  To hide the seams, I simply glued some May Arts ribbon.  Each cone was then glued to a chipboard circle.  
I then glued the bouquet of flowers at the center of the wreath.  Love how it all came together. 
I had so much fun making this project.  It has now found it's home in my hallway, the cheery colors giving us a little color as the snow is falling outside.  
There is my product shuffle - Do you have an unconventional way to use your 6X6 paper packs? Please let us know in the comments.


elisa delora said...

Wow!! that's cute!!! 6x6 are really fun! ... versatile it seems... :D

Michelle said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Aurelie said...

So neat to see what we can do with 6x6 paper pads other than layouts and cards! Thanks, Jocelyne, for the awesome inspiration!!

Georgie Horn said...

I love the wreath, I'll need to think of some unconventional way to use 6x6 paper!

Auntie Em said...

Your wreath is so pretty and bright for spring. Great flowers...I will have to give them a try. Thanks for the link.

I love the 6x6 format for cards, photo mats and of course for mini albums. The smaller print makes them perfect for altered projects as well. :)

Shirley Mijares Mascarina said...

I love using 6 x 6 pads, but this is brilliant!! Thanks for sharing!

Ruth G said...

Very pretty project! I love the lace you used it really gives such a great tough to your wteath and the flowers are wonderful! TFS!
I use the 6x6 pads mostly for die cuts and journaling spots on my layotus and cards. I have created 3D projects (a mini house scene) where I used the small scale of the 6x6 paper to go with the size of my cuts.
I'll have to keep your wreath in mind next time I want to do something for home decor!