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Easy 6x6" Paper Design | Slanted Background

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Wooden alphabet: unknown; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Star cut files: Silhouette; Star punches: Recollections and Fiskars; Word stickers: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss; DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

I think, when using 6 x 6" paper pads, the easiest designs are the ones that use the full 6 x 6" sheet. When you go from pulling the paper out of the pad and straight to adding it to your layout, you are talking about some quick layout production!

Technically this layout is more of the illusion of full sheets, with only a few actual full sheets on the layout, but the concept is still quite simple.

To create the slanted background design I started in the middle with the full squares first and then filled in the rest following the same angle of slant and leaving a small space between each square. I didn't use a ruler for any of this and just eyeballed it as best as I could.

For the squares that overlap off the layout, I still used a full 6 x 6" sheet, but I trimmed off any that was hanging off the edge. You could still complete this look without full sheets, especially for the pieces that only have a small portion of the square showing.

For my photos, I went with a set that had a lot of slants and angles in them to go with the slanted design of the papers. I like having little details like that match up. Of course you could use this design concept with any type of photo, I just tend to overthink little things like that from time to time. Or all of the time!

This layout was created from a sketch in the Sketches for 6 x 6" Paper Pads: Two-page Sketches bundle. You can purchase it at Scrapbook Generation.

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